The Christian Faith
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Episode #69:
The Assurance
of Overcoming

3 November 2023

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Length: 37 minutes

As the believers in Christ, we can and should have the assurance that, because our sins are forgiven, we will be with the Lord for eternity; praise the Lord! (John 5:24).

Nonetheless, we cannot have the assurance of where we will spend the Millennium, the 1,000 year reign of Christ upon this present earth. As the New Testament makes clear, that will be based, not upon the blood of Christ, but upon how we live our Christian life. Thus, that will not be determined until we stand before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10; cf. Rom. 14:10).

A proper understanding of this aspect of the truth will, on the one hand, strengthen our assurance of salvation, and on the other, save us from becoming loose and careless in our following of Christ.

In a previous episode we looked at the clear verses in the New Testament regarding this matter. So, in this episode we go on to consider the type of the Children of Israel “running the race” from the land of Egypt to the Good Land (1 Cor 9:24-10:12); as the Apostle Paul says, their history is an example of our need to run the Christian race today (1 Cor. 10:6).


There is a matter related to our salvation that has not yet been settled, namely, the question of where we will spend the Millennium.



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D.M. Panton: The Judgment Seat of Christ
Watchman Nee: The Salvation of the Soul



Revelation 21:7: All of the believers will be overcomers in eternity.
1 John 4:4, 5:4-6: The believers have already overcome the world.
John 3:6: Our spirit has been begotten of God.
1 John 4:4, 5:4-6: The believers have already overcome the world.
Luke 12:4: Jesus warns His friends about being cast into hell!
Matthew 24:48-51: The fate of the unfaithful servant.
2 Corinthians 5:10, Romans 15:10: The judgment seat of Christ
Revelation 20:4: The degrees of reward.
Luke 12:32: The Father wants to give us the kingdom.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27: Paul’s word about running the race.
1 Corinthians 10:1-12, Hebrews 3:7-19: The history of the Children of Israel is an example for us.
1 Corinthians 6:9: Don’t be deceived!
Deuteronomy 19:15: The need for two witnesses.
Psalm 95:7-11: The rebellion of the Children of Israel.
Exodus 12:15,19: The exclusion of the leaven-eater.


This edition of the program was recorded in Chicago, Illinois starting on Friday, 27 October 2023