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Sovereign Grace Church - By Him I Believe - by Joseph D. Murphy

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EPHESIANS 3:8




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May 21, 2023
Passage: 1 Peter 1:21
Duration:2 mins 10 secs


By Him I Believe

Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

(1 Peter 1:21)

All false religions are under the delusion that salvation is granted through something a person does; nothing could be further from the truth!

I trust you will notice these two blessed words in 1st Peter, chapter 1, verse 21: “by Him”. To my awakened brothers and sisters, I trust those two words testify to your experience in Christ, that “by Him,” by the Lord Jesus Christ, you find yourself believing on Him as your Lord and God.

God’s people are not born of blood (a believer is not made a believer because his parents are Christian, as is the case with Mohammedans and Papists). God’s people are not born of the will of the flesh (one does not become a believer because one exercises his or her own will to make a decision). God’s people are not born of the will of man (one does not become a believer because a group of people got together to pray). If you find yourself believing in God, it is by God’s redeeming, regenerating power in Christ. Beloved, the eternal gospel declares that His people “were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:13).

Our Lord declared, “Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given Him” (John 17:2). The power our Lord has over all flesh is the life-giving power He has to quicken His people, whereby He grants them eternal life, making them willing and able to truly believe on Him whom God hath sent (John 6:29).

Beloved, “By Him [you] believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God” (1 Peter 1:21).

Reader, if you find yourself believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, it is by Him you believe in God. Just as Lazarus was made to come out of the tomb by the Lord Jesus Christ, your coming forth from the tomb of your unbelief was “by Him.” AMEN!



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