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Freedom from Ourselves

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As Christians, it’s often hard for us to truly comprehend the depths of what Christ did for us.  On a high level, we understand salvation, we know our stained garment is washed white.  Do you truly understand what that white garment means?

Romans 8:1-4 KJV

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

When we choose to walk after Christ, and abandon the will of the flesh, something amazing happens.  There is no condemnation in us, meaning, in all the ways we fall short of the glory of God, we no longer are attributed to them.  In judgement, the eternal death we rightfully deserve is replaced with everlasting life with God.

What the law could not do for us, what it lacked, is that we could never attone for our sins, and therefore were doomed.  Our flesh was the basis for the law, and it is already tainted.  Christ was absolutely necessary for us to be able to have everlasting life.

So I ask to to consider the scope of what Christ has done for you and for me.  Through His willing sacrifice, we can live forever with Him.

Try to not smile about that!

God Bless!

3 comments. Leave a Reply

  1. lisayurco

    Marko replied: Washed our sins away, white as snow. Holy Spirit lives in us. Don’t walk in the flesh anymore.

    My reply: When we are saved our sins are washed away and our walk with the Holy Spirit begins. Our goal is to walk with the Lord and not give in to sinful ways. With the sacrifice that God made, we are constantly forgiven when our walk with God falters.

    • Pastor Jason

      One thing also to keep in mind, God is aware of our shortcomings. He knows we will sometimes stray, we will sometimes cling to the flesh. Rest assured though, intent, true repentance and a willingness to change are all considered.

  2. lisayurco

    Marko says, Submit all to God

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