Tuesday, May 08, 2012
It's A Cake?
Part of the good news of God’s salvation does indeed have to do with our life beyond the grave. But that’s only part of what salvation entails. There is still more! We see this in Psalm 85. Verse 9 affirms, “Surely [God’s] salvation is near to those who fear him.” Then verse 10 spells out some of what that salvation includes: “Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed!” When we are saved by God’s grace, his unfailing love embraces us forever. His truth fills our minds and transforms our hearts. Relationships are healed, and we live in peace with God and people. This peace is much more than simply the absence of conflict. Rather, it is life as God meant it to be, in which all people flourish in fellowship with God, people, and the earth.I think there are lots of "self-help" Christians out there that really to look for God in the now, that need to remember the eternal, but not in the sense of going to heaven, in the sense that eternity is supernatural.
When we put our faith in Jesus Christ, we not only receive reassurance about our eternal destiny. We also begin to experience the fullness of God’s salvation in this life.
The benefits of our salvation are not only here and now, but they are power, supernatural power to enable us to be who we were meant to be, not the ugly sinners we are. Supernatural power not for showy miracles like tongues, but for deep and abiding miracles lie changed lives.