Showing posts from October 31, 2010

Overcoming Testimony

I am looking into the concept of witness and testimony in regards to eternal salvation and our relationship with God. The text was bouncing around inside my head about how the overcomers in Revelation accomplished their overcoming, and I decided to pursue this thread and see where it might lead me. The outcome so far has been very enlightening and stimulating.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death." (Revelation 12:10-11)
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "My lord, you know."…

Robe of Righteousness

I feel like I have been placed in an accelerated class on salvation. Over the past few weeks and months I have had much more free time and I have been listening to a series of talks on the larger view of salvation. It has been extremely stimulating for me as it puts together nearly everything I have been learning about God over the past twenty years together in a way that links them all coherently. It is bringing into much sharper view the larger picture that I knew was taking shape but have struggled to see where all the pieces fit properly.
When I woke up this morning and dialogued with God as I usually do at that time, some of the old clich├ęs suddenly began to make clear sense, ones that I have struggled with for years to figure out how they were supposed to apply to life. The one that came to mind this morning was the concept of putting on the robe of Christ's righteousness. When used in the typical legal model of salvation it more or less seems to make sense. But the more that…