Unseen Happenings When One Is Saved

Bill Brinkworth

When one trusts Christ as Saviour it quite often appears to be a quiet, sober event. Sometimes the person getting saved may shed tears of joy, as they call out to God for salvation.  Sometimes a person sharing the moment with the one being saved may become excited, but there is always a lot more happening than anyone could ever observe.  Here are some of the events and changes that occur when a lost person gains God’s promise of heaven:

He is in Christ.  He is forgiven, and now has new priorities to want to please his Saviour.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”  Romans 8:1   Also: Psalm 103:12, Mat. 26:28, Mat. 28:19-20, Mark 3:28, Rom. 4:7, I John 2:12

He has his eternal destination changed.  He is not going to Hell, but rather to heaven.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

He has a peace, that he never had before.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:7

He has a new spiritual Father and a large spiritual family. Many biblical references when talking about God refer to Him as “your” or “our” Father as:
“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Mat. 5:45
“For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” Mat. 12:50

He can now pray and have his prayers answered.
“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1

His thinking will change. He will have the mind of Christ
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” Philippians 2:5

Angels in heaven rejoiced when he was saved:
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10

He has his name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life:
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev.  20:15


“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
 II Cor. 4:18


This lesson was featured in The Bible View #367.

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