Before I start, I want to make this radical statement You can’t feel saved
The reason why people get disappointed with their Christian life is because they haven’t simply understood what goes on in the spirit realm.
Some years ago, when I got saved I wondered about the same issue. Even though I knew was saved, I didn’t feel like it . As a matter of fact, I had the same mindset before I got saved. I was depressed, easily angered and negative. From time to time, I found myself falling into some old lifestyles and sins. This in turn made me very guilty. I remember begging God to make me over again. Trust me it was a sad experience. This continued for a while until I had the understanding that “Supernatural does not always mean Spectacular”.
I realized it was absolutely impossible to FEEL what goes on in my spirit with my five senses. Jesus said “that which is flesh is flesh that which is spirit is spirit”. There is no way we can access what happens in our spirit with our five senses. So though, I never felt saved, I actually was..
So that Christ may dwell In your hearts through FAITH.
The only way we can know that we are saved and that Christ dwells in us is by faith. When I realized this, I began to convince myself about who I was In Christ. I had to believe and receive what the bible said through faith. Even though it wasn’t spectacular, I had to believe and accept through faith that Christ has truly dwelt in me and I could now experience his love. I saw myself the way God sees me and trusted what the bible said rather than what I felt.
God’s word reveals spiritual reality is. If you want to know what your spirit is like you must find out from the word. You can’t just go by emotions. God’s word perfectly reflects who we are in the spirit
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Our spirit totally changed during salvation. It underwent a complete transformation. You can’t feel it but it happened. Our spirit is perfect. So after salvation what is left is simply renewing our minds to agree with what has already happened in your spirit.
So you ask. After believing what next?
One of my favorite scriptures is Philemon 1:6.
“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”
This simply means our faith can work and produce results by acknowledging the good things in Christ Jesus. The word acknowledge means to admit to be real or true. This also stands to reason that, these good things promised us when we come into Christ can come alive when we see ourselves having it. It is not automatic ,however we can actualize them When we recognize its existence. That’s just powerful!!
David made this statement in the book of psalm
“I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
It was a deliberate thing.
He intentionally pictured God before him. Our imaginations play an important role in this. I actually believe that faith operates in the realm of imagination.
So, you may be experiencing a life contrary to all the life God has promised us. You may be lonely, sick, depressed and guilty. Fellow Christian, that’s not your portion .Begin to see yourself the way God sees you. Acknowledge the good things in you in Christ it will totally change your whole mindset and your Christian life.
God bless you!!!