Move forward after salvation

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by praisehimalleluia, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Move forward after salvation

    I read Exodus 16:3 where it says "If only the LORD had killed us back in Egypt," they moaned. "There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into the wilderness to starve us all to death."

    We all struggle with habitual cravings. Food, gambling, porn, and drunkenness are just a few of the examples we may have had before in our lives. Fortunately, God freed us from it all. We are made whole new, being freed from the bondage of sin. Just as the Lord freed the Israelites from Egypt. But as soon as we are freed, He expects us to move forward.

    When the Israelites were freed, they became stone hearted again. They whined. The sort of mind and thinking that destroys us mankind. It stops us from moving forward instead. Gal 5:25 reads "since we are living by the Spirit, let the Spirit lead us in every part of our lives"

    God wants us to have faith in Him. To trust Him that He will bring us with His Mighty Hands and will provide for us. If we trust the Lord, we should not whine but praise Him and trust His sufficient grace upon us. God will not test us more than we can bear, as He promised us in 1 Cor 10:13.

    Once God has shown us the escape path, don't look back. Don't let sin control our souls. Instead, let us walk forward each day, as the Spirit enables us. Let the Spirit guide and teach us the paths to eternity. His glory shall shine before you in the wilderness.

  2. Major

    Philippians 2:12 says;
    "Wherefore my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my preseance only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling".

    "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure".

    This does not mean we are or can work for salvation but that we are to serve God after we are saved. It is the great need in Christianity today that all Christians need to stand up for Christ and serve Him as He so directs. When we do that we are feeding the NEW MAN of Christ in us and starving the OLD MAN of our sin nature.

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