Thursday, September 15, 2016

NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME- By Dick Johnson


  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).


Thank You Lord For Saving My Soul 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blCfzF1_3oY 



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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