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Outrageous Belief Too

Salvation is a work in our spirit.  
Salvation through Christ Jesus transforms us from the inside out.  Our internal 'knower' knows that it knows that it knows the truth of that.
Everyone who has experienced salvation can testify to that fact.
I was saved through belief in Jesus when I was 15.   I was baptized in water baptism by the preacher in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  
God did some major work in my life a few years back, and the transformation that He began in me at the age of 15 was being deepened and refined.  He gave me new understandings and a new passion for Him by renewing and restoring my Spirit.   
Anybody that knows me very well remembers that event in my life.  I thank God for it every day.
Of course, He doesn't stop working on us and since then He has continued refining and teaching me.  Sometimes I learn easily and sometimes I'm just plain stubborn and pig headed and don't want to be stretched.
Maybe 15 years ago …


At some point we have to answer the same question that Jesus posed to His disciples "Who do you say that I am?" I think He meant more than what they said about Him, but also what they actually and truly believed in their hearts about Him. If I say "You are the Son of God, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Provider" it doesn't mean a thing unless I actually and truly believe it in my heart. It doesn't mean a thing unless I live my life like I believe it with all my heart. When the Holy Spirit fell with a rushing wind and tongues of fire on the disciples on the day of Pentecost, their faith became a powerhouse that enabled them to live the rest of their lives teaching and speaking and unceasingly sharing Jesus, and performing miracles regardless of the personal consequences that befell them. We have the same Holy Spirit power within us. So how do you answer the question from Jesus? Who do you say that He is? How does that affect the rest of your life? #outrageousbel…