Freed from bondage.

Romans 8:1-4

“Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the flesh [man’s nature without the Holy Spirit], God did: He sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful man as an offering for sin. And He condemned sin in the flesh [subdued it and overcame it in the person of His own Son], so that the [righteous and just] requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us who do not live our lives in the ways of the flesh [guided by worldliness and our sinful nature], but [live our lives] in the ways of the Spirit [guided by His power].

What a freeing scripture this is! The law that God gave His people could not save them from the result of sin, which is death of the soul, but Christ came in the form of man and his sinful nature (Christ did not sin) and through His death broke the bondage of the law over our lives so that we may live forever more with Him! This however does not mean that the God’s Law does not count, it still does set the tone for how we should live, we just don’t have to make offerings etc anymore, because Jesus Christ’s offering on the cross was atonement for our sins and now we can go directly to God through Christ.

When you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior you are IN Him and He is IN you, making you righteous before God. Therefore your past sins don’t define you and you are set free of it and the result of infinite death.

This also does not mean that you can keep on sinning. This means that you, yourself also need to work toward a life, holy and set apart for God. Doing your best to live according to His Word and living a life free from sin, led by the Holy Spirit and building the Kingdom of God.

I hope that this scripture will fan the flame within your heart and give you a new hope to work toward a life set apart for God.

Toodles!

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