Salvation is a wonderous, glorious gift of God that is so rich, so incredibly more than we realize at first that it is humbling while filling us to overflowing with joy. That the God of heaven Creator of all things loves us so very much He took on flesh, became a man of no reputation, and was obedient unto death on the cross to give me life in Himself, I can only thank Him, praise Him, share Him.
Philippians 2:5-8 KJV — Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
He did that for each of us because we are all a hot mess of sin, we have all broken God’s laws because we are of Adam by birth. Scripture tells us that sin entered the world through Adam abd the consequences of that sin is death. That sin and it’s wage are part of all of us by nature, we are all sinners. It’s not something we have to learn or are taught. Spend 10 minutes with a little child and you’ll see that quick enough. Trust me you don’t gotta teach those little jokers to lie. We’re no different as we grow older either, we are all like toddlers with soiled diapers trying to deny our own stinking filth in God’s eyes. That filth that separates us eternally from God who is holy and can’t be around sin. He hates it and it breaks His heart that we wallow like hogs in slop in it. So He planned a way to fix our sin problem before He even began creating our world or us. See before the world began He already knew we were gonna jack it up in about a half a minute so He planned out the fix before hand . But He knew too Satan would be at the root of our fall and would love to ruin the plan – that’s just how that deceiver works- so God kept His master plan to restore both earth and heaven under Christ a secret until the right moment and then He revealed it to the Apostle Paul and offered complete forgiveness instantly through His glorious grace. He was able to do this because His Son died for our sins, became sin for us even though He, Jesus Christ never once sinned. He was crucified and died and it was my sins and yours that drove the nails in Him, that broke His heart and His body as His blood poured out and covered our sins, He was buried to remove those sins forever from us and rose the third day for our justification before God. All we have to do is believe that, the gospel of our salvation, the gospel of God’s grace.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV — For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
The debt we owe is stamped “paid” because Christ paid it all with His blood. When we believe that and trust that when He says it is finished He means it then we are saved, sealed and set into Him!
Ephesians 1:13 KJV — In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 4:30 KJV — …whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
That’s it, it’s a done deal and you can never do anything to add to it or try to earn it cause Christ already did it all. You just have to believe and trust that and when you do then God sees you as crucified with Him, buried with Him, and raised with Him.
Romans 6:3-4 KJV — Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Colossians 2:12 KJV — Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
That’s just the beginning of the riches of His grace and it’s already almost too much to grasp. But that grace that saves us also guides us and it helps us grasp and rejoice in the freedom we have in Him. In the love that surpasses anything we’ve ever know and the peace and joy beyond our natural understanding, the love that blessed us who are in Christ with all Spiritual blessings in heavenly places! We’re just waiting for our bodies to catch up to our spirits😉. Make sure your eternally gripped in His glorious grace!