"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32 . . . . .


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Monday, September 30, 2019

A STUDY on EIGHT BIBLICAL WORDS Regarding Salvation: Part 2

~ By James Fire

Rob Bell, a liberal (and former) pastor of Mars Hill church, and ‘the hero of heresies’ regarding the Bible and the Person of GOD, made the following statement:

Our words are not absolutes. Only God is absolute, and God has no intention of sharing this absoluteness with anything, especially words people have come up with to talk about him.” 

And this includes words we find in the Bible, Rob? Seems this man is trying to ‘rob’ us of biblical truth, right?
He claims GOD is absolute, so it’s impossible to convey truth about GOD through words “people have come up with to talk about GOD.” Well, does that include you Rob? If so, then just stop talking OK? The rest of us would appreciate it!

What about the very words of JESUS, GOD made flesh, that dwelled among us – He conveyed the truth about Who the Father is, what He is like, what His plans and objectives and desires are, with the words He spoke!
GOD created reality; the Bible contains words that also correspond to reality, words like sin, righteousness, truth, deception, holy, evil, salvation and condemnation. We know that these words contain truth about the reality we live in.

When we read words like All-powerful, and holy, All-knowing, Creator, Redeemer, etc. we understand that these words are attributable to GOD, and that through such words we can understand Who GOD is.
We continue to examine biblical words; Sonny did eight important words in his examination, so I also selected eight words and all of them have to do with salvation.
“Salvation” is a word that includes a wide range of blessings, gifts and ministering by the LORD Jesus to the repentant sinner, turned saint. This study is known as soteriology – the study of salvation. The Compelling Truth website has a very good article on soteriology; you can view it here (NOTE: TTUF doesn't necessarily agree with everything as taught by this ministry).

These eight biblical words, their definition, according to the NT Greek that the Bible was written in, and usage in Scripture are as follows: 1) Justification (2) Imputation (3) Sanctification (4) Glorification (5) Redemption (6) Atonement (compare w/ propitiation) (7) Glory and (8) Grace.

Justification – this word is first found in:

ROMANS 4:22-25
22 And therefore it was imputed to him
[Abraham] for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.

We also see here the word “imputed” or imputation, (3x) which is number 2 on our list.
The Greek word for “justification” is dikaiosis, and it means, “the act of pronouncing righteous, an acquittal; act of justifying; a process of absolution” – “formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment”.
Justification (divine approval), emphasizing Christ's full payment of the debt for sin which liberates the believer from all divine condemnation. Dikaíōsis is used only in ROMANS 4:25 and ROMANS 5:18.

ROMANS 5:17-18
17 For if by one man's offense
[Adam’s] death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offense of one [Adam] judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One [JESUS!] the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

Justification focuses on the acquitted penalty by receiving Christ by faith – i.e. as a person is moved from being “eternally condemned” to “divinely pardoned” at conversion.
Imagine standing before the holy GOD of all creation Who tests your self-worth, your own meager righteousness; He sees them as filthy rags (ISA 64:6). You are wholly, completely, irreparably condemned for your sins – but then the LORD Jesus steps in and says, “Father, this one has placed their faith in Me, trusted in My sacrificial death on the cross and is counting on My blood to have washed away their sins.”

The Father instantly slams his thunderous gavel on the arm of His Holy Throne and pronounces you, “not guilty! Enter in through the heavenly gates, child of Mine!” That is justification – by trusting in Christ and His salvation, I am justified: it’s ‘just-as-if-I’d’ never sinned.

ROMANS 2:13 
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

One problem with this: no perfect doers of the Law! And James says that if you obey all the Law and fail in one point, you’re guilty of all (JAMES 2:10). Because if we sin just once, only once it proves we are corrupted with a nature to sin, so we can’t find approval with GOD (which is why we need a new nature!). Sin is like a virus that spreads through your body from a single cell – and then that corruption can spread on to others. Sin corrupts like that.

ROMANS 3:20,24,28
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no one be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin
. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law

And here are two more words we’ll examine later: grace and redemption.

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ

Thank You LORD! No longer enemies of GOD, law-breaking and condemned criminals against the KING! By the Cross of Christ, we are at peace with GOD! Reconciled and on good terms with the LORD! We’re citizens of the Kingdom of GOD and His adopted children!

2) The next word is imputation and this word is perfectly expressed in what happened at Calvary’s cross and in the heart of a repentant sinner, transformed to saint:

For He
 [GOD the Father] hath made Him [GOD the Son] to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

The righteousness and wealth of spiritual riches that Christ owns, is “transferred” to the account of lost sinners who believe by faith, the Gospel; as well as this, the spiritual poverty, debt and sinfulness that all humanity owns was “transferred” to the account of Christ.
This word ‘impute’ is found six times in ROM 4, the Greek word is logizomai; it means: to compute, "take into account"; reckon (come to a "bottom-line"), i.e. reason to a logical conclusion (or decision). It’s an accounting term, to determine the amount of value one possesses and transfer it in part or in whole, like an accountant reviewing your bank accounts.

In ROM 4 the word “reckon” is also logizomai and appears five times. It is also the word “counted” that appears twice in this chapter – so logizomai, as seen in ROM 4, comprising of 25 verses, appears a total of thirteen times! And in all of these instances it refers to righteousness granted to us in the person of Christ, through His grace on the one hand, and not imputing sin to us, but to Christ on the other!

Say you were granted a loan by a bank and when the time came to pay back, you had nothing to give. In the old days they didn’t have bankruptcy; they had debtor’s prison. In the same manner GOD gave us a loan on: life, breath, a body, a mind and abilities all of which were designed to love, serve and obey Him. When we refused to do that, we were in debt to GOD, and destined to be cast into the debtor’s prison that is hell – we owe Him our lives, but with no way to pay Him back for the debt of sin. HOWEVER, His forgiveness of our sin is like the bank declaring us debt-free, no longer obligated to pay back the debt. BUT it goes much farther than that: not only is there a forgiveness of debt, but He imparts to us His life as our own new life eternally. It’s like the bank opened up all its vaults and said, “all this money is now yours!”.

ROMANS 4:23-25
23 Now it was not written for his sake alone
[Abraham’s], that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.

ROMANS 9:22-24
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory
[these "riches of His glory" transferred to our account] on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

The word ‘glory’ is also a biblical word we will be looking at later.

3) Next is the word sanctification; after being justified by faith in Christ and His gospel we sinners are declared innocent; the righteousness is credited (“imputed”) to us. We are “accepted in the beloved” family of GOD (EPH 1:6) as His adopted children (ROM 8:15; GAL 4:5; EPH 1:5); we recognize that in GOD’s eyes, He sees us in perfect righteous through the Person of Christ, and we will never be more perfect because of this imputed righteousness zillions of centuries from now in heaven than we were when we were first born again. 

That’s how solid our position of justification in Christ is – nothing can ever change that!
Justification is the work of GOD’s grace in our hearts; sanctification is the spiritual growth that stems from justification and works itself out into our minds and then our visible lives. It’s how others can observe that we are becoming more and more like Jesus in our character and lives. 

Think of a wagon wheel: the hub is your heart where, as a born-again believer, the Spirit of GOD dwells; the spokes are all the different aspects of your life: your home, your job, your family, friends, neighbors; your thoughts, intentions, plans, motivations – the Spirit of GOD reaches from the hub and begins to influence these spokes; the spokes are connected to the rim which makes contact with the ground, and this is where others can see your actions, your words, your deeds as being Christ-like. Or putting it another way:

The Holy Spirit resides in us who are the Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 COR 6:19), our hearts represent the Holy of Holies as found at the center the OT Temple; our minds represent the holy place that surrounds the Holy of Holies, our bodies as the outer court that is the outermost part of the OT Temple. The Holy of Holies of our heart is where the Spirit of GOD dwells, causing us to be born again. From there, the Spirit of GOD begins to work outwardly: on the holy place – our minds, and from there, to the outer court – or our bodies where we put to obedient action what we believe as the truth. 

The word for sanctification is hagiázō; to make holy, purify or consecrate (mentally), to be holy, sanctify, to set apart. Hagiazo is related to the Greek word hagios – which means ‘saint’. The highest calling anyone could ever have, is the calling to be a saint, one who is separated from the world and separated for GOD, for special relationship and purpose; to live holy, godly, Christ-like lives!
1) to render or acknowledge GOD as venerable or hallowed (holy)
2) to be separated from profane, sinful things and dedicated to God
       a) to consecrate things (in our lives) to God
       b) to dedicate people to God
3) to purify
      a) to cleanse externally
      b) to purify by expiation: free from the guilt of sin
      c) to purify internally by renewing of the soul
Sanctification begins the moment one is saved, for [we] are “not of the world even as [Christ is] not of the world” (JOHN 17:14); thus we are separated from the world spiritually speaking, distinguished in the eyes of GOD as being a people sanctified in Him. We’re baptized into Christ, that is, we become part of the body of Christ, His church (ekklesia - "a called out [of the world] assembly; ROM 6:3; GAL 3:27). From then it becomes a process of growing in holiness and Christ-likeness, as our minds are daily, slowly renewed from our old life and old way of thinking to our new life and thinking as Jesus does, which results in living life as Jesus did – not perfectly, but evidently to one degree or another.

ROMANS 12:1-2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God

Sanctification (“transforming by the renewing of [our] minds” will be ongoing for the duration of our lives, as we are increasingly separated and immune from the world, it’s influences, its lures and temptations and its ability to exert its force in an attempt to conform us to it. Dying to self and allowing more of Christ’s life to manifest in us is what sanctification is all about (ROM 8:12-14; GAL 5:16; 2:20). We will never know complete sanctification until we meet Christ face to Face, and we are glorified.

4) And so, the next word is glorification.

ROMANS 8:17-18
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us

syndoksázō (from 4862 /sýn, "closely identified with" and 1392 /doksázō, "glorify") – to be glorified together, emphasizing close identity with the Lord, the factor which specifically correlates to the unique glorification believers experience at His return (PHIL 3:11; 1 JOHN 3:2). 4888 /syndoksázō ("glorified with Christ") only occurs in ROM 8:17.

ROMANS 8:21-25
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it

This “bondage of corruption” speaks of the curse of sin that is over the world and everything in it – the planet itself, the animal kingdom, the human race. We who are redeemed groan and travail in pain – we’re waiting for redemption, not of our hearts where the Spirit already indwells us, but of our bodies that suffer sickness, injury, wearing out due to old age and will eventually die.  This is our hope; though we see no outward indication of it, we have GOD’s promise He will glorify us; this will happen at the rapture of the church:

1 CORINTHIANS 15:42-44
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body

Christ’s spiritual body at His resurrection, consisting of flesh and bone (interesting, not ‘flesh and blood’ – because all His blood was shed at the cross for you and me! LUKE 24:39) was able to leave Jerusalem and arrive in Galilee in an instant; He could enter a room without using a door, suddenly appearing in the midst. Still, He could eat and drink. In our glorified state in heaven, we shall do likewise (MATT 26:29)!

Look at 1 CORINTHIANS 15:35-38 where it describes the radical transformation (from seeds to plants) we will experience at the glorification of the church. Consider – it says the corruption will put on incorruption – do you know what that means?? Among other things, it means that your new glorified body will be incapable of sinning, even of temptation! We will be sin-proof!


13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession
[our bodies], unto the praise of his glory.

Sanctification is a life-long process – but justification happens in an instant; immediately once we place faith in Christ. Glorification also happens in an instant – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the sound of the trump (and no, I’m not talking about the President!): the rapture of the church (1 CORINTHIANS 15:52)!

So, three points: (1) I have been saved from the PENALTY of sin, no longer condemned by GOD’s judgment to eternal hell, by justification; (2) I am being saved from the POWER of sin, its influence over my life by sanctification, and (3) I will be saved from the PRESENCE of sin, the sin nature in me will be permanently removed (that “glorious liberty” ROM 8:21 mentions)– at the glorification!!! Hallelujah!

Next we have:

5) Redemption – To redeem is to "buy back from, re-purchasing (winning back) what was previously forfeited or lost." The LORD Jesus is our kinsman goel; and if you’re not sure what this means, check out the article I have posted here

apolýtrōsis ("redemption, re-purchase") emphasizes the distance ("safety-margin") that results between the rescued person, and what previously enslaved them. For the believer, this looks back to God's effective work of grace, purchasing them from the debt of sin and bringing them to their new status, being in Christ. In the Kingdom of GOD!

ROMANS 3:23-25
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God

We can’t be redeemed from our sin and find deliverance from slavery to sin by any other means, other than by the blood of Christ:

1 PETER 1:18-19, 23
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your
[empty, fruitless life] vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

It’s because we pay for our sin (“the wages of sin” ROM 6:23) with death, even “the second death” that in order to redeem us from sin, someone else had to pay this Divinely accounted debt, and that’s JESUS Who died in our place! “Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe; sin had left its crimson stain, He washed it white as snow”.

It’s because He has purchased us that we no longer can say that we belong to this world, we do not belong to ourselves – we are not our own: because He bought us with His own blood, WE BELONG TO THE LORD JESUS!

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's

This is why every born again believer is no longer a citizen of this world (again, JOHN 17:14 we’re “not of this world” even as Christ is not of this world; our citizenship is in heaven; PHIL 3:20), but because we are transformed from sinner to saint (“sanctified” by His Spirit of grace) that we are citizens of the Kingdom of GOD! No longer slaves in the kingdom of darkness!! And this is why Jesus has the right to claim His Lordship over our lives; that if we are truly born of His Spirit, we desire to both obey and are enabled by His Spirit to obey, and this is an indication that we truly have been redeemed (GAL 5:25).

TITUS 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a
[purchased] peculiar people, zealous of good works.

And it’s a gloriously beautiful truth that we’re redeemed – purchased by the blood of JESUS; now “under new management” – no longer under the rule of Satan, but our establishment has been taken over by the LORD, we are His property. We have the right to post a “NO TRESPASSING” sign over our lives and tell Satan to “KEEP OUT”!
Redemption means deliverance from danger of GOD’s Holy and Wrathful Judgment against our sin – JESUS took it all for us (MATT 26:42)!!

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons

It is because we are redeemed, that the HOLY LORD can indwell our hearts, new hearts that He creates in us once we have our sins washed away, this allows us to be born again, justified, and starts the process of sanctification, with the promise of glorification in our future of hope!

Here is the group People & Songs featuring Sean Carter, David Gentiles & Melanie Tierce in the song:

Redeemed By The Blood Of The Lamb

6) Atonement (compare w/ propitiation as previously examined by pastor Sonny; also check out this brief definition) – reconciliation (restoration) as the result of Christ exactly exchanging His righteousness (bloodfor our sinful guilt. It’s because Christ’s imputed righteousness is given to us, and our sins are imputed to Him at the cross, that this results in reconciliation or restoration to GOD.

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement

Last time when pastor Sonny examined the word propitiation, we learned that “Jesus propitiated (pleased) or satisfied the Holy Father’s wrath on sin and born-again sinners (you and I) by taking that wrath upon Himself. The is the heart of the Gospel message.
JESUS, because He is sinless, purely holy, without spot or any imperfection is the only sacrifice, the only propitiation that the Father will accept. Propitiation and atonement are both are based on Christ’s redemption for us at the Cross.

Redemption by the sinless blood of the LAMB brings to GOD propitiation – GOD’s wrath against our sin is satisfied.

Redemption brings us atonement: reconciliation with GOD that restores for us a relationship with GOD Who is no longer a Holy Judge Who must judge us justly and condemn us rightly to eternal hell, but a loving heavenly Father Who adopts us as His own beloved!
Atonement is bringing together a Holy GOD that must judge and condemn sin, and helpless sinners who can do absolutely nothing to satisfy GOD’s sense of sinless perfection. Across this limitless expanse that cannot be crossed by any effort or endeavor of man, there is the CROSS of CHRIST, that Blessed Bridge that brings both together in atonement.

7) Glory – The Greek word is doxa that describes the honor, renown, glory, splendor, honor, and the especially divine quality of these; the revealed manifestation of God; it is the view of all the attributes of GOD’s nature: His holiness, His all-powerful abilities, His infinite knowledge and wisdom, His absolute justice as well as His inexhaustible mercy and grace, His limitless love, compassion, humility and gentleness.

Think about a car commercial, how they film this hunk of shiny metal on wheels with an engine stuck in it. They put the best light on it, they show it speeding down the road displaying its power, the view it from different angles to show off its lines and design. It makes you go “ooohhh, I want one!” 
Think about a Miss America pageant or a Mr. Universe contest where men and women are put on display revealing their physical beauty and power. These living creatures whose breath is in their nostrils, that will become dust in less than a century. These are examples of glory – of cars or people. But the glory of GOD is eternal!
Reminds me of what Jeremiah spoke:

JEREMIAH 9:23-25
23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord

For the saints of GOD, to glory in the LORD is to boast of Him, to magnify His heart for all to see.
The glory of GOD is revealed in His creation – with all its diversity and beauty according to PSALM 19; this Psalm also expresses His glory as revealed in the Scriptures, as does PSALM 119

His glory was so potent on Mt. Sinai where Moses received the Law of GOD that the Hebrew people were filled with dread and awestruck wonder: you can read about this in EXODUS 19 and 20.

EXODUS 19:16-20
16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. 18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. 20 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up

The people’s response in the next chapter:

EXODUS 20:18-19
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die

His glory and power were revealed prior to this, when He delivered the people of Israel by the Ten Plagues – the miraculous hand of GOD that freed them from bondage in Egypt. His glory was seen in the Tabernacle and later in the Temple.
Then His glory was revealed again on another Mount – but not Mount Sinai: this was the glory that was revealed at the LORD’s transfiguration at the Mount:

MATTHEW 17:2,5-7
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And the disciple’s reaction:
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid

His glory is best demonstrated to the highest degree by the Person of Christ Jesus, His only begotten Son, and particularly in His supreme sacrifice according to His grace (the next word we will examine): 

The LORD Jesus prayed concerning the most severe moment of trial, facing the arrival of Calvary, prayed that the Father’s name would be glorified. The Father replied and stated that He has glorified it and will glorify it again (JOHN 12:27-28): I believe the Father’s name was first glorified when the LORD Jesus revealed Himself to Israel (“If you have seen me, you have seen the Father” The LORD told Philip; JOHN 14:9); through His ministry of healing and preaching, flawless obedience to the Father, fulfilling the Messianic prophecies. When would the Father glorify His name the next time?

I believe because the LORD prayed, regarding His coming hour of trial, that the Father indicated that His Name would be glorified at the Cross of Christ:

JOHN 12:30-33
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die

And because of this, this was the result:

HEBREWS 2:9-11
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren

As well as:


And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

And because of this:

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us

And also:

JOHN 17:22
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one

And the LORD GOD will be forever and always glorified in the eternal realm of heaven by all His saints – let’s get a head start and glorify His Holy Name now! Amen? 

The final word:
8) Grace – The word for grace is charis, and it’s related to the word charisma, which means gift. Every gift of God, such as the gift of eternal life (ROM 6:23b) is through grace. “graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude):--acceptable, benefit, favor, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).”

Such grace where salvation is concerned is unmerited and undeserved. GOD’s favor cannot be earned by our toil, effort and work, but wholly based on the tender-mercies, goodness and kindness of GOD and His empowering grace operating in us!

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work

Both blessings of truth and grace are through the LORD Jesus Christ (JOHN 1:14,17). Grace is not only in regard to the forgiveness of sin and the granting of eternal life (ACTS 15:11; ROM 5:21; 6:14), but also for empowerment to fulfill our ministry in Christ (1 COR 15:10GAL 2:9; EPH 3:7) as well as living in holiness and in resisting temptation and sin (HEB 4:16).

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them

Our relationship with GOD is based on His grace, always and in every aspect undeserving, but nonetheless freely given to us through the ministering of the LORD Jesus Christ, from Whom all blessings of all these many aspects of salvation flows! From atonement to justification to sanctification, all is by the grace of GOD.

HEBREWS 12:28-29
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire

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