“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” ~ Romans 8:2
What glorious liberating truth! Living free from the burden of guilt and the sorrow of sin is the beautiful gift of atonement provided for us through the blood of Jesus Christ, which is the remission for our sins. The apostle Paul admonished believers to be “filled with all the fullness of God.” He was referring to our spirits and our “inner man” being strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus taught that we could overcome the heartache of life through faith in God. He promised a helper who would not only comfort and encourage us, but who would also empower us to live free. This is the Holy Spirit. In the life of the believer, the Holy Spirit should be our inspiration, our revelation, and the manifestation of the presence of God in our lives. He must also be our imitation and our empowering motivation. Paul prayed that Jesus Christ “would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;” and he concludes with, “to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
Jesus instructed us to prayerfully walk in His love and in His peace. We are also firmly instructed to live our faith, going into “all the world” and walking in His Light, sharing His truth. Believers are not called to be antagonist, but to be activist. Complaisant passivity is not for the followers of Christ, nor is nasty, judgmental, confrontational behavior. Jesus was, and is, the epitome of love. He was a non-conformist who strongly urged His followers to live His example. The apostle Paul wrote, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
We are called to let the Light of God within us shine brightly in a dark world. God is the author of new beginnings. Only in Christ will be find hope and new life. This can be a new day of freedom for you.
“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease for His compassion never fails. They are new every morning: Great is Thy faithfulness.” ~ Lamentations 3:21-23
“The word of God is timeless and is relevant for us today. Embrace it and live free by the power of His presence working in you.” ~ Ephesians 3:20, 21
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