MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
Scripture: Romans 5:15-17
This passage says, “But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” There it is. There’s the contrast. In Adam we all sinned. Sin ruled our life. But in Christ now freedom rules our life and we can rule with Christ. Righteousness is a free gift and when we receive it we have the opportunity to walk all over satan’s lies. We can reign over blame, shame and guilt. Sin is counted as done, gone and destroyed by the blood of Christ. It has no hold on us. Paul’s testimony can be our testimony. Like Paul we also should be able to say, ‘I’ve lived in all good conscience until this day. See these hands. They are innocent of the blood of all men.’ The seed of God’s Word justifies us and makes us free. Axios! We are made worthy, and because we’re made worthy we occupy our position as a son or daughter in the Family of God and have access to relationship with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. We have been placed on a growth path that has the potential to bring great, great freedom! We reign in life. It is a Bible progression and it is available, bought and paid for by Christ’s Blood!