Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Romans 2:4 (KJV)
Understanding the goodness of God does not give us license to live in sin. The contrary—understanding the goodness of God brings about the very change of heart that causes us to no longer want to live in sin. It is the goodness of God that turns us from failure and disappointment to a living a life of victory and peace.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1 (NLT)
There is no condemnation as a result of us being in Christ Jesus. In Christ God sees us as holy and blameless through being joined to His Son. Condemnation must flee from our own hearts as we embrace our identity in Christ and receive the immeasurable gift of God’s love for us.
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
2 Timothy 1:9 (KJV)
Every Believer has a call of God on their lives. Notice that our calling is not according to our works, but according to God’s purpose and grace. This means that, no matter what our past may have looked like or how unqualified we may feel, God has not only called us but graced us to step into His purposes for our lives.
And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 8:2-3 (NKJV)
There is no more ambiguity about whether or not it is God’s will to heal. When the leper said to Jesus, “If You are willing,” His response was, “I am willing.” Let us realize that it is God’s will for us to have wholeness in our physical bodies and, as a result of the finished works of Jesus, healing has been made available to all who will believe. Healing, whether physical or emotional, is part of salvation.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3 (KJV)
Salvation is to know God. It is to have our fellowship with the Father restored through the finished works of Jesus Christ. When we live in intimate fellowship with God through letting His Word abide in our hearts, we will see the fruits of salvation showing up in our lives. The fruits of salvation include healing, deliverance, soundness, godly prosperity and peace.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1 John 4:7-9 (KJV)
Everything God has done for us through the finished works of Jesus is rooted in His perfect love for us. To know and experience the love of God, we look to Jesus and receive the fullness of what His grace has made available. In this we will find ourselves blessed and being a blessing.
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13 (ESV)
To be sober-minded is to be filled with what the Word declares over us. It is to keep our minds actively focused on the truth of God’s Word, and to be actively on guard against the lies and deceptions of the enemy that would seek to invade our thinking. Our confident expectation is set fully upon what the grace of God has made available to us in Christ Jesus.