There are people around the world today struggling with the concept of salvation. Many are asking how can they escape the judgment of God to come upon the world. Christians who have given their lives to Christ suffering from some weakness are questioning their salvation. On account of these ongoing weaknesses many have fallen back into the world, and overwhelmed with guilt they sometimes wonder if God will ever accept them back in His grace.
Going back to the book of John Chapter six the question was ask, ” What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” Jesus replied, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Jesus didn’t go down the road instructing the people to keep commandments, or to be holy; rather he simply told the people to believe on Him.
Salvation is not based on our works and ability to keep the law of God. God knows that we are unable to keep the law, the very reason he came to offer his own life on our behalf. We have heard it over and over again, “Do what is right” but if we are men born in sin how can we do what is right when our nature is to do what is wrong opposing the kingdom of God. Because we could not do what was pleasing to God on our own, God came in the form of man that He might credit to our lives His righteousness. By dying for us He create in us a new mind and heart that we are willing to walk in His word. It is at that time we are able to do what is right and pleasing to God.
After presenting the case for salvation, the men in the company of Jesus began to grumble among themselves in unbelief. Jesus had revealed His God nature to the crowd. Having heard this they began to say among themselves, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he said, I came down from heaven?” In other words, ” Is he not the son of Mary and Joseph a human born like unto any other man? how can he then say he came down from heaven?” Jesus knowing that they cannot come to him or believe in Him by their own power commented, “John 6:43-44 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
This was a revelation to everyone, God is the one who saves not man by his abilities, knowledge or by any works of righteous. It is the grace of God drawing humanity to himself. God came down from heaven being Jesus that He might demonstrate His love for the world and that we might be free from our guilt, pain, worries and fears.
If you a grieving because of a secret sin, or because you have messed up walking away from God, or facing any weakness in your life. God has paid the price and have given you the power to choose how you will live your life in worship to Him. (Psalm 1) Now that Christ has died and has empowered us to live in Him we must now choose how we will live for Christ on earth in faith waiting for His return.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.” In other words, ” Blessed are they who have determined in their hearts to do what is right for they shall prosper in doing what is right.” In-order to prosper we are to be determined in our hearts to walk with God against all trails. The issue in doing what is right and believing on Jesus is a matter of the heart.
Spirit that quickened
Ge 2:7; Ro 8:2; 1Co 15:45; 2Co 3:6; Ga 5:25; 1Pe 3:18
Ro 2:25; 3:1-2; 1Co 11:27-29; Ga 5:6; 6:15; 1Ti 4:8; Heb 13:9; 1Pe 3:21
John 6:68; 12:49-50; De 32:47; Ps 19:7-10; 119:50,93,130; Ro 10:8-10,17; 1Co 2:9-14; 2Co 3:6-8; 1Th 2:13; Heb 4:12; Jas 1:18; 1Pe 1:23