TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-27
The Greek word am-o-mos means to be without blemish, without blot, without disgrace, without censure and without insult. It refers to the spotless requirement of a perfect sacrificial lamb. Am-o-mos is the word that is used of a perfect sacrifice. In the Old Testament when the sacrificial animal was presented, it had to be carefully inspected to make sure it was faultless and without a single spot or blemish. This was a well-executed inspection meticulously applied by the priests in the Old Testament! Jesus, of course, became that perfect Sacrifice for us. Am-o-mos is used for the second time in the New Testament in Ephesians 5:27. We are told, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” Jesus brought us into that place where the church is spotless, holy, and without blame. There is another word that shows up in this process called kata-krima which means there is no judgment against us! When you and I are declared blameless by the Lord, we must choose to walk in the Spirit with no judgment against us. Without blemish and blameless with no judgment against us becomes our spiritual reality. Am-o-mas and kata-krima are the two concepts that merge together into one, creating a platform on which we are called to stand. Whenever we are declared blameless by the Blood of Christ, the first thing we accept is that no judgment can stand against us. None! Zero! All are erased! All judgment is eradicated, removed, gone by the Blood. No judgment against am-o-mas can stand! Kata-krima is removed. Glory to God! We must choose to believe the Word and act on it! The result is supernatural confidence in our heart because our hearts assure us that there is no condemnation!