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5 Things I Am Persuaded Of
Romans 4:21
"And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able to perform".
I am persuaded God will make good on all his promises even as Abraham believed that God was able to make good on his promises.

1- I am Persuaded:
That God has a plan that Saves Sinners.

Hebrews 7:25- "Wherefore he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for Them."

(1)- I was persuaded by the Spirit of God that I was lost before I was saved.
You will never become a child of God until you get a knowledge of your lost condition. If you don’t think you have ever been lost, you have never been saved!
(a)- Romans 3:10- "As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one". 
(b)- Romans 3:23-
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God".

 
(2)- I was Persuaded that God could and would save me if I repented of my sin and ask him to save me.
Acts 3:19- "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out",

(3)- I was persuaded that God would save me If I confessed that I believed that Jesus died for my sins and arose from the dead.

Romans 10:9-10- "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved; For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation".

(4)- I was Persuaded that God would save me if and when I ask Him.
(a)- Romans 10:13- "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved".
(b)- John 6:37- "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out".

2- I am Persuaded:
That saved people are eternally secure.
(1)- Romans 8:38- "For I am Persuaded that neither death, nor life, not angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, not depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord".
(2)- Then in 2-Timothy 1:12- "
I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed; and am Persuaded that he is able to keep that  which I have committed unto him against that day".
(3)- Another verse is 1-Peter 1:5-
"Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time":  If you are a born again child of God; you can rest on God’s promise to keep you in his family! We know that God deals with us as his own after we are saved. We might lose fellowship but we will never lose our relationship with him as children of God.
      
3- I am Persuaded:
That Christ is coming again for his church which includes all that have been born again.
John 14:3-
"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also". Just as sure as you live, Jesus is coming again! We have a better place to call home awaiting us! What a glorious day that will be when we see Jesus face to face.

4- I am Persuaded:
That God has a purpose for all born again believers.

Acts 22:14-15-
The prophet Ananias opened Saul’s eyes and gave him instructions from the Lord about his ministry. "And he said, The God of our Fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard". Also in Acts 18:4- "And he reasoned in the Synagogue every Sabbath, and Persuaded the Jews and the Greeks". Paul found the Will of God for his life and spent the rest of his days preaching to both Jews and Gentiles about the saving grace of God.

5- I am Persuaded:
That God expects Christians to live a separated life.

Hebrews 6:9-
"But beloved, we are Persuaded better things of you, And things that accompany salvation". Ungodly living brings reproach to the name of Christ and scripture tells us that God expects better things of us. If we keep up old habits and do things that dishonor Christ after we are saved, God will bring chastisement and scripture tells us that if there is no chastisement in a persons life who is sinning against the Lord that you can rest assure that they are not really saved.

2 Corinthians 5:17- "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new".

Hebrews 12:8- "But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons".


CONCLUSION:

Each of us needs to be Persuaded that he or she knows Christ as their Saviour and to be Persuaded that they are kept by the power of God and that Christ will come again to receive us unto himself. Every believer also needs to be Persuaded to serve God as long as they live. If you are lacking in any of these categories; you need to do business with God today and get in line with His will. 1 John 1:9- "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness".


By James Tyson Sr.