The Crucified Life Ministries Blog

Take Up Your Cross October 20th 2014

Are you living in freedom from sin and physical death unto spiritual life in Christ?

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2 KJV)

Any person who professes Christ with their lips believing in God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ has been justified, or set free and vindicated from all their sin; past, present, and future.  Jesus Christ covered the sin debt of all with every drop of His precious shed blood upon the cross at Calvary.  He wiped the ledger clean; marking in big letters “paid in full” upon sin and alleviating condemnation for all who accept His sacrifice for their sin debt.

It took Jesus Christ’s physical sacrifice upon the cross, burial, and subsequent resurrection three days later from the tomb for the “therefore” or the reason preceding this scripture verse permitting man to choose to place their personal  faith in His finished work on the cross alleviating the working of the natural law of condemnation.  Condemnation or conviction of sin always accompanies any act of sin because man was made by God with an innate or natural awareness of the evilness and darkness of sin.

Man, therefore, either chooses to live in sin and condemnation suppressing the truth; or man chooses to accept the truth living a new life separated from the choke-hold of sin, accepting this free gift of freedom that Jesus purchased for all men giving relief or respite from the law of sin and shame.  Accepting this freedom from sin makes man spiritually dead to sin and alive to the spiritual things of God positionally cloaked in His holiness; now as he walks upon this earth and for all eternity to come.

The Bible says man is without excuse for making the choice to live a sinful lifestyle despite the truth clearly laid out in front of them:

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1:19-21 KJV)

Man chooses to exist in sin surrounded by darkness and shame upon this earth and for an eternity spent in the horrible pit of Hell separated from God forever; or to be illuminated spiritually alive living in freedom in Christ now and for an eternity with God forever.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearAre you living in sin and shame and surrounded by darkness and despair upon this earth?  Or have you chosen to be set free from the bondage of sin and condemnation and made alive unto God through His Son Jesus Christ?

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