SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Scripture: Romans 5:12-14
Romans 5:12-14 says, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.” What is developing here? It is the contrast between the righteousness of God which is the fruit of understanding remission as opposed to the condemnation that comes through the law. There was a purpose for the law. The law revealed sin so that Christ could remit it for us and bring us into that relationship with Him, but how many of us still live under the condemnation because we never accept the remission? The result is we don’t have peace with God or with ourselves. We are mad at God, frustrated with God, because we never submitted to the growth path or recognized the extent of the process. That is what God is calling each of us to do, to finish our growth path. Remission is real. Jesus accomplished that with His Blood. But we never experience the freedom of it if we don’t renew our mind with the truth of each of the Sonship gifts especially in the area of fully receiving our forgiveness. The enemy knows that we are vulnerable to his lies about our worth. Often the self-condemnation is relentless regarding our mistakes. What many of us do is allow the enemy to defeat us and short circuit the Family purpose of moving forward in grace and glory! Let’s purpose to move forward toward victory! We must choose to get on the growth path and continually renew our mind in our Family position, until we have the peace that passes understanding! It is God’s path to freedom!