“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:28-30
There is one way and one way alone by which man may enter heaven. It is through the saving blood of Jesus Christ. Some religions say that all roads lead to the top of the same mountain, but this is false as borne out by John 14:6 which clearly states Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Those who believe otherwise have been deceived. Simply being good is unacceptable because what is good enough? Who would determine that? No, it’s nothing that we have done or will do that gains us entrance into God’s heaven. It is believing in the Lord by faith. It’s placing our entire trust in Him and relying on Him to cleanse us of our every sin. It’s walking with Him throughout the remainder of our life. It’s allowing His Holy Spirit to change us from the inside out. That is the test of true believers, to submit themselves wholly to God and no longer live for him or herself.
Once safely in the hand of the Father, no one can snatch us away. To snatch is to steal or grasp quickly, unexpectedly. Once God’s possession, there is no fear of being taken from Him. We can walk away if we choose to, but no one can remove us from His care.
Jesus makes a revealing statement that He and the Father are one. We serve a Triune God, three in one, otherwise known as the Trinity. All three possess the fullness of the divine nature. God’s supreme and superior power guarantees our safety. If we truly have dedicated our entire life to the Lord then we are safe within the palm of His mighty hand, never to be taken away. Our relationship with Him is secure. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Reformation Study Bible.