Perfecting the Saints
This site, much like my life is dedicated to see GOD glorified through Jesus in this lost world. The difficulty enters in when men try to figure out how to glorify GOD. It seems to me that the man living in Romans chapter 8 typifies the glory of GOD and the man living in Romans chapter 7 typifies the man trying to glorify GOD. I for one would rather just do it than continue try and fail.
He who knew no sin became sin for us that we may become the righteousness of GOD.
How is it we become the righteousness of GOD? it can't be by works of the law or there would be reason to boast. It must be by believing on Jesus but many of us have believed then looked around and found that we were anything but the righteousness of GOD. If the justification of GOD does not work out to our actual righteousness then GOD must Himself be evil.
In this world you have many tribulations, but fear not for I have overcome the world.
Jesus has overcome the world, overcome Satan and his lies, overcome rulers and principalities and authorities, overcome even our human nature and flesh, this is not true for us only after we die. This is true for us as we live in this world, as we live only for the glory of God.
Comments are welcome on this, an incomplete thought.
Jesus came to save His people from their sins, if we are not saved from all sin what makes us think we are saved at all? Jesus lived a life of innocence here on earth and was crucified as a guilty man, condemned by man, and crushed by GOD. "He who knew no sin became sin for us that we may become the righteousness of GOD" In that one act He secured forgiveness for all sin, and many of us as we repent and cry out, have become partakers of that forgiveness only to find something in us beyond our control. So that freedom, Guilt, shame, Repentance, deliverance becomes a circle of life and to one degree or another we live in misery and visit that misery on others. There was much more than that accomplished by Jesus on that cross.
Rom 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
As Jesus died on the cross for us we also died on the cross with Him, this works out in us exactly to the extent we believe.
GOD often works in us according to our faith. This working of the cross in us is by means of the word of GOD or the nature of Jesus, Do not resist the evil person, give to those who ask, turn the other cheek, Bless those that curse you, and on and on. Someone told me once that we are not called to be doormats and although that makes sense that thinking is the perfect way to stay in bondage to the flesh.
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