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Christ – Our Total Savior

The Christian community is divided into two categories of people – those who seek to establish their own righteousness and those who are resting in Christ’s righteousness (2). First, there are those who believe that salvation is only initially based on Christ’s righteousness, and who then strive in the energy of the flesh to maintain a righteous standing. These will not and cannot enter into God’s desired rest for them (3).

Then there are those who rest in a total salvation, seeing Christ as their salvation from start to finish, not just initially. These believers learn to place no confidence in the flesh (4). They enter His prescribed rest (5) and into a life of godly production (6); (7). Christ is our salvation all the way! In I Corinthians 1:30, God has made Him our righteousness by way of justification when we first believed. He sanctifies us as we progress in personal holiness by the Word (8). Then He is our salvation through the redemption of our physical bodies in glorification (9).

Seeing Christ as our salvation all the way from start to finish, from time to eternity – seeing Him as our total Savior, is the key to entering into God’s rest, into an enjoyment of our position, and an anticipation of our certain inheritance (10); (11).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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    Fortune and Jp (Pastor James Church in Montreal) says

    I love the new format .We are experiencing severe trials and have lost everything we need your prayers. Your devotionals stregthen and encourage us.Jp

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    JP and Fortune Greater Grace Montreal says

    Yes we can always count on no deviation from Gods Word from GGWO along with great Leadership.It is the word that delivers .This is our favourite devotional. JP and Fortune From Montreal GGwo Happy New Year!

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