Tuesday, February 26, 2008
REST IN CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ALONE
When sinners become convinced by the Spirit in Regeneration that Christ “put away sin”, “abolished death”, and Eternally Justified EVERY sinner He lived and died for, they WILL HEED the Spirit’s exhortation to REST in the work of Christ ALONE.
They will heed the Spirit’s command to stop looking WITHIN for any part of their standing before God,
“Let not sin reign, but yield yourselves to God,”
“Let not sin therefore REIGN..”
“Neither YIELD ye your members…”
These are present imperatives (on-going commands). Do not CONTINUE to let sin keep you trying to work out your own Righteousness before God.
Example: Romans 10:1-3. Hear the Righteousness of God REVEALED in the Gospel. Submit to it. And, repent of ever thinking you could make ANY contribution to your standing before God.
By Mark Pannell