You Know You're Saved When ...
Everything in this world means nothing!
You can cheerfully give back to the Lord what you have spent your life building and acquiring - your Kingdom in your name, for His Kingdom and His Name! "Lord when you call for this back, it is yours." And when He does, you do!
You live like you are saved! You're overwhelmed that Jesus Christ became the curse of the law, and took your place on the cross of Calvary, so you wouldn't have to spend ETERNITY in a devil's Hell - spend your ETERNITY without GOD!
You understand the scripture "many are called, but few are chosen"
By faith, you inherit the Land the Lord has Promised You - 100 fold, in this life...
There is an important lesson to learn from the encounter the Rich Young Ruler had with Jesus. It was his day of visitation. It was the ultimate test of his heart. It was his day to prove his religion. It was his day to prove his identity. It was his day to lay down his Alabaster Box at the feet of Jesus. It was his day to step into his destiny. And, he missed it! He was called, but he was not chosen! That was his choice...
Read what the scriptures tell about his encounter with Jesus.
Matthew 19:16-22 ~ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
When what the Lord requires of you, is met with sorrow, your heart reveals it's charater. In the case of the Rich Young Ruler - he lacked CHARITY! He lacked a genuine concern for the poor, even though he may have supported efforts to ease some of their suffering and provide assistance, it was the motivation of his heart that prevented him from giving the one thing that the Lord required: it was the AGAPE kind of love!
12 And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. 13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. 14 And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.
We can see from the scripture, the Rich Young Ruler was a devout Religious Jew from the traditions of his childhood. The Rich Young Ruler clearly was obedient to six of the Commandments dealing with the outter man. They were obviously easy for him. From the standpoint of the Law of Moses, he knew right from wrong. Yet, before the Lord that was disregarded for a more weightier matter.
Let's look at the initial requirements that Jesus put forth: "Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness. 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?"
What were the four Commandments the Rich Young Ruler could not follow? Could it be these Commandments reveal the character of the Rich Young Ruler's heart?
"You shall have no other gods before Me." Was money and possessions the Rich Young Ruler's god?
"You shall not make idols." Were possessions the Rich Young Ruler's idols?
"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain." Could it be that the Rich Young Ruler's tithes and offerings were made, in a vain repetition, using the Name of the Lord?
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." Was the Sabbath a Day to profit from mechandising the anointing in the Temple?
We may never know the answer to these questions, but one fact is clear: the Rich Young Ruler walked away sorrowfully. He missed his day of increase, his day of promotion, his day to step into fellowship and discipleship with the Lord, and he missed his place of inheritance and reward in the Kingdom of God.
Every Disciple that Jesus called became an Apostle in the Kingdom.
Matthew 22:36 - 40 ~ Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
You know you are saved when
Weighs your heart and Rules your giving!