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Friday, 26 July 2013

It is well!


Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
Isaiah 3:10 (ESV)

Following the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, those who are SAVED fight from a position of VICTORY instead of fighting for victory. The Bible assures us that we are “more than conquerors”. All we have to do is to enforce the victory won by Jesus on the cross of Calvary.

It is against this background that we must look at our Bible text. It says “Tell the righteous it will be well with them” (NIV). Tell the righteous?? “Who are those?” somebody might ask. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:21 that “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (NIV). In other words, Jesus became sin for us so that those who are SAVED become righteous in Christ. Those who accept Jesus’ sacrificial death are made new. This is confirmed by 2 Corinthians 5: 17 which says “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (NLT).

Positionally, those who have been saved are righteous before God; that is to say, they have right standing with God. This is because when God looks at them He sees what Jesus accomplished on our behalf through His death on the cross of Calvary. We have been made perfect. Yet, experientially, Christians are still in a growth process. They have been made perfect, yet they are being made holy. Put differently: by His death and resurrection, Jesus makes us perfect, yet we are being progressively made holy, cleansed, and set apart daily.

So the question is: Are you saved? Are you born again? If Jesus has redeemed you then you’re God’s righteousness. You are righteous. You have right standing before God, and our Bible text applies to you!
Whatever you may be going through right NOW, God says to tell you: it shall be well with you. Why? Simply because you are now a child of God and you are righteous. If God gave Jesus to die for you when you were not saved, now that you’ve become a part of His Kingdom, He won’t withhold any good thing from you!

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