Before you listen to the message, rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10:
Then listen to the message to move up the scale!
Romans 8:29-30 is the clearest and most explicit presentation of the truth that a person who is genuinely saved is eternally saved; that is, he or she cannot lose their salvation. In these two verses Paul reveals the unbroken pattern of God’s sovereign redemption from His eternal foreknowledge of a believer’s salvation to its ultimate completion in glorification.
How do you know you are called according to God's purpose (Romans 8:28)?
How do you know that you are one of God's elect (Romans 8:30)?
How do you know that you were chosen before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4)?
The answer is so simple that it might very well surprise you!
Romans 5:5 reads, “The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
When you receive Jesus Christ and trust in Him for the forgiveness of your sins, the Holy Spirit comes to live on the inside of you. Romans 5:5 says that when the Holy Spirit indwelt you, the love of God was poured out within your heart. You enter into a spiritual love relationship with God that lasts throughout all eternity.
The phrase “poured out” refers to the lavish outpouring to the point of overflowing. Someone has said that, “Our heavenly Father does on proffer His love in measured drops, but in immeasurable torrents.”
All the love of God is lavishly poured out within your heart when you receive Christ.
And we know that God causes all things to work together
for good to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose.
Someone has said, “That if the Bible is a great feast for the soul, then Romans chapter 8 is the main course.”
I would add, “Romans chapter 8, verses 28-30, is the main dish.” Without a doubt, these verses are the most glorious of all of Scripture. They are a summary, an encapsulation, of the whole of the Bible, the whole of the Gospel.