THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Some of you may have already heard about the church that back in the '40's had only 3 light bulbs.
One member, during a business meeting, made a motion to purchase a chandelier.
Someone asked, "Well, if we buy it, who can play it?"
Someone else said, "Well, if we need it, let's see if someone will donate it."
Finally, they voted on it.
And one man voted "no".
When asked why, he said, "Well, I just don't think anything oughta pass unanimously!"
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Yes ALL people have been voted unanimously worthy of salvation by Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
God "predestinated" to be saved ALL those who come TO him through surrender to Christ.
And God "calls" ALL to come and be saved.
The Bible is very plain about the fact that "WHOSOEVER WILL may come!"
And you, dear believer, who have come to be saved, have been "justified."
Christ died that His blood would be used to wash away your sin.
Christ rose from the grave in defeat of death that He might name you before the Father as His child.
In God's court, you have already been convicted of sin.
But when you pled for mercy, Jesus stood in testimony on your behalf, and you have been acquitted!
And you who have been "justified" are now being "sanctified."
Jesus is constantly making intercession for you before the Holy throne of God.
He is washing you in the "water of the Word," and teaching you to become more like Him.
He has "sealed" you in His Holy Spirit, through Whom He speaks to you constantly.
You are set aside, and different from the world.
You are "sanctified" for use by the Master to help others come to Christ.
You are also, even presently, "glorified."
For Christ has called you "sons of God!"
There is no higher elevation for we who are His creation than to be called His children!
But you shall also be "glorified" even more!
For He has promised to bring us to His glorious heaven, and keep us perfectly forever!
Therefore, if Christ be "for" us, what power shall be "against" us?
For He Who has "begun a good work in you, SHALL PERFORM it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." (Gal 5:1)
Having received the gift of faith, stay healthy – EXERCISE!