“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son” –
1 John 5:10-11
LIGHT FOR NOW: Faith in resurrection and faith in the gospel equals salvation.
Faith in Christ and the gospel is faith in the resurrection and this is the only thing that saves. His resurrection is our justification. Romans 4:25 says, “who was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification”. The resurrection of Christ is not only for our justification but it also makes life available. All of that equals salvation. Romans 5:17 says, “For if by one man’s offence, death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ”. Your reigning is a function of the righteousness you receive. Romans 10:6-9 says, “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, say not in thine heart, who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) or, who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead). But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”.
Faith in resurrection and faith in the gospel equals salvation. To have power over sin is to have power over circumstances. When you are not rooted in the gospel, you get tossed about by every wind of doctrine. Until you know salvation, you know no joy. Salvation is the cure for sorrows of life. The more you ignore the message of salvation, the more you inflict yourself with the sorrows of life. Receiving Christ is beyond confession of sin but it has more to do with experimental knowledge. Christ is the wisdom and power of God. God is wisdomless and powerless outside Christ. The power of God is not felt by rolling on the ground but when the message of the cross is being preached.
INSTRUCTION: Have faith in God.
PRAYER: Father, I receive all that Christ has paid for, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Until you know salvation, you will know no joy.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ACTS CHAPTER 3; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 8