Free indeed

Jun. 8, 2015

“The blood of Christ applied eradicates the bloodline curse of the sin nature”

Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death. AMP

In Leviticus chapter 17:11 states that, “the life is in the blood”.  Jesus came to give us life and more abundantly. (1 Peter 1:3). The fullfillment of abundant life was to pass over from death to life. (1John 3:14)

           In order for that to happen, Jesus came and eradicated sin. The definition of the word eradicated - is to pull up by the roots, do away with as if by pulling up to erase.

( Webster’s new collegiate dictionary copyright 1977 page 387 )

            The battle in human nature is between the flesh and the spirit. In the book of James 1:15, it states that when desire is conceived it gives birth to full-blown death. A dead humanity needs life; the life in Christ Jesus.

            Jesus eradicated sin by His death on the cross. The relationship to sin within fallen humanity had changed.  Jesus became the mediator between God and man because no flesh can be justified in God’s sight. (Romans 3:20)

            Jesus gives us newness of life. (Romans 6:4 & Romans 7:6) Within that newness of life there is an all encompassing regeneration,  (Dictionary 973) transformation or a metamorphosis. To be regenerated means to be reformed or to be subjected to a spiritual regeneration or being “Born Again”. (John 3:3)

 

            The definition of the word transformation is an act or process or instance of transforming the operation of changing something from one thing to another. (Dictionary  page 1240)

            The word metamorphosis, comes from the Greek meaning to change physical form, structure or substance by supernatural means; a striking alteration in appearance, character or circumstances. (Dictionary page 722)

            In the book of Revelation 21:5, Jesus says, “Behold I make all things new”.

Jesus came to give us a new covenant, 1 Corinthains 11:25 because Holy Spirit gives life, but the letter of the law, (Torah teaching) and legalism brings death.

            The Bible teaches that God will give us all things new, first he starts with our heart in Ezekiel 11:19. God promises to give us a new heart and to put His Spirit within us.

            The Spirit of truth, who is the “helper or comforter” testifies of Jesus. (John 15:26)  Jesus regenerates our spirit so that we can commune with God once again. (Ephesians 4:24, & Galations 3:27) .  Second Corinthians 4:16, says that even though our outward man is perishing our inward man, or “our spirit” is being renewed daily.

            In Ephesians chapter 2:15 and Colossians 3:10 Jesus says he will make us one new man and that we can be reconciled to God. The word reconciliation means, to be restored to friendship or harmony, and to settle one’s debt. (Dictionary page 965)

            John 1:29 says that Jesus is the Lamb of God, that takes away, or pays the penalty for the sins of the world.

            Revelation chapter 5:9 says that we will sing the new song of the Lamb. Next, in 2 Corinthians 5:17, Jesus will make us a new creation. In John 13:34, Jesus says he gives us a new commandment, that we love one another just as He has loved us.

            In the book of Revelation chapter 2:17 & chapter 3:12 Jesus says He will give us a new name, which is His name, because He is the bridegroom, and the church, who are the believers are His bride. We will take on the name of our Beloved.

             Our sin is destroyed by the miracle and mystery of salvation. In relation to Adam’s nature or the sinful flesh, as stated in Romans chapter 5 that sin reigned, from Adam to Moses because of Adam’s transgression. And just as Adam’s transgression, or sin was passed on through all of humanity, that Jesus came and died for many and that gift was extended to all of mankind and must be accepted by grace through faith.(Ephesians 2:8-10)

            In Romans chapter 6:9, the apostle Paul writes that we have been raised with Christ from the dead and sin no longer has dominion or ruling authority over the believer.

The old man has died and the body of sin has been stripped of his power; we have to ask ourselves who is our master and who is the controlling influence over our life.

            In Ephesians chapter 4:21-24 Paul writes to the church at Ephesus, that since we have learned from Christ we are able to put off our former conduct which is the old man who is corrupt; our old man manifests itself in deceitful lusts, but we have a renewed spirit and a renewed mind and we can put on the new man; the new man manifests itself in righteousness and holiness. In Colossians chapter 3:8 the old man can also manifest itself; with malice, anger, blasphemy and filthy language. However, Paul says that we can be renewed in our mind because we have knowledge according to Him who created us.

            In first Peter 3:20-22 there is a reference of baptism and a good conscience towards God. There is reference to an “anti-type” which now saves us in verse 21. An “anti-type” is an earthly expression of a spiritual reality. It indicates a symbol or picture or pattern of the spiritual truth. Peter is teaching that the eight people on the ark went through the whole judgment and yet were unharmed. Figuratively the ark was a place of safety from the judgment of God. The resurrection of Jesus Christ demonstrates that humanity can accept God’s substitutionary death through Jesus Christ for those who believe. The judgment of humanity fell on Christ. The believer who is in Christ, is in the ark of safety when they have received Christ as their Lord and Savior.

            In Romans 6:23 it states that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We are born sinners and are separated from God. Jesus Christ came to bridge the gap between an unsaved humanity to offer eternal life through Jesus Christ. This is an act of faith. Romans 1:17 states that the” just shall live by faith”.

            How does somebody become “just”? Can we become justified? Sin matters and we can control our mind, will and our emotions. The gift of God is a changed heart through Jesus Christ. In our flesh we will never be completely “sinless”; but we can sin less as the Holy Spirit leads us and guides us to all truth.

We must submit to the Lordship of Christ and sin will no longer rule or have dominion

 

over us. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is listed in Galatians Chapter 5:22-26. Also, the

 

works of the flesh are listed in Chapter 5:19-21.  The Holy Spirit can convict us of our sin through our conscience and through the word of God. Galatians Chapter 5 also states that those who practice the lusts of the flesh will not inherit the kingdom of God.

The definition of the word practice, is to perform a work repeatedly so that one becomes proficient, it is repeated as a customary action and is something that one is experienced at. (Dictionary page 902)  So, in other words if we are convicted by the Holy Spirit and we ignore His voice and we continue to practice sin, our conscience has been seared (branded) with a hot iron and we will not inherit the kingdom of God.  (1 Timothy 4:1-4)

            Each person’s conscience serves to control the actions in the decisions that they make. As the controller, the conscience shows us which actions and decisions are right and wrong, which choices should be accepted and which choices should be rejected. The apostle Paul argues that the conscience of a person can lead to the right path and enable that person to live a righteous and peaceful life. The conscience can also be conquered by evil desires. Consequently, the human conscience can defile a person and disqualify them in their disobedience. (Titus 1:15-16)

The conscience as stated in Romans chapter 2:15, is the knowledge and instinctive sense of right and wrong. The conscience can produce guilt when it is violated and all of humanity has an innate awareness of God’s law which is a warning system that activates when they choose to ignore or disobey God’s law within their conscience.

The human conscience is not predetermined and therefore, can be affected by good influences or by negative influences. The conscience is understood to represent a guide in judgement and to whether something is good or evil; right or wrong.

In Hebrews chapter 9:14-16, the writer states that the blood of Christ through the eternal Spirit offered Himself to cleanse their conscience from dead works and that we are to serve the living God. There is also a reference to the New Covenant through Jesus Christ’ death that offers redemption for the transgressions under the first covenant and we receive a promise of the eternal inheritance to come. 

            Jesus’s blood is used as a substitute and was a perfect sacrifice as He offered Himself as the spotless Lamb that takes away the sins of the world.

            When an unregenerate, unredeemed person hears the gospel, (Romans 10:14-15),

they are faced with the choice; (Romans 10:9-10)  to believe the gospel, in their heart; and confess with their mouth that God raised Jesus from the dead they will be saved. It is with the heart a person believes it is credited to them unto righteousness, and it is with confession of the mouth that they are saved. They have the capacity to accept God’s grace and realize that they used to be children of wrath they will be judged, and condemned without the blood of Jesus to cover their sin. (Ephesians 2:1-3)

            In Romans chapter 8:1 we read there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus; once the “Sinner” has confessed Jesus as Lord, the Holy Spirit sets them free.            

            If true repentance has taken place, it is the Holy Spirit that has convicted the person of sin and produces godly sorrow over the sin and separation from God. (2 Corinthians 7:9-10).

            The apostle Paul often refers to the flesh as “the fallen human nature” apart from God. The human nature is your will that manifests in one’s mind and behavior. The fallen humanity is the seat of the mental capacity which is the mind, will, and emotions, it is at that moment that a renewal of the mind takes place; and the person is made righteous (Colossians 1:13-14 & 1:20) and the sinful impulses no longer have dominion over them. (Epheisans 2:10)