Friday, October 30, 2015
How Is It?
When we look around upon people and observe their ways, we see that there is not a sin prohibited but they willfully commit it; not a duty prescribed but they cheerfully neglect it; not a mercy bestowed but they wickedly abuse it; not an attribute of God's nature discovered but they daringly insult it; and that they have altogether become abominable, filthy, and condemned!
We ask, "How is it that the all-knowing, righteous and omnipotent Jehovah bears with such daring, hardened, impenitent, and rebellious creatures; and instead of cutting them off, and consigning them to misery and despair still supplies their needs, and continues His bounties?"
The answer is, that God appeared in human nature to save His people from their sins! He labored, and suffered, and died, the just for the unjust to bring us to God with honor, and to Heaven with certainty.
Jesus has made an infinite atonement; completely paid His people's debt; blotted out the handwriting that was against them; overcome the world; spoiled principalities and powers; opened the way into the holiest by His blood; procured the Holy Spirit to be the quickener, sanctifier, and teacher of His people; and ascended to Heaven, to plead their cause and silence their accusers!
Romans 5:9 ... Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Romans 5:11 ... And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Romans 8:34 ... Who is he that condemneth? It 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.
Colossians 2:14-15 ... Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
John 14:26 ... But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 16:33 ... These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Hebrews 1:3 ... Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:❤