Then the Lord said to Noah,“Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.
Remember the story of Noah? How Noah was safe in the ark when the floodwaters came? While Noah was not perfect, God saw him as righteous because of his faith in God (see Heb. 11:7).
When the flood came, everyone outside the ark died, but Noah and his family were protected and saved. Why? Because they were in the ark, which is a type of Christ, who is our salvation (see Acts 4:12).
The ark didn’t have windows along its sides, only near the roof. The truth here is that God does not want you to focus on all the darkness, terror, and evil that are around you and in the world. He wants you to look up and know that His Son is coming back for you.
God want you to look up, stop focusing on your surroundings. Just look up and believe in Him and His word.
I want you to see something else: I
believe there were times when Noah might have lost his balance and fallen as the storm waters crashed against the ark. But Noah fell in the ark; he never
fell out of the ark. Similarly, for the believer today, when the devil tempts you and you fall, you don’t fall out of your position in Christ, you are still in Christ.
In the book of Proverbs, it says, “For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again” (Prov. 24:16). You see, a believer doesn’t fall in and out of
righteousness. Our righteousness today is a gift from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:17 says For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
This means that even though we may fail from time to time because we are imperfect human beings, we are still in Christ our ark and do not forfeit His blessings of protection.
Now, in case you are wondering, does this make someone want to live
recklessly? Certainly not! I believe thatknowing you are righteous in Christ
makes you live responsibly and in honor to the Lord.
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
The revelation of our righteousness in Christ produces righteous living
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
I really needed this word today. I hope this word of grace encourages you as it does for me. As you continue in 2019 always remember that you are deeply loved, greatly blessed and highly favoured by Daddy God.
Love Mimo 💕