THE DAY OF SALVATION
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D
is the accepted time; behold, Now
is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6: 2). The word salvation,
according to Webster's Dictionary means: “Deliverance
from Sin and its Penalty.”
Bible states: “The wages
of Sin is death, but the gift
is eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23); “For
all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3:23)
was introduced to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden by Lucifer, the
fallen archangel. Prior to that disastrous moment, SIN was
unknown, as was the penalty for sin which was separation
from God our Heavenly Father. Shortly thereafter, came fear,
torment, sickness, disease and physical death!
was no hate, jealousy, fear, sickness, disease or death in the Garden
of Eden before the introduction of Sin by Satan, the Enemy of God and
man. Now, SIN is universal with tragic consequences breeding EVIL
like unbelief, pride, sorrow, perversion, murder, insanity, betrayal
is Deliverance from Sin and it's Penalty.
It is forgiveness for all our sins and freedom from them. St. Paul
writes: “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to
of the inheritance of the saints in light;
hath delivered us from the power of Darkness and hath translated us
into the Kingdom of His dear Son: in Whom we have Redemption through
His Blood, even the forgiveness of sins! (Col. 1: 12-14)
Christ's shed Blood we receive PEACE: “For it pleased the
Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; and having made Peace
through the death of His Cross, by Him to reconcile all things to
Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in
you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked
works, yet now hath He reconciled; in the Body of His flesh through
Death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in His
sight, if ye continue in the faith...” (Col. 1:19-23)
great Truths leap out at us in regards to the subjects of Sin and
Salvation, namely, 'Separation from God and Reconciliation with
God'. I shudder at the very thought of people being separated
from our Merciful Creator, who loves us in spite of our sinful Nature
and stubborn Will.
To be separated from His goodness and grace
which brought His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to Golgotha to bear
our sins, guilt, fear, sickness and diseases is terribly sad, indeed!
with God is an act of God, derived through an honest and sincere
repentance and belief in the sacrificial death of His Paschal Lamb
who gladly laid down His life for the Redemption of the human race!
Through the shed BLOOD of Jesus of Nazareth, unclean and guilty
sinners are made pure and clean and elevated to the status of
children of God. Only by the grace of Almighty God is this possible!
Bible says: “For God has allowed us to know the secret of His
plan, and it is this: He purposed long ago in His Sovereign will that
all human history should be consummated in Christ, that everything
that exists in Heaven or earth should find its perfection in Him.”
(Eph. 1: 10 - Philips)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed
away; behold all things are become new. All things are of God, who
has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;
wit (that is) that God was in Christ, reconciling the world
unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath
committed unto us the word of reconciliation. For He hath made
Him to be sin (sin offering); that we might be made the
righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5: 17-19, 21)
FROM SATAN'S POWER!
Name JESUS in the Hebrew is YESHUA which means 'Saviour;
the Salvation of God'. The
Salvation of God is deliverance from sin and the penalty of sin.
Jesus, therefore is the God who saves, heals and delivers!
Prophet stated: “Surely,
He hath borne our sicknesses (heb.
and carried our pains (heb.
yet we did esteem Him smitten of God and afflicted. But He was
wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are
53: 4, 5)
Mathew records: “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many
that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His
Word and healed all that were sick: That it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself
took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.”
(Matt. 8: 16, 17)
Peter also confirmed what St. Mathew stated: “Who His Own Self bare
our sins in His own body on the tree
we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: By
Whose stripes ye are healed.”
(1 Peter 2: 24)
Bible says: “Giving thanks unto the Father which hath made us meet
(qualified) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in
hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us
into the Kingdom of His dear Son;
in Whom we have Redemption through His Blood, even the forgiveness of
sins.” (Col.1:12, 13)
AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION!
then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the
Heavens, JESUS the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For
we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling
of our infirmities; but
was in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain
mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.” (Heb.4: 14-16);
“Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which
He suffered; And being made perfect, He became the Author of
Eternal Salvation unto all them that obey Him; called of God
an High Priest after the Order of Melchisedec.” (Heb. 5: 8-10)
Christ, True God from Eternity and True man by His virgin birth,
became the Author of Eternal Salvation, through His sacrificial death
on the CROSS
and His triumphant Resurrection from the dead three days later!
has purchased Eternal Life for every lost and Hell bound sinner who
cries out to God the Father for MERCY in Jesus' Name! No-one else has
that power and ability. All others are lesser and inferior to Christ.
great truth has escaped the so-called wise men of this world, because
of their PRIDE and ignorance of the Holy Scriptures, and their
unwillingness to bow the knee and heart to Him Who through His love
and grace allows them to live! St. Paul makes this abundantly clear:
ye see your calling brethren, how that not many wise men after the
flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. For God hath
chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise; and
God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things
which are mighty:
base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God
chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things
which are: that no flesh should glory in His presence.”
(1 Cor.1: 27-30)
Paul states: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the
hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the foundation of the world
unto our glory. Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had
they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.”
(1Cor. 2: 7,8)
TODAY AND FOREVER!
“Jesus Christ the
same yesterday, today and forever.” (Heb. 13: 8). No-one else has
the power to lay down His life and take it up again. And no-one else
is the same yesterday, today and forever!
All angels and men are
created beings, but Jesus the Christ is Lord and God. He
is the Creator of us all and the AUTHOR of
Eternal Life. Praise His
all of human history, there has never been anyone who could claim
that distinction. In most cases, no-one hardly lives longer than into
their nineties or one hundred years. Jesus of Nazareth lived only 33
years before He voluntarily gave Himself for us as God's paschal Lamb
to atone for the nation of Israel and the sins of the world.
promised, however, on the third day our Saviour tore loose the bars
of death, Hades and the grave and arose from the dead, never to die
again. By this unprecedented miracle, He secured our ETERNAL
Salvation in Heaven as the adopted children of God, heirs of God and
joint heirs with Christ!
sharing His amazing agenda with His disciples, our Lord said: “And
ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again,
and your heart shall rejoice, and your JOY no man taketh from you.
And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing.
verily, I say unto you,Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name,
He will GIVE it you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in My Name, ask
and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16: 22,23)
GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
promised to pour out the Gift of the Holy Spirit upon them, thereby
giving them the tools to effectively reach the world for Him. He
I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if
I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if depart I
will send Him unto you.
when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment: of sin
because they believe not in Me; of righteousness,
because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more; of judgment
because the Prince of this world is judged.” (John 16: 7-11)
when He, the Spirit of Truth,
is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak for
Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He
will show you things to come.
shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine and shall show it unto
you. A little while and ye shall not see Me: and again, in a little
while ye shall see Me, because I go unto My Father.” (John 16:
His resurrection, our Lord Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples:
“And He said unto them,
These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you,
that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in
the law of Moses, and in
the prophets and in the psalms, concerning Me.
opened He their understanding, that they might understand the
Scriptures. And He said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it
behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His
Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24: 45-47)
SHALL RECEIVE POWER!
stated: “But ye shall receive Power, after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the
earth.” (Acts 1: 8)
ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, He that believeth not
shall be damned. And these SIGNS
shall follow them that believe;
"In My name shall they cast out
devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up
serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them;
they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.”
(Mark 16: 15-18)
then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into
Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and
preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the
Word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16: 16: 19,20)
Paul wrote: “And
God hath set some in the Church, first apostles, secondarily
teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps,
governments, diversities of tongues.” (1
Cor. 12: 28)
we seeing the power of God in our lives, in our churches and in our
ministries? The answer is that we are falling far below where we
should be spiritually. And that is very unfortunate because God has
given us the tools, through the shed blood of Christ, the Holy Word
of God, the blessed Holy Spirit and the Name of Jesus Christ!
Jude made this statement nearly 2,000 years ago:
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful of me to write unto you and exhort
you that ye should earnestly
contend for the faith
which was once delivered unto the saints.
there are certain men crept in unawares, who were
before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ into lasciviousness, and denying
the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 3,4)
was infiltrating the Early Church by planting diabolical, insidious
teachings and lust-filled practices into the church. No sin is
greater than promoting the blasphemous denial of the supremacy of
Almighty God and of the Lordship of Jesus Christ as Redeemer!
“We then as workers together with Him,
beseech you also
that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. For He saith, I have
heard thee in a time accepted and in the Day of Salvation have I
is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
(2 Cor. 6:1, 2).
DAY OF SALVATION!
JOHN GILL uses Isaiah 49:8 to interpret St. Paul's intent here: “Thus
saith the Lord, In an
have I heard Thee,
and in a day of salvation
have I helped Thee:
and I will preserve Thee and give Thee for a covenant of the people,
to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages.”
this Scripture, God the Father
is speaking to His Son Jesus, saying, that He was heard. The
time of good will, or acceptance";
a season in which God expressed good will to lost humanity, by
sending His own Son to purchase our salvation. The Father was letting
His Son know that His prayers were heard and that the plan of God was
accepted year of the Lord",
to the Gospel Age when everyone can be liberated from sins, guilt,
fear, sickness and diseases, which began on the Day of Pentecost and
will conclude at Christ's Return. The Father heard
Jesus prayer in John 17: 1-26. He heard His prayer in the Garden of
Gethsemane and on the Cross!
Greek word kairos
used here speaks of an
opportune time. St.
Paul is speaking of a desired time, a window of opportunity that may
never come back. We are workers together with God. We must use our
time wisely. We must redeem
the time because
the days are evil. No-one knows how much time we have to proclaim
Christ's Gospel to our fellowman.
He saith, Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead, and
Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly,
not as fools but as wise, Redeeming
because the days are evil.”
(Eph. 5: 16).
said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me hath
(John 6: 47); “Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden
and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11: 28);
“Behold, I stand at
the door and knock: if any man hear My voice and open the door, I
will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with Me.” (Rev.
when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the
ungodly (hopeless). For scarcely for a righteous man
will one die, yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to
die. But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved
from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were
reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being
reconciled, we shall be saved by His Life.” (Rom. 5:6-10);
He is able also to to save them to the uttermost that
come unto God by Him seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for
them.” (Heb. 7:25).
CRY OF THE
Christian theologian Alfred
Edersheim writes: “And
still the Cry of the Synagogue comes
to us through these many centuries of past unbelief and ignorance:
“Let one innocent come and make atonement for the
guilty!” to which no other
response can ever be made than that of the Apostle:
such an High Priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.”
(Heb. 7:26) - From 'The Temple, its Ministry and Services'
a very long time, 'The Cry of the Synagogue'
was made, proving that there was a need for the removal of sin and
its guilt from the human heart. Year after year, the Cry
of the Synagogue was
shouted out, but no one answered the call. The Reason: “All have
sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3:23)
one day, John the Baptist cried out: “...Behold the
Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.”
(John 1:29). The Innocent ONE had come but was rejected by Jewish
leaders and crucified by the Romans, even though Pontius Pilate
declared Jesus of Nazareth innocent, saying, “I find
no fault in Him.” (Luke
19: 24; Luke 23: 20-25)
The Bible says: “Neither
is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under
Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts
“For this is good and
acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who
will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the
truth. For there is one God and
one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave
Himself a Ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Tim. 2:
“For God so loved the
world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not
His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world
through Him might be saved.
that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God
abideth on him.” ( John 3: 16, 17, 36)
“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 believed not the record that God
gave of His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not
the Son of God hath not life.
“These things have I
written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God: that ye
may know that ye have ETERNAL LIFE, and that ye may believe on the
Name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5: 10-13)
unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
“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. For with the
heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation.” (Rom. 10: 9.10)
“Wherefore God also hath
highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:
That at the Name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, of things in Heaven,
and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every
tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God
the Father.” (Phil. 2: 9-11)
“And whatsoever ye do in
word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to
God the Father by Him.” (Col. 3: 17). “For we preach not
ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord: and ourselves your servants for
Jesus' sake.” (2 Cor. 4:5)
“These shall make war with
the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords
an King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen,
and faithful.” (Rev. 17: 14)
“Greater love hath no man
than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are My
friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth, I call you
not servants: for that the servant knoweth not what his Master doeth:
but I have called you friends; for all things which I have heard of
My Father I have made known unto you.” (John 15: 13-15).
IS OUR REDEEMER!
“He that spared not His own
Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also
freely give us all things? Who shall, lay any thing to the charge of
God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth?
is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, Who is even at
the right hand of God, Who also maketh intercession for us.” (Rom.
“Who hath delivered us
from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom
of His dear Son: in Whom we have redemption through His blood, even
the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1: 13, 14.
IS OUR GREAT PHYSICIAN!
“Bless the Lord, O my
soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy Name Bless the Lord,
O my soul, and forget not all is benefits: Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases.” (Ps. 103:1-3);
“Surely, He hath borne our
sicknesses (heb. makob), and
carried or pains (heb. nasa); yet,
we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was
wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we
are healed. (Is. 53: 4,5)
“When the even was come, they
brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast
out the spirits with His Word, and healed all that were sick; that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Matt. 8:
“Who His own Self bare our
sins in His own Body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should
live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes we are HEALED.” (1 Peter
“Is any sick among you?
Let him call for the elders of the Church; and let them pray over
him, anointing him in the Name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith
shall save (Gr. sozo) the sick and
the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they
shall be forgiven him.” (James 5: 14,15)
word Salvation in the Greek is SOZO which
means to protect, deliver, heal, preserve, save, and make well!
unto us a child is born, unto us a SON is given; and the government
is upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of
Peace.” (Is. 9:6)
“And having made Peace
through the death of His CROSS, by Him to reconcile all things unto
Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in
Heaven.” (Col. 1: 20): “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give
unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14: 27; Rom.
“As the Father hath
loved Me, so have I loved you, continue ye in My Love. If ye keep My
commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My
Father's commandments, and abide in His love. These things have I
spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your JOY
might be full.” (John 15: 9-11)
IS OUR INTERCESSOR!
“But this man, because
He continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is
able also to save them to the utter most that come to God by Him,
seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
“For such an high priest
became us Who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,
and made higher than the heavens.” (Heb 7: 24-27); “Who is he
that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen
again, Who is even at the right and of God, Who also maketh
intercession for us.” (Rom. 8: 34).
IS OUR PROPITIATION!
God hath set forth to be a
faith in His Blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of
sins that are past through the forbearance of God: To declare, I say,
at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the
Justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” (Romans 3: 25, 26)
in all things, it behooved Him to be made like unto His brethren that
He might be a merciful and
faithful High Priest
in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of
the people.” (Heb. 2: 17);
little children, these things write I unto you, that ye SIN not. And
if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
Righteous: And He is the
propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but for the sins of
the whole world.
is LOVE, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His
Son to be the
our sins.” (1 John 2: 1, 2; 4: 10):
“Grace be unto you and
peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave
Himself for our sins, that He might DELIVER us, from this present
evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.” (Gal. 1:
a Greek word meaning satisfaction,
mercy seat, covering and
means that the Father was satisfied with Jesus Christ's vicarious
(sacrificial) death on Golgotha for us all. He is the sacrifice,
mercy seat and the High Priest who died as the Heavenly Father's
Paschal Lamb and rose from the dead for our justification and eternal
“At that day ye
shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me and I in you. He that
hath My commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me; he
that loveth Me, shall be loved of My Father and I will love him, and
will manifest Myself to him.
“Jesus answered and said
unto him, If a man love Me He will keep My words; and My Father will
love him, and We will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
(John 14: 20,21, 23);
“That they may be one, as
Thou Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in
Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. And the glory
that Thou gavest Me I have given them that they mayest be one, even
as We are one.
“I in them, and Thou in
Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know
that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me.”
(John 17: 21-23)
“I am crucified with
Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and
the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the
Son of God, Who loved Me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal. 2: 20)
“Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ. According as He
hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world that we
should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
“Having predestinated us
unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according
to the good pleasure of His will; to the praise of His glory of His
Grace wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Eph. 1:
“And we know that the Son of
God is come, and hath given to us an understanding, that we may KNOW
Him that is true, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son
Jesus Christ. This is True God and Eternal Life.” (1 John 5: 20);
“For ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Col.
ARE THE ADOPTED SONS OF GOD!
The Bible declares our
freedom from the powers of darkness. By a Divine miracle of God we
have been made sons of God, joint heirs with Christ in His Kingdom!
We have been liberated from the slavery of servitude to this world's
lusts, pride, hatred and fears.
“For as many as are led by
the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye
have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father. The
Spirit witnesseth with our spirit that we are the children of God:
“And if children,
then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ: if so
be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.”
is dead and the 'New Man'
has has been born again and made one with Christ! He is in us and we
are in Him, forever saved, sanctified and sealed through the precious
blood of Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit of God!
“Therefore we are buried
with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up
from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk
in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His
“Knowing this that our old
man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed,
that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed
from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall
also live with Him. But now, being made FREE from Sin, and become
servants to God, ye have your fruit unto Holiness, and the end
Everlasting Life.” (Rom. 6:4-9,22)
CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST!
“There is therefore now no
condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after
the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of Life in
Christ Jesus hath made me FREE from the law of sin and death.
“For as many as are led by
the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received
the spirit of Bondage again to fear, but ye have received the SPIRIT
of ADOPTION, whereby we cry Abba, Father.
“The Spirit Himself beareth
Witness with our spirit that we are the children of God: and if
children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ; if so
be that we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
(Rom. 8: 1,2, 14-17)
St. John wrote: “Behold
what manner the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be
called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because
it knew Him not.
Beloved, NOW are we the sons
of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know
that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we shall see
Him, as He is. And every man that hath this HOPE in Him purifieth
himself, even as He is pure.” (1 John 3: 1-4)
said: “...Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he
that believeth not shall be damned. And these SIGNS shall follow
them that believe;
“In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they
drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their
hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-18)
us never forget the great impact that the Gospel of Christ has made
in the world and is still making today. Our Lord stated: “All
power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and
teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son and
“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of
the world. Amen.”
GOSPEL is the Good News that Light has come into a world of
Darkness; that Peace has come into a world of Turmoil; that Healing
has come into a world of Sickness; that Love has come into a world
of Hate; that Forgiveness has come into a world of Sin; that Life
has come into a world of Death; that Freedom has come into a world
of Bondage; that Slaves are made FREE through Christ the Liberator
of the Human Race!
Hear the Lord of harvest sweetly calling,
Who will go and work for
Who will bring to Me the lost and dying?
point them to the narrow way?
my Lord, speak, my Lord,
Speak, and I’ll be quick to answer
Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord,
Speak, and I will answer,
Lord, send me.
When the coal of fire touched the prophet,
Making him as pure, as
pure can be,
When the voice of God said, Who’ll go for us?
he answered, Here I am, send me. [Refrain]
Millions now in sin and shame are dying,
Listen to their sad and
Hasten, brother, hasten to the rescue;
answer, Master, here am I. [Refrain]
the time for reaping will be over;
Soon we’ll gather for the
May the Lord of harvest smile upon us,
hear His blessed, Child, well done. [Refrain]
now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the
Father and the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit be and
abide with each one in Jesus' Name! Amen.