Hey guys… It’s being a while. Yes! I know you’ve missed me too. Well, I’ve been quite lazy. Yes again! But apart from that, I’ve been learning. Like much! Thanks to the Holy Spirit. I just started class one in the school of the spirits. Hallelujah! Praise God for my soul. It really wouldn’t be a bad idea to start today and now. Hopefully, you’ld consider my wise saying… -shrugs-
Alright, I really tried with the humor at the intro, but my editor said it was lame (nicer editors, please apply after reading this post).
“What’s to blog and share today?” I asked myself. And my mind said to share something awesome, something wonderful and liberating. Hallelujah! Tell the fellow beside you to join as you have this classic meal. This is LOVE. Something more special than Coldstone’s rapturous crème de la crème. Amen.
We would be discussing a milestone – the day of our salvation. Cool, yeah? We would be learning from two brothers though, Their convo is quite an enlightening material. The first of the brothers is Kunle (a new convert) and the other is Tunji (a growing brother in the knowledge of Christ’s grace)
Kunle: I like this gospel I’m hearing, you say it is Grace?
Tunji: Yes Bro, it’s the sweet gospel of Grace, who is Christ. Very interesting, yeah?
Kunle: Yes na. Weren’t you the one that said the one who created me came to die for me? How interesting can’t it be! But wait o, why so? What’s the good news in someone dying?
Tunji: ah! Plenty of interesting something is in this matter. He died to save us from something the word “mighty” is to little to define. Out of love, in that we did nothing to even incite his desire to help, he saved us from condemnation to eternal punishment as a consequence of our inadequacy in reaching his divine standard set by the Law he gave us through a mighty man of old called Moses. Baba… Even SUPERMAN and GOKU don’t stand a chance withstanding this punishment. (Jhn 3:14-18, 36)
Kunle: Hmmmm… This is serious. So tell me, how did this hero save the world?
Tunji: Kunle, God came in the flesh, through his son. Open that Bible I bought you now and Check John 1:1&14, 2 Cor 5:19-21 for yourself. Start from “table of content”, you’re a learner joor. Combine those passages with 1 John 2:2, You see how he took the sin of the whole (all, complete, throughout, past, present, future) world and took our punishment for us so that we be eternally forgiven and saved from condemnation.
Kunle: Wow! Are you kidding me? He gave me eternal forgiveness? This is interesting. I am a bad guy o…
Tunji: Yes o! Because Jesus died on the cross for you to gain right standing with God, He (God) made a new covenant with you saying, he would “be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more” (Heb 8:12)
Kunle: Are you sure what you’re saying ke?
Tunji: I am mega-sure Bro. In the old times, God probably anticipated the time he would send his son to forgive all, because he gets plenty of honor in forgiving. Psm 130:4 (NET)
“Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from ALL his iniquities.” (Psm 130:7&8). This was a promise made before Christ came to fulfill it on the cross.
Kunle: but my name is Kunle not Israel, how am I sure he has fulfilled this promise for me? How am I sure I’m truly saved.
Tunji: Kunle the clown, laughing mildly. You’re now a spiritual Israel because you believe. Because you are a person of God, you’re an Israelite. My question now is, do you believe any of these things I’ve been saying? Because “everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born of God… ” 1 John 5:1
Kunle: Yes o! Over-believing sef dey worry me. There is a serious peace in my heart right now. Like, I feel very free and secure Bro. But God loves me too much o. He came to DIE. Ha! Wait o, am I safe with a dead God?
Tunji: Dead God ke? Lol. He is very alive, plenty of life is worrying Him and he’s already giving you in fullness because you believe. That’s the sweetest part. Lemme show you something.
“He (Christ) was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” Romans 4:25
It’s the sweetest part. Christ died because of our sins, by the same token, he was raised because all our sins have already been judged and we were declared “not guilty” before God. Hallelujah! You believe a living God.
Kunle: Tunji, this sounds too sweet to be true o.
Tunji: That’s the new covenant God has with you Bro, the too good to be true covenant. It would empower you in all areas of your life, see how much God loves you na.
You’re already saved o. You’re already a son of God, let no man cause you to doubt what and who God says you are o.
“But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name” John 1:12
Kunle: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!! Hallelujah!!! Because of Jesus, I’m free. Tunji, I’ld be back soon, I want to goan tell Soji what and who I am now. That boy needs to wake up and realize he has a life. He needs to receive this love into his joyless life. LoL
*Kunle hurriedly leaves scene…
So, folks… I know this is very foundational, but I hope in it still, life has been received, by you, to go forth into the world and heal it knowing our loving Father has forgiven us all our sins and has also given us power to reign.
For some of us that still think we are better off without Christ, I’ld like to have you know that his love for you is beyond much and he wants you to realize it, that you should enjoy his life to the uttermost, even on earth. Consider receiving his forgiveness and love, for in it is strength to reign in every area of life.
Very FREE, it’s ALL GRACE.
Hey! There is a next episode on Salvation Series – My SPIRIT. COMING SOON!