Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow – 1 Peter 1:10-11
The Bible talks about the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow (1 Peter 1:11); Christ already suffered: His vicarious death and triumphant resurrection paved the way for a life of glory for all of God’s children. There’s absolutely no reason for any Christian to suffer in life, except by choice or ignorance of God’s Word. It’s important that we get to know the Word of God in truth, and live by the vital realities of His Word. Part of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in your life is to make the Word of God that has been consummated in the redemptive plan of God real in your life. He makes all that Christ came to do, in His substitutionary work, real in your life; He brings you into the vital experience of it, not just the legality.
Let me explain it this way: everybody in the world has actually been legally saved; as far as God is concerned, every human being is saved. However, until, and unless, someone accepts that salvation, it will not be a vital truth or reality, and as a result, he’ll never experience the salvation that Christ brought to him. He may go to hell, not because of his sins, but because he didn’t know or accept the truth of salvation that was made available to him in Christ.
In the same way, when you’re in Christ, you must recognize, accept, and endorse the blessings of salvation that the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has consummated for you in order for them to become vital realities in your life.
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Dear Father, I thank you for granting me knowledge of my heritage in Christ, and insight into the mysteries of your Kingdom. I manifest your glory and walk in the light of victory, prosperity and success today, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Study: 1 Corinthians 2:12; Philemon 1:6