Praise God for His Son: the glorious gospel of Christ! That by GRACE through faith in Jesus (1) our sins are forgiven and by His wounds we are healed of our dis-ease, for we are no longer separated from God by our sins. Furthermore, (2) in Christ, God has not only forgiven our sins, but has delivered us from the sin-producer: He has crucified our sinful nature and given us new life – we have been crucified and resurrected in Christ! And, even more (!), (3) in Christ we have been delivered from all the demands of the law, for Christ fulfilled and always continues to fulfill them for us – we are not under law, but under GRACE!! (Romans 6:14).
Jesus Christ fulfills everything God demands of us!
Christ Himself, living in His consecrated servants, fulfills everything God commands of us: not focusing on the splinter in our brother’s eye, not resisting an evil person, not worrying about how to provide for ourselves, not committing murder via our anger at another, etc. Our part is to know, believe, and to consecrate ourselves to Him in order to experience His resurrection power. Free will is a key part of God’s glorious design; He does not force His grace upon us…
Praise God for this glorious gospel of GRACE! In Christ:
- Our sins are forgiven!
- We are delivered from the cause of sin, our sin nature, for it has been crucified with Him!
- We are delivered from the demands of the law, for we are under grace: the living God, Christ Jesus, lives His righteous obedient God-pleasing life from within us!
- The sick are healed!
- The tormented are delivered!
- The bride is purified as she beholds the glory of her Bridegroom!
- The lost are saved!
- His kingdom comes!
Rejoicing with you as the Body of Christ matures rapidly now, your sister deanna