DIG for Thursday the 4th of April…..you started in faith and trust, so carry on in faith and trust…..Colossians 2 v 6

Let me ask you a simple question; when you became a born again believer did you have to beg or plead with God to receive you?

Did you have to tithe or pray all night or fast for salvation to flow?

No, you knew that by coming to Him in faith and trust you would be saved; that is what the Word says.

You were saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2 v 8). You were not saved by works (Ephesians 2 v 9).

This part of your salvation can be seen as your “ticket to heaven”, but there is so much more available to you through salvation.

As part of the sozo package that you received at salvation you can have healing, joy, peace and prosperity among other things.

So, do we need to pray, tithe, attend church to get these; do we need to do works in order to be blessed by God with this?

Well, you would think yes by the way many believers act and speak!

The answer however is no; in the same way that we entered first into salvation via grace through faith, we experience the rest of our salvation (our abundant life that Jesus talks about in John 10 v 10) in the same way, via grace through faith.

Paul tells the Colossians this important truth in Colossians 2 v 6.

He says in the simple way that you first came to Christ, carry on your walk with Him in that same way; move into the blessings of the fullness of salvation in the same way.

This is by grace through faith and it is not by works.

Scripture makes it very clear that all aspects of sozo is gained by grace through faith and not by works.

Rest in His salvation today, don’t try to earn it!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I was saved by grace through faith; thank you that I can now move into your supernatural abundance in the same way”.

Colossians 2 v 6…..As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him

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DIG for Wednesday the 3rd of April…..there are no super-dupers in the Kingdom of God…..Galatians 3 v 28

I love how inclusive the Lord is; He offers salvation to everyone (2 Peter 3 v 9) because He loves the whole world and everybody in it (John 3 v 16).

The Lord does not have any favourites amongst His children; the Word says He is no respecter of persons (Acts 10 v 34).

This truth of universal love and inclusiveness is further explained to the people of Galatia by the apostle Paul.

Paul writes that we are all one, we are all the same. In the Kingdom, as well as Galatia, there should be no issues of race, class and gender.

Paul says that it does not matter if you are a Greek or Jew (race), slave or free (class), male or female (gender); everybody is one in Christ Jesus.

If you are a born again believer you are the same as any other born again believer no matter what your physical circumstances may be.

This is a wonderful picture of inclusiveness and a wonderful example of what life should be like in church today.

We could extend this model even further in our culture; married, single or divorced; straight, gay or celibate; rich or poor; black or white; able bodied or disabled; we are all one in Christ Jesus.

In the eyes of the Lord we are all the same; we are all one in Christ Jesus.

Do we see this attitude in the church today is the question I leave you with.

Speak this out today……”Thank you Lord that I am included in the love and mercy of Jesus Christ; thank you that I am one in Him”.

Galatians 3 v 28….There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus