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Jesus Emptied Himself to become a Human 

Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

7 but Emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, andbeing made in the likeness of men.

8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing;

15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.(Philippians 2:5-15) 

In the form of God. “Christ is the same nature and essence as God” Jesus emptied Himself, “The Kenosis” (emptying) of Christ during His incarceration does not mean that He surrendered any attributes of deity, but that He took on the limitations of humanity. This involved a veiling of His preincarnate glory (John 17:5) and the voluntary nonuse of some of His divine prerogatives during the time He was in the earth (Matt. 24:36), form is the same word used in verse 6 of Philippians’s 2. That means Jesus was completely God and truly man. To deny either the deity or humanity of Christ requires denying the other. It was through self denial and obedience Christ won sovereignty over all peoples and things. Jesus Christ is Lord, He is God (Yahweh of the Old Testament) 

In the same way we must empty ourselves and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ to the glory of the Father producing good fruit by telling others about the great mystery of salvation and eternal life that comes only through faith in His only begotten Son Jesus. We are justified by faith in Jesus. So we all must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Not Work for it, but work it out in our personal lives, remember it’s by grace we are saved through faith and that faith makes us children of God and we receive the”Promise”, the very same promise Abraham received from God, everlasting life having been justified by faith if we continue in the way until death….

How to get right with God and be at peace

Everyone knows deep in their heart if they are right with God. They may put on a big mask in front of the world especially their immediate family or best friends that they have it all together and are just fine with life, but deep inside they are pricked in their heart daily and know they are headed for the lake that burns with fire and brimstone if they don’t change and get right with God. That pricking of the heart is the Holy Spirit condemning the sin in their lives and trying to draw them to turn to God before it’s too late. Sometimes even those who have been born again at one point have lost their way because the lust of the world or the love of money or the pride of life have corrupted them once again. These are the one’s who really live in fear because they have known the truth and are living in sin. Peace has left them and the joy of their salvation, which they remember, is long gone. 

The wages of sin is death, certainly at the end of a sinful persons life, but also sin has catastrophic effects right now when living on this earth. Major diseases, breakups of families, alcoholism and drug abuse, sexual immorality and diseases, poverty, and just a lack of any love or peace or joy in their lives. Listing the effects of sin would take a book to write, but you get the point. Now the rich have the same problems, but added to their misery is constant fear of losing what they have, family members or thieves or investors clawing at their holdings and money. The super vile and wicked people’s lives are usually cut way short as believing the evil ones lies leads them to a quick path of destruction and short life. 
Even many professing so-called Christians are headed for doom because they think they can just go through life with one foot in the world and do as they please because they have been taught “Once saved always saved” so sinning doesn’t matter. The truth is, once saved always is true, but only in the sense of abiding in Christ. Once you walk away and don’t repent, you are lost and worst than a sinner who has never been saved, hell becomes your new destination. I’ll prove my point in a minute. And now the “Grace” teaching thats been going around is totally false and demonic in its origin. Why? Because that teaching also gives people a false sense of security. It infers no matter what kind of life you lead grace covers you. No it does not! Grace is Gods unmerited favor, nothing we can even attempt to earn, but Gods unmerited favor (grace) does not cover your purposeful and deliberate lifestyle of sinning. “We are saved by grace through faith and that not of ourselves” so grace without faith is useless and does you no good at all. “We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise “when we believe (Ephesians 1:13) but the second part of that is “with a view to the redemption of Gods own possession..” (vs 14) in other words salvation is there and in view but not fully obtained until we finish the fight and finish the race in good standing. Salvation is not a given guarantee unless we continue in the faith until death. 
Jesus will present us holy and blameless and beyond reproach because He reconciled us in His fleshly body through death.(Colossians 1:22) “IF INDEED YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AND STEADFAST AND NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL THAT YOU HAVE HEARD, WHICH WAS PROCLAIMED IN ALL CREATION UNDER HEAVEN…” (vs 23) I think thats pretty clear. When teaching parables Jesus gave examples of not being ready several times when explaining the kingdom of God. In Matthew He talks about the wicked slaves who are assigned the place with the Hippocrates and thrown into the lake of fire. Slaves are meant Believers in that text as the good slaves are given eternal life. In Revelation 3:5 Jesus says ” He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will NOT ERASE his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before the Angels.” So you see here even though you were once born again and saved it is still possible to have your name erased from the book of life and be thrown into the lake of fire IF you don’t continue in the faith and overcome. Some walk away for weeks or months or years, but God will never give up on you and many prodigal sons and daughters repent and return to God. Many don’t and go to hell. This is Not talking about committing sin when your saved but it’s talking about walking away from God, from a relationship with Him and living a life of sin. We all sin at times and are tempted at times but we go to the Father and ask forgiveness through Jesus and are forgiven at once. Repent quickly when you blow it and sin. 
To get right with God has to include one major thing; repentance from your heart. Believing with all your heart, forgiving others with all your heart, trusting God with all your heart that redemption can only come through Jesus blood, nothing else! ” In Him we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses according to His grace.” (Ephesians 1:13) We must go in a different direction to repent. We cannot look back again to the sin desires of our flesh. We can overcome and will find peace when we walk in the light as He is in the light. The world says “do your job” but Jesus says humble yourself as a little child, be steadfast unmovable in your faith. “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” There is a rest for the Children of God. You enter that rest when you give up yourself and give your whole heart to Jesus.. When you let go of your life and surrender to God…..He loves you and wants you home with Him…Many believe and receive but never get baptized as the Lord commanded in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost so their full commitment to Christ isn’t there and they fall away. Many don’t make a full commitment to God at all, but only to their church or denomination, sorry that won’t work and get you to heaven. Only a full commitment to God through His Son Jesus Christ will cause you to become born again. Why wait, you could be dead tomorrow, and where would you wind up? Only you know if your ready…… 

The Good and Bad Times of 2017 are here

Every New Year people have hope that things will be better in the coming year than they were in the previous year, but very few do a single thing about it, that is; mentally and spiritually make an honest assessment reviewing ther lives and determine to make changes that will reap benefits for them in the coming year. Usually it’s a flickering moment of fleshy worldly like behavior wishing and hoping without any real substance for life changing goals or contribution to ones own well being. Eating less and exercising more to lose weight is number one on most list. Quitting smoking or drinking less usually ranks at the top also in the pool of fleeting desires. But what about making a change that will have lasting consequences not just for a few weeks or a year but for an eternity? 
The best way to do this is so simple but yet takes ones deep courage and determination to make it come to pass that it’s almost impossible, in fact it is impossible to do it alone. What is this one single thing that will make 2017 a better year than 2016? Finally realistically falling on your face before God, humbly asking God to forgive you of your sins and failures of the past and giving up completely totally releasing your life into the hands of The Master, Jesus Christ. Giving up and giving in to God is the only answer. He alone has the compassion and gives the grace and faith to you to be able to start fresh, become new, and walk into a new realm of peace you never knew existed. You will actually feel His presence and begin to hear His voice in your spirit that you never ever comprehended before. Jesus said if you lose your life you will find it. In other words if you are willing to give all of yourself to Him and follow Him, you will find real life for eternity. There is no magic formula, no works that you must perform first, no sequence of Hail Mary’s, no washings and no money that must be given. All sinners in the Bible came Just as They Were. “While we were yet sinners He died for us.” 

 Now here’s the catch if you can call it a catch, it will cost you something. Giving your full life to Jesus may cost you problems in your family or with friendships (It’s weird but as long as you sinning everything is ok, but the minute you are born again and change your lifestyle, suddenly it’s a real problem) your family and your friends may think your nuts or gone off the deep end but I promise you persecutions will come in one form or another but it’s so worth it all, believe it. Now instead of just falling back into the same old same old ruts and sins and bondages you had, you will now be free. You will understand what real love is from God, agape love and even passing through the storms of life whether you have little or much, you will be content knowing your heading to a place much greater than this world but a new heaven and a new earth where God will live with you for eternity 2017 for you will be directly related to how your relationship with God is. Mark it down. The closer you are, the better your year will be. If not, you could be in for a rough ride. 

In many places like America, there’s is renewed hope that things will turn around for the better, but let’s be clear; no man or government on earth can save your soul or give you the peace that passes all understanding especially when hard times hit. Look for great progress and great disappointment in 2017. It’s not just America that is split down the middle, it’s most nations around the world and riots and killings and disasters will still go on. Let’s hope no wars do but that is possible. Why? Because God is shaking planet earth, shaking the nations and shaking the people to see who will stand up for righteousness and truth and God. Many evil forces are at work and many evil people are controlled by the devil and his demons, so the war of the ages roars in the Spirit realm for the souls of mankind. There is a much better way ” repent and be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and live your life fresh and new in the Lords grace. Peace to you all in this Christmas season remembering Jesus came into the world to save us all..remember, surrender all and cry out to God, He will hear you and come to you….

Are you living under a Curse? 

For many people, there are so many things going wrong in their lives, they just can’t seem to break out of it and find some peace. One thing after another seems to go wrong. I have met several people in this world from time to time who actually seem to be a magnet for trouble. Without really even trying, trouble seems to follow them wherever they go and whatever they do. Have you known someone like this? Most likely you have at some time or another or know people now that fit this pattern of behavior or locked into this situation frequently. So what causes this to happen in people’s lives? Examining scripture reveals several things as causes, but really it all boils down to just one or two issues in their thinking and lifestyle of living. Looking at believers and non-believers, there is striking similarities to the causes, but the believers definitely have an inside tract to overcoming this tragedy in life with some minor adjustment of their faith standards. 

First of all for the believer who has repented and confessed Jesus as Lord and has been born again by the Spirit, there is victory just ahead when the realization of veering of track away from that first born again experience is realized. Galatians chapter 3 is one to study and make that change in your thinking. In that chapter beginning with verse one we read: ” You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, ( false teaching through evil spirits) before who eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you; did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain–if indeed it was in vain? So then does He (Jesus) who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the law, or by hearing by faith?” 
” For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a CURSE; for as it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not abide by ALL THINGS written in the book of the Law, to perform them” Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for “The righteous man shall live by faith.” However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, ” He who PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.” Christ redeemed us From the Curse of the Law, having become a curse FOR US– for it is written, ” Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.” In order that IN Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT (see Acts 2:39) through faith.” 
So we see those who try to live by the Law of works are actually under a curse. They can show their faith by doing good works, but living under the Law brings on a curse in your life. Why? Because it is absolutely positively impossible to live by the Law. No human can live by the law because to break just one law or commandment means they have broken the entire law and under the law there is no grace, no salvation, no peace, only coming judgments in one’s life. Their lives are full of trouble. 
Everyone that lives has had trials and tribulations but living by faith in Jesus Christ overcomes them all. For a Christian, many come to test your faith, to prove you’re really trusting in God alone and not trusting in anything in yourself or the world. Our very best is just filthy rags to God. We deserve nothing but hell for our sins, but Jesus took our place because He alone is worthy.! Now here’s the remarkable mystery: we are justified by faith in Jesus. Do you realize we are justified? We are justified! We are just-as-if-we-never sinned, justified in Jesus! Jesus FULFILLED THE LAW FOR US, so we don’t have too.
So this sums it up in Galatians 2:16 ” nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law, since by works of the Law, no flesh will be justified.” Confess your freedom in Christ, confess out loud you are free from the Law and will live by faith in Jesus Christ. Live righteous and holy, show your faith by your good works, but know you are saved by Gods grace through faith in the Master, Jesus Christ who laid down His life for you and is coming back a second time.
I’ve heard many say when they cross over to the other side that they will get into heaven because of something they did for good while living, or saying, I’m a good person, I haven’t killed anyone. Deceived to say the least. The Bible says that the wrath of God rest upon those unbelievers who didn’t love the truth, and so does the curse if you’re living by the law of good works and not faith. Put your faith in Jesus alone and not in your works or the law…..

Jesus has always lived

Many people have heard that Jesus is the Son of God and was born of the virgin Mary. But how many stop and realize that He was with the Father before He took on the form of human flesh?Many references in the old testament speak of the coming Messiah. I’d like to show a couple that prove He was with the Father from The days of eternity. In the Old Testament (or the first covenant) in the book of Micah chapter 5 it reads; “But I asked for you Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth from Me to be the ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.” Therefore He will give them up until the time when she who is in labor has born a child. Here we see that Messiah Jesus Christ came from the days of eternity and was with the father all the time. When the prophesied time came, God the father put Him in the belly of Mary as human flesh and He gave up his dwelling place in heaven with the father to become a man and become our propitiation (our sacrifice ) the one who takes our place to save us from our sins. Jesus obeyed the father and did this willingly out of pure agape love, love that man cannot comprehend or understand until he is born again. 
 “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us, and the government will rest upon His shoulders and His name will be called wonderful Counselor, mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of peace; there will be no end to the increase of his government or of peace, On the throne of David and over His kingdom to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forever more.” Here we see in the statement He is Eternal Father, Prince of peace. Jesus is eternal and one with the Father, has always been and always will be. The kingdom in this passage refers to the kingdom of God that Jesus set up when He came and lived among us died and was resurrected. The kingdom of God is forever and ever and ever.
 In Exodus 3:2 Messiah Jesus is called the angel of the Lord and it is He who appeared in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush that Moses saw, the bush that did not burn up or was consumed. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. 
Turning to the new testament or new covenant in John chapter 8 verse 57,58 Jesus speaking to the Jews said “your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day and he saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him you are not yet 50 years old and you have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them “truly truly I say to you before Abraham was born I am.” So here Jesus himself says that he was around way before Abraham was even born in the heavens with the father and the angels. Notice he said before Abraham was Born “I Am.” The very same phrase that Moses heard from the burning bush when he asked God who shall I say that sent me and God says I am that I am, tell them I am sent you. 
Looking further in John chapter 1 we read “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God He was in the beginning with God, all things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. Here we see the messiah Jesus Christ is the living word of God and that every thing that has ever been created or come into existence was created through him. Messiah Jesus Christ the Only begotten Son of the living God is the voice of the Father. It goes on to say that He is the light of the world and as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name who are born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man but of God. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. They saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. For the law was given through Moses grace and truth we realized through Jesus Christ. Now if Jesus is the only begotten Son of God then there can be no other, no other God at all, no other name under heaven in which we must be saved! No one has seen God at any time the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father He has explained Him. God is spirit, no man has ever seen God in his existence, his spirit being. Yet He assumed visible form which men saw in Old Testament times and in Jesus, man could see God. Christ gives life He gives grace and truth. John the Baptist stated “behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” and in him messiah Jesus Christ we live and move and have our being (exist)for we are his offspring (children), born again by the Spirit of God.
This my friends is why Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life and no man can come to the father except by me. This my friends is also why Christianity is the right way because only Christianity has the Son of God Jesus Christ as the cornerstone for salvation. Without him Jesus you cannot know the Father, you cannot come to the Father, you cannot be saved and born of the spirit and you’ll be lost. If you put your trust in other gods like Allah or Buddha or Hinduism or any other false god, you cannot be born again and go to heaven and know the only true God, the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. Jesus said you must be born again. For the wind blows and you hear the sound of it but do not know where it comes from or where it is going, so is everyone born of the Spirit of God. This my friends is why there so much hatred against Christians and Christianity and in the name of Jesus and the cross; because it is the only way to heaven period. The demons of hell blind those souls so they won’t be saved. But to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ you shall be saved and the scales will fall off of your eyes. That’s God’s promise. Allah doesn’t love you, Buddha doesn’t love you nor any other false gods of hundreds of other religions. Those religions want domination by rules and works, but Jesus really does love you. God the Father really does love you. The One true God doesn’t want sacrifice of yourself or your life. He says don’t you know “I require mercy and not sacrifice?” Jesus said the Father and I are One and if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. Jesus is the perfect representation of the father. You must be born again to see the kingdom of heaven. Are you born again? You have the witness within yourself. If your not then repent of your sins, believe that Jesus is Gods Son and died in your place, give your life to Him and get baptized as He commanded. He will not leave you as orphans but will come to you when you call upon his name. Do it today do it now, come into His kingdom and we’ll meet in heaven…..

In the Religions of Law there is no Peace

In the Religions of Law there is no Peace
A man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Christ Jesus (Yeshua) as the Messiah even to all who have believed in Him. For through the law we died to the law so that we might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh, I live the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.
Do you receive the Spirit by law or by hearing with Faith? Does God who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you do it by Law, or by hearing with faith? Even so, Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to Him as righteousness; therefore, be sure that it those who of faith who are sons of Abraham. All the nations of the earth are blessed by Abraham, so then those who of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.
All those who are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the Law to perform them. The Law is not of faith therefore no one is justified by the Law before God. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a Tree.” So now, in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Every other religion but Christianity is about the Laws. The things mentioned to fulfill the rules and regulations of them are in many cases demonic and evil like in the case of Islam. There is no other religion in the world that threatens the peace of the world like Islam. Islam is a religion of hate and killing and abuse and death. Islam is a religion of War. In the book History of Asia Minor, the estimates of 50 million Christians dying in wars by jihad are fact. If you include the million African Christians killed in the 20th Century and the early martyrdom of Christians by Muslims, many scholars place the number at 60 million Christians killed by Islam.
And it doesn’t stop there; 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists and 125 million African people. Amazingly Muslims believe the lies of Islam like “Muslims who flee from jihad will go to hell,” or “There is salvation through jihad.” Or “Allah grant forgiveness and mercy to those who die in jihad”, or “Fighting non-Muslims leads to prosperity,” or kill all non-Muslims who won’t convert or criticize Islam.” How anyone with a brain in their head cannot see the evil in this religion of law is beyond amazing.
However; not publicized are these facts: Every hour 662 Muslims are converting to Yeshua Jesus Christ. Every day over 16,000 Muslims are converting to Jesus Christ. Every year a whopping 6 million Muslims are converting to Jesus Christ and giving their life to Him. And over the past 15-20 years over 320 million Muslims have come to Christ! The leaders have no idea how to stop it, and they can’t. They kill and jail and beat the missionaries, but they can’t stop the spread of Christianity. Jesus is appearing to multitudes in dreams and this is converting millions. This kingdom of the gospel will be preached throughout all the world and the gates of hell (which includes Islam) will not prevail against it.
If anyone reading this has not believed in Messiah Yeshua Jesus Christ do it now while there is time. If you believe that Jesus is Lord and the Son of God and died for your sins and believe God raised Him from the dead and (He appeared to many after the resurrection), and now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven, then pray and say it out loud and give your heart to Jesus……

The Religious spirit wants Punishment

The Religious Spirit wants Punishment

The religious spirit wants to punish you and it is prevalent in a majority of churches today. What it really is, is man trying to be righteous outside of a relationship with God. The religious spirit becomes a set of rules. It is religious activity that we never let get to our heart. It is living a life of fake righteousness to show men, not God, that we have it all together. Jesus will say on that judgment day, “depart from me, I never knew you, but it does not have to be this way.

When you hear the phrase “..give your heart to God or receive Him into your life,” it means to come as you are with repentance for your sinful life and lifestyle and come into agreement with God’s word believing that Yeshua (Jesus) has paid the price for all your sins. It means knowing that grace is God loving you in spite of yourself and who you have become in life, living sinfully and without hope for eternal life.

The religious spirit is totally demonic and is leading millions to hell convincing them it’s what they do and the evil doctrine of works that gets them to heaven instead of the free gift of God by grace through our faith by repenting and confessing that Jesus is Lord, the Son of God and rose from the dead. As good as many works are, they can never take the place of the blood Jesus shed for our sins. Being deceived and tricked by this evil spirit to follow works, any works for salvation does exactly what the enemy wants it to do. That is to make the blood of Jesus of no effect, in other words Jesus is not enough, you have to do more and things and works which is the number one lie of the enemy. This way the religious spirit can condemn you on a daily basis and flood your mind with thoughts like “you’re not good enough and you have to do more; then accuse you of all the past sins and mistakes you have made. Those who try to live by the law will be judged by the law. Thank God we don’t have to be who live by grace.

Jesus said in Luke 22 “This cup (blood) which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” Salvation is in His Blood, not works or baptism or anything else. Then in Matt.26:28 Jesus again said it like this: “Drink from it, all of you; “for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness (remission) of sins.” It is faith in the blood of Jesus, the Son of God that saves you! The Apostle Paul said it this way in Ephesians 1:13: “In Him (Yeshua Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins of our trespasses, according to the riches of His Grace.” And later on in the same chapter in verse 13 “…the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise who is given as a pledge of our inheritance,..”

The religious spirit hates your freedom in Christ and those who love living by the law and rules hate your freedom in Christ. For now you are free from sin and death. Romans 8:1 says it this way; “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Oh how the religious spirit hates this verse! The religious spirit condemns others including you. It looks for all your mistakes and failures and then by mental confusion and worry tries to punish you with stress and guilt that you’re not worthy and must do the list of things to become righteous. None of us are worthy, not a single person; but that is not the issue, so don’t buy into it. The issue is we are forgiven by the blood of Jesus who died for us and shed His blood for us and rose again!

You want freedom in your life? Of course you do. Then love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself; against these there is no law. And if you do this, you will do well and not be prone to sin. So next time the enemy comes to you trying to condemn you, just believe Jesus and His word and speak it out loud, “it’s covered under the blood.” And if you do sin, just go to God and ask forgiveness, who forgives us when we ask from the heart….

Finally “Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the common-wealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ, for He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances…….(Eph: 13-15)

 

 

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