DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT WEDNESDAY – WHAT HAS JESUS DONE FOR YOU? The Conclusion.
It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them strong; Not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; not what we preach but what we practice that makes us Christians. - Source Unknown.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. -Gal. 2:20.
Theologians tell a story to illustrate how Christ's triumph presently benefits our lives: Imagine a city under siege. The enemy that surrounds the city will not let anyone or anything leave. Supplies are running low, and the citizens are fearful. But in the dark of the night, a spy sneaks through the enemy lines. He has rushed to the city to tell the people that in another place the main enemy force has been defeated; the leaders have already surrendered. The people do not need to be afraid. It is only a matter of time until the besieging troops receive the news and lay down their weapons.
Similarly, we may seem now to be surrounded by the forces of evil -- disease, injustice, oppression, death. But the enemy has actually been defeated at Calvary. Things are not the way they seem to be. It is only a matter of time until it becomes clear to all that the battle is really over. - Richard J. Mouw.
THIS IS WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR YOU...
JESUS Gave His Life, As A Ransom, For You.
Who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. - 1 Timothy 2:6.
JESUS Brought You Out of Death Into Life.
"Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. - John 5:24.
JESUS Delivered You Out of Bondage Into Freedom.
Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. - Rom. 8:2.
JESUS Lifted You Out of Sin Up Into His Righteousness.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Cor. 5:21.
JESUS Took You Out of Poverty And Into His Riches.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. - 2 Cor. 8:9.
JESUS Brought You Out of Darkness Into Light.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. - 1 Peter 2:9.
JESUS Brought You Out of Satan's Family Into God's Own.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. - 1 John 3:1-2.
WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR HIM?
Loving Father, help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, to realise what Jesus has done for me, and to remind myself that whatever I do, I do in His name, that I may bring Him glory. I ask this in the wonderful Name of Jesus. Amen.