Praise God. We have so much to be thankful for!!
Sometimes we can be going through the storms of life and we forget to be thankful, all we can see is the storm all around us….but my friend we need to readjust our eyes and see in the realm of the Spirit and you will stand amazed at the GOODNESS of Our GOD!!!
The Lord reminded me of these scriptures this morning and I want to go through them and remind ourselves of what God is showing us here~
Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)
If you are a Christian and have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior these are scriptures that will bring you FREEDOM, but you need to realize you have your part to do!! Jesus did His part and made FREEDOM possible, but we have the choice everyday if we are going to WALK in this freedom.
Free from Indwelling Sin
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a]who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
This is a great verse, but many people only quote half of it…There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus!!! Yay Praise God…..BUT there is a condition to this verse which put responsibility on the child of God.It is sad how we RUN from RESPONSIBILITY!!! Yes Salvation is a FREE gift, but it still requires our decision and choices. God has given us a free will. The verse puts this condition on it..who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
How do we find victory over condemnation? How do we live a victorious life?
#1 You must be IN CHRIST JESUS… Theat means you must have that personal relationship with HIM where you have asked him to come into your life and be your Lord and Savior and you have acknowledge that He cam and died for your sins and rose from the dead 3 days later and is sitting at the right hand of the Father making innercession for you! When we do that, Father God see us in CHRIST JESUS.When we do this and ask for the forgiveness of our sins and the blood of Jesus to cleanse us from sin, we are made the Righteousness of Christ. We are IN CHRIST JESUS!
#2 You must walk according to the Spirit.………In order to receive this wonderful gift of NO CONDEMNATION, not only do we need to be a christian, in CHRIST, but we need to walk our lives according to the Spirit of God living inside of all true believers. We must be willing to allow the Holy Spirit to guides us in every area of our walk in life and not be led by our FLESH, the lust and desires of this world…
Thank you Father for this Awesome Freedom from Condemnation that you have purchased for us at the cross of calvary. We decide today, to BE IN CHRIST JESUS and to WALK ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT. We give you full reign in our lives to lead us in the way you want us to go.
Thank you for studying the word with me, I will continue with the following verses, as there is so much truth in this chapter for us to grab hold of.
God Bless you,