Wednesday, June 24, 2009

THE TEST OF HOUSEHOLD FAITH

The spirit of liberty, gospel freedom, sweet peace in the conscience, pardon and redemption is all in Christ, my friends. And if we are blessed with these spiritual blessings in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are safe and secure to all eternity. The soul that has a saving interest in Christ, the great Redeemer, is as sure of heaven as if he were there already.

It is not as some free-willers wickedly tell their hearers – "There are thousands in hell for whom Christ shed His blood."

O no, this can never be the case; for the Father has declared of the Son, "He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied."

He could never be satisfied if the purchase of His blood, the ransom of His life, were to be lifting up their eyes in hell. "The ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."

It is in Christ, my friends. The Lord keep you and me looking by precious faith to the Person of the great Redeemer, to His blood shedding and justifying righteousness, for peace and salvation. It is the test of the household of faith.

By John Kershaw