One of the things that we ought not to ever forget as believers is that God has called us to be witnesses to His name as well as carriers of His glory. God has not brought salvation to us through Jesus Christ simply to get us to heaven. The apostle Paul in the book of Philippians speaks of WORKING OUT your salvation. It is not Paul’s suggestion that you are not fully saved when you confess Jesus Christ as Savior. Neither is he suggesting that there is an element of work that allows us to earn portions of salvation.
No…when you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior the gift of salvation is imparted unto you and you are saved right then and forever.
What Paul means is that the application and expression of your salvation should be seen in your growth and development…that you should be striving on a daily basis to grow in the knowledge of your salvation and the more you grow in it the more you show of it. A part of the showing of your salvation is the sharing of it with others. You and I are called to share the glorious good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and to share all that Jesus does and can do for you once you accept Him as your Savior. You can share it through your words and you can share Jesus through your deeds. How you act and what you say become a witness of something every time you say something and in all that you do.
My question to you today is what are your words and actions being a witness to and a witness for?
GRACE AND PEACE,
Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr.
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