Romans 3:23-26 (HCSB)
“23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 24 They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed. 26 God presented Him to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be righteous and declare righteous the one who has faith in Jesus.”
This picture…oh how it speaks! A sinner’s cross that the one and only true and living God willingly reached His perfect arms across and did an act that would change the entire course of eternity – HE STAYED! He bore it all; the perfect lamb was slain to bring God’s children into His righteousness through faith – Amen!
This new and living way to God the Father is a gift for all. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile; this perfect righteousness is a gift for all. Through faith, we are made right! My dear brothers and sisters, I pray that the Holy Spirit speaks to you in such a way that you will humble yourself before the Lord and His truths will be revealed to you this day. Rebuke the lies! Salvation cannot be earned or bought. You cannot do enough good works or be good enough my dear friends. I see a dark veil over the eyes of many who say they believe yet their faith is measured in works and religious duty. God did not send His only Son to die a terrible death for you to continue to work for salvation – it cannot be done. Release this burden and lay it all at the cross…by faith we are saved.
We praise you God for sending your Son to die on a cross in our place! We have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus. Friends, please hear the call and open your soul today. There is freedom in His arms.
Question: Have you made this decision to follow Him through faith?