Emanna for 06/10/2019

Being Saved in His Life

Bible Verses

Rom 5:10 For if we, being enemies, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled.

Words of Ministry

Prior to Romans 5:10 we were told that we have already been saved, because we have been redeemed, justified, and reconciled. Why does this verse suddenly say that we shall be saved? Redemption, justification, and reconciliation all require the death of Christ in which His blood was shed, while sanctification, transformation, and conformation require the inward working of His life. Christ's death on the cross saved us in an objective way, and His life will save us in a subjective way. We need to be saved more and more. We have been saved from hell and from God's condemnation: this is positional
[or objective]
salvation. Now we need to be saved from our disposition, such as our old man, our self, our natural life, etc.: this is dispositional
[or subjective]
salvation. "Much more, we shall be saved in His life." Daily we need to be saved from so many negative things. We need to be saved from our temper and our self. We need to be saved in His life from the besetting sin, that is, to be freed from the law of sin and death. We need to be saved in His life from being worldly, that is, to be sanctified. We need to be saved in His life from our natural being, that is, to be transformed from our natural life. We need to be saved in His life from being self-like, that is, to be conformed to the image of Christ, the firstborn Son of God. And we need to be saved in His life from being individualistic, that is, to be built up with others into one Body. These are the savings in the life of Christ, which will be fully defined in the following chapters
[in Romans]

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 109,112. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/8/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.