What Really Happens When a Person Gets Saved?

Romans 10:13

The only people that God will save are those who believe. All can believe if they choose, but only those who choose to believe will be saved. All others go to hell, having rejected the opportunity to believe, and thus, following their own way. Note: The report this week from the Church of England that we have been wrong to describe hell like we have, it will just mean we cease to exist.

Prov. 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

To be saved means that the person believes the gospel and receives the truth concerning the gospel of Christ. To believe without receiving is to remain lost and unsaved.

The word “Saved” has synonymous names like “Redeemed” - “Justified” - “Forgiven”. Each of these are three fold in nature: 1) Past. 2) Present. 3) Future.

So if you are saved, or justified, or redeemed, or forgiven, that means all of your sins from the past are dealt with. It also meant that your sins of the present are being dealt with as you commit them, and it further means that the sins you will commit in the future will also be dealt with.

When Christ died He took ALL my sins upon His body, and each and all my sins, past, present, and future were individually forgiven. Now, if He didn’t take all our sins, then each time we sin He would have to die all over again.

Heb. 10:10,12, “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all...But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”

It matters not whether you believe the Scripture, the truth is still just the same. Our sins have been eternally forgiven and forgotten. Because those truths are there we have certain promises that happen to us when we get saved. I want to discuss these with you this morning.

I. We Become a New Creature.

2 Cor. 5:17 tells us, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

II. The Holy Spirit Moves into Our Body and Dwells Within Us.

Rom. 8:9, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

1 John 4:13, “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.”

III. We Become a Child of God.

John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

Rom. 8:17, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

1 John 5:2-3, “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

IV. It Means that Our Past is Removed.

Psa. 103:12, “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

Isa. 43:25, “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”

Isa. 44:22, “I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.”

Conslusion: What happens if we don’t get saved?

Then we are not redeemed, forgiven, or justified. It means that we new creatures. · It means that we are not children of God. · It means that we are condemned in our sins. Note: Rev. 20:11-15

If you are not saved right now, then you have rejected Him this far in your life. To continue to reject Him is to play with your future which could quite possibly be an eternity in hell. How tragic. There must be more than profession. There must also be possession. Won’t you come and be saved today? Take Christ. Receive Him into your heart and life. Allow Him to come in and wash your sins in His precious blood. That fountain of blood will cleanse you from all sin. It will permit your entrance into heaven. Come to Him today.