NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME
By Dick Johnson
Scripture Reading: II Corinthians 6:1-2
"We, then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For He saith, '1 have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I helped thee': behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"
The Apostle Paul used a portion of Isaiah 49:8 to make a point. Israel's national salvation and the inheritance of their promised kingdom is the context in Isaiah 49. However, Israel turned its back to God and did not receive its promise by rejecting the witness of the Prophets, Apostles, and its own Messiah. Israel still is waiting for its acceptable time and its day of salvation, but the nation is set aside and blinded for a time (Romans 11:25).
One might say that Paul is telling us not to do as Israel did by casting aside what God has offered to us. If we look back to the passage preceding our text (II Corinthiansg.ia-ai), we see what God accomplished for us through Christ. We find that "Christ died for all" and "that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses against them." To believers specifically, Christ "died for them, and rose again" and God "reconciled us to Himselfby Jesus Christ."
Therefore, we are urged not to receive the grace of God in vain but to accept His offer of salvation. God's special offer of salvation to Jews and Gentiles without distinction is good, right now. In a nutshell, God wants us to believe that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and was raised again on our behalf (I Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 4:25, 5:8-11).
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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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