Psalm 23:1, Rom. 5:9-10, Matt. 24:13.
Blessed be God, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus; His name alone be ever Glorified in Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
This is a manifold mystery of the kingdom, we shall therefore do well to behold each fold as led by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, be blessed as you behold Christ, Amen.
Being saved is not all that is to being saved, those who are saved still needs to be continually saved from all manners of dealings as perpetrated by sin and Satan.
It is one thing to be saved by the death of Christ and it is another thing to be saved by the life of Christ.
TWO THINGS ABOUT CHRIST SAVES, HIS LIFE AND HIS DEATH, I echo, TWO THINGS ABOUT CHRIST SAVES, HIS LIFE AND HIS DEATH.
As a sinner, the death of Christ saved us and when we are saved, the life of Christ saves us. Now you see the reason why many who are saved by the death of Christ are not safe.
Being saved by the death of Christ is highly different from being saved by the life of Christ, salvation by the death of Christ was done for us, we only accepted it but salvation by the life of Christ will be done by us in response to His workings in us. Phil 2:12-13.
While we were yet unsaved, we were saved because Jesus resurrected from death but now that we are saved, we will be saved because Jesus lives as our lord. Take a look at this, WHILE WE WERE SINNERS, JESUS SAVED US BY BEING TO US THE LAMB OF GOD, NOW THAT WE ARE SAINTS, JESUS SAVES US BY BEING OUR LORD. OUR SALVATION AS SAINTS IS IN JESUS BEING OUR LORD. IF WE WERE SAVED BY HIS DEATH AND DO NOT BOW TO HIS LORDSHIP, WE WILL NOT BE SAVED TO THE END,
THE ETERNAL LIFE WE GOT BY THE DEATH OF CHRIST, WE WILL LOSE WITHOUT THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST.
The chaos we experience in the faith is because Jesus was our saviour and not our Lord. We glory in our redemption by His blood but we groan without our submission to His Lordship,
ALL THAT JESUS GAVE US AS A SAVIOUR, WE WILL ENJOY WHEN HE IS OUR LORD.
Many are being frustrated as per why their life lacks the glory of the sons of God, they only did not know that
IT IS IN BEING A SERVANT OF GOD THAT YOUR RIGHTS AS A SON OF GOD WILL BE MADE MANIFEST.
Many of His sheep are being torn apart by wolves and a lot of others are dying of hunger and thirst in the wastelands of life, this is because, now that we are His sheep, He saves us by being our Shepherd, It is in following Him that we experience His Loving kindness.
IF JESUS CANNOT BE THE LORD OF WHAT YOU THINK, SAY AND DO, YOU WILL SUFFER TO STUPOR EVEN THOUGH HE IS YOUR SAVIOUR.
AS A BELIEVER, EVERY DEFEAT WE SUFFER IN LIFE IS ONLY BECAUSE JESUS IS NOT OUR LORD, WE WALK INTO VICTORY AS WE SUBMIT TOTALLY TO HIS LORDSHIP, NOW THAT YOU’RE SAVED, THE SAVIOUR CANNOT SAVE YOU FARTHER THAN YOUR OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD, WHERE OUR OBEDIENCE STOPS, HIS ABILITY TO SAVE US ENDS.
THERE IS A SALVATION BY CALLING ON THE SAVIOUR, THERE IS ANOTHER BY OBEYING THE CALL OF THE LORD; THERE IS A SALVATION NOT BY WORKS, THERE IS ANOTHER BY WORKS AND HARD LABOR.
I have always known that it takes more than believing to have the experiential realities of the kingdom, it takes behaving as commanded. It is easier to believe than it is to behave, believing is but a step to behaving but because of the rigour involved in behaving our beliefs, a lot of us stopped at believing, hence we have nothing to show for our faith since apart from behavior (works), it lies dead.
Going through the Gospels I saw that what Jesus calls faith is not just an internal persuasion about His ability but a vigorous external show of the person’s internal persuasion about His healing power. Some persons removed the roof to reach Him, He calls that faith; someone blind had to trail Him till he found a place before Him, Jesus says that’s faith; a woman bleeding for 12 years, had to travel to go touch the helm of His garment even though she had to fight her way through the crowd despite how weak she is was, Jesus says that’s faith; the truth is
FAITH IS SHOWN AND KNOWN BY WORKS NOT JUST WORDS.
In whatever Christ names faith, a rigorous effort to possess will always be seen expressed.
IT IS NOT FAITH IF ALL IT MAKES YOU DO IS TALK, UNTIL IT MAKES YOU SACRIFICE YOUR CONVENIENCES AND WORK, IT IS NOT YET FAITH.
Now here is the mystery revealed, Submitting to His Lordship is key to our experience of His ability as a Saviour.
‘Lord save me’ will not save until we do what He says will save us. Every time we call on The Savior for salvation, He presents to us the Yoke of His Lordship, to present our neck to that yoke is the only pathway to the experience of the rest that our souls crave;
OUR NECKS VOID OF HIS YOKE HAS MADE OUR LIVES VOID OF HIS REST, THE REST WE CRAVE FOR IS BUT A YOKE AWAY; WHEN HIS CROSS WE CARRY, OUR CRISIS AND CHAOS WE LOSE.
‘What must I do to be saved?’ Is the appropriate question now not the continual cry ‘Lord save me’. Doing as His Lordship pleases is key to having your needs met. We cannot reject ‘seek ye first the kingdom and his righteousness’ and have ‘all these things shall be added unto thee’. He has the ability to add these things but it is our seeking first according to His word that will make us experience His ability to add ‘these things’ to us. Sin and Satan is not the problem here, It is submission to His Lordship, we are His bride and a bride who to her husbands instruction will not submit will her marriage not enjoy.
…….to be continued.