Accepting Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Savior does not mean you are walking in your full salvation.
I was taught that the moment I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I was “saved.” And I constantly hear this in the church.
The truth is that the date you gave your life to the Lord was just the beginning of a very specific and ordered process of elevation, cleansing and purifying. You must walk out this process until you have no more unclean fruit in your life and have kicked Satan out for good.
To be “saved” is actually a 7-part process through which we fully reflect Jesus upon the earth and manifest the fullness of our salvation. This word is actually sozo and it means to deliver or protect – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, and to be made whole.
While the process began when we accepted the Lord it is not complete until we manifest all seven aspets of salvation, then – and only then – are we saved. It was Jesus’ dying on the cross that completed the process of full salvation being yours. The Word says that he that endureth to the end shall be saved (see Matthew 10:22). It is not until we are purified in our hearts and cleansed from all uncleanliness that we are fully available to the Lord to be saved and then filled with His Holy Spirit.
So, no matter what it takes, continue walking with the Lord until you bring forth the fullness of your salvation because His reward is worth everything.