ARE YOU “IN” CHRIST JESUS?
When judgment fell on the earth during the great flood, only those “in” the Ark were saved. The rain of God’s wrath fell on the Ark, but Noah and his family were kept safe inside. This is a foreshadowing of Christ. For Christ Jesus is our Ark. There is no condemnation for those who are “in” Christ Jesus. He took our sin, our separation and our death upon Himself, so that we might receive His righteousness, Sonship, and eternal life. Jesus took all our condemnation (Rom. 8:3-4). There is no wrath left for those who are “in” Christ. God’s judgment was satisfied, His wrath appeased at Calvary’s cross.
As the hymn, “In Christ Alone,” says:
“Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.”
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You that we are safe in the ark of Christ Jesus. Strengthen us to proclaim the gospel to the world. Stretch forth Your hand to open hearts and minds to hear. In Jesus’ name, amen.