They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved (2 Peter 2:19, ESV) There is one thing that could be worse that bondage: it is a failure to recognize the bondage! It is a sad reality that someone can be in bondage or
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24 ESV) Our Lord Jesus bore our sins in His own body on the cross. He bore our sins Himself. The personal pronoun “Himself” in
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5, KJV) The Apostle Paul reveals to us two critical processes that accompany our born again experience —the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband (Revelation 21:2, KJV) John saw the new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven, unto the earth as a bride that has been prepared for her husband on the wedding
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt (Dan. 12:2 KJV). The prophet Daniel was given a vision of the days we are living in, and even further down the road to eternity. He was told what will
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Cor. 6:11 ESV) The apostle Paul uses three words to describe the position of holiness and righteousness the believer occupies in Christ. He
I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory (Isa. 46:13 KJV) Righteousness is a precious gift we have in Christ. It took a completely different turn in the New Testament when the focus suddenly shifted
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons (Gen. 3:7 KJV) Nakedness had a beginning. Gen. 3:7 tells us that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked.