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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