Jesus with sinnerGod commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more than, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. (Romans 5:8,9)

Christ has made reconciliation for sin, and has borne all its ignominy, reproach, and punishment; and yet while bearing sin, He has brought in everlasting righteousness, so that the believer is spotless before God. . .

But there are many who claim to be children of God who are resting their hope upon other dependencies, rather than on the blood of Christ alone.When urged to rest their faith wholly upon Christ as complete Saviour, many reveal the fact that they have faith in something that they think they can do.  They say, “I have a great deal to do before I can be fit to come to Christ.”  Another says, “When I have done to the uttermost all that I can do, then the Lord Jesus will come to my help.”  They image that they have a great deal to do themselves to save their own souls, and that Jesus will come in and piece out that part which is lacking, and give the finishing stroke to their salvation.  These poor souls will not be strong in God until they accept Christ as a complete Saviour.   They can add nothing to their salvation.

The Israelites were required to sprinkle the door-posts with the blood of slain lamb, in order that then the angel of death passed through the land, they might escape destruction.  Bu if instead of doing this simple act of faith and obedience, they had barricaded the door, and taken every precaution to keep the destroying angel out, their pains would have been in vain. . . .When the blood was seen upon the door-post, it was enough.  The salvation of the house was assured.  So it is in the work of salvation; it is the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanseth from all sin.

“Through the merits of His blood, you may overcome very spiritual foe, and remedy every defect of character.”

ELLEN WHITE QUOTE: Comment by Connie

Spiritual warfare takes the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit in you, that bows down to Jesus, weak as sheep, He invites us into HIS HOUSE, under His protection, like the Good Shepherd He is.Jesus with sinner


It is in our spiritual life, that we fight with unseen foes, that Jesus conquered at the cross!