And such WERE some of you. Indeed.
WERE..... Done, finished, complete.
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar,
he said, It is finished:
and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
The sacrifice was made. Nothing more could be added to it. Finished.
One of the malefactors looked upon Jesus and said...
And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee,
Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Luke 23:41-43 KJV 1611
This thief...did not get baptised, nor did he take communion, he did not have time to do "good" works to keep himself forgiven.
He repented...He believed...and He called upon the Lord.
He was WASHED
He was SANCTIFIED
He was JUSTIFIED
I Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Praise God, we do not have to try and keep ourselves saved. We live and do good as we continue on for the TESTIMONY of this wonderful GRACE.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saves us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
I rejoice to know that I have complete confidence in the WORD OF GOD found in the King James Version 1611. I rejoice to know that no verses are left out!! No verses are missing choice words.
It is a finished book of the LORD...it is a finished book of LOVE...it is a finished book of Life.
Pretty amazing that in the death of our Lord Jesus...LIFE began.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
And such were some of you...
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1611
Praise the LORD...that our salvation is complete. Thank the LORD, we never have to fear...did "I" do enough. NO, HE did it all...IT IS FINISHED.
THIS IS THE DAY...I thank the LORD Jesus for dying on the cross for MY sins. For the FINISHED work at Calvary..and for the LIFE that comes from this finished work of love.
Why I live the Christian LIFE:
We love him, because he first loved us. I John 4:19