2 THINGS YOU NEED AFTER YOU ARE SAVED: Separation & Devotion
After you genuinely repent, confess your sins and being saved from sins, you will need two things to do and keep doing for you to maintain your salvation. It is a bad news that many people are saved but they lose their salvation and fall back to old bondage of sin because they lack the understanding of new life in Jesus Christ.
It is possible for you to be saved in the morning and lose the salvation in the evening if you don’t take these two necessary steps. Salvation is conditional, not an unconditional certificate.
Many people do experience genuine salvation but fall back into sin because they fail to take these two steps after they are saved. And the same thing is applicable to falling back into addicted sins.
Failure to do the right things after you are saved will lead you to fall back into sins you have rejected. Let’s look at the Word of God, Matthew 12:43-45:
“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
This reveals why many people who were genuinely saved usually fall back into sin. Behind every sin is an unclean spirit, and when you genuinely repent and experience salvation, the unclean spirits will go out of your life, including the addicted sins, and your heart will be swept clean and put in order, but if you do not take the right steps of total separation and devotion after you are saved, some forces of those sins will come back and you will fall back into old sins.
So if you don’t want to keep rising and falling, if you don’t want to keep falling back into the addicted sins, you need SEPARATION and DEVOTION after you genuinely repent from all your sins.
Let’s look at them one after another:
After you have experienced genuine salvation, the first step you will need to take immediately is separation, you must separate yourself from every connection to old sinful life, from things that will not help or support your new life in Jesus Christ such as worldly music, movies, magazine – you will delete or destroy them; you will immediately stop going to places that will not help you spiritually includes worldly churches. You must detach yourself from people that will not help your spiritual life, friendship or relationship. You must destroy every sinful, worldly or cult material in your possession including all the worldly dresses, clothing, jewelries – you don’t keep them or give to people, but you get rid of them completely and immediately.
After you experience salvation, failure to separate yourself from old sinful and worldly things and people will lead you to fall back into sins. Instead of you to move forward with Christ in new life, those things or people will pull you back into darkness and your old vomit. That is what Apostle Peter says in 2 Peter 2:22, “But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
Every Christian journey that will successfully lead to heaven must daily involve separation as a continuous exercise. Separation from worldly, sinful things and people is not only for new convert, it is not only useful for us at our early Christian level but continuously till we get to heaven because when you separate yourself from this sinful or worldly thing today, the devil will introduce another thing tomorrow. That is the reason the Bible warns us to daily search ourselves so as to continue the spiritual exercise of separation. Unfortunately many long-time Christians and Christian ministers are majestically marching straight into eternity without realizing that the devil has implanted some ungodliness, uncleanness or worldliness into their lives, because they fail to exercise daily spiritual checking for separation.
The second part of DEVOTION continues tomorrow by God’s grace in Part 2. You can read all these message directly from our website www.rtenoutreach.org
God bless you!