His name is riding upon it

Posted: March 19, 2013 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life

“So God never begins a work of salvation that he doesn’t finish. Now, people will take that and say, “Yes, of course. I mean, you know, he saves you and no matter what you do, he is going to take you on into glory.” No, that is not true because salvation is not just you being redeemed from hell and then one day you being placed into heaven. Salvation is, past tense, the moment you believed you were saved from condemnation and wrath and it is present tense. In the life of the believer you are being saved from the power of sin. And it is future tense, one day you will be totally delivered from a fallen world and flesh. And so when I say that he who began a good work in you will finish it doesn’t mean that Bubba is going to get saved, live like hell and one day go to heaven. But it means this. If Bubba truly gets saved, God is going to work in his life all the days of his life, transforming him, changing him, loving him, teaching him, directly him and disciplining him and then one day bringing him into glory. And God is going to do it and make sure it happens because his name is riding upon it.”

– Paul Washer


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