Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:20

Paul's salvation (or deliverance) in verse 19, of which he  was so sure, is interesting to consider in light of his last  statement in verse 20: " ... so now also Christ shall be magnified  in my body, whether it be by life or by death." On one hand,  . Paul's anticipation was to be released from prison, so he could  continue to minister the things of Christ to the Philippians.  On the other hand, according to his expectation and hope,  even if he died for the cause of Christ, his hope and message  would not be put to shame. Either way, Paul counted it  deliverance. It was a no-lose situationPaul had a confidence  the Lord was not through with Him yet (verse 25). Even  so, he was ready to put it all on the line; and let the Lord take  care ofthe details. Paul's hope gave him great boldness; and  in this boldness, he was ready to magnify the Lord.

We who know Christ as our personal Saviour realize that  we are seated with Him in the heaven lies and that He will  bring us to glory. He will surely fulfill this hope. No matter  what befalls us, we know this is true. This is the primary  aspect to our hope. The secondary aspect is that we know as  we are living for Him and bold to speak for Him, He will use  us for His glory now, whether it be by life or by death! Though  it may seem that this is just speaking to elders or those in "the  ministry," may I say that we are all in the ministry of Christ.  We are all supposed to be serving the Lord full-time, therefore  we will all suffer for Him (verses 27-30). We like Paul must  realize, through our earnest expectation and hope, that in no  aspect of our service for Christ shall we be put to shame. May  this give us great boldness!

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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