Saved By Nails II



Earlier this evening, while preparing for this class, I caught a piece of paper in my room where I had scribbled something relating to this topic for some months now. But it really did not occur to me. My attention was specifically drawn to a hymn which I typed out.

Here is it:

How deep the Father's love for us;
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only son
To make a wretch His treasure.

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to Glory

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking Voice
Call out among the scoffers.

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath had brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Now, wherever you are, if you know this hymn, I'd like you to sing with all consciousness, taking deep notes of the light in the lyrics. For someone, this may be the only part of this message you'd partake in  before you see so much light to flood your heart. So, I beg that you take this quite seriously.

I have three basic points to teach on before leaving. I'm picking them out from the hymn too.

First, the body of Christ has underestimated the value of John 3:16. Beyond what we see in this verse, is a story of everything that has ever happened and that would ever happen. It's quite funny that believers have instead taken sides to interpreting the concept of salvation. This was never meant to be.

Of a truth, the fulfilment of scriptures as regards the salvation of the world was meant to come through a process. 

Have you ever thought why there were no alternatives to the cross? Yes, Jesus is the WAY... But were there no other means other than crucifixion?

The essence of salvation was recovery and for Jesus, you can't give what you do not have. He has life and wanted to give us that life. This was where it began - since man had *died* in the beginning through the first Adam. Now, you can only truly receive the life Christ offers in the *depth of your understanding* of what He has done to give the life. That's not only the essence of John 3:16, but the revelation to the composer of the hymn I sent earlier.

This *depth of understanding too* is why salvation has two basic processes- believing and confessing. At the point of salvation, there is supposed to be so much light that brings the understanding. Only then can a man claim to be saved.

In furtherance and continuity, the church of God is His bride. Every good and fertile bride conceives after consummation of marriage. In the same way, it is expected that when we become members of this body of Christ, we should reproduce alike. This is why we can preach and tell the world of the life we have received, inviting them to the same light. So, when scriptures say *there is joy in heaven over sinners who repent*, it is in similitude with what we do here on earth when a new child (a christian) is born (comes to Christ's fold) and the family celebrates.

As I round up now, I'd like you again to go back to the hymn and sing with a better understanding. Engage in deep meditation as regards the hymn and you'd receive clarity over these things.

The subject of salvation is better experienced. Each day, you can only tell a bit of what God teaches. He reveals a deeper side about Himself to us.

I presume everyone here has at one time or the other made confessions to become born again. If peradventure you are still struggling with sin,  I'd need you to cry out to God - not for forgiveness of sins... But for a *true experience of salvation.* If you experience true salvation and see so much light, (in Theophilus Sunday's words) *it would not be hard for you to sin. Instead, you will look for the ability to sin and you would not find it.*

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