As God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes and no.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you—Silvanus, Timothy, and I—did not become “Yes and no.” On the contrary, in him it is always “Yes.” For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in him. Therefore, through him we also say “Amen” to the glory of God. Now it is God who strengthens us together with you in Christ, and who has anointed us. He has also put his seal on us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment.
– 2 Corinthians 1.18-22
What do we learn from this part of the inspired record? It is a surety that God is faithful. God is always working for our success. He has established you in Christ. You have been anointed and God has put His seal on you and given you His spirit in your heart as a guarantee. Will we operate with the certainty of Paul? Will we take God at His word?
What Our Salvation Implies
May we all come to a greater realization of what is ours because God is our Father. God has plans and a purpose for your life. He is directing your life, just as He did with Jesus and your favorite hero in Scripture. Remember, God is acquainted with all your ways, Psalm 139.1-3. He knows you. You are of value to Him. He loves you with abundance.
Making God Real
He will become more real to you when you spend more time in His world – coming into greater contact with the things He has made and less with the things we have made. He will become more real to you when you spend more time in His word. His reality will confront you on every page. Remember, if God is concerned with birds, flowers, and grass, Matthew 6.25-34, He most certainly is concerned about you. He is so concerned about you that He knows the number of hairs on your head, Matthew 10.20. Remember Ephesians 1.18-20; 3.20 – there is power working inside of you.
God is your refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.
Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas,
– Psalm 46.1-2.
God has all power. Will you apply what you know and believe? Will you raise your faith to the next level? It is a poor type of Christianity that has this wonderful faith in respect to the remission of sin and then melts when confronted with the trials of life. May we all increase our faith.
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