Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Past, Present, Future?
Romans 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the Greek.
Why is the word salvation such an important one? Because it is an all inclusive word that covers the past, the present and the future. Salvation did not only occur at the cross, but it is occuring now and will occur in the future. You see Salvation means that we have been saved from guilt of our actions and penalty of our sin (all in the past, when Jesus died on the cross.) You are currently being saved from sinful habits and dominion of sin in your life. (present) Faith frees you from sins control and grasp. And finally, you will be saved by complete conformity to Christ, saved from Judgment. (future).
Please take a moment to let all of that sink in, realizing that you no longer have to be guilty for what you did in the past. Realizing that when sin confronts you today you are not under it's thumb, instead you can turn from it and walk with Christ. That when the judgment day comes you will not be condemned, but will be welcomed with open arms into the place he has prepared for us.