Monday, October 19, 2015

Three Fold Cord

  Each of the three Persons in the blessed Trinity is concerned with our salvation: with the Father it is predestination; with the Son it is redemption; with the Spirit it is regeneration.

The Father chose us;  the Son died for us; the Spirit quickens us.

[A. W. Pink]

  In the affair of man's salvation, election is ascribed to the Father, reconciliation is ascribed to the Son, and sanctification is ascribed to the Holy Spirit.

[Matthew Henry]

  The redeemed are held and secured by a threefold cord which can never be broken!

1. By God the FATHER, who has loved them with an everlasting love, has chosen them in Christ, has secured them in the covenant of grace,  has given them saving grace,  keeps them by His power,  and will give them eternal glory!

2. By the SON, who has undertaken the work of salvation for them, has redeemed and purchased them, prays and intercedes for them, makes preparations in Heaven for them. They are built on Him, united to Him, and are His jewels, whom He cherishes and will preserve.

3. By the HOLY SPIRIT,  whose grace is incorruptible, whose personal indwelling is forever, who Himself is the pledge and seal of their heavenly inheritance,  who having begun, will finish the good work of grace.

[John Gill]

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Ephesians 1:3-6 ... 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 the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.❤