could she act like that and still call herself a
he still saved, I heard he left his wife for another
probably heard these types of questions asked and maybe asked them
yourself at some time. It's true that Believers often act in ways
that make you question their Christianity.
what about you?
you ever committed some really serious sin that has caused you
to wonder if you're going to make it into heaven? Have you
backslidden from the Lord and can't seem to find your way back?
are you searching for the truth and don’t know if Jesus Christ
and Christianity is right?
I've got some really great news for you...
you are biblically born again your eternal salvation is
sealed! You are bound for Heaven and you're sure to get there!
brings us to the all-important question; "So, I'm Born
Again... NOW WHAT???"
here's the answer, the first thing we must understand is:
Comes in Threes.
are three levels to salvation, each affecting a different part
of your being at a different time and in a different way.
Three Levels of Salvation are:
The Regeneration of the Spirit
The Restoration of the Soul
The Transfiguration of the Body
strictly biblical terms we call them:
Corinthians 6:11 says, “And such were some of you: but ye are
washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified
in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our
8:30 says, “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also
called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and
whom he justified, them he also glorified.”
(Bold Type and Italics Mine)
Three-Phased Process of Salvation goes like this:
you believe the Gospel and receive Jesus Christ
as your savior your spirit is regenerated and you become justified
or just as if you had never sinned!
your personal salvation experience begins!
you submit to the Lordship of Christ and obey His commands in
your thoughts, words and actions, your mind becomes renewed and
restored to the principles of God’s kingdom and you become
more and more separated from the seduction and influence of Sin.
is called sanctification, and your salvation experience
you learn to allow the nature of Christ within you to have
dominion over your flesh, the holiness of His presence within
you begins to manifest externally through a Godly radiance that
is perceived rather than actually seen.
other words, His Spirit within you glows with the glory of God
and this spiritual light attracts others and exposes them to the
character of Christ in you! “Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven,” Matt 5:16.
the process of glorification begins!
will escalate during The Rapture when God eliminates your
tainted physical body and instantly recreates a brand new,
totally sinless body, so that the inner glory of God, which was
limited in it's outward expression by your tainted body can now
be fully manifested through your new, perfect body that's
sinless and literally made in heaven!
This prepares you to enter
Heaven with your new glorified body.
entering heaven, you will experience the Judgment Seat of Christ
and assigned your permanent status in the kingdom of God! (2 Co
5:10) You will have a specific level of Divine radiance
emanating from your spirit through your transfigured body, which
is consistent with your level of submission and obedience to God
while on earth! (Dan. 12:3)
the process of glorification is complete. And so is the
experience of salvation as it pertains to this age!
the close of the Great Tribulation period and just before
the New Millennium begins, you will return to earth with
Christ, justified, sanctified and glorified! (Jude 1:14; Re
At that time, a completely new phase of your salvation
experience will begin!
is a summary of The 3 Levels of Salvation:
The Salvation of the Spirit - This
is known as Justification (separation from the penalty of
sin, which is eternity in the Lake of Fire).
It's instantaneous and qualifies you for heaven by changing
your nature from human to divine, from Adamic to Christlike. It
is a permanent, miraculous work that God accomplishes
through the regeneration of the human spirit or becoming Born
Bible says, “I
will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you…”
Salvation of the Soul -
This is known as Sanctification (separation from the
seduction of sin).
This is progressive and qualifies you to govern the earth with
Jesus during His thousand-year reign by changing your character
to resemble His. Since the
soul and the mind are synonymous you accomplish this by
renewing your mind according to the word of God and
allowing the Holy Spirit to conform you to the image of Jesus
This is what's meant by, “work
out your salvation with fear and
trembling.” It’s all about partnering with the Holy
Spirit to build your Christian character day-by-day.
Bible says, “…Receive
with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your
souls.” James 1:21
Salvation of the Body - This is known as Glorification
(physical dominion over the effects of sin).
This is progressive and qualifies you to reign with Christ in
paradise on the New Earth for all eternity.
The process of
Glorification begins the moment you’re born again and
continues every day you live in submission and obedience to God.
This gradual physical transformation is manifested in the
ability to live above sickness and poverty in this present
It will escalate during the translation of the
physical body in the Rapture and will culminate after the Judgment Seat
of Christ, ending in total victory over sin, sickness and death!
Bible says, “…Waiting
for the time when we will take our place as sons, that is, the
salvation of our bodies.” Rom 8:23 (Bible in Basic
a point to note:
Christian falls into sin, no matter how grievous it is, it does not
mean that he has lost his salvation.
cannot lose your salvation!
it means is that he still needs work done on his character (his
soul). The salvation of his soul or mind is progressive; he's in
the process of becoming sanctified, just as his body is in the
process of becoming glorified.
new nature (contained within his regenerated spirit) means that he is saved
(permanently bound for Heaven), but his character (soul/mind)
needs more work done concerning the separation from the
seduction of sin.
Knowing that our salvation is permanent and cannot be lost
does not give us liberty to sin. It gives us a greater reason to
live holy and please God our Father in response to His amazing