The Preserved Saints

 

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Let us take a look at the characters in the New Testament who fell away from God.

Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.

Do scriptures tell us that Judas was a real believer? No! In fact Jesus said that he was a thief.  He loved money! He was greedy for gain like some believers today that follow Jesus just to get “blessed” with money. Judas Iscariot betrayed the Lord with a kiss. What does this tell you? That he was two faced! Judas could sit and sup with Jesus and watch all the miracles but all he had on his mind was the money that could be made from hanging around Jesus!

“No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Mathew 6:24

Demas who left Paul.

Was this guy a real Christian? NO! Demas loved this present world and what does the bible say about those who love the world? That God’s love is not in him or in other words he is not saved.

 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:10

 

Hymenaeus and Alexander

 Paul says that they were blasphemers. Are blasphemers true Christians? I don’t think so! When one teaches things contrary to scriptures then they are blaspheming. They were turned over to Satan because they did not love the truth. What does the Bible say about those who do not love the truth? They don’t have the truth!

 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10

Who does the Bible say are preserved and kept until the end? The true born again Christian and God knows who are really his. Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about the preserving of the saints.

 

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Jude 1:1, 2

Preserved in the Greek is tereo which means to attend to carefully, take care of, guard, keep safe, protect.

  Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I Thessalonians .” 5:23

 Sanctified in the Greek is hagiazō –consecrated and set apart for God.

 

 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.  Jude 1:24,  

Is able in the Greek is- dynamai- to be capable, strong and powerful

Keep in the Greek is  – phylassō – to guard a person (or thing) that he may remain safe, to guard from being lost or perishing, to keep from being snatched away, preserve safe and unimpaired

From falling in the Greek- aptaistos – exempt from falling

To present you in the Greek is – histēmi- to cause or make to stand, to place, put, set, to make firm, fix establish

Faultless in the Greek is – amōmos- morally: without blemish, faultless, unblameable

 Before the presence in the Greek is-  katenōpion- before God as judge

of his- glory in the Greek is – doxa- opinion, judgment, view, magnificence, excellence, preeminence, dignity, grace

So as you can see brethren, those who fall away from Jesus are those who are not saved in the first place. Those who are born of God overcome the world and the wicked one cannot touch them for God preserves them and keeps them from falling even unto the end!

For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”  1 John 5:4

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.” 1 John 5:18

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Author: Kim Balogh

I am a minister (servant) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Grace ministries • Evangelism • Teaching • Children’s ministry • Apologetics • End times I have a BA in History and Anthropology/Sociology combo Paralegal Diploma (specialty Research, Writing, Critical thinking & argument & Instruction) Paralegal Instructor-taught paralegal for 1 year Diploma in Physical Education ( Fitness, nutrition, coaching, ) Faith based Social Work (almost completed degree) Certificate in Personal Ministry (Intercession, deliverance) 1 year (independant) bible college (concentration area, intercession, deliverance,) Ministry Experience : Evangelism ministry 20 years (preaching, intercession,deliverance, apologetics ) Ministering and serving low income families,single mothers, marginalized. Child Evangelism in different communities. Ministering Evangelism through music (vocals and guitar) Administration; started church support groups, started various different outreaches over the years, Internet ministry. My ministry gifts are Prophetic Evangelism and Teaching (apologetics and end times revelation in particular). My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. I am a bond servant of Jesus Christ and am called by him to preach the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from the deeds of the law. My Statement of Faith I believe that Jesus is God's son and is himself God, the third person of the Godhead, (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I believe the bible says YOU MUST be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter into the kingdom of God. I believe Jesus died for the sins of all that have been called out of darkness into his glorious light. Heaven is for the redeemed and hell is for reprobates. The death of Jesus Christ is the substitutionary atonement. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Jesus sent the holy Spirit to comfort, teach, build up, edify, consecrate, and seal God’s people until his return. Jesus will return to the earth to rule and reign for 1000 years on the earth. I believe we are in the end times and anti christ will soon be revealed. I also believe that we are living in the last days of the great apostasy and falling away from the truth of God's word but God has a remnant,( his elect, chosen before the foundation of the world,) that have not bowed the knee to Baal. These sheep will soon face great persecution that God will allow to take place before the return of Christ. This persecution which will be worldwide will be what separates the true Christian from the false apostate. Those who love not their lives to the end will be shown to be the true church of Jesus Christ but the compromisers of the integrity of God’s word, who choose the spirit of error, worldly doctrines of men, the works of the flesh and the works of the law will be shown to be apostates like Judas and will die in their sins. No one can come to Jesus unless the Father gives him the ability to do so. No one will seek after Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father according to scripture but all whom God calls by his Holy Spirit will come to Jesus and be saved from their sins and be given eternal life for he who has promised is faithful to perfom his promise. The Lord is calling his church to come out of Babylon : Come out of false new age teaching, Come out of legalistic adherance to OT laws to save you, Come out of false signs and wonders that have no scriptural basis, Come out of witchcraft and the doctrines of demons, Come out of humanism and the promotion of man by self help principles and RETURN TO THE PURE UNADULTERATED WORD OF GOD ! “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Revelation 18:4 Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. My ministry gifts are Evangelism and Teaching My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. 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