Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1-4
I haven’t kept up with this blog for a whole week now. And I was tempted to stop altogether because I was starting to get used to the sleeping in again. However, I am not governed by the flesh. I am governed by the Spirit of God and He said, “get up”. 🙂
In the past, I have struggled with inconsistency and I would beat myself up over it all the time when I got off track. Now I am realizing, life happens, and we all get off track and instead of focusing on what I haven’t done, I can just wake up today with a fresh outlook and keep going. His mercies are new every morning and I am going to rejoice that He helped me pick it up again.
I truly believe that it is God who called me to blog these faith tactics that will aid to building His kingdom. So when God calls you to do something, then He will equip you to do so. I live by the Spirit of God. He is my Abba Father and so I am His child. He doesn’t condemn me for missing a few days, so why should I? He gives me life, and set me free from the law that says “YOU CANT MISS ANY DAYS”.
The child of God is completely freed from the law of sin and death, and from the condemnation that comes with it. Only because the Spirit of Christ is our freedom. Our union with Him breaks off the power of sin. This makes us secure. So this verse does not apply to the one who is governed by the flesh. If the Spirit of God has not made His indwelling inside of you then you condemn yourself.
Those of us who do who have the Spirit of God in us, we may be chastened or receive discipline of the Lord, but we will not be condemned with the world. There is a big difference.
How do these verses help me to expand His Kingdom? It is usually new believers who quickly fall away when they mess up. The new believer is going to mess up and they will fall many times before getting back up. The enemy is quick to whisper in their ear to just lay there and die. He will say things like, “You will never be able to walk in the Spirit”, or “You are a horrible Christian”. He will stop at nothing to try to keep a new believer from growing and rising up. So for me, I think these new believers need to be surrounded by believers who live by the Spirit and can reach down and pick them up and dust off the dirt of the world and encourage them to keep going.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
What do these verses speak to you? How will these verses help you to expand His Kingdom?
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