Unlimited: You Are Perfectly Saved
Jul 27, 2021 519
God… has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began (2 Timothy 1:9, NKJV).
The apostle uses the perfect tense and says, “Who has saved us.” Believers in Christ Jesus are saved. They are not looked upon as persons who are in a hopeful state, and may ultimately be saved, but they are already saved.
Salvation is not a blessing to be enjoyed upon the dying bed, and to be sung of in a future state above, but a matter to be obtained, received, promised, and enjoyed now. The Christian is perfectly saved in God’s purpose… He is saved also as to the price which has been paid for him: “It is finished” was the cry of the Saviour before He died. The believer is also perfectly saved in His covenant head, for as he fell in Adam, so he lives in Christ.
The Christian is perfectly saved in God’s purpose…
This complete salvation is accompanied by a holy calling…. God neither chose them nor called them because they were holy, but He called them that they might be holy, and holiness is the beauty produced by His workmanship in them…
Salvation must be of grace, because the Lord is the author of it: and what motive but grace could move Him to save the guilty? Salvation must be of grace, because the Lord works in such a manner that our righteousness is for ever excluded. – Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Reflection: Do you feel perfectly saved? If not, are the wrong feelings in control of your life? What can you do to bring your feelings more into harmony with God’s promises to you? Can you focus more on the things that bring you assurance, comfort, and peace?