The Tools of Salt and Light

Many believers really don’t know the spiritual tools they have received. They got the ‘fire insurance package’ but that may be all they think they have. There is more available on our spiritual tool belts. As a believer, you also have the tools of SALT and LIGHT. Matthew 5:13 and 14 (ESV) says, “You are the salt of the earth”, and “You are the light of the world.” Be sure you carry a salt shaker and a flashlight in your tool belt.

Being the salt of the earth is being a believer who goes about his life sprinkling the goodness and love of Jesus to those they meet. Salt enhances the flavor of our foods. Jesus enhances the flavor of our lives. You have the flavor additive that someone else needs. You also carry His light as you lovingly point to Jesus. When the way is dark for some, you carry the light of the revelation of His love, forgiveness, and grace. They won’t stay in the dark when you’ve given them light that will last forever.

These spiritual tools are necessary in life. Be sure they’re stored in your tool belt for easy access and distribution.

The Lightness Of Your Tool Belt

Does it seem like your spiritual tool belt is becoming heavy? Just remember, Jesus carries the load, and all you need to do is to receive what is already yours and your load will be easy. Be sure you are familiar with the tool of forgiveness. Not only forgiving others, but understanding that you are already forgiven. Someone questioned a pastor saying they weren’t sure they could believe their future sins were actually forgiven because Jesus lived so long ago. The pastor shared that the sins Jesus bore on the Cross were all future sins to which the person rejoiced when they received that revelation. Past, present, and future sins washed away in the blood of Jesus, forgiven.

Don’t ever consider that God won’t forgive you. He already did in and through Jesus. Realize that you’re not only forgiven but He does not condemn you—ever. The ordinances which were against you were wiped away because of God’s forgiveness. Jesus told the woman caught in adultery to go and sin no more. He knew who she was, but offered her forgiveness and love. She was no longer who she had been. She was a new woman, forgiven, loved by God, and no longer condemned. Let these tools continue establishing you daily in God’s great grace.

Adding To Your Spiritual Toolbelt

We’re refocusing on the truths of our spiritual tools and what we need daily to carry in our spiritual tool belts. So many believers feel they can’t be holy because of their sin but this isn’t the message of the Gospel of Grace through the finished work of Jesus. You are holy because you are IN Christ Jesus. Your holiness doesn’t depend on you. It is totally wrapped up in Jesus. And, as His child, you share in this inheritance. You’re not a rotten sinner trying to become holy. You already are holy because Jesus resides in you.

The Apostles shared the same picture for believers as a spiritual household of God, a holy nation, a holy Temple in the Lord (1 Peter 2:5, 9; Ephesians 2:20-21). You are also righteous as a child of God. You may not feel righteous, or in right standing when you only focus on your past sin and not on His provision. You ARE the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21), and it doesn’t matter what anyone else says. God says you’re righteousness is because of Jesus and He’s in you.

The more you confess that you ARE who God says you are, the stronger and more victorious in Jesus you’ll be. You’ve got to keep these spiritual tools handy.

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