2 Timothy 4:18 ESV “The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”

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Salvation belongs to God alone and nothing can save a sinner from his present evil. How can a dead person respond to somebody’s call? No one can revive the dead person except God and His call. As for the saved person, the ultimate refuge is the Lord Jesus. He is the final authority of our souls, and we do not have any problem with the physical world but Satan. Paul states, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places“ (Ephesians 6:12 ESV). David affirms his safety in God telling, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; … and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23:4, 6 ESV). We cannot do anything in the world to ward off the evil system, but our God should strengthen us so that we resist the evil by His grace and journey with the Lord Jesus to be with Him forever.

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