BELIEVING IS RECEIVING

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:14

LIGHT FOR NOW: A man receives salvation by confessing Christ and not individual sin.

The redemptive work of Christ made forgiveness of sins available. Forgiveness of sin is available in salvation. A man that is saved is forgiven and a man that is forgiven is saved. But how is forgiveness of sin received? To answer this question, it is important to note first that forgiveness of sin is a message and it must be preached. Jesus’ words in Luke 24:47 give credence to this. It reads, “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”. Forgiveness is a message preached to be received and believed. Thus, faith in Christ is what brings forgiveness to everyone.

If faith in Christ is what brings the forgiveness of sin, what then is the recipient of this forgiveness going to confess? Recall that forgiveness of sin is in salvation and Christ wrought salvation all by himself. Man’s effort was not needed in God’s salvation plan. Therefore, sin is forgiven at the point when he confesses Christ. It is only Christ that has the power to save you from sin. A man is therefore saved from sin after confessing Christ as his Lord and Saviour, and not sin. The word “confess” in Romans 10:9 was translated from the Greek word, “homologeo” meaning to acknowledge a message. Christ is the message. Thus, our confession is faith in the Gospel of Christ. Glory!!!

INSTRUCTION: Confess Christ and not sin.

PRAYER: Father, thank you for the salvation I have received in Christ, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: Salvation is only the confession of Christ and we must hold fast this profession.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ROMANS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: ROMANS CHAPTER 15

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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