Saved From Some Things Today
We are saved from condemnation and in our glorious future we will be saved from the very presence of sin. We are saved from the power and dominion of sin here and now today. Do we live like we are?
Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Revelation 21:27: And there shall in no wise enter into it (Heaven) any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb*s book of life.
The Bible is almost wall-to-wall with things that we are saved from when we receive Jesus. Eternal condemnation and the very presence of sin are two wonderful things that God promises to save us from. But He also wants to save us from sinning here and now. We must cooperate with Him in that.
Romans 6:14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Many Christians focus almost all of their attention on being saved from future condemnation and they are not interested enough in being saved from the present power and dominion of sin. Sin can ruin the lives of Christians just as it ruins the lives of unbelievers.
John 8:11b: . . . go, and sin no more.
John 5:14b: . . . Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
Romans 6:12: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,
God wants dominion over us, sin need not have power or dominion over us, He promises to make a way of escape from sinning, He chastises sinning Christians to correct them and He gives us the Bible to keep us from sinning.
1 Corinthians 10:13: There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Hebrews 12:6: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Psalms 119:11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalms 46:1: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
If the Bible does not reprove you, correct you, keep you from sinning and instruct you in righteousness, you are not reading it enough, you are not reading it for the right reasons or you are not saved.
Care to discuss Saved From Some Things Today with Ron?