Wednesday, March 18, 2015

day no. 13,295: a few verses to minister to your souls today my children‏

My dear children,

2 Corinthians 3:18

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

As we behold the glory of the Lord we become more glorious by the grace of His Spirit.  It is merely in beholding His glory that we are transformed.  Behold His glory. Behold less your own ingloriousness (for lack of a better word).

Hebrews 10:8-10

When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Jesus Christ sanctified completely, once for all, those for whom He offered Himself.  God sees you as perfect as He sees Christ if you are in Christ. To be in Christ is to be seen as perfect like Him.

Hebrews 10:14

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Jesus Christ made perfect those who are BEING made perfect. You are not perfect yet.  You are seen as perfect by your faith in Jesus, but you are not yet perfected.  Already, not yet.  Seen as righteous, growing in righteousness.


Galatians 3:2-14

Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written,“Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” 12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written,“Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— 14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receivethe promised Spirit through faith.

You did not inherit eternal life or receive righteousness by working hard enough to be declared righteous.  NO! God forbid!  You were declared righteous by your faith in the one true God who offers perfect righteousness to those who would empty themselves of self-righteousness.  If this is how you came to be adopted into His family as His child, why now would you assume that it is your performance that secures your room in His house or favor in His presence.  It was by faith you found refuge in the beginning and it is again by faith that you find security today in His presence.



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