Saturday, September 24, 2016


Scripture Reading: John 17:14-16

How very opposed to God's Word of truth is the world  system! Even here in John, where the Jewish kingdom saints  are referred to, we find a principle that is sown throughout the  Scriptures. Those whoobey God's Word will come under the  attack of the world! The Apostle Paul in II Timothy 3:12 says,  ''Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer  persecution." So we see that even in this dispensation of grace  in which we live today, the cost of living for Christ is still the  world's disdain. The world persecuted Christ, and it will treat  those who have believed in Him no better.

As the Lord prayed in John, so it is today. He does not  take us out of the world to do God's service, but rather He  sends us in amongst the people of the world and commands us  to be separated from the world's sins. However, the Lord has  more than equipped us for our sojourn here. The Lord prayed  in John that they would be kept from [the] evil [one], and that  through the Word of truth they would be sanctified. Even so  today, it is the Word of truth rightly divided that will give us  clear instruction in sanctification.

One added dimension, however, in this age of grace is  that members of the Body of Christ have the indwelling of the  Holy Spirit to empower and enlighten. How great should be  our sanctification seeing the spiritual blessings we have in  Christ! All that remains is for us to yield our hearts to the  Saviour Who redeemed us, and obey. In his letter to the  Ephesians, Paul says in this regard, "For ye were once  darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of  light ... and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of  darkness but, rather reprove them .... See then, that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise" (5:8, 11, 15).

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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