“This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”
1 Timothy 1:15
Many Christians have a vague knowledge on Jesus Christ as our saviour.
They certainly know Him as our saviour but they do not understand how He saved us.
Beloved, Jesus Christ did not save you by empowering you to be a better law abiding believer.
However, He saved you by completely changing your nature and position from death to life, from darkness to light without the slightest of your efforts except your faith in Him.
This is what Ephesians 2:8-9 means when it records that, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
The salvation of Jesus Christ does not gratify man’s flesh at all, because it denies him the chance to boast in his efforts.
Jesus Christ saved us by imputing His righteousness upon us through our faith in Him.
This is the mystery of our salvation. It is a mystery because the logical mind of man cannot understand it. But let me help you understand…
The word impute means, “to reckon in, or to set to one’s account.”
When you believed in Him as Lord and Saviour of your life, He set righteousness into your account even before your performed, did, or practiced any righteous deeds.
You became righteous because of the righteousness you received in Christ by faith. God first made you His righteousness before you started living righteously. Not the other way round.
Many people think that you need to first lead a righteous life then you will become the righteousness of God. But God thinks and did for us otherwise, He made you His righteousness in Christ first, so that you may now follow the pattern of righteous living.
Saints, your good works did not save you, they will never save you. Grace saved you. Grace means unmeritedly favoured and accepted by God through faith.
You better understand this mystery now dear beloved, otherwise, you will keep enduring an unstable, unbalanced relationship with God day after day while some of us are enjoying an intimate, stable fellowship with God week in week out.
Saved by grace through faith is the good news of the Gospel. Saved by works is bad news. None of us would opt for being saved by works over being saved by grace on any given day — you know why? Because the good news is in the latter.
Finally, saved [Gk. Sozo] means, “you have been delivered by God from death to eternal life, also means you have been freed and liberated from the darkness of sin and brought into the light of righteousness, and lastly for our devotion, it means standing in God’s righteousness to enjoy peace with God.”
The thing amazing with these definitions is, all have been done by faith in Jesus Christ.
Wouldn’t you like to be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ today?
if yes, please say this simple prayer with me…
Say, “Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner, that I am lost and trapped in the cage of doing the things I desire not to do. I admit now that I need a saviour to redeem my life and give me peace. I therefore, invite you Jesus Christ into my heart right now as my Lord and Saviour. I believe and trust you from hence forth with my life in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen”
If you have said that prayer in faith; can you believe that you are now saved? You have just become a citizen of Heaven right now. How simple yet so wonderful! Hallelujah!
I Love You!
Almighty Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I thank You for the cross. For by the cross of Jesus Christ I have found my real life; I have peace with You and can now live peaceable with all men. I thank You for in Him I live, I move, and have my being. I have been redeemed from the curse of the law because of the cross of Jesus Christ, and I have the forgiven of sins through His blood. Thank You Father for reconciling me to You through Jesus Christ. Amen
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