Bible Ballistics: This Is The Day….And??? Vol. 6#11

This is the day

which the Lord hath made;

we will rejoice

and be glad

in it.” Psalm118:24

Which day? This day! The day that God made! We’ve been talking a lot about time and what we need to do with our time, so let’s continue today in search of our purpose—on this day. To live our purpose every day!

And it shall be said in that day,

Lo, this is our God;

we have waited for him,

and he will save us:

this is the Lord;

we have waited for him,

we will be glad

and rejoice

in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:9

(For he saith, I have heard thee

in a time accepted,

and in the day of salvation

have I succoured thee:  

behold, now

is the accepted time;

behold, now

is the day of salvation.)” 2 Corinthians 6:2 

Today is the day of salvation!!! We have no assurance of tomorrow, nor do any of our loved ones who don’t know Jesus. Our task is to share the “Good News” of the gospel with those around us, but how? By rejoicing in Jesus and walking in His Spirit. By being a “reconciler” toward the world, and calling them to Jesus. Not condoning the wickedness around us but being a lighthouse of the love of Jesus and the salvation that only HE offers through the blood that HE shed for all who will come to HIM.

Neither is there salvation in any other:

for there is none other name under heaven

given among men,

whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Jesus saith unto him,

I am the way,

the truth,

and the life:

no man cometh unto the Father,

but by me.” John 14:6 

In him was life;

and the life

was the light of men.” John 1:4

I am come

that they might have life,

and that they might have it

more abundantly.” John 10:10

There is only one way to God, and Jesus is that way. We are born in sin, born to die, but God has made a way for us to have life and have it abundantly!!! We have abundant life—the life of Jesus within us. Life from the dead!!!

Ephesians 2:1-7 tells us clearly that we can have this life in Jesus, how can we keep it a secret:

And you hath he quickened, (made alive)

who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Wherein in time past ye walked

according to the course of this world,

according to the prince of the power of the air,

the spirit that now worketh (not God’s)

in the children of disobedience:

Among whom also we all had our conversation

in times past

in the lusts of our flesh,

fulfilling the desires of the flesh

and of the mind;

and were by nature the children of wrath,

even as others.

But God,

who is rich in mercy,

for his great love

wherewith he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins,

hath quickened us together with Christ,

(by grace ye are saved;)

And hath raised us up together,

and made us sit together in heavenly places

in Christ Jesus:

That in the ages to come he might shew

the exceeding riches of his grace

in his kindness toward us

through Christ Jesus.”   Ephesians 2:1-7

But God”!!! Praise God for the great “conjunctions” of the Bible. But God had mercy—not just ‘had’ mercy, but our God IS mercy, the very essence of mercy. And HE extends that mercy to you and me. We who were:

dead in trespasses and sins—all of us

walking in the ‘world’ by the ‘worlds’ rules

under Satan’s kingdom-by birth and by choice

–in worldy living

–in worldly lusts

 –in worldly desire

–as children of wrath (the wages of sin is death…)

BUT GOD!!! Oh what a wonderful contrast!!! God reaches down for us, and when we come to know the love and redeeming grace of God we are enabled to live it and share it every day, in every way, by the blood of Jesus!

It’s why we can rejoice in each day that God gives us; each day He gives us to serve Him. Rejoice in each day we are privileged to serve Him and others. We can even rejoice in the difficulties of life, knowing that God has us in HIS hand. In Jesus I can truly give thanks in, and even for all things because I know this day—TODAY—and each and every day which God gives me is an operation of the principle of God’s sovereign working, IN ME, FOR HIS GLORY!

And we know

that all things work together for good

to them that love God,

to them who are the called

according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow,

he also did predestinate

to be conformed

to the image of his Son,

that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Romans 8:28-29

And by His power we can live for God in every way, every day.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31.

I am crucified with Christ:

nevertheless I live;

yet not I,

but Christ liveth in me:

and the life which I now live

in the flesh

I live by the faith of the Son of God,

who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

I can do all things

through Christ

which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13

This I say then,

Walk in the Spirit,

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”  Galatians 5:16

And they that are Christ’s

have crucified the flesh

with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit,

let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:24

He that overcometh

shall inherit all things;

and I will be his God,

and he shall be my son.” Revelation 21:7

We overcome because of what Jesus did for us at Calvary.

1 John 5:4, “For whatsoever is born of God

overcometh the world:

and this is the victory that overcometh the world,

even our faith.

Therefore we can surely, every day, every way:
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

Rejoice TODAY!!!