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Grace Bible Chapel of Springfield, Illinois
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“He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel.” (Num. 23:21)
The hireling prophet, Balaam, spoke a remarkable truth when he said that the all-seeing God could not see sin in His
people, Israel. What was true of Israel then is wonderfully true of the believer today. As God looks upon him, He
cannot find a single sin for which to punish him with eternal death. The believer is “in Christ”. That means that he
stands before God in all the perfection and worthiness of Christ. God accepts him in all the acceptability of His own
beloved Son. It is a position of favor that cannot be improved on and that will never end. Search as He may, God
cannot find any charge against the one who is in Christ.
This is illustrated by an incident involving an Englishman and his Rolls Royce. He was touring France on his vacation
when the rear axle broke. The local garage could not replace the axle, so they phoned to England. The company sent
not only a rear axle, but two mechanics to see that it was properly installed. The Englishman continued on his trip,
then returned to England, expecting to receive the bill. When months passed and no bill arrived, he wrote to the
company, described the entire incident and asked for the bill. Shortly afterwards, he received a letter from the
company saying, “We have searched our records carefully and can find no record of a Rolls Royce ever having had a
broken rear axle.”
God can search His records carefully and can find no record of any sin on a believer’s account that would condemn
him to hell. The believer is accepted in the Beloved One. He is complete in Christ. He is clothed in all the
righteousness of God. He has an absolutely perfect standing before God. He can say with triumph and confidence:
Reach my blest Savior first;
Take Him from God’s esteem;
Prove Jesus bears one spot of sin,
Then tell me I’m unclean.
Below is a meditation written, by Mr. William MacDonald. 1917-2007
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RICHARD COOLEY will be our speaker on
January 22, 2017 for the Family Bible Hour
service at 11:00 a.m. Richard and his wife Nancy
have fellowshipped at Grace Bible Chapel from
childhood. They have two adult children and two
grandchildren. Richard is a graduate of Bob
Jones University and a retired art teacher. He
also teaches in our adult Bible class, currently
studying in Genesis. He and his twin brother
David take part in our singing groups. Richard is
also an avid golfer.