Rescued From Sin
- Bible study
- Christian Evidences
- Christian Living
- Dr Desmond Ford
- New Testament
Apr 9, 2016 1257
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Rom 8:27-28)
The divine plan involves our complete rescue from sin – from its guilt, its power, and its presence. Our acceptance of Calvary brings the first; our dependence upon the living, interceding Christ brings the second; and Christ’s return accomplishes the last. The work is his, though received our faith. Objectively, Christ is all; subjectively, faith is all.
Therefore look back to the cross of our Messiah and Prince – that brings the faith that justifies; look forward to the Coming which will consummate the everlasting righteousness already legally achieved – that brings the hope that sanctifies; look upward to the throne where he ministers in the holy of holies, the anointed sanctuary, as our High Priest – that brings the love which satisfies.
This is the “everlasting gospel.” Good News indeed!
– Des Ford. Rom 8:27-32. Adapted from “Good News in Daniel’s Prophecy.”