If I look at the countless products I’ve purchased that come with a lifetime warranty attached… it’s too many to count. Now ask me the number of those warranties that still exist? Very few and far in between. The intended purpose of a warranty is to guarantee the integrity of the product. The warranty is supposed to ensure a level of confidence to the buyer of its dependability. The reason these guarantees haven’t lasted is that the lifetime warranties are based on the life expectancy of the companies involved. If the companies have gone belly up and are no longer in existence, so goes those warranties.
However, there is one warranty that will never become void and is guaranteed for life. There is a guarantee of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. Once we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead we receive this covenant bond. “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ” (Romans 6:23) becomes like a seal stamped upon us that could only be accomplished through Christ’s love for as the only begotten son of God. This warranty has to do with the saving grace that now affords us peace with God, the integrity of the product which is the righteousness of Jesus, was the only thing that could have stood up to the wrath and judgment of God in our place. We are sealed by the blood of Jesus Christ and that stamp will never dry out nor will it become unrecognizable.
Now, most warranties include parts or labor or you can even purchase an extended warranty for extra coverage. Thankfully our warranty has parts that were part of the purchase deal let’s take a look.
-Redemption from the sting of death-Jesus secured for our freedom from the bondage of sin. God’s justice was fulfilled for our sins and we now stand acquitted and reconciled with God.
“With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever”( Hebrews 9:12)
–Ability to commune With God -Now we have the right and authority to come into the most intimate fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.
“If we declare that Jesus is the Son of God, we live in union with God and God lives in union with us.” (1 John 4:15)
-Spiritual Rebirth -The Spirit of God resides inside of us through Jesus which allows for our hearts and minds to be renewed in ways that honor and glorify God.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” ( 2 Corinthians 5:17)
-Eternal life in Heaven– Jesus went away to prepare a place for us where we will be able to reside with Him for all eternity as part of His kingdom.
“but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
These additional parts to the promise are sealed over us and will never lose their power or strength. Now that we know what’s guaranteed the question becomes what are we doing on our end? Are we acting as if the promise of salvation is permanent or temporary? Are we trusting Him or trying to return the promise because we haven’t put any faith in the guarantee? Once we fully trust in the promise that’s when the stamp of His righteousness allows us access to not only this promise but promise after promise in God’s word.
Today I hope all of us stand with a little more confidence in the lifetime warranty that we have in and through Jesus Christ. He fulfilled everything we need to live a life where we enjoy the benefits of residing under such a grand guarantee of salvation. Trust in the warranty, the benefits are phenomenal.