Posted by: missionventureministries | July 18, 2019

TRAITS OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN – Romans 12:9-21

How can you be sure that you are a Christian?  Romans 12:9-21

Here are some true Christian traits that you can rest assured on that you are born again and that the Holy Spirit is living inside of you, working in you, and providing solid, Biblical evidence that you are a Christian and that you can know that you are saved.

First of all a true Christian understands the plan of salvation and has a great desire to share it with those who are lost.

Secondly, they love and honor Jesus above everything else. While Christians love their family and friends, they put the Lord above all else and it’s evident in their priorities. Everyday happenings may be a part of their lives, but things and material needs never come before Christ and following His Word.

It is their controlling desire to abstain from sin and live a humble, holy life; to honor Almighty God, our Creator and Savior.

They are selfless and sacrificial. True Christians always put others first and put someone else’s genuine needs before their own. This is evident in the follower of Christ selfless deeds and acts of kindness.

Humility and modesty are key traits of a true Christian. To be humble is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, because the Lord Himself was truly humble. Even though He was God, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:8). Christ’s disciples are also modest, in appearance and in the way that they live and act. People can always know when they are in the presence of men and women after “God’s own heart”, because, Jesus is always the center of attention.

They have self-control of their emotions and actions; which is evident in the way they behave, regardless of how others act toward them. If they are criticized, ridiculed or persecuted for their faith, they respond with kindness, just as Jesus did.

A true Christian professes Christ to be God and holds Him in the highest esteem (1 John 4:1-3, 1 John 4:13-15). They practice righteousness (1 John 2:28-29) and do those things that conform to God’s righteous standard.

A child of God has the Holy Spirit living inside of them empowering them to live a pure, clean, honest and holy life. They feel deeply convicted when they sin and immediately confess, repent and ask God for forgiveness (1 John 1:8-10).

People who live and work around a Christian see the humility and holiness of Jesus expressed in their daily life and know that they are Christian because they walk as Christ walked (1 John 2:4-5); they see their desire to imitate Christ and grow in conformity to Him.

Christians love other true believers, Jesus said that “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35). They desire each other’s fellowship, and seek to help each other grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

True believers pray regularly and are in fellowship with God. They love to learn more about God and the Savior, and hunger and thirst for God’s Word. This is a strong indicator that the Holy Spirit is actively working in their life.  In the Beatitudes, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

Christians long and desire to pursuit of holiness because, without holiness no one will see the Lord  (Hebrews 12:14).

Believers obey the Lord as the wise and not the foolish builder (Luke 6:46-49). They do not want to hear what Jesus said to the hypocrites “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

Those that are born again have a great desire and burden to seek those who are lost and share the love of Christ with them; they have the same desires that God has for those who will perish without Christ (John 3:16).

If we have these qualities, and they are increasing in us, we have evidence that we have come to know the Lord and are bearing the fruits of a child of God. However, if these qualities are absent from our life, we should have a great concern for our soul. We should be diligent to seek God regarding our salvation. We should reexamine ourselves to see if we are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5); and, we should be diligent to make our calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:8-11).

If you would like to know how to be saved and have everlasting life with Jesus Christ click on the following link: ABOUT SALVATION.

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