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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo

SINNER TURNED SAINT (7)

*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*


*SINNER TURNED SAINT (7)*


*Scripture Treasure.*

Isaiah 1:18 *Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.*


*Insight and Highlight.*

God gives a new heart and a new Spirit to every sinner turned saint.


*Scripture Commentaries.*

We have seen the principle of justification as a state where

God moves a willing person from the state of sin to the state of grace.

Today, the society we live in can negatively influence against Christ.

There are more prejudices against the true Church of God. Internal wrangling, enemies within influencing legislative incursion into church administration, and several other factors that create societal distrust.

People say or write heresies, critisms, opinions (true or not) just to provoke response. The list is endless.

Today, we will look at how our society has offensively influenced Christ's redemptive work and why we should be careful never to lose focus on Christ, come what may.

Christ remains the greatest influencer of the human heart but is treated as the least of all. Ezekiel 36:26 says *A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.*

There is a major negative influence and a setback to every willing heart. Though God forgives, friends, families, and society do not forgive.

This can be seen in various forms, either through interpersonal relationships or constituted authorities.

Come what may, neither interpersonal views of people or society should change our resolve for Jesus.

Jesus teaches forgiveness and converts a sinner to a saint. He forgives and forgets his/her sins.

Before God, while we are unworthy of forgiveness but were forgiven and worthy of acceptance, man's system of judgment does not forgive without penalty, and there is an unending stigma on every offender.

Paul warns us, saying in 2 Cor 3:6 *Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.*

In other words, the letter (i.e., the law is made to kill an erring offender), but the Spirit that Jesus gives gives both the offender the right to live.

In 1 Tim 1:9, Paul tells Timothy *Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,....."*

We must never forget that the law must do its job. The society's judicial system should not change our views of society's right to guide against crime according to stipulated laws.

However, we must, in spite of what goes on in our world of justice or unjust and systemic administration of justice, God forgives and forgets sins. If we fail to embrace this truth, we will be committing an even greater sin of blasphemy and may lead us to disbelieve in God's free gift of salvation.

The free gift of forgiveness through His blood is real, very real indeed.

There is no category of those who can be saved or not. Salvation is open to all who ask Jesus for forgiveness.

Galatians 3:28-29 *There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.*

*And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.*

Are you an offender, in the prison of life or behind bars, or are you a walking free but prisoner or a servant of sin? You can be made free and be a sinner turned saint right now!

Just give your life to Jesus now, and you will have the Spirit that gives life. You will no longer be under any condemnation.


*Remorse corner.*

God is rich in mercy and redemptive power, and this assures us that a condemned offender may not, after all, be under God's condemnation if he seeks God's forgiveness.


*Call to Word action.*

John 3:17 *For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.*


*The Christian clarion duty.*

Never lose focus on God and tell others not to. You may not forgive yourself or be forgiven by friends, families, and the society, but God forgives and can give you a new life in Christ Jesus.


*Prayer.*

Lord, help everyone condemned by the law come to You today and be free from condemnation in Jesus name.


Good morning, all, and be blessed as you go today.


God bless you.

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