How do we know if we are abiding in Christ?
In John 8:31,32 we read.
31. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue (abide) in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;
32. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
We abide in Christ by remaining in God's word the Bible. We must believe what God said to be true. And Jesus is our Savior. And keep on believing what God said to be true and that Jesus is our Savior until the day we die.
If we stop believing God's word as the truth and that Jesus is our Savior. We were never saved.
We must abide in Jesus. And that means for us to keep on trusting, believing God and His word. And that means no matter what we are going through in this life on earth, good times or bad times. And we must continue believing that Jesus is our Savior. We must keep on receiving our strength from Jesus daily every minute of each day for the rest of our life, until the day we go to be with Jesus in Heaven. We must pray as much as possible.
This strength that we receive from Jesus, is done as the same way a branch gets its strength from a tree. If the branch was to be removed from the tree it would die.
In John 15:4-7 we read what Jesus said.
4. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.
5. I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
6. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
The branch knows that if it decided to leave the tree, it would die. And that my Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, is the way we must believe of our conection with Jesus. If we turn our back on Him and walk away from Him, we will die and spend eternity in Hell. We must stay and abide in Jesus to live and make it to Heaven. In Heaven we will live in perfect peace and joy for eternity.
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