The servants of sin have many masters; their lusts hurry them different ways; pride commands one thing, covetousness another.
Thus they are hateful, deserving to be hated. It is the misery of sinners that they hate one another, and it is the duty and happiness of saints to love one another.
And we are delivered out of our miserable condition, only by the mercy and free grace of God, the merit and sufferings of Christ, and the working of his Spirit.
God the Father is God our Saviour. He is the fountain from which the Holy Spirit flows to teach, regenerate, and save his fallen creatures, and this blessing comes to mankind through Christ.
The spring and rise of it is the kindness and love of God to man. Through the Spirit, love and grace have great power to change and turn the heart to God.
Works must be in the saved but are not among the causes of their salvation. A new principle of grace and holiness is wrought, which sways, governs, and makes the man a new creature.
Most pretend they would have heaven at last, yet they care not for holiness now; they would have the end without the beginning.
Here is the outward sign and seal thereof in baptism, called therefore the washing of regeneration.
The work is inward and spiritual; this is outwardly signified and sealed in this ordinance. Slight, not this outward sign and seal; yet rest not in the outward washing, but look to the answer of a good conscience, without which the outward washing will avail nothing.
The worker therein is the Spirit of God; it is the renewing of the Holy Ghost. Through him, we mortify sin, perform a duty, walk in God’s ways; all the working of the Divine life in us, and the fruits of righteousness without, are through this blessed and holy Spirit.
The Spirit and his saving gifts and graces come through Christ, as a Saviour, whose undertaking and work are to bring grace and glory.
In the gospel sense, justification is the free forgiveness of a sinner, accepting him as righteous through the righteousness of Christ received by faith.
In justifying a sinner in the way of the gospel, God is gracious to him, yet just to himself and his law.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Hear our praises, Heavenly Father, being set before your throne as our sacrifices to you as humble servants.
We thank you, Lord, first for our newborn lives in the Spirit. Thank you, Father, for the spirit to hear your words through the Holy Spirit.
Praise and honour from our new hearts go out to you, Lord, for giving us this opportunity through your unselfish sacrifice. We say thank you as we pray in your name Yeshua, Amen and, Amen.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” This, I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.