- Posted September 28, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
SHOULD WE KEEP ON DOING IT?
Living In God's Grace In Christ Jesus
Given In God's Love Church!!!
To The Church Of Our Lord God Jesus Christ As Your Brother And The Apostle Too All Nations, I Speak In One And As One For You And To You Life, Health And Prosperity In The Lord Jesus Christ!
One of our main mission of Apostle James & Betty R Winfree & Team Ministries is to see many people come to Christ for Salvation and for their lives to be changed through The Lord Jesus Christ that we promote and share here online free of charge to all. If you do not know The Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, please read the following: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). "Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ, and YOU WILL be saved" ( Acts 2:38 ) And (Acts 16:31).
SHOULD WE CONTINUE SIN BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN GOD'S AMAZING GRACE CHURCH?
There can be "weak areas" in the Believers life. If you are like many Believers, you probably struggle with the balance between grace and legalism. You want to please God, yet you're not always sure where the line is between sin and what is acceptable. How much freedom do we have with regard to behavior not explicitly forbidden in the Word of God?
It is easy to fall into the temptation of the weakness in our flesh — becoming too legalistic or taking license with God's grace. Legalism places rule above faith. It says keeping rules are more important than our relationship with God. At the other extreme, too much grace leads to sinfulness and excess, all the while saying "God's grace covers my sin."
Christ did not die on the cross so that we can take sin lightly and flaunt our freedoms without consequence. He also did not die in order to give us a constricting and rigid life. Either extreme is a limited version of the Jesus Christ Believers faith.
We must balance both legalism and grace. When we fully understand the cost of our sin, we choose not to take God's grace for granted. When we fully understand Jesus' sacrifice and love, we begin to cherish our relationship with Him above all else. When we love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind, we will hate sin and crave a closer relationship with God in Christ Jesus.
This balanced faith helps discern how to handle those clear areas of life. But even with balance, we must be cautious in using the freedoms of grace. What may seem inconsequential to us may wound the conscience of another person. What we may think of as a harmless action could damage the Spiritual walk of another Believer.
Church What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase His Church? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through The Glory of The Father, we too may live a new life Church.
If we have been united with YESHUA, JESUS in a death like His, we will certainly also be united with Him in a resurrection like His Saints. For we know that our old self was crucified with JESUS so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin dear Brothers and loving Sisters— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
Now if we died with Christ Church, we believe that we will also live with Him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over Him. The death YESHUA, JESUS died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God.
In the same way Church, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires Church. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to YESHUA, SAVIOR and LORD as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under Grace Christ Believers.
We Should Be Christ Slaves to Righteousness In His Holy Spirit!!!
What then Church? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But Thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God in Christ Jesus Church, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is Eternal Life. For the wages of sin is death, But The Gift of God is Eternal Life in Christ Jesus our Lord Church. This is written and shared to and for every and all Believers in Christ Jesus in ONE and as One in The Name which is above every and all names, YESHUA OUR SOON COMING KING!!! Lets Say Amen Together Church, Amen!!!!
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