Hosea 12:13 But by a prophet the LORD brought Israel from Egypt,
And by a prophet he was kept.
Remember that Moses said God would raise up a prophet like him (Deuteronomy 18:15). Jesus was that great prophet. By that great prophet, the people of God were delivered from the world of flesh, and by that same prophet they are kept from the world of flesh.
Chris who saves you from your sins, keeps you from sin. In the same way that He saved you, He will hold you.
As you received Christ in the beginning, so walk with Him always. As Paul wrote:
Colossians 2:6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
That is, in the way you came to Christ, you stay with Christ. You came to Him in faith. Therefore, you stay with Him by faith.
Why do people who think they are saved by “the sinner’s prayer” think that they are going to be kept by some other method – say, like churchgoing? As you called upon Christ in the sinner’s prayer, so walk with Him day by day. Churchgoing is no substitute for faith.
Just as you prayed the sinner’s prayer with a conviction of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1), so live your life with that same conviction.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.