The ONE THING for today

Jesus, our 24/7 advocate

  • Romans 8:34 (NKJV) Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Perhaps today you need to be reminded that your salvation is not completed. Oh, it is secured; but completed? Hardly.

You see, there was a moment that you were saved—resurrected in Christ (Romans 6:3-4)

But you are also being saved—being more and more conformed to the image of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18)

And finally there will be a time that your salvation will be finalized, i.e. glorification. (Romans 6:5; 1 John 3:2)

It is that second phase of salvation I am thinking of today. Think of the process Israel had to go through. First, they were saved from the slavery of Egypt. But then they had to work their way through the wilderness—a long and arduous ordeal; and finally, after making it through the wilderness they were able to enter the Promise Land.

If you are a Christian you are in the wilderness stage right now. Praise God you have been delivered from the tyranny of Satan and you are free. However, there is still a long and arduous journey of life that you must make until you finally arrive and enter Heaven.

The good news is that Jesus Christ not only died on the Cross to atone for our sins so that we could be free; He was also resurrected from the dead so that He can now be our “Moses” and be a constant advocate and help to us throughout this wilderness journey that we call life.

Praise God, you are never alone and without help and advocacy. The writer of Hebrews sums it up well in Hebrews 7:25 (NKJV):

25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

 

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