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Part 2:2 WHAT IS SALVATION

Lesson 235

God In His Mercy Wills That I Be Saved.

  1. I need but look upon all things that seem to hurt me, and with perfect certainty, assure myself, “God wills that I be saved from this,” and merely watch them disappear.  I need but keep in mind my Father’s Will for me is only happiness, to find that only happiness has come to me.  And I need but remember that God’s Love surrounds His Son and keeps his sinlessness forever perfect, to be sure that I am saved and safe forever in His Arms.  I am the Son He loves.  And I am saved because God in His mercy wills it so.
  2. Father, Your holiness is mine.  Your Love created me and made my sinlessness forever part of You.  I have no guilt nor sin in me, for there is none in You.

All those things that seem to hurt me?  God wills that I be saved from it.  The snubs, accusations, mean words, past abuse, mockery, and infidelity – the betrayal from family and friends and lovers, all that hurt, but even worse the times in which I hurt others.  They come to me, those dark spots of shame, sorrow, and would-be hopelessness and I would cringe inside. Except now I know what to do! I call upon Holy Spirit, ever with me: “Please shine your light upon this, so it will be undone.  I don’t want this anymore.  God wills that I be saved from this.”  And then I merely watch them disappear.

Some claim not the tender conscience, as if this is an attribute that makes them strong and invulnerable – but their bodies tell another story.  When we hide our darkness behind tough exteriors, when we rumble about too big for our britches, bloated with our own importance, claiming no need of God’s mercy, we reveal the hidden lies, broken hearts, and lonely despair from the projections we would cast upon others.   

God wills that we be saved from this!  No need to protect what in the end eats us alive inside and out, destroys our relationships, and wreaks havoc in time.  God’s holiness is ours.  His Love created us and made us sinless forever part of Him.  We have no guilt or sin in us, for there is none in our Father, Who made us like Himself.  Amen.