Friday, July 2, 2010

I've Seen the Light!

There's a grand old hymn that says, "Send the Light, the blessed Gospel light, let it shine from shore to shore. Send the Light, the blessed Gospel light, let it shine forevermore!" I've seen the reality of that once again. While chatting with someone who felt he had to endure in good works to be assured he was saved, it became apparent that this person was becoming more & more in despair, thinking he was hopeless. He wanted to be saved, but saw no changes in his life & concluded he could never be saved. He thought there must be more to receiving salvation than faith in Christ because he thought he believed in Him. He found out that his "belief" was only a general belief that Jesus was in fact God, but he was still thinking he had to get to a certain point of faithfulness to conclude God had saved him. When I was able to show him that the Bible says that salvation is not of works but by trusting in the Lord Jesus alone, he became joyful, seeing the truth that salvation is by faith in Christ alone! Jesus died & rose again to pay for his sins, & though they were many, as it is with us all, he saw that they were all paid for! He was ecstatic & so was I! The LIGHT came on for him! He saw it! I saw it again too! It really "works" when a sin-darkened soul sees the Light of the glorious Gospel of Christ! "For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." I trust you've seen it for yourself too!

18 comments:

PURE GRACE BELIEVER said...

That was awesome! Praise the Lord!! That was the same lesson I had to learn years back as my heretical Lordship salvation views were killing me. Praise God for His pure unadulterated grace!

David Wyatt said...

Thank s bro. Dave! So true, & isn't it amazing that when we see the freeness of His grace, that we're so much more likely to work for Him!

Danny said...

Hi Dave! I just stumbled onto the other Dave's Youtube channel. He's got 2 videos discussing James 2! It's always great to put a face to a name. These videos were posted a while ago.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PureGraceTheology

David Wyatt said...

Hey bro. Danny! Thank you so very much for alerting me to this! All of my many guests (all 2!) will be helped by this as well. God Bless you bro!

ExPreacherMan said...

Dear Bro David,

Great story, Great Savior !!!

Sure good to hear you are continuing in faithfulness to the Lord..

What a Savior we have !!!

Our best to you and your dear wife.

In Jesus Christ eternally,

Jack

PURE GRACE BELIEVER said...

Yes, Danny and David seen my fat face :P I will be deleting that video blog soon as I quickly whipped it up. I want to make sure that I am a little more prepared next time. I still have plans on doing other quick videos for youtube but not in several parts like James 2.

Lord bless,

Dave

David Wyatt said...

Hey bro. Dave, I actually appreciated the videos!

David Wyatt said...

Oh hey bro. Jack! I just saw your kind post! Thank you for your kindness, you are more faithful than I! But our Savior is faithful to perfection! Thank God! God Bless you & Shirley as well!

Bhedr said...

Praise God for the wonderful truth of simply trusting in Christ alone. What blessed peace He has given us in that truth and in Himself.

David Wyatt said...

Amen Bro. Brian!

Z said...

sure am working harder to see the light these days........sadly.
But, I hope you come to my Sunday Faith Blog, David (thanks for visiting, by the way)...it's a very inspirational bit of Scripture, too.
BIG blessings to you! xxx

David Wyatt said...

Thanks once again Z for gracing my humble blog! Yes I will check out your Sunday faith blog as always. I don't always post but I always make it a point to visit & I'm never disappointed.
Hey, remember lone thing Z, when it's darkest, the Light shines brightest! God Bless you!

Z said...

David, your comments always fill me up...so kind, so inspiring, so truly Christian. THANK YOU for coming by and commenting; it's an honor to have such a very sweet man at geeeeZ.
God bless you SO MUCH, my dear friend. xx

David Wyatt said...

Thank you Z, you are very kind. I would recommend Z's blog to anyone wishing to learn how the Lord can work even in the discouraging times in which we live.

Kevl said...

Awesome post David!!!

Kev

David Wyatt said...

Oh, thank you bro. Kev. I so appreciate your kindness. God Bless you in your gracious stand for truth in your life. The Lord is using it more than you probably know. May the Lord bless you, bro. Kev.

bm said...

I've seen the light also. And it's the republican light, the dems are in the dark.

David Wyatt said...

Hi, bm! Well, as far as American politics goes, it seems at this time the Republicans do seems to have more light than the dems. But we know that the only Light that lasts for eternity is in Christ! I trust you know Him. God bless you & thank you for taking the time to visit & post!