Focus: Galatians 2:17-18 - KJV
17. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. 18. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
2 Timothy 4:10-12
Happy new month dearly beloved. We pray that the Lord makes it a month to cherish for long in Jesus’ name.
In this month, the Lord is particular about our having an understanding of sin and its effects over human life because the coming of Christ, as promised, is now very imminent, given the signs that are glaring for all to see. Invariably, the coming of Christ is to ransom us from sin and its effect, and therefore, it can never be right to assume that after the ransom, He justifies our continuing in sin. He came to demolish sin and everything associated with it. How then can He again build the same? It is true that, due to lack of the understanding of this critical fact, some have taught many to believe that grace covers their continuing in sin upon believing in Christ. Nothing can be more absurd. Truth is, Christ hates sin and therefore does not condone it.
There was a follower of Apostle Paul named Demas. This was a believer who was being discipled by Paul and therefore had found grace for the forgiveness of his sin for which he received salvation through his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. As it turned out however, Demas appeared to prefer darkness more than light: he could not cope with the pressure of being on the side of Christ, and so returned to the world that he loved more. That, of course was a disappointment unto Paul who had lost a disciple to the world. If it had been no issue, Paul would have at least been grateful for Demas having given his life to Christ, if his continuing in sin would not affect his salvation.
Beloved, Adam messed up and the second Adam has cleaned up the mess. Hence, when you, by faith receives salvation from the condemnation brought by the mess of Adam, you are given a new lease of life so that you do not mess up like Adam. Because of the war against your soul, the Lord Jesus remains your advocate to plead for you if you by mistake fall and recall your person again. But for those who decide to turn their back fully on Christ and focus on sin, there is no more salvation. That is why names are blotted out of the book of life. If once written, it is forever written, then we can live life anyhow we deem. So that we may remain in the book however, we are enjoined to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. The salvation you have should be treasured. Those who toy with it can have it dropped, like Demas.
SOLUTION: Let nothing put your salvation in jeopardy. That momentary pleasure or cuddle with sin is a destroyer and thief of salvation. Be deliberate about your ultimate salvation by fleeing from everything that resembles sin. The one who saved you is a minister of righteousness and not of sin. Please stop throwing mud in His face with sin.
Father, we thank you for giving us the grace to see a new month. Thank you also for the salvation you have given to us by your sacrifice. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. as we continue in the journey of life, do please guide us by your Spirit that we may never be enticed to sin ever again in Jesus’ name. If at any time, we fall into error or iniquity, because of your love for us, do guide us back to the path of salvation and intercede for us dear Lord, in Jesus’ name. Do not let anything take away our names from the book of life, and for those whose names are yet to be written therein, please let your mercy draw them to salvation today, in Jesus’ name.