“If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed” – John 8:36
LIGHT FOR NOW: As a believer in Christ Jesus, you have no past records of sin.
The problem of the believer in Christ is not sin but that of sin consciousness (Hebrews 10:1-2). Daily confession of sin is to be conscious of sin, it can never stop sin. Rather, it is to manifest sin. The annual sacrifice of atonement in the Old Testament was not powerful enough to purge sin. They were just a shadow of the real thing to come (Hebrews 10:13). The one-time sacrifice of Christ took care eternally of the problem of sin. Yes, Jesus died in our stead. He took the punishment in our place. It is illegal to punish a man twice for an offence. Christ bore our offences and paid the penalty. We have been justified based on the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross (Romans 3:23-26).we have been justified freely. To be justified is to be totally restored. By law, everybody was a sinner for all had sinned. When Adam transgressed, everything on earth was corrupted. God could not access the earth anymore. He had to use a medium to regain access to the earth from Satan. The incarnation of God was God identifying with humanity. Through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, man now has a right standing with God.
Christ had given Himself as a sacrifice for our sanctification (Ephesians 5:2). The death, burial and resurrection of Christ grant us freedom. We are now favored by God. We are now accepted in the beloved (1John 2:1). When you are in Christ, He automatically becomes your advocate and mediator. The real reason He manifested was to take away sins. Therefore, sin no longer has the power to affect your relationship with God. You have been freed from the power of sin and death. You are free indeed.
INSTRUCTION: Enjoy the freedom Christ has wrought for you.
PRAYER: Father, I enforce redemption in my life, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: His resurrection is our justification
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 18; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 1