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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Salvation - Part Seven (Transformation- The Fruit And Evidence Of True Salvation)

Transformation - The Fruit and Evidence of True Salvation

As salvation is the door to heaven where we enter, transformation is the passageway, the very threshold to the majestic throne of God where we behold His glorious presence.

Transformation is not the work of man, although his cooperation is very much required. It is the handy work of the Holy Spirit in the realization of God's intentions for all His children to be transformed from glory to glory until they reach the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ.

Are all men children of God? No, all men are creatures of God, but only those "who received Him (Jesus Christ), to those who believe in His name , He gave the right to become children of God." (John 1:12).

They become adopted sons of God and co-heirs with Jesus Christ in the kingdom of God. That means they enjoy the same privileges and rights as the natural or only begotten Son of God.

Only Jesus Christ is acceptable to the Father. Remember, "He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him." Man cannot enter the kingdom of God by any other way except through Jesus Christ.

Man cannot develop his own kind of righteousness and expect the Father to recognize his own vainglorious efforts. That is a direct insult to the Father and an affront to the Son. Only the righteousness of Jesus Christ, imputed on the true Christian upon his born again experience, and further developed and perfected by the Holy Spirit through pious acts and good works in the name of Jesus Christ by the renewed Christian, is acceptable to the Father.

As a person confesses his sins to God and allows all his sins to be washed clean by the blood of Jesus, not only are his sins forgiven (how many and abominable they may be), but they are totally wiped clean, erased as though they never existed at all. And Jesus Christ's righteousness and holiness are imputed on the regenerated Christian as he becomes justified before the Father.

The proof of this is the unfolding of the fruits of the Holy Spirit in him- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. (Galatians 5:22-23). The born again Christian does not develop these traits on his own, but they unfold in him through the works of the Holy Spirit, as he abide by the will of God and walk in His ways.

Then, he truly becomes the light of the world and the salt of the earth, a conduit (or purified vessel) of God's amazing grace and unfailing love and mercy to all mankind.

As The Deer


.:*:. Ferípula .:*:. said...

OHHHH!!!!! Thanks Lord!!!!

You are my Brother!!!!! God bless you!!!! In hearing the first video....and singing... "The Power of Love", in spanish.... Am from Argentina.

Por el poder de tu amor.

Please visit me and share the God´s Love !!!!

:) Look at coming about the Muppets Show... What a perfect surprise from our Lord!!!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Thanks Feripula for your visit to my blog and for the generous comments you left behind. I really enjoyed your post about the Muppet Show. They're simply hilarious. Yes, I will be visiting your blog. May the good Lord shower you with His countless blessings from His great storehouse of blessings. Muchas gracias amiga.

.:*:. Ferípula .:*:. said...

Yes! yes!

Speak spanish!!!
Muchas gracias, amigo! :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I really can't speak Spanish. I have to use a translator and cut and paste my comment which is time consuming. Anyway, I'll try that just for you.
Thanks again for your visit. Gracias.

Anonymous said...

hi mel. i got here from sylvia's blog. i didn't know you're also from the philippines. i'm glad to know you are. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Thanks Pia for visiting my blog and for the kind comments you left behind. Sylvia aka Heiresschild has been one of my original blog mates. We share the same passion for spreading the Gospel messages. I will be linking you with my Christian blog and I will be visiting your blog too. Nice to know that you are a Filipina.
God bless and have a wonderful day.

Mónica...Cine Cuentos. said...

Mel... that is contiguous surprise your visit. The translation is not good, but I understood.
We are WUB companions, I am moderating for Latin America.
A kiss for you.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Gracias Monica. I'm apenas que usa el traductor de los pescados de Babel tan si there's cualquier error apesadumbrado sobre ése. It's cualquiera que o yo haga un comentario inglés. Gracias por su visita. El dios bendice.