Emanna for 03/10/2020
Don't Lose Your Boldness
Romans 4:26 With a view to the demonstrating of His
righteousness... so that He might be righteous and the One
who justifies him who is of the faith of Jesus.
Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brothers, boldness for
entering the Holy of Holies
[where God is]
in the blood of Jesus, Words of Ministry
Whether or not a person can be a proper Christian depends on whether he understands God's righteousness. Many people cannot live a proper Christian life because they think that their forgiveness is the result of God's mercy. They think that God forgives them because He sees that they are hopeless. They do not realize that God's righteousness brought about their forgiveness. Consequently, sometimes they feel that God has forgiven them, and at other times, they feel that God has not forgiven them. But we have to remember that God has given us His Son, who has borne the punishment of sin for us. Therefore, the Bible says that we can come boldly to God. We thank and praise God that He has given us His Son. Before God gave us Jesus of Nazareth, He was free to forgive us or not forgive us. But now that He has given us Jesus of Nazareth, God cannot refuse us when we come to Him through Jesus Christ; He has to forgive us. God has to forgive those who come to Him through Christ Jesus. Hallelujah! God cannot refuse to forgive those who come to Him through Christ Jesus. Since He has given us Christ Jesus, when we come to Him through Christ, God has to forgive us whether or not He likes it. Hallelujah! We can come to God today not just because of His love, but also because of His righteousness.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Central Messages, pp. 195. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 1/13/98)