Chosen in Him . . . ?

ascension     There has been one promise of Scripture which the Lord Jesus Christ has been bringing to my remembrance repeatedly over the last few months. It is found in John 8:31-32, where He tells us . . . “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free !”

And then I remember Christ’s prayer in the garden, when He cries to our Father on our behalf, and says . . . “Sanctify them through Thy Truth, Yea, Thy Word is Truth !”     John 17:17

In the original greek of the text, the word “Truth” literally means Verity, (verily so) !

So what Christ Jesus is really promising to each of us, is that we shall know the Truth, and the Truth (the unfailing verity of His Word) shall make us free . . . “For whom the Son makes free, shall be free indeed !”
John 8:33-36

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The Gift of Righteousness !

     “For if by one man’s offense (Adam’s transgression) death reigned by one; much more they which receive (by faith) abundance of Grace (the Divine Influence) and the Gift of righteousness shall reign in Life by One, even Christ Jesus ! . . . For as by one man’s disobedience many (all together) were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous . . . !”     – Romans 5:17-19

“To believe that righteousness is given for your sin, when you ask forgiveness, and thankfully to receive that righteousness as the gift of God –this is what it is to exercise faith. Yet how true it is that “we suffer much trouble and grief because of our unbelief and of our ignorance of how to exercise faith . . .”
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