Monday, 27 January 2014

Three Tenses of Salvation

We have been saved from the penalty of sin (righteousness); 

we are being saved from the power of sin (sanctification) and

we shall be saved from the presence of sin (redemption).

And every believer has all of these blessings in Jesus Christ.

1.Righteousness has to do with our standing before God.
We are justified: God declares us righteous in Jesus Christ.
2.But we are also sanctified, set apart to belong to God and to serve Him.
3.Redemption emphasizes the fact that we are set free because Jesus Christ paid the price for us on the cross.
This will lead to a complete redemption when Jesus Christ returns.

He is our wisdom:
 Colossians 2:3 Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.,
our righteousness:
 II Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.,
our sanctification:
 John 17:19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.,and
our redemption:
Romans 3:24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

::From the book "BE WISE" By Warren W. Wiersbe::