Probably the most outstanding important issue in Christianity is understanding the Love of God for His Children. Sure everyone has heard the phrase “God loves you or Jesus loves you” but what does that really mean to the individual person?
You have heard or read that Jesus died on the cross for your sins but do you realize the fallen human nature prior to being born again is wiped out when you believe? The questions arise how can that be because I still sin or I still struggle with the same sins of my past even after I got saved, but do you really? Your Conscience is part of your soul and that gives you the knowledge of right and wrong and you get a check in your spirit when your being bad or about to sin. Every born again believer has had a change take place on the inside and you don’t like the things of your past and you don’t do the things you used to do. All of the sudden life looks different and little by little you begin to put away the sins that plagued you past life,
What actually happens is your Spirit is born again by the Holy Spirit inside of you and your a new creature in Christ. Jesus said “do not marvel, you must be born again” All things (of your past) have passed away and all things (of your future) are brand new. So if that’s true, which it is, why do you still struggle with sins? The main reason is because you you lack understanding of Gods love and what really happen when you received Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Your struggle is with your flesh through your mind, but your Spirit is new and clean and is the same spirit Jesus has, it’s your flesh that sins and will be destroyed in the end.
Many get beat up in their mind all the time about pass sins as the enemy tries to pound you with guilt and rob your joy and especially your confidence that your born again and going to heaven. The enemies job is to neutralize you so you don’t share your faith.
You are the righteousness of God in Christ! Not your righteousness but Jesus righteousness in you. We need to renew our minds to line up with the word of God. We cannot be saved by our actions the only way to be saved is through faith in Jesus and what He did for us (Romans 3:24-28) the action that will be rewarded with eternal life is the action of Faith. Through Jesus we are cleansed of all our sin (Acts 13:38-39). (Revelation 1:5).
When salvation takes place, our response is to live Holy. Holiness is a fruit of salvation not the Root of it. Being good will not save you, neither will doing good things, only faith in Jesus does that.
Romans 3:26 says …to declare, I say, at this time, His righteousness: that he might be just and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus. So we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. (Romans 3:28). Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1).
Remember it’s His righteousness not ours, it’s His holiness, not ours. We can have both by believing and trusting in Him, the Son of God Jesus Christ. He loves us so much, so much….