December 01, 2019: SOAP #3650:  Romans 5-8 Scripture:  Romans (NIV) 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory […]

December 01, 2019: SOAP #3650:  Romans 5-8

Scripture:  Romans (NIV) 5:1 Therefore, since we have beenjustified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we nowstand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Observation:  Thesalvation given by God is a complete salvation. It deals with our past.  We'have been justified'"made just as if we had never sinned"through faith in theLord Jesus Christ. 

It deals with our present.  We 'nowstand' in God's grace! 

It deals with our future.  The futureis not something we dread, but something for which we rejoice.  We have the hope of the glory of God.

Application:   With mysins forgiven, my past is settled.  I amstanding in God's grace.  The Holy Spiritnow dwells in my life and I am learning to rely on His leading.  The more I acknowledge His presence andlisten to His leading, the more I am amazed at how things work out!   My future is bright as heaven is my certain destination!   Wow!  

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, what a wonderful and completesalvation you provided through the death and resurrection of Jesus and the presenceof the Holy Spirit.  Thank you!  May my appreciation be evident in how I livemy daily life.   Amen

Pastor Leon
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