As I sit in my backyard I hear the stirring of the beginning of another day awakening, the noises of the dawning of day in the city and the stirring in my soul desires more of God’s Word.
As I am awaken to the truth of the Gospel, I come to the scripture in Galations, before our faith was revealed to us we were kept under the law as Apostle Paul states, ” shut up unto faith”.
Galations 3:24 – 27 reads, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified (made right) by faith. But after faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many as you as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ”.
Another way to say this is that we are “immersed” into the spiritual body of Christ and then He becomes our spiritual identity.
The freedom of Christ in us cannot exist by the law for if it is by grace and if by grace the law cannot exist. Recieving the grace of God through Christ Jesus means, I am under the freedom of Christ and my desires of the old nature are no more my controlling factor. I have put on a new nature that of Christ Jesus who liveth in me. The law was made for those who disobeyed but now I am under Christ a new freedom of obedience and liberty.
We as believers are to stand in the liberty ( FREEDOM) that the Holy Spirit brings to and in every born- again believer. Consecrating ourselves unto God and Christ, is simply, bringing our own will into the alignment of God’s will, that of walking in the spirit and not in the works of the flesh. There is a spiritual battle warring against the flesh (carnal lustful nature) and our own spirit in which we cannot do the things we would. “But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law”.
Yes, God through Christ Jesus has given us new desires and a want to live in the freedom obediece and of grace. Oh, how exciting to know the Saving power of Christ Jesus.
The liberty that comes in knowing Christ Jesus is refreshing to my body, mind and soul. This freedom I have, I do choose daily, to take up my cross and follow Christ.
In closing let me say, I thank God and His Son Jesus for sending us the Holy Spirit, that leads and guides us into all truth, as we walk and continue in His saving grace. While continuing on the narrow pathway of life in Christ Jesus we can be assured of His blessings for eternity and a life hereafter with Him.
Be blessed as you continue in the grace of our Heavenly Father and His Son Christ Jesus. Yes, His grace is sufficient. … in Christ, Paul Lundmark