FORGIVENESS IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW BIRTH (7)


“Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and ye shall keep my judgments and do them… I will also save you from all uncleanness and I will call for the corn, and will increase it and lay no famine upon you” Ezekiel 36:25-27 & 29.


LIGHT FOR NOW: The man in Christ had been cleansed by the Spirit of God.


From all the explanations deduced in the course of this study where this subject of discourse is concerned, it thus suffices us to say that the indwelling of the spirit (that is, being born of the spirit) or the gift of eternal life where salvation is found was the promise contained in Ezekiel’s prophecy as brought to light by Jesus’ words in John 3 which has been carefully explained in our previous studies in the course of this subject. In other words, we can say that the main stay or the crux of Ezekiel’s prophecy here is salvation. The question that readily comes to the fore is, why is it salvation or why should it be deduced that salvation is the crux or the fulcrum of Ezekiel’s prophecy? Without any exegesis, the answer is short and simple; salvation is the crux of Ezekiel’s prophecy (in Ezekiel 36:25-29) because it is in salvation that a man is indwelt by the Spirit of God which is the spirit of Christ/the spirit of adoption or the Holy Spirit and this indwelling of the spirit is the affirmation of the fact that a man has eternal life. OR in simpler terms, salvation was the fulcrum of Ezekiel’s prophecy because a man that is saved is the man who is indwelt by God’s spirit and has the gift of eternal life. No wonder the Apostle Peter in his epistle alluded that the prophets were enquirers of salvation, it reads, “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you. Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow” (1Peter 1:10-11). Thus, salvation is the crux of what Ezekiel was communicating in Ezekiel 36:25-29.
If salvation was the focus of Ezekiel’s prophecy here, can we also say that salvation was the focus of Jesus’ explanation in John 3 in that Jesus’ explanation was an explanation of Ezekiel’s prophecy? Obviously, yes is the answer, because being “born of water and the spirit” speaks of the indwelling of the spirit or eternal life and the indwelling of the spirit or eternal life is found in salvation. This explains why salvation is the major theme of the bible. Hallelujah!!!


INSTRUCTION: Be full of the word.


Prayer: I declare that revelation knowledge flows freely on my inside, in Jesus Name, Amen


QUOTE: Salvation or Soteriology is the primary focus of the Bible.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ROMANS CHAPTER 8; EVENING: ROMANS CHAPTER 6

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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