“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” 2 Timothy 3:15
LIGHT FOR NOW: Faith in Christ is liberty or freedom for all.
Our salvation is through faith in Christ Jesus. The greatest problem of mankind was sin. Therefore, the greatest deliverance that can be ministered to a man is the forgiveness of sins. Sin was never in the plan of God. Death was never a creation of God. Sin and death are strange to God.
The Bible records that all that God created was good. Sin and death are never good creations. This is the reason God came to fight sin by Himself because sin was never part of His plans for man. When you take away sin, death is helpless. Salvation is not just about the forgiveness of sins but also the freedom from the power of sin and death. Whatever fruits that came with sin, salvation swallowed them all up. Salvation is a total package.
When a believer believes and has faith in the finished work of Christ, everything that will make his life here on earth beautiful is deposited in him. God had to become man; came down from heaven and walked the earth as a man in order to bring redemption to man. God became a man in order to bear the sins of man so that the sins of man can be remitted.
The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross paid the full price for the sin of man. The message of Christ is a message of freedom from sin. Sin has been dealt with. A believer in Christ does not have a sin problem. Christ did not just save us; He keeps us saved. The total package of removing sin, forgiveness of our sins and keeping us saved is what is called salvation.
Salvation is faith in Christ. Faith in Christ is liberty or freedom for all. Man is no longer in bondage. Hebrews 2:14-15 buttresses this truth. It reads, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage”.
INSTRUCTION: Stay in the consciousness that your sins have been eternally forgiven.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for saving me eternally by your sacrifice on the cross, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Salvation is a total package.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 2 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 5; EVENING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 5