The "gifts and calling of God are without repentance ['without a change of mind']"
 (Romans 11:29)
 
 

God is not going to change His mind concerning the reason He called man into existence and then purposed to redeem anyone who would believe on Christ Jesus from everlasting destruction through Christ's work on the cross. Man was created to rule and have dominion over the Earth and God is going to see that which He has purposed finished to the uttermost. [Genesis 1:26

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

The Holy Spirit's work of calling one unto salvation of the spirit [being born of the Spirit of God] most commonly known as [being saved] can not be reversed for this very reason. Christ described this birth to the Pharisee, Nicodemus as a rebirth using the term born again. Why? Because as all men spiritually died in the first Adam, since Adam is the federal head of all men, then all men must be spiritually born again of the Spirit of God in the last Adam {Christ}.[ Romans 5:18]

Believers can not and do not lose their everlasting spirit salvation for any reason for God has willed Himself to never change His mind concerning the spiritual birth of a child of God. Spiritual birth is a free gift from God.

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Would that not be like spiritual abortion? God does not destroy that which he as created through abortion. When God calls or gives gifts He does it in the present perfect tense and the calling or giving of gifts do not change or can not be made to change from that point on. God's calling or gifts can not be made more perfect than when He gave gifts in the first place. He always does that which He purposes perfectly the first time.

John 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.  
and then again in verse five
3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

And then Christ says in verse seven: 

3:7   Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  Why?
3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

Nicodemus was a man of a ruling class of Jewish Pharisees and he should have known these things!!! Why did he not know?

Because Nicodemus was a man full of Jewish traditions and not full of the Word of God {the washing of water by the word}. [Ephesians 5:26]

Let us look at another reason why one cannot lose spirit salvation.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
 
When Christ declared "it is finished" nothing that Man or any other creature could ever do (no works of any kind) could ever change that declaration. Therefore, any action being founded on that declaration is also just as unchangeable as the original, foundational declaration. 

It was said in the present perfect tense and therefore there can be no reversal or end to that which Christ accomplished on the cross.

But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. [Romans 5:15
 
In other words, if offence came by one [Eve and thus Adam, for they were made one flesh by the Word of God] then how much more could God, by one [Jesus, the Christ], God's only begotten Son, through Grace unto many, [all of Mankind], abound.
 
That word [abound] in the Greek is [Perisseuo] and has the meaning - to have so much of something; that it overflows and in this context it overflows without end. It is everlasting. Jesus, when talking to the woman at the well was speaking of this very thing when He said: 

But whosoever * * drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never * * * thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. [John 4:14]

And again in [John 6:35] And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never * * thirst.

 
In the next two verses the Apostle Paul helps give us more light on this subject.
 
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8   For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Then Peter agrees with Jesus and Paul in the next verse.

1 Peter 1:23   Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

But this same truth shines brighter nowhere else in the scriptures than when it pertains to Man's destiny through the inheritance that is in Jesus Christ. Why? Because it is foundational. It is what underlies and supports the fact that the inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven with Christ, during His 1000 year reign upon the Earth, will be given to the faithful during the next age. 

The seventh 1000 year day is Christ's Sabbath rest and thus is also a rest to the overcomers who are worthy of inheriting "the rest that remaineth" with Christ.

Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

Christ's rest is also our rest, [if we overcome], for, His inheritance is our inheritance. [Eph 1:11], [Eph 1:14], [Eph 1:18], [Eph 5:5], [Col 1:12], [Col 3:24]

This is why He is our Sabbath rest. The new creature in Christ] has nothing to do with worshiping Christ on the seventh day of the week. That ordinance was given to Israel [the Jew] not the new creature in Christ, [the saved Jew or Gentile]. The believer, that over comes to the end [through Godly living, and the help of the Holy Spirit], will inherit the rest that remaineth {the heavenly millennial Kingdom} with Christ. [Revelation 2:10, 11, 17, 26 and 3:5, 12, and 21]

Christ the God-Man will, Christ the God-Man must, [God has purposed it] one day be crowned Lord of Lords and King of Kings, but only in God's time, for only God's timing is perfect

God's work alone is without repentance.

Your brother in Christ,

 
Sam Ennis

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