Good mornin. You’re about to read what is maybe the most encouraging article that I’ve ever written. If you’re feeling down about your performance…read on my friend. 👍😃
Galatians chapters 2 & 3, and Hebrews chapters 9 & 10 are extremely encouraging chapters.
Do yourself a favor, (please for your edification). Read these 4 chapters in one sitting. These are the summit of scripture, and you will be blown away at how blessed you are just by your resting in Christ and His finished work.
Here’s some paraphrased highlights of these 4 chapters…
We are justified by faith, not by works of the law. (Gal. 2.16, 2.21, 3.10-12).
You are dead to the law, (Gal. 2.19). How plain of speech is that?
You aren’t made perfect by your flesh, (Gal. 3.3).
Being a Christian means that you are a child of Abraham, (Gal. 3.7).
Dabbling in law-keeping to be a better Christian is a path to hell, (Gal. 3.10).
The law is not of faith, (Gal. 3.12).
The law’s purpose was to show us our sinfulness, and our need for Christ’s righteousness. But when we’ve believed on Christ, we’re finished with the law, (Gal. 3.24,25).
Jew and Gentile no longer are distinctly different people to God, everyone is one person in Christ, (Gal. 3.28).
Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, and it wasn’t in force until Christ died, (Heb. 9.15-17).
Don’t seek forgiveness from God, rest in His finished forgiveness. Why? Because God only forgives by shed blood, (Heb. 9.22), not by ongoing requests for forgiveness. You got fully forgiven once when you believed on Christ and His shed blood as your sin payment. Forgiveness is never issued to anyone on an ongoing basis, (for any reason).
Christ being the perfect sacrifice for your sins, you should have no more consciousness of sins, (Heb. 10.1,2).
The new covenant in Christ has replaced the old covenant of law, (Heb. 10.9).
We are sanctified by our being in Christ, not by our efforts, (Heb. 10.10 & 10.14).
Jesus sat down, and is through dealing with your sins, (Heb. 10.12).
Jesus is not only your sanctification, but He has made you perfect before God, (Heb. 10.14).
He will remember your sins no more, (Heb. 10.17). So why should you remember your sins if God doesn’t?
It’s all about resting in the finished work of Christ! That’s the only way that true joy, and the genuine fruits of the Spirit will be manifest in you…when you’re resting, He flows through you with ease. 👍😃
The only way to be saved is the easy way…just believe!😃👍😃
Jump up and down, turn around, and yell…”hey y’all, I’m the righteousness of God just because I believe on Christ!”
Ain’t that fantstifabulous!!!!!!!!👍😃👍😃