Thought For Today - February 12 - Forever Free From Condemnat
Thought For Today - February 12 - Forever Free From Condemnation !
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Thought For Today - February 12
Forever free from condemnation!
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Romans 8:1. Those of us who have put on Christ Jesus are no longer condemned ,as we once were, before God. If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away, and all things have become new. Before we were saved, we walked according to the dictates and desires of the flesh, obeying the lusts of the flesh, we were carnally minded. But, when we were "born again" as the children of God by God's grace, through faith in the shed blood, the death burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we had a change of personality within us if, indeed, we were truly born again. This personality change within us is the result of the Holy Spirit moving in and taking control of our bodies when we invited him; therefore, we are changed from the vile person that we were by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to become the sons of God, and as sons and daughters of God, we cannot be condemned or cast out because we are sealed by the power of the Holy Spirit. We have passed once for all from death unto life.
Once we were carnally minded all the time, and we were dead completely in trespasses and sins; but, when we were born again, the Holy spirit began his work in us and we began to live eternally. This does not mean that we do not still have the old sin nature still abiding in us, but now, if we will allow , we have the Holy Spirit warring against the evil within to give us victory over the old nature.
"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8: 6.
Now as the redeemed children of God, we ought to be Holy Spirit controlled beings.
"For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Romans 8 14.
If the flesh controls us, we shall die; but, if the Spirit controls us, we shall live.
"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live." Romans 8:13
We ought to be careful as Christians, just what power we allow to control us, whether it is our own fleshly lust, or the spirit of anti Christ - the devil, or the Holy Spirit.
It is our obligation as the children of God to seek such fellowship with the Lord that we Know that we are being led by the Holy Spirit.