ALL FOR ALL – SAVED AND PAVED
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, ALL THINGS are become new.
It is such an amazing thing to know that Jesus Christ saved us, but what He saved us into is even much more amazing! The degree of change from the ebb of existence to the highest power of God’s grace is too lofty for human comprehension; hence, some do not believe it to be true. This doubt is also due to the fact that most of us have spent too long a time in the world around those that have formed our perspective in the negative, so coming face to face with something contrary to what we’ve always known, seemingly forms a big stumbling block. Tell you what, that perspective can be altered in Christ Jesus.
The call of God in the fullness of His majesty is for man to step up into his apportioned glory right from his existence here on Earth till his day of ascension to his proper home where Jesus has gone to prepare for him. This is a great call!
At new birth, that is at the point of receiving salvation from Christ, everything about the individual committing Himself to Jesus, changes. Mark the words ‘ALL THINGS’ in the above scripture because in the actual sense, they mean everything. The words were used actually without exaggeration or inaccuracy. When we consider how God operates and when we gain just a little insight into the revelation of who He is, we would easily believe what He has said about us, but remember, the just shall live by faith. Just believe God and you will see Him at work!
Looking through the Bible, we would find a lot of expressions where the pieces of the evidence of the totality of the package of our redemption in Christ are embedded. God couldn’t have saved you from poverty and left you in sickness. He didn’t say, ‘Yes’ to success and ‘Yes’ to barrenness, neither did He agree with the devil to take your peace and He (God) would give you a good job. He can’t be in possession of you and the devil would be sharing you with Him. It’s either you’re totally His or you’re totally not His, that is why He saves all of you and makes all of Himself accessible to you! Halleluyah!
Should we go through a few of the ALL – encompassing promises? Here:
-Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath BLESSED US WITH (ALL) SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS in heavenly places in Christ.
-Philippians 4:13 I CAN DO (ALL) THINGS through Christ who strengthens me.
-Philippians 4:19 …but my GOD SHALL SUPPLY (ALL) YOUR NEED according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
-Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing BUT IN (EVERYTHING)…LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN UNTO GOD.
-Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, WHAT (THINGS SO EVER) YE DESIRE, WHEN YOU PRAY, BELIEVE that you receive them, AND YE SHALL HAVE THEM.
-Ephesians 1:8 Wherein He HATH ABOUNDED TOWARD US IN (ALL) WISDOM AND PRUDENCE
These all seem to be too good to be true, but that’s God’s word to you and I. God does not give any impression that only a part of you could be saved. He saves to the utmost, to the very last bit of you and when you have a challenge releasing a part of you to Him, you end up hindering yourself from the fullness of His blessing. Everything is possible to the believer! You can do everything!
For further Study
Personal declaration for the day
I am completely saved because I gave myself completely to Christ.
Questions for you to reflect on
How saved are you?
How much of you have allowed Jesus to save?