Sunday, February 13, 2011
The Unchanging Eternal Verdict
"You know, people say that today. "Oh, I am just a saved sinner." That is like saying you are a married bachelor. That is like saying you are an honest thief, or a pure harlot. You can't be a saved sinner. You are either saved or you are a sinner. He came. "Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins." He saves us from sins that we have committed and from committing a thousand more that would meet us at the judgment." - Leonard Ravenhill.
"For as by one man's [i.e. Adam's] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One [i.e. Jesus Christ] shall many be made righteous." (Rom 5:19, MKJV).
We should not just say we are righteous and live as though we never even tasted it, but we should receive the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the gift of righteousness that comes along with it as a package, and should choose to use it to reign in this earth even to eternal life (Rom 5:17, 21).
A sinner cannot reign spiritually over sin, sickness and death in this life on earth, but the righteous saints will reign through Jesus Christ for the GLORY OF GOD (2 Cor 2:14; 5:21).
Receiving the gift of righteousness progressively through intimate relationship with God will destroy and crush sin, sickness and death, then you will truly live as a prince with God. This is the true Israel of God (Gal 6:15-16).
Never forget that because we are the righteousness of God and are declared and constituted righteous in His sight, we have the privilege to work righteousness by receiving the gift of righteousness by faith (Rom 3:21-22; Rom 1:17).
Praise the Lord! Blessings.....