Monday, March 12, 2007

Am Grateful That The Savior Is GOD

No power in the universe prevented the Sovereign God from giving His Son to those whom He has chosen. “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all -- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies” (Rom. 8:32-33, NIV).

Since God gave His own Son to them, He also gave them repentance (Acts 5:31), faith or belief (Eph. 2:8; Phil. 1:29), a heart that will respond to the gospel (Acts 16:14; Ezek. 36:26), His Spirit of power and of love and of sound mind, fills their hearts with joy (Acts 14:17), etc. God will see to it that the elect will lack nothing to complete their salvation.

Yes, God’s people today, just like the ancient Israelites, received God’s deliverance – out of God’s Plan – His Will and Determination, God’s Accomplishment, God’s Mercy and for His Glory.

In the words of Paul, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no one can boast” (Eph 2:8-9, NIV).

Unfortunately, many understood that we are saved, not by our own works, but by our own choice, our own will or determination and even our own acceptance!

We will truly value and rejoice in the gem of God’s grace, if we realize that our salvation is God’s own complete work, His own plan or will or choice and His mercy granted to us (Phil. 1:9; Eph. 2:8).

(Just proceed to to appreciate more that our Savior is God.)

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