“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation …”
If the evil one can disrupt the way you think about your salvation, then he will disrupt the way you live out your salvation. Here are more truths about salvation that the enemy does not want you to know:
- Salvation is not the goal of the Christian life; it is simply the beginning of it. God does something for you, then does something in you so that he can do something through you. “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5.18-20)
- We are secure in our salvation. “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1.13-14)
- Being saved means that in the future we will be liberated from the struggle against sin and the enemy. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us … we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved.” (Romans 8.23-24)
Once you are saved the enemy cannot cause you to lose your salvation. However, he can cause you to lose your effectiveness for Christ. If the evil one can disrupt the way you think about your relationship with God, then he will disrupt your Christian walk.
Remember this … “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39)