But God- You are a Saint Now

Greetings,

There have been several questions and we'll tackle one today. "How can a sinner like me be seated in Heaven?"

But God Image_Color_CrossGood question. To answer that we will look at the premise of the question. Who says you are a sinner? Certainly not Abba. I don't know about you, but I have heard that taught and my knowledge of my thoughts and behavior certainly identify with the belief that I am a sinner. Saved by grace, but a sinner. That is simply not true.

What we talked about last time was you joined to Jesus in death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. That it was the real you- the spirit being- who was, is, and will always be in Jesus. Now a remarkable thing happened to you in that process. The you that was resurrected and ascended with Jesus is not the same you that was crucified with him. What the Bible calls the old man, the sinner, was killed with Jesus. Who came out of the ground with him was a brand new person with a brand new nature- a righteous nature- his nature- imputed into you. You are, as Abba's child as righteous today as Jesus is! You are in him!! In Heaven. That's the only condition you could be in and be in him and be in Heaven. No sin and no sinners get there. You are a saint now (why do you think so many of the New Testament letters are addressed to the 'Saints'?)

Please wrestle with this wonderfully liberating truth. Keep sending questions.
Blessings,

Thomas

Thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. In every new ScentBlocker jacket there is a laminated waterproof pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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