#127-G73 ~ Galatians 3:10-11 continued
Faith in what God said has always been at the heart of justification. In our time it is all about the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. When a person puts their faith in this provision God has made, the righteousness of God is credited to that person immediately and permanently. But it must be faith in that alone. No works are to be added to it. People typically want to do that,. but it provides no help at all.
Here we continue with our fourth point in this study. That point is that justification by faith in this time is often confused with God’s policy with Israel in previous time. One very important thing that must be understood is that salvation in former times and in the coming time of the Tribulation, salvation is not a settled matter for the one believing until the day they die. In our case today we get our salvation settled and sealed forever at the point in which we first accept the death, burial, and resurrection as the sole basis for our salvation. But it wasn’t that way in times before the salvation and revelation given to us through the apostle Paul. Things will revert back to the way things were then in the coming Tribulation. But today we’re in a different time. We’re in this time known as the Dispensation of the Grace of God. Knowing the difference between the two programs is extremely important, even essential to one’s compliance with God’s will. God Himself has not changed, but His policy certainly has. Hence, there are many things that differ in our time from what went before. Sorting that all out is at the heart of growing up spiritually.
We here look at some passages that help us understand this. James 1:1, James 2:17-24, Hebrews 11:13, Matthew 10:21-22, and Revelation 2:11, 17, 26, 3:5Tags: