2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
If you are born again – God is at work! You are an amazing miracle of the grace of God, a reflection of his glory, a new creation. No longer are you a vessel fitted for destruction (Rom 9:22) but you are his workmanship, a reflection of his artistry and effort. In his eyes today, you are a unique and amazing work of art in Christ!
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Can this work be destroyed or corrupted? Can these vessels of mercy (Rom 9:23) be lost, unsaved, unredeemed, unjustified? If they are saved by grace (God’s work and not by their own works) then no longer can they mess it up, so indeed they truly are saved and secure!
The fact is, God has designed it so the seed that produced new birth and Christ in you is INCORRUPTIBLE (not liable to decay or destruction!) You have eternal life. The work of God with in you is INDESTRUCTABLE!
1 Peter 1:23 “Being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible”
Not only that, but the good work that God has started in your life he’s not going to leave half-finished. Many of us start working on something and find we can’t finish it, either because we don’t have enough resources, or maybe we just lose interest. The good news is, God has evaluated the cost of this venture paying the ultimate price for your purchase. He’s not going to lose interest! So, do you really think God is going to give up on you now?
Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:
Clearly, this means that God will execute it and God will perform it. Your job is to rest and trust in the work Jesus done for you at the cross – in other words have faith.
Does this mean we have nothing to do we just sit around and let God do it all? Of course not!
Phil 2:12 “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
Your part in the plan is to take this salvation seriously, don’t mess about because God is at work in your life. Co-operate, have faith and as the next verse says: stop murmuring and complaining – get with the program!
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