“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me,” John 14:1.
I love security! And I want all the security I can have in my life, financial security, job security, marital security and homeland security! It feels good to know things are secure. In today’s passage, we see the greatest security a person can have, spiritual security. Is there a greater security than the security of the believer? This is a protection that is sealed by the promises of Almighty God! In John 14:1-3, we see Jesus promising us three things that serve as keys to our security in Christ.
1. We need not be troubled. Our belief in God and His Son Jesus is the starting point of our spiritual security. If you have placed your faith in Jesus for salvation, you are secure.
2. Jesus is in the process of preparing a place for the believers. Our security is seen in His work. He is preparing our eternal home because He guarantees our arrival if we are in Him.
3. He is coming back for us. The promise that He will return again to bring us to the place He has prepared is a positive guarantee. A promise from God is a promise that will never be broken.
JUST A THOUGHT
Do you rest in the knowledge that Jesus already seals your spiritual security?
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; . . . with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation,” Isaiah 12:2, 3.
In his best moment, man is still a cup of dirt mixed with water. Add Jesus and man is a light bearer. Without Jesus, man realizes how vulnerable he is; therefore, he must search his entire lifetime for security and safety. Ecclesiastes 3:11 states, “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart.”
Jesus entered into the world offering eternity with the Creator, and man must choose. Shall I surrender that which I cannot keep to gain that which I cannot lose? The lost man made in God’s image wants to control his own destiny. He will do everything he can to create his eternity on earth. All the while, every evidence tells him nothing on earth is permanent. Isaiah 12:3 tells us to trust in Him and we can have joy drinking from the wells of salvation.
In his quest to determine his own destiny, lost man’s mind devised a system whereby he could believe that he created his own self as he struggled up the chain of evolution and, thus, eliminate the Creator or a system of justice by which he will be judged. In his confusion he has made himself very complicated. God simply says repent, believe, confess and ask and all the glories of Heaven are yours. Jesus does not just cause our salvation, He is our salvation.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him (John3:36).
“Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803