There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.—Romans 8:1-2 (KJV)
This is a follow-up to my post on Guilt-Free Living.
Make no mistake; if you are in Christ, you have been made free. It is important to understand, believe, and receive this for your life.
Life is full of mess, and all of it is designed to keep you and I from reaching our God-given potential. It really does not matter if it is past abuse, poor habits, low self-esteem, addictions, or anything else. There is a purpose in it all, and that is to keep us down and thereby hinder the growth of the Kingdom of God…first in us and then in the whole world.
But I am here to tell you that whatever is holding you back and keeping you down, really don’t have the power to hold us unless we allow it. Seriously, we have to take responsibility for our lives. Sure, these things are factual and may have happened to you, but they don’t have the final say…the Word of God does!
However, the Word can only do for you what you allow. This is important to note because far too many are still waiting for the Lord to do what He has already done. For instance, what if you or I have worked and now it is payday and the employer has deposited our pay into our account; would we stand there waiting for another deposit? If we did, we would be standing for a long time because the employer will not purposely pay us again for the same work. Likewise, Jesus has already paid the price to make us free…now and forever!
So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.—John 8:36 (Amplified)
I know that may be simplistic but I want you to understand that God has already—through Christ—forgiven us, loved us, freed us, healed us, prospered us, and so much more! We have to stop giving mental assent to this and accept it as truth in and for our lives. Failure to do so opens the door to disappointment, disillusion, and defeat, on a daily basis. This is not God’s Will for us…EVER!
Consequently, my point is to say: whatever you are facing, regardless of what it is, you have been made free already. Seek the Lord; ask His guidance as to what you may need to do next, and then do it—without delay. Your life and the lives of those around you may depend on your obedience to this word from God!
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him. 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.—John 8:30-32 (KJV)
Father, enlighten our minds and hearts to the Truth that we have been made free from the ills of this life already…through the precious, sacrificial, blood of Jesus. Thank you for this in Jesus’ name…Amen!Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries