DREAM: Covering Removed – Provision Made For All In “The Son”
“If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” [Romans 10: 9-10].
To confess in the Greek here means to agree or concede, and the word Lord in the Greek means to give someone deciding power over your life. In other words, the plan of salvation requires that a person both believe in the shed blood of Jesus Christ to cover their sins, AND he/she must come into agreement with the Lord Jesus Christ, surrendering his/her life to His Lordship, His leading and guiding from that point forward. Jesus said, “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” [Luke 9:23]
This means that a Believer/Follower of the Lord Jesus Christ is willing to deny his/her flesh [sin] DAILY in order to embrace the Lord’s agenda. It is not easy, but it is worth it. And the Lord has supplied us with a provision of power, His Grace, to enable us to live the life He calls us to. It is not by our own works or power that we come into salvation in Christ Jesus, but by His shed blood alone, and our willingness to surrender our lives to Jesus Christ. As the Apostle Paul explains, “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves. It is the gift of God, not by works so that no one can boast.” [Ephesians 2: 8-9]