The Crucified Life Ministries Blog

Take Up Your Cross March 3rd 2015

Sin no longer rules in the flesh of those who are covered in His blood.

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:21 KJV)

Trying to blend the law of God and the grace of God is like trying to combine oil and water. These two things are not cohesive; man either lives by God’s law or he lives spiritually quickened alive and covered in God’s grace.  Man cannot live unto both the law and grace because they are polar opposites on the spiritual spectrum.  One is living for the god of this world; the other for God.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. (Romans 6:14-15 KJV)

Choosing to live unto the law and working up our own goodness is saying Christ’s death on the cross was in vain and mankind has his own power over sin and death able to resurrect themselves from their natural spiritual death.  Man has no such power over sin and death naturally.

Supernatural power over death only comes from a relationship with God having new spiritual life in Christ bought by His shed blood upon the cross.  His death upon the cross bought freedom from sin and death.
The law works as a mirror serving to contrast or show man his natural wickedness; born dead in sin and trespasses.   Men who have been made spiritually alive; having a new spiritual relationship with God, the law of sin has been fulfilled or put to death superseded by the grace of God in this New Testament age of grace.

The law of God was insufficient as it was not able to remove sin of mankind and mankind hat to make continual sacrifices to God on the altar but this need was perfectly fulfilled by the shedding of Jesus Christ’s blood upon the cross ushering in spiritual salvation and a complete or perfect sacrifice taking away the debt of sin for those who believe in faith share in this victory over death and sin.

Frustrating the grace of God is to live as dead men do on this earth rather than living spiritually alive.  It is not valuing God’s Word, choosing to suppress it; or living without reverence or regard for the things of God.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearDo you recognize the significance of Jesus Christ’s death and His precious shed blood for all sin including your own or are you frustrating the goodness and mercy of God’s grace by living beneath His expectations towards sin and godly fellowship in your life?

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