Things Unshaken – Part 4
那不被震动的 – 第四篇
Hebrews 12:26-28 (NKJV)
but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
Last 2 weeks we examined 4 of the 10 aspects of receiving the unshakable kingdom thatwill remain. Now we continue with the next two.
5. BY BEING REDEEMED THROUGH CHRIST
Let’s look at another aspect of receiving the kingdom. According to Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians, it is God the Father “who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col 1:12-14) So this is God’s process of rescuing us from the dominion of darkness and putting us into the kingdom of light: God the Father qualifies us through His sovereignty, and God the Son redeems us through His blood, to provide us with the forgiveness of sins.
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Today we must give thanks to God for choosing us, saving us, and forgiving us, for we are sinners not deserving God’s grace.
6. BY ACCEPTING CHRIST’S RIGHTEOUSNESS
God’s salvation plan for us comes with no cost to us, demands no work from us, so is our God a permissive God who sets aside His law and indulges His creatures? Certainly not. Jesus declared during His Sermon on the Mount that He came not to abolish the Law or the Prophets but to fulfill them (Mt 5:17). He also said, “unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5:20). The scribes and Pharisees followed the law to its letters, yet Jesus questioned the adequacy of their righteousness. We are to have righteousness far greater than theirs. How then can anyone receive the kingdom? The answer is, it is only by accepting Christ’s righteousness that we are counted as righteous before God. After we have accepted Jesus as our Savior, our sins are cleansed in the blood of Jesus and we, the sinners, take on the righteousness of Jesus who has no sin at all. This is how
we are justified by God.
To be continued next week.
For those of us who have received God’s kingdom, let us give Him thanks and praise.For those of us whom the Holy Spirit is calling to enter His kingdom through His Son Jesus, may we repent of our sin and receive Jesus into our life.
Tom and Tehwan Tso
"The outcome of your faith is the salvation of your souls.” 1Peter 1:9
“信心的果效， 就是灵魂的救恩” 彼得前书1：9