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Series: Luis Palau | Secure in His Hand

On “Reaching your World” this week, Luis Palau reminds us of the importance of building our faith on a solid foundation of truth.  When we are secure in Jesus Christ, then we can share His Good News with others. 

God's Walls of Protection Friday, November 15, 2019

To keep us safe in His hand, God has established strong walls of protection around us. Those walls include the Word of God, the Church of Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit.

Of course, you and I can’t just sit around, hoping God will protect us when temptation comes our way. It’s as we grow into greater maturity in Christ that you and I are kept from falling. So, I encourage you to take action. First, don’t gossip and gloat when someone blatantly sins. We dare not get a kick out of seeing someone else fail. Since temptations are common to all, the Bible calls us to walk humbly in the fear of God.

Second, make a decision to be holy as God is holy. Pray to God about your areas of weakness. I did this shortly after coming to Christ and it has had a wonderful transforming effect.  Third, begin or join an accountability group with some of your solid Christian friends.

Fourth, get back to reading the Bible. Nothing can take the place of Scripture. We need to saturate ourselves with God’s Word. I do this regularly so that, as the psalmist wrote, “I might not sin against [the Lord]” (Psalm 119:11).

Do you want to be protected and kept safe in God’s hand? If so, don’t sit around. Take action today!

This is Andrew Palau.

Living with no Fear Thursday, November 14, 2019

A frail, ill, elderly woman attended an evangelistic rally where I was the guest speaker. When I asked people to come forward at the end of the service, this woman was among those who publicly confessed the Lord Jesus as Savior.
 “Why didn’t someone tell me this before?” she asked. “Why did I have to wait until almost the end of my life?” But then she added, “I’m glad I at least found out in my 70s.” Six months later she went to be with the Lord. She died knowing that she had eternal life. Why? Because when you have Jesus Christ in your heart, the Bible promises that you have eternal life. It’s the gift of God.

During a television interview I was asked, “Do you really believe that Satan is an actual being who can influence people?” The Bible clearly answers ‘yes.’ Satan opposes all who follow Jesus Christ, and tries to plant doubts in our minds. But Jesus promises that if we belong to Him, we are His forever.

In John 10:28, Jesus says: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hands.” When you receive eternal life from Jesus Christ, nothing can take it away. Have you received that wonderful gift? If so, let’s praise God and thank Him every day.

This is Luis Palau.  

Triple Assurance Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Before a major evangelistic campaign in London, I was interviewed by a journalist who told me, “I’ve been up all night. I’m glad you’re here at the studio. You’ve got to save me.” With a smile I replied, “Well, I don’t think I can save you, even if you have been up all night. But the Lord can.”

Later I was on another show and someone called in to say, “I’ve been very cynical about what happens after you die, but you talk about eternal life as though it were real. Can we be sure?” So for the opening night at QPR Stadium, I chose to talk about the triple assurance for all who receive Jesus in faith.

In John 10:28, Jesus says, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand." Do you have that triple security?
   First, Jesus promises, “I give them eternal life.”
   Second, He promises, “they shall never perish.”
   Third, He promises, “no one can snatch them out of My hand.”

What more could you want? A Christian is someone who discovers these three things to be true. Do you have that triple assurance? If not, stop what you’re doing and pray. Thank the Lord Jesus for dying on the cross so He can forgive all your sins and give you eternal life today.  

This is Luis Palau.

Do you have Eternal Life? Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Today it’s popular to assume that you can inherit eternal life by osmosis. It doesn’t happen that way. Yet I’ve met sincere people who say “I was born a Christian” or “I’ve been a Christian all my life.”

During a lunch break at a conference, a Scottish man who had been in the ministry for 17 years came to me and said, “Luis, I don’t know if I have eternal life.” As we talked together, he explained that two of my team members had visited him and his wife the evening before. Both men happened to mention their assurance of eternal life during the visit. After they left, the minister asked his wife, “Dear, do you have eternal life?” She said, “Phil, I don’t know. Do you?” “You know that I don’t,” he replied. “What are we going to do?” She suggested that he talk with me the very next day. And that noon hour, Phil received eternal life and soon afterward his wife did too. Like Phil and his wife, you can know that you have eternal life.

In John 10:28, Jesus says, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” Jesus promises to give eternal life to all who receive Him in faith. Why not receive that gift today?

This is Luis Palau.

Your Child's Spiritual Birthday Monday, November 11, 2019

Our two oldest sons, twins, each say they prayed to receive Jesus Christ when they were six years old. We were living in Mexico City at the time, and attended a local church there. They made their decisions independently—and regularly! They kept praying to receive Jesus Christ every Sunday. Theologically, Pat and I felt uneasy, but God knows the heart and that’s what they look back on now.

Individuals raised in Christian homes often commit their lives to the Lord Jesus several times in different ways while they’re growing up. If you ask them when they trusted Christ, they may say, “The earliest decision I can remember is...”
Others, like Billy Graham’s wife, Ruth, say they can’t remember a specific day when they received Jesus Christ, but they can’t remember a day when they didn’t trust Him either.

Whether you can remember a specific date when you trusted Jesus Christ as Savior isn’t essential. What is crucial is truly making that commitment, and then resting in the promises found in God’s written Word.
 

Psalm 103:14 says that God knows our frame. He remembers what we are like. He isn’t surprised when we want to make sure we’re saved. It’s a natural, human response to doubt.

This is Luis Palau.

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Luis has many online resources available for you which can give further teaching and inspiration.  Our website is www.palau.org.  There, go to “Resources” and then “Articles.”  You will find such titles as “God’s Promises for You," and "Why I’m Excited for Heaven."

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