THE DEVIL'S OUTCASTS WHOM GOD RECEIVES
Jesse M. Hendley
We are studying today SALVATION BY FAITH from two of
the outstanding saints of the Lord, Abraham and David.
These men got to heaven, and if they got to heaven,
they marked out the way for us. Notice, they were
saved BY FAITH.
God tells us how Abraham was saved in Romans 4:3.
Abraham believed God, and his BELIEVING was counted to
him for righteousness. He had faith righteousness, not
work-righteousness. Abraham's works did not save him.
Only his faith saved him. We read concerning Abraham,
in Romans 4:4, "Now to him that worketh is the reward
not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that
worketh not but believeth on Him that justifieth the
ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."
Salvation then comes to the person who "works not."
You'll have to throw away all your works if you expect
to be saved. He who "believeth on Him who justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."
So FAITH is written down in the place of
RIGHTEOUSNESS. He has FAITH-righteousness and is
written on the credit-side of the ledger.
Now today we come to David, verse 6. "Even as David
also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom
God imputeth righteousness without works, saying,
Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and
whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the
Lord will not impute sin."
That's a wonderful, wonderful statement! This is an
amazing thing. This is David's experience, and
Abraham's experience, two of the greatest men of God
of all time. They are in heaven today. How did they
get there? JUST BY FAITH! They didn't have any
WORK-righteousness. They were both sinners. They were
saved by faith.
You take the case of David. God tells us how David was
saved---as a sinner. Psalm 32. David's experience as
recorded in Psalm 32 was just the same as Abraham's.
He descr ...
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