Galatians 5:1 (NKJV) Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
We are saved by Grace alone, by Christ alone. As God said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17 NKJV). The Law was setup to reveal to us that we need a Savior. For the Law told us to do right according to God’s commands. But the Law did not give us the ability to obey God. That is why we need a Savior. That is why we need Jesus Christ. God all the long had His plan of Salvation before Creation. In eternity past, God the Father had His plan of Salvation. And Jesus Christ, God the Son, said I will die for them. For you see, my friends, the penalty for sin is death. When sin entered into this world it did not catch God off guard. For God had His plan of Salvation all the long. The Cross was the joy set before Jesus in eternity when He said “yes, I will die for them.” And because of what Jesus did for us on the Cross. God the Father can now extend Grace to all who will simply believe, wholeheartedly, in His Son Jesus Christ. Grace supplies us with filling of the Holy Spirit of God. And by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to live a life in Christ. This all is possible when we trust in Jesus Christ as Savior. It is in Christ that we receive salvation and sanctification. For as Paul says in Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV), “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Salvation is all about God. God came up with His plan of Salvation. God put His plan of Salvation into action. Jesus, God the Son, fulfilled the Father’s plan of Salvation. God the Father was pleased with His Son’s substitutional sacrificed and raised Him from the dead. And Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven. Salvation is all dependent on God. Therefore, our Salvation is completely secured in what Jesus has done for us on the Cross. And because of what Jesus did for us, God can now extend His grace to all who will believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Don’t tell me I need to seek a second blessing. When I came to Christ, I got everything I needed. Paul tells me that I have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. Let’s believe God and start trusting Him. Let’s stop adding on to what Christ has done for us. Let us simply trust and believe by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ for our Salvation. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.