Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)
Let me encourage you to take a second look at today’s title; I don’t want you to think that I have misspelled the word prophet—a man who speaks on behalf of God. So what did I mean by the word profit? Let’s take a look.
You know that our Lord Jesus Christ entered into this world, took on human flesh, lived a perfect and sinless life, died a sacrificial death, rose from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven to take His rightful place, seated at the right hand of God the Father. Did you know that He did it all for profit? Jesus profited and so did we.
In His free response to His Father’s will, Jesus left the throne room of heaven and came to earth to pay for all our sins, that He might restore an alienated people back to a right relationship with their fountainhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus came to slay the devilish dragon and thereby win back those who had been separated from Him by their sin. This was for His profit. He looks upon the labor of His soul and is satisfied (Isaiah 53:11).
But that’s not all! His profit is our profit, for in Christ we have been blessed “with every spiritual blessing” (Ephesians 1:3). We have been . . .
- Given wisdom
- Sealed by the Holy Spirit
The list of profits conferred to us from our Prince could fill volumes. We are now ambassadors of the Almighty, called into the ministry of reconciliation. We have been given a peace that the unbelieving world knows nothing about, for it is the peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). And as if that was not enough profit already, we are given the unimaginable honor of being the bride of Christ, without fearing the slightest possibility of divorce.
What a “win-win” we have received! Jesus wins us and we win Him. His profit is our profit.
There is only one loss recorded on our eternal profit and loss statement: we lose the penalty of our sin. That penalty did not simply disappear, Christian; it was paid for in full by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
May these glorious truths encourage you to live for the glory of the One who made the sin of the world profitable—for Himself and for all who place their trust in Him.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!