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Sovereign Grace Church - Christ Shall Save His People - by Joseph D. Murphy

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Sep 15, 2019
Passage: Matthew 1:21
Duration:3 mins 38 secs

Christ Shall Save His People

…call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins

(Matthew 1:21)

Before our precious Savior was born, yes, even from eternity, He was purposed to come “into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). And in another place our Lord tells us “The Son of man came to seek and save what was lost” (Luke 19:10).

What a comforting truth this is — knowing that the Lord Jesus Christ will actually and really save His people from their sins. Oh what comfort there is in knowing that all our sins have been forgiven — ALL of them beloved. Sins of the past, sins of the present, and sins of the future!

Beloved, there is absolutely no sin left out from His forgiveness; otherwise we could never be saved from our sins. And the certainty of this salvation does not come from something we have done, do, or that we can do, but rather it is because of everything that the Lord Jesus did and does to save us. Indeed, “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

Beloved, that is why we know, most assuredly, that ALL our sins are forgiven. Not only because He died and paid for them, but because He rose from the dead and He ever liveth to intercede on our behalf so that we may be saved—never to be lost! Alleluia!

Reader, it is of the utmost importance that we make this observation: notice that it is not said that the LORD JESUS will save everyone from their sins; no no, rather the word of God says that He shall save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). This sets forth, how that there is a personal and intimate relationship between Him and His people. This is shown to us in John chapter 10, where our Lord declares: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” — “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine” — “…and I lay down my life for the sheep” — “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are One” (John 10:11,14,15,27-30).

Beloved believing sinner, rejoice in Christ! and again I say, rejoice! You are one of His sheep, He died for you; and because of what He has done, you have a complete salvation and you will never perish; for He has given you eternal life. May God grant, both the reader and writer alike, ears to ever hear His precious voice and find our feet following Him. May we be among the many that will discover, as John writes ever so blessedly in the gospel that bears his name, “he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John 3:21, Ephesians 1:19). AMEN!

Article orignally published in LA MISIÓN DE ITZINCAB weekly bulletin

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