Many people cannot spiritually understand nor comprehend what happens to them when they ask Jesus Christ to come into their heart and become Lord and Savior of their life. They cannot fully understand what changed in their lives. Many are looking for an outward change that shows that something is different.
Scripture tells us that a spiritual relocation takes place in the lives of all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We are told in Colossians 1:13:
“For He has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness, and He has brought us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.”
Many people do not know this truth. They believe they come into the Kingdom of God by good works. They do not know that they have been “rescued” from their former lives they lived in the kingdom of Satan and have been relocated to a new spiritual home in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
It is critical that you understand, there are only some life-threatening situations and circumstances that we can “escape” from; the rest require some form of “rescue.” Why?
Because in some situations you do not possess the power to overcome those forces that are life-threatening on your own effort.
It is like a person trapped in a burning room who is unable to overcome the power and effects of the flames, heat, and smoke that are consuming every breath of oxygen. Unable to safely make it to an exit, this person will die of suffocation and burn.
In effect, this person was not able to “escape” from the burning room on their own effort or merit. They needed some form of external help such as a firefighter or Good Samaritan to come to their assistance. They needed someone who had the power to overcome the effects of the burning room.
If that had happened, we would say that person was “rescued” from the burning room by such and such; we would not say that they “escaped.”
The person who is trapped in the burning room has a final destiny that awaits them if they are not removed – the loss of their life – and they can do nothing on their own to stop it. Make no mistake about it, they are going to die from suffocation and burning. Their self-efforts are of no avail because they cannot overcome their physical condition.
This is the situation with mankind and God. Man cannot “escape” the sentence of eternal death that God has pronounced on them as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
It is a fact; man is destined to be thrown in the Lake of Fire to be eternally separated from God and eternally tormented.
The devil wants you to think that you can “escape” from this sentence of death and separation. He makes you think you are not in any danger with God. He makes you think that all you have to do is be good throughout your life and you will be able to “escape” this sentence. That goodness alone will give you eternal fellowship with God.
God tells us something different. He tells us that we cannot “escape” His sentence of eternal damnation and wrath on our own merits or efforts.
He tells us the only way to have eternal fellowship and union with Him is through faith in Jesus Christ.
He tells us when we believe in His Son for what He did for us by taking our punishment and dying on the cross; shedding His blood to provide the forgiveness of our sins; and entrusting our entire lives over to His care – only then will we be “rescued” by Jesus Christ from the sentence of eternal judgment and condemnation.
Escape Is A Deception Of Satan
Don’t let Satan continue to deceive you with his lie that you can “escape” the eternal judgment of God by your good works. It is only by believing and having faith in Jesus Christ that you can be “rescued” from God’s eternal judgment and condemnation.