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by Benjamin Munsell on February 23, 2018
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Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. AND EVERY MAN THAT HATH THIS HOPE IN HIM PURIFIER HIMSELF, EVEN AS HE IS PURE. 1 John 3:1-3. No man knows the heart of another man, so on that basis, we have no idea if a man is truly saved or not. Yet, out of the heart, the mouth speaks, so on THAT basis, if you talk to a man for a while, you can start to form an understanding of his attitude towards the Lord. If you're walking down a road and someone drives past you fairly quickly, it may or may not seem that he is speeding. Only by actually sitting next to the driver and seeing the speed limit sign AND looking at the speedometer, can you really see if he's speeding or not. No, the Lord doesn't allow us to sit next to someone's "heart" to know if they're saved or not, but if he says he is, and continually keeps running around with other women, hoping his wife won't find out, that could bring up great questions as to if he's "saved" or not. If he says he's "saved" but ACTS like he's not, wouldn't it be a safe bet to mentally put him in your "Pray for Salvation" folder, and pray for him to be saved as you talk to the Lord? Some people are Obviously walking with the Lord. Some people are obviously not, walking with the Lord. But for those "in the middle" of just not sure of where they are, would it hurt to pray for them to come to Know Christ through Salvation AND know Christ more each day? This way you've got them covered in prayer both ways, and let the Lord work it out? How 'bout we just pray for all our friends, families, and neighbors unceasingly until the Lord shows you something specific about someone, and we ALL can, Be Blessed?
 
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