Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Raised Up

Dear Saints, the Scriptures tell us that you, who were dead in your sins, God has, in Christ, quickened us together, raised us together and seated us together with Christ. This means that you are now alive, forgiven, raised to the place of blessing and seated at the place of rest.
         The Apostle tells us that by grace are you saved, made alive, raised and seated. This is all grace, all gift.

         Incidentally, this raising is why we kneel down during confession of sin and are raised up for the declaration of forgiveness and the assurance of pardon. You are raised in Christ so you are encouraged to stand up before Him in full assurance.

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