2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Have your ever felt the joy of heart and freedom that is found only in Christ? There is a huge weight that is lifted and our sorrow is turned into joy when we receive and experience Gods forgiveness and His immense unfailing, everlasting Love. Have you entered into Gods Grace? Now is the time of His Grace. The Bible says to “Seek Him while He still may be found, call out to him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6 NKJV. “Knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7. NKJV. “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:10 NKJV. For the Holy Spirit which even at this time is being out poured on Gods people and around the world even during harsh persecution the Word of God is being proclaimed and people are believing in the Truth in Jesus Christ and are being saved and delivered. As Christ put it, “repent for the kingdom is at hand.” Matthew 3:2.
Only through the rending of our hearts (Joel 2:13) and humbling ourselves before Almighty God,(James 4:10) and confessing our sin (Psalm 32:5 and Proverbs 28:13) before Him and acknowledging our sin and bad behavior then affirming to turn away from it and cease practicing it, can we then be in a position of receiving His pardon for the forgiveness of our sins, and the Gift of His Son and be filled and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. A baptism of Water and of Fire of the Holy Ghost occurs. The weight of sin is then lifted and the floodgates of His love are opened. Our hearts experience the fullness of joy and the eternal love of the Father for His children. Our Spirit leaps within us and we are raptured in Him. His joy in us knows no bounds. Our hearts rejoice continuously. It’s is not about works to earn our way into Heaven, as many false religions may teach. Works are a fruit of Faith. If we love and serve God, good works will a company us. The Bible declares in Ephesians 2:10, that “God sets good works before us that we may live in them.” For in them we glorify God. The love for others is God loving others through us. Jesus said, “by this all will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35). We become a conduit and a vehicle for His Holy Spirit, enabling and teaching us essentially to be the salt and the light of the world. (Matthew 5:13-16).
It is not about us. Jesus said, for those that seek to be first will be last. ( Matthew 20:16). It is about surrendering our will to do Gods will. To die to self and live unto God dead to sin and alive in Christ Jesus. ( Romans 6:11-13 ). Paul declared in the Book of Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.”NKJV. Thank God for the shed blood of Christ Jesus who died in our place and paid our sin debt in full. For His blood cleanses us from all sin and unrighteousness. That we may stand before The Holy and Just God not as a condemned sinner but as one redeemed, sanctified, justified and made new. A new creation in Christ Jesus. (2nd Corinthians 5:17. Whose garments are as white as snow, ( Isaiah 1:18 ). Washed clean by the Blood of the Lamb, now declared righteous in Gods sight and sealed unto the Day of Redemption. For the Church of Rome would never teach this but it is True. God remembers our sin no more. It is as removed is as the East is from the West. If only we reject sin and live according to His Word and abiding in His Love. Having a personal relationship with the Living God. Which means seeking Him daily and taking time for Him, and doing what pleases Him and not compromising our truths to please man instead. God is not mocked. We reap what we sow. If we sow sin we reap corruption that leads to death. If we sow into the Spirit, we reap eternal life. Our souls are eternal and will never die. But there is a second death. Jesus said to Fear God and not Man, who can destroy both body and Soul in Gehenna. (Hell). (Matthew 10:28). For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A godly reverent fear of God is good to want to please Him and not. Jesus is coming back for the Church, the Bride of Christ whose garments are washed clean by the Blood of the Lamb. Blessed are they that are doers of the Word.(James 1:22) , (Luke 11:28). NKJV.
He again reiterated it in Titus 3:4 “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,[a] and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Believers who place their faith in Jesus Christ cross over from death into life. 1st John 3:14. New International Version
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Colossians 1:13, He delivered us from the powers of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of His Son.\of His love. There is no freedom in sin only bondage. It leads to pain and suffering and separation. It causes us to fall out of relationship and fellowship with God and with others. We experience an illusion of separation and distance ourselves from God and loved ones. We take our eyes off of God and focus only on ourselves. Thus many have no love for others. We are commanded to love others. God is Love. This is how we know we are His that the love of the Father is in them. We need to keep our eyes always on the Lord. He is the Lover of our soul. Sin brings one into bondage and under a curse giving our Adversary the devil and the “Accuser of the brethren” a legal right to torment, influence your life and rule over you. When you surrender your will to do Gods will you come to the cross and lay your life down as Christ did and become a living sacrifice. To live for the Lord is to die daily to the flesh and to live unto God in Christ Jesus. For we are all apart of One Body. Yet there are wheat and there are tares. The good seed and the bad seed. The seed of the serpent and the seed of man. Genesis 3. Yes God has sons who are waking up to know who they are and the devil has sons who are mixed in. They love lies walk in sin and hate the truth. Some are appointed to salvation while others to wrath. A tree is known by its fruit.
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. Deuteronomy 30:14 NKJV. God writes His Word in our hearts. New International Version
“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Therefore man is without excuse and his or her conscience bares witness against them. We were given a free will to choose. We can do our will or Gods will. Gods will is to love and serve others being selfless to walk with Him in relationship with Him and the way of self in to gratify one’s self and live according to the flesh.
There are blessings for obeying Gods voice and walking in His way, and there are curses for rebelling against God and living for self.
Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it. From a legal stand point, He was our Advocate who stood up in our defense, and paid the debt he didn’t owe that we couldn’t pay. He paid our sin debt in full. Forgiveness of Sin is available to all who may seek it. Now is the time of Gods Grace for many to enter into the Kingdom before the Tribulations begin. Then there will be a time of much darkness and much travail. So troubling that mens hearts would fail them to see whats coming upon them.
When we acknowledge before God and repent of it( turn away from it) the Blood of Christ that was shed for us at the Cross covers our sin and washes and cleanses us from all sin and unrighteousness. A huge weight is lifted off of our chest and we feel and know the Fathers joy within us as our spirit rejoices in Christ our Savior and in the Love he has for us all. Our Spirit is no longer bound but made free in Christ. He is the Hope of the world. The medicine everyone needs and the love and the joy that everyone seeks. Within us is a place only the love of God can fill. Christianity is the only religion where it is taught that God is our Father because His word teaches that whoever believes in God is born of God and is therefore by the Spirit of Adoption become sons. We
Jesus said, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” Matthew 12:48 NKJV.
Ephesians 1 “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. NKJV.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. NKJV.