Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CEASE STRIVING AND BELIEVE GOD.


Have you have ever tried to please God by keeping the Law? (The Ten Commandments). Striving to keep the Law is an easy way to fall under condemnation.  What really pleases God, is our FAITH, Hebrews 11:6,"Without FAITH it is impossible to PLEASE Him, for whoever would draw near to God must BELIEVE that He exists and that He rewards those who seek him" It is NOT by trying to keep the Law.  

The Law is good, however, although it is totally impossible for man to keep. Keeping the law is just one more incredible work of grace that Jesus did for us. He perfectly fulfilled the Law, by keeping  all Ten Commandments as the Son of man, where Adam (man) miserably failed. Jesus lived totally surrendered to His Father's will, Adam  (man) desired only his own will.  

Does this mean that we don't have to keep the law any more?  God forbid.  How then do we keep the Law? As we grow more in love with the Lord and appreciate His redemptive work  in our lives, we will find ourselves being MIRACULOUSLY changed,from glory to glory. In our inner new man, a deeper DESIRE to keep His law is being written on our hearts. Hebrew 8:8-10, speaking to believers, says" Behold the days are coming declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt'...............'I will PUT MY LAWS into their minds and WRITE them on their HEARTS and I will be their God and they shall be my people."

This is amazing and a great mystery.  God's holiness has been completely fulfilled in Jesus Christ. We can CEASE striving to perfect our own in holiness in our own strength, and by faith believe  that the good work He started, He will finish. Through our continual repentance and a grateful heart for His death and resurrection, the sinner is crucified and is raised to a newness life, free from condemnation forever.  Let's enjoy the journey together. We are heading home.

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