In Process

An amazing thing happens when a person yields to Jesus as his or her Savior and Lord. The Bible calls it: “born again.” However, it is not just a Bible phrase. It goes beyond that; it is an actual experience!  For some it might be emotionally intense, for others it might not be something they are aware of consciously. The fact remains that when we truly enter into a saving relationship with Jesus, when we are born again, a miracle of gigantic proportions is accomplished in us! We are actually “Spiritually” born into God’s family. God’s nature enters our inner being. God has come to be our Heavenly Father. He is teaching us, training us, disciplining us, guiding us, loving us, encouraging us, correcting us, helping us, providing for us and preparing us for an eternal destiny. We are being shaped and molded for Heaven. Perfection awaits us! That means, we are destined to be like Jesus. First, in a legal sense, we are credited with His perfection. From that moment on His perfection is being very gradually instilled in our lives. We are in process! Paul, writing under inspiration, told the church at Rome: “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate (to be) conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified” (Romans 8:29-30). Notice the tense of that last word: glorified! Past tense! In the purpose and planning of God, this process is already completed. We must go through the process. In God’s time, we will be completed! (See Philippians 1:6). Stanton Gavitt’s Gospel song speaks of this: “Things are different now; I was changed it must be, when I gave my heart to Jesus. Things I loved before have passed away; things I love far more have come to stay. Things are different now; I was changed it must be, when I gave my heart to Him!” And He keeps right on changing His own! Selah! He declares us: “saints.” Then, He goes on “saint”ifying us. (Sanctifying us). Little by little, we are becoming saintly. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is” (I John 3:2). Ron

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