SAVED BY HIS LIFE

BY: RAY PRINZING

 

 

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:10)

 

 

“And He said unto the them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which He possesseth.” (Luke 2:15)

 

 

We are saved by HIS LIFE – His life is not made up of things on this material realm. It is not the abundance of earthly possessions, which makes for life – that is, a life that endures, and totally satisfies the inner desires. Those rich in this world’s good, without the life of the Spirit, become bored and weary with their existence, and so filled with frustration for having tried it all, they say with the wise preacher of old, “it is all vanity, and vexation of spirit”.

 

 

But there is a life of such glory and fullness into which we are being saved, so that Paul stated, “In my opinion whatever we may have to go through now is less than nothing compared with the magnificent future God has planned for us.” (Rom. 8:18, Phillips) It is the earnest measures of THIS LIFE that He is imparting now, which, working in us, causes us to daily overcome.

 

 

We recognize the need for the death process, for conformity to His death means the end of all our own self-pursuits, self-will, etc. but this inworking of death does not save us, it merely brings us to the end of the old, that we might be birthed into the new. Nor was it His death that brought us salvation. That, also was to bring an end to the estrangement, the enmity between us and God. But now, being thus reconciled, we shall be saved – saved because of an impartation of HIS LIFE. Truly, “The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants: and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate. (Psalm 34:22)

 

 

Saved by His life – a life that’s replete,

Wondrous redemption that now makes us meet

To be partakers of victory sweet,

Salvation through Christ means a life complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVED BY HIS LIFE [Ray Prinzing]          1

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