Saturday, August 27, 2011

Past And Present Tense

And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJV)

The apostle Paul made a list in the previous verses of those who would not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Then he reminded the Corinthians that many of them fit into that category when he writes,"such were some of you." in other words he was saying that's where you used to be past tense. Covered in the black foul stain of sin,but they were washed. They were cleansed. They got saved. They were on there way to hell, and the Father sent His only Son to save them. Now they were washed and the stains were removed. Also they were justified, meaning they were positionally pronounced innocent although they were guilty.
I am thankful once again this morning for my salvation. To be free from the power of sin that once held my life in bondage. To have my blind eyes opened and be able to see the beauty of Gods grace and love for me. There is no greater freedom in all the world. There is no greater joy that this world can provide in comparison to knowing Jesus.

Take time today and thank Jesus for your salvation.....You are Loved.....