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so Jesus proclaimed Victory on Saturday

based on his death on Friday so that he

could be your ongoing deliverer based on

Sunday so that he can reverse the curse

change the situation and I know there’s

somebody here who can testify I had wed

from God and I needed him to rescue me

out of this problem and he jumped into

my problem and he turned that thing


around well on behalf of of

myself and all of the urban alternative

family we want to wish you a very happy

and blessed Resurrection Sunday you know

Easter is a time to celebrate the

greatest event in human history Jesus

Christ rising from the dead did you know

he is risen and that’s what we’re going

to be talking about the resurrection of

Christ we want to experience how the

Risen Christ and why his resurrection

matters to us God bless you as you

celebrate Jesus who is


alive when it comes to this weekend A

lot of people don’t get the

point they recognize it they give homage


it but they missed the

point and so I want to take our moments


today to review the

point and I want to talk to to you about

being twice

saved now the word saved in the

Bible as in our

normal human discussion means to be

delivered or rescued from something or

somebody you say somebody saved me they

delivered you they rescued you from a

difficult dangerous or disastrous

situation for which you have been

extricated so you have been

saved in the Bible the word saved is

used of three realities now we typically

use it about one reality but it is

Thrice used in the Bible applied to

three different realities and you don’t

know which reality it’s being applied

to until you see the context in which

the word was

used and sometimes because we’re so used

to using the word in one way we only use

it in reference to that one thing when

it is used in the Bible about three

things the first way that the word saved

is used is relative to our Eternal

Destiny where you will spend

eternity the third way in which the word

saved is used it is talking about the


that a Believer receives in

heaven the second way in between the two

justification and

glorification is historical

transformation so it’s used in three

ways when you use the first one you get

the third

one but when you use the first one you

may or may not get the second


everybody who gets Justified the first

one gets

glorified but everybody who gets

Justified who gets glorified does not

equally become

Sanctified the first and third refer to

heaven the second refers to history the

first and third refer to Eternity the

second one refers to


since the first equals the

third because the third is guaranteed by


first if you understand the

first we don’t have to spend a lot of

time on the third because the third

comes out of the first but we need to

clarify the


so I want to know how many times have

you been

saved now to understand in more detail

what I am

referring to when I say twice

saved in the Book of Romans chapter

5 the Apostle Paul talks

about the first and second salvation now

he talks about all three in the book but

in this

passage I want to make sure you are

saved once and saved

twice verse 6 says

for while we were still

helpless at the right time Christ died

for the

ungodly for one would hardly die for a

righteous man though perhaps for the

good man some would dare even to

die but God demonstrated his own love

toward us in that while we were yet

sinners Christ died for


if you went to the doctor and he said

you have

cancer and then

said take two aspirin and get some

rest I’m sure you would agree he’s not

taking your situation

seriously if some burglars were breaking

into your

home and you called the police and their

response was boys will be


I’m sure you would concur that they’re

not taking your situation

seriously it is unfortunate

today that people do not take

seriously the offense of sin to a holy

God and they will throw out statements

God understands he knows I’m

human but Paul says that our condition

apart from God is

helpless he says while we were still

helpless that while we were yet

sinners you see what you have to

understand about God is that he cannot

compromise his Perfection with

imperfection if a human doctor has to

get rid of all

bacteria in order to save the life of a

parent what

makes it unclear that a perfect God has

to get rid of

imperfection in order to heal sinful

mankind God cannot dumb down his

standards just because he loves

us let me say that again God can’t

change his

protocol just because he loves us verse

eight says but God demonstrated his love

toward us in that while we were yet

sinners Christ died for us here’s how

you know whether somebody loves

you the price they’re willing to pay for

you God loved sinful mankind so much

that he was willing to pick up the full



now God only

has three options given his

Perfection the first option is to

condemn us the scripture is clear all

have sinned and fallen short of the

glory of God Romans

6:23 that there is none righteous known


one so God cannot dumb down his standard

to rescue us us to save us the other

option is to compromise his

righteousness to say let’s skip

it but the problem with that is if he

compromises his just reaction to

unrighteousness then he is compromising

his character and if he compromises his

character he is no longer

God so he would be living in a


environment which means there would be

an explosion of the universe because he

would no longer be him to compromise his

standard so he could condemn

us he could


or he can make us

righteous what God did on the cross on


Friday was come up with a plan

whereby that

God could show his love without

compromising his character in order to

here is the technical word impute

righteousness to sinful

men on Good

Friday imputation took place now let me

change it and say it another way

God changed your credit

score in order to rescue us from Eternal

judgment he needed for everybody to have

a perfect credit

score the problem is we’re imperfect

people so our credit score is not

sufficient to

Warrant Heaven so he got to change our


but he can’t make up a number he just

can’t say you have a perfect credit

score it has to be a perfect credit

score enter his process of

Salvation the first

salvation to change your score through

imputation how did he do

that 2 Corinthians 5:21 puts it this way

he who knew no sin became name sin for

us that we might become the

righteousness of God in

him for 33 years Jesus Christ lived a

perfect life on

Earth he had a perfect credit

score he never sinned in thought in word

or in deed or as he said I’ve come to

fulfill all righteousness he is the

sinless Son of God he who knew no sin


score on the cross on Good

Friday Jesus Christ took the sins of the


world and took it upon himself and God

judged him as though you were on the

cross he was what we call in theology


substitute he took our

place on the the cross Jesus Christ paid

for the sins of the whole world so God


this anybody who comes to

Christ God will take the credit score of

Jesus and place it on their

account I stand before you with a

perfect credit score yes sir yes

sir not because I’m a perfect person but

because I have a perfect credit

God has credited the Perfection of Jesus

Christ to my

account so that when God looks at my

righteousness account he sees the score

of Jesus that’s been credited to my

account because I’ve placed not faith in

me I’ve placed faith in him and because

God has transfer the credit from him to

me I stand before God as though I were


it is the transfer of

credit here is where a lot of people are

confused they’re trying to build their

own credit

score the passage says why we were

helpless in other words we could not

improve our own

score not with a holy God now you can

improve it with your neighbor you can

improve it with the folk you work with

but not to a holy God who demands

Perfection he must have a perfect credit

score so if you’re trying to make Heaven


home you’re in for a big disappointment

because no matter how much better you

are this year than you were last year

unless you are

perfect you do not

qualify before a perfect

God so to participate in the first


which guarantees your heavenly

glorification means that you have to

come to Jesus Christ apart from

Works apart from trying to earn it apart

from trying to deserve

it unless you can be

perfect you do not qualify for the

demands of a holy

God and a lot of people are confused

because they think they can earn ET

Eternal salvation it cannot be earned by

grace are you saved through faith not

according to works so that no one will

boast Ephesians 28:9 says he said in

order to give you Eternal salvation I

have to pick up the

tab so if you come to

Christ and accept his death as your

personal substitute

he will forgive all of your sins and he

will grant you eternal

life so the first thing you need to

do is to come to Jesus Christ

acknowledging that you are a sinner that

you need a savior and that Jesus Christ

is that Savior and I accept him and him

alone as my

rescuer because to be saved is to be

rescued from Eternal judgment what about

if you’re already on your way to heaven

what about if you’re


saved in the traditional use of the

word notice something that’s often

missed missed uh read over

bypassed because he

says in verse

9 much

more let me hear you say much more much


much more means on top of all

that now he already said in verse 8 God

demonstrated his love toward us and that

while we were sinners Christ died for us

he deals with the death of Christ in

verses 6 through

8 but now in verse n he says much more

having now been justified by his blood

oh wait a

minute having been Justified saved in


one having become a Christian having

accepted Christ you’re now on your way

to heaven the word Justified means to be

acquitted it’s When God says not

guilty it’s When God says you’ve been

pardoned you’ve been

imputed on top of

that in addition to

that I want to save you

again twice

saved you know I’m talking about twice

saved because he says we shall be saved

from the wrath of God through him watch

this verse 10 for if while we were

enemies before we became Christians we

were reconciled to God through the death

of his

son much more there’s our two words

again having been reconciled we shall be

saved by his life

life that’s the

resurrection he says you’re justified by

his death but you’re saved by his

life we just went from Friday to

Sunday because we are justified by his

death but he says we’re saved the word

saved to people who are already

justified by his resurrected

life this is the second salvation

this is the Salvation that he offers to

Believers the first one he offers to

Sinners so that they become Believers

the second one he offers to Believers

related to their life in history your

day-today life while you are on your way

to Glory remember to be saved means to


delivered to be

rescued what does he save Believers from

once they become Christians

he says I save you from his

wrath oh wait a minute wait a minute

wait a minute I know it could be a

little confusing wait a minute I thought

I was saved from his wrath when I got

when I accepted Christ I’m going to

heaven oh yes yeah absolutely

right you are saved from Eternal

wrath he not talking about eternal

wrath he’s talking about historical

Wrath now time will not allow me to go

into the all the idiosyncrasies of this

when you have a chance read Romans


1 beginning with Verse

18 he says the wrath of God has been

revealed from Heaven against all

unrighteousness present

tense you now talking about

hell you’re not talking about gehenna

you’re not talking about the Lake of

Fire he says the wrath of God has been

revealed against all

unrighteousness so he in Romans 1 the

same book is talking about a present

wrath most of the time we think about

eternal wrath not present wrath so let

me explain present wrath so that you

know how he wants to save you a second

time present wrath is what we call the

passive wrath of

God the active wrath of God is like

Sodom and Gomorrah he came down from

heaven and he burned the cities up uh

that’s when he does it directly he

opened up the Earth cor and his family

were judged uh uh the flood when he when

he Let It Rain 40 days and 40 nights

that’s the active wrath of God he does

it himself he brings it boom the death

of Jesus Christ on the cross provided

salvation from Eternal wrath but the

passive wrath of God in history


operates in Romans 1 verse 2426 and 28

it says these words in all three of

those verses and God gave them over and

God gave them over and God gave them


okay this is called Divine

abandonment this is when God abandons us

to the consequences of our


just cuz you saved don’t mean you don’t


consequences just cuz you saved and on

your way to heaven don’t mean you can’t

mess up your life on

Earth just because you’re on your way to

heaven does it mean that you cannot ruin

your historical

life the Bible is full of messed up

Christians people who are on their way

to heaven but who are not doing too good

in history

the wrath of God in Romans 1 is God’s

Wrath where he allows us to have the

consequences of our Rebellion he says

God gave them over he released them to

the consequences of their abandoning him

and he calls that his wrath the passive

wrath of God is his


abandonment not of his love relationship

but of his intimate Fellowship even with

his own

children but I have good news he still

wants to save

you uh much

more on top of

that I had a much more situation I was

eating at some restaurant and I

uh asked for the the check the


the waiter came over to me and

said your meal has been paid for one of

the people here said they were a member

of your church and they paid for your

meal so whenever y’all see me in the

restaurant they they paid for your

meal so then I I said boy that’s that’s

nice I wish I knew who they were so I

could thank them and then then I said

well let me give you a tip he said no no

no much

more than paying for your meal they told

me not to let you give the tip and they

gave me a very generous

tip so I got my meal paid

for and my tip was

covered I then go out to get my

car and if the restaurant was one of

those uh places where you you you had uh

you had to

pay for the valet and so I went to pay


valet and the valet guy said your car

has already been

covered they paid the valet for the car

that’s called much much more they paid

for the car I went to give him a tip

they said no no they told me not let you

tip us and they gave me a j generous tip

on the cross Jesus paid for your

meal but he says twice much

more on top of your Eternal Destiny he’s

saying by his life his resurrected life

on Friday he

died on Sunday he

arose okay but you need to know about

Saturday he he didn’t skip

Saturday because the scripture tells us

that on Saturday he went to

hell and proclaimed

Victory okay on Saturday he went to hell

and told Satan you lose we win he

proclaimed defeat in Hell which is why

he could lead all the souls of saints to

Heaven at his resurrection which is why

the Bible says something many don’t know

when Jesus rose from the dead it says a

group rose with him and walked the Earth

with him to demonstrate the power of His

Resurrection on

Earth so Jesus proclaimed Victory on

Saturday based on his death on Friday so

that he could be your ongoing deliverer

based on Sunday so guess what that means

your addiction doesn’t have the last set

your Rebellion doesn’t have the last say

the consequences don’t have the last say

because he can deliver for believers

after you’ve been saved number one to

deliver you in Salvation number

two he can do that for you when you are

walking with him so you go to him for

forgiveness and then you walk with him

for deliverance so that he can reverse

the curse change the situation and I

know there’s somebody here who can

testify I had wondered from God and I

needed him to rescue me out of this

problem rescue me out of this difficulty

and he jumped into my pain jumped into

my problem jump into my Rebellion jump

into my circumstance and he turned that

thing around I’m here to tell you he not

only wants to save you for heaven he

wants to save you on the trip to heaven

and he can turn your midnight in the

dancing he can turn yesterday’s defeat

in the victory if you will decide to

walk with the Savior who saved you for

free because he wants to deliver you

much more so Heaven is one thing but

you’re not there yet he wants to walk

with you on Earth so you give him all

you’ve got because he’s earned the right

to be the