Tuesday, February 26, 2008
CHRIST DID NOT DIE IN VAIN
“And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day,”
Although many in hearing the message of the cross pass by in unbelief, yet we have this confidence, that the Lord will have every sinner for whom He shed His blood. The fact is that He did not die for every single sinner. He said, “Of all which He (the Father) hath given me I should lose nothing.”
There is a number, which no man can number, who shall, by His Almighty grace, be brought to look to Him as the blessed Redeemer and cling to Him as the hope of their souls, because He purchased them, putting away their sin and justifying them.
Isaiah declared, “He shall see of the travail of His soul and be satisfied” (Isaiah 53:11). He will, in the day of His power, make them willing to believe the Lord Jesus in truth as ALL their salvation, Psalm 110:3. They may now be hardened in sin, but He will break their hearts, bend their knees, and make them run to Christ according to HIS good pleasure! Salvation is of our Lord in the planning, procuring, and performing of it - Philippians 1:6.
By Ken Wimer