God’s law helps to curb our behavior and provide direction, but its main purpose is to expose sin. Romans 7 says: “I would not have come to know sin except through the law.” Law can be thought of as a gauge of sorts, because it sets the standard of God’s righteousness against our own self-centered motivations and desires. But what’s sad is that God’s law has been misinterpreted as a means by which a person might earn his own righteousness.
From the very beginning God had something far different in mind; law was to be a guidepost to His gift of life. Law was never intended to be a vehicle to bring us into right standing with God, because ultimately He wanted to freely impart His own righteousness—and thus His life—to man. Make no mistake: any attempt to earn our own righteousness merely results in pitting us head-on against God’s plan.
I am releasing in you a new gift. I am restoring your memory and you will hear My voice and have My Words of knowledge. Do not be afraid to speak them out. Even if you see nothing happen, keep speaking and keep believing. I will do miracle right in front of your eyes. People will be amazed and you will be amazed. Always know that I am the One doing them through you. Always stay humble. Without Me you can do nothing, but with Me all things are possible. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
“What Jesus has going with us is not merely a relationship, it’s RELATIONSHIP – a powerful, intimate, living relationship in which we are welcomed to share in the very life of God Himself! Free From The Power of Sin
“God has dropped the promise of sharing in both His greatness and His victory somewhere deep within our being. We instinctively know it’s there, even though it’s often tough to uncover. When we finally let the dream of His promise reemerge, hope is born anew within our heart. God wants so very much for that to happen! It’s His gift to man, and He desires to pour it out in abundance.” Free From the Power of Sin
It’s not at all uncommon for Christians to be oblivious to the issue of pride in their life. We just don’t appreciate the influence this cancer has over us! Pride is at the very core of the problem of sin because our demanding ego causes us to pursue worldliness, where it’s easy to experience instant and tangible satisfaction for our misdirected needs. Being the offspring of self-will rooted in self-interest, a prideful ego constantly seeks to enhance itself in an attempt to satisfy the desires of the heart.
It’s easy to see how all the sins described in the Bible find their root here. But sin is deceptive, because its gratification is always short term. In our struggle against sin, it’s very helpful to understand why we continue to do what we do, even though we ultimately do not find it rewarding. Pride is the culprit, and the flesh is its instrument.
My child, take that step of faith. Do not be afraid to move forward into all that I am calling you to. You must get your feet wet before I part the waters. Move out!
When Jesus took our sin upon Himself, He freed us from sin’s consequence—separation from God. When we receive Christ, we are securely joined to Him through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. His Spirit residing within is our guarantee of all that God has promised.
The death and resurrection of Christ as it relates to our own death and life in Him is a recurring theme in Scripture. Being united with Jesus in His death allows us to also share in the benefits of His resurrection. Understanding this principle is vital to our spiritual growth.
At the very heart of this truth is the fact that freedom from the power of sin—our death to sin—is guaranteed by our freedom from law. Freedom is now the absolute reality of our life in Christ, because we are no longer bound by what Paul calls “the law of sin and death.”
From Free from the Power of Sin: the Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself
My child, enjoy each season of your life. Don’t rush this day away just to get to the next. Slow down and take in the beauty that is before you. I do not want you to lose out on what I have for you today just because you are in a hurry. In the fast pace of life you miss out on the most amazing miracles.
Behold the former things have come to pass. Now I declare new things. Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you. Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 42:9, 43:18-19
My child, keep believing Me. The time is coming with you will see the fruition of My promises to you. Have faith and remain in Me. Not one of the good promises which I the Lord have made has failed. All come to pass. Joshua 21:45