November 29th, 2016
God Revealed Faith
Galatians 3:23 (KJB) But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterward be revealed.
Did you know there was a time when there was no faith?
Instead of resting in faith and covered by grace man tried to keep the law of God (works). Certainly, this was an impossible task because only God can perfectly keep the law. Men always fail miserably to fulfill the law of God. Since the fall of Adam, the natural man is born in rebellion to naturally opposes God’s law, rather than desiring to align themselves with it and to Him.
God sent His Son to fulfill God’s Law perfectly. Jesus Christ was the only one who could do this.
Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and faith in His finished work was revealed to man. Faith is the fuel which allows mankind to stand positionally in a personal relationship with God in grace as sojourns on this earth. Today, man can see faith and the transaction of Calvary from a different angle. Today man looks beyond Calvary rather than looking for Calvary ahead in the future.
The regenerate man lives in this age of grace from faith to faith in the midst of wickedness and evil of the god of this world (Romans 1:17).