We….plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2
Right now, at this very moment in time, Jesus Christ is God’s present tense reality, His supreme desire, for your life and for this world. In the Old Testament God’s revealed the present tense reality of His name – “I AM WHO I AM.” In the New Testament, Jesus used the same words “I AM” to identify Himself as God. (Ex. 3:14, Jn. 4:26; 6:20; 13:19)
And, NOW, no matter what surrounding circumstances are saying, you have the privilege of declaring the superior reality of Jesus Christ as your present tense reality. For God’s Word declares, “As He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17 As Jesus is? Yes, according to God’s Word, as Jesus is right now in His resurrected state, so are you in this world.
NOW, Jesus Christ is seated at God’s right hand, ruling and reigning victoriously over every principality, power, might and dominion and over every name that is named. And NOW, it is your privilege to take your place in Christ – to take your place in His name – the name that is above every other name
In this three letter word “NOW” lies the secret to living the victorious Christian life.
In this three letter word “NOW” lies the secret to living the victorious Christian life. Too often a Christian puts into the future what God wants them to experience right NOW “in Christ”. God pleads with you “not to receive the grace of God in vain” – the grace that is available to you right NOW.
Through faith in God’s grace declare the present tense reality of your salvation in Jesus Christ right NOW. Don’t base your faith on your growth or strength in the Christian life, but rather base your faith on God’s Word, on who God has already declared you to be through His Son Jesus Christ.
Now, I am accepted.
Now, I am complete in Christ.
Now, I am redeemed, completely set free from _________.
Now, I am righteous.
Now, I am healed.
Now, I am blessed.
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