The message of grace through salvation means that we are saved only through an unmerited gift because we don’t deserve to be saved due to our sins, but God sent Jesus to die on the Cross to take full atonement for our sins. In order for that to happen we must repent of our sins and give our lives to Jesus Christ. It isn’t a license to carry on deliberately sinning, but a turning away from sin with a desire never to sin again and we have to confess with our mouths that we reject all sin because we are the temples of the Holy Spirit and Jesus lives within our hearts to do God’s work. See how faith without works is dead in James 2:14-26.
In order for Jesus to change us we have to co-operate with the Holy Spirit and give Jesus 100 percent of ourselves and let Him be our only teacher. Each day is a new day and so we need to give our lives to Christ every day and ask Him to continuously help us, If we find it difficult to overcome certain things in our lives, then let us just imagine if Jesus would do that, and if not, then hand it over to Jesus and He will help us.
If anyone keeps deliberately sinning and compromising then they have taken their lives back again, and I believe that they are not covered by Jesus’ blood, and they will be judged because that is abusing Jesus’ love. See how Jesus showed us that it wouldn’t be easy, but would require effort on our part because we would have to pick up our Cross and follow him and lose our lives. See Matthew 16:24-25.
If we are righteous it is impossible to keep sinning because Jesus’s Holy Spirit has full control of our bodies as seen in the following passages: 1 John 3:9 (KJV): Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. See also John 8:12, 1 John 1:7 and John 14:15. If Jesus told us to be perfect and Holy and righteous and to follow His commands, then we have to believe that Jesus wouldn’t ask us to do something, if it wasn’t possible to do so with his help. See Matthew 5:48 (KJV): Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect and Luke 1:74-75(KJV). If you have been set free it is not to sin, as seen in the following scripture: John 8: 34 (KJV) Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Don’t let anyone put you down over past mistakes, but believe that you have been transformed into a new transformation.
Let us remember just how much Jesus suffered in the whole of His Passion and Death to pay the price to set us free from our sins, and also His glorious Resurrection from the dead as seen in Psalm 22, Isaiah 53 and Luke 22:1-24:53, and we should be so grateful to Jesus that we love Him above anyone or anything in the world. Let us ask Jesus to infuse in us his tremendous love and fill us to the brim with His Holy Spirit, so that we can be one with Lord, and therefore truly know God. Let that love flow from us unto others so that we become truly transformed into lampstands and reach the lost and hurting souls of the world.
Written by Marie-Helene and Dominic Bradshaw