Friday, August 24, 2012
Walk It Out!
Christ is not an add on or a hobby--He is our life. Once we accept Him we die and He comes to life (Colossians 3:3). He has now transformed us into His likeness. He has now restored us back to our original design. As Adam and Eve were before the fall-perfect. We now live by faith. Faith in Christ that He makes us everything we can not (Colossians 2:10). Faith in the fact that He's healed, delivered, restored and set us free. When He died He said, "It is finished." How can something be "finished" if someone is needed to keep coming back to do more work. We mess up and say "Lord, forgive me," (over and over and over again) but He did that over 2,000 years ago...scratch that, He did that before the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:19-20). If it was done before we ever sinned, before we were ever created how can we lay hold to it or claim it for ourselves? The Bible says we have to simply accept it. "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13) Once we've accepted our gift of salvation it is ours and has covered ALL. We simply have to now live it by faith in the knowledge that Christ has already done it. We just need to walk it out. "For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes." Romans 10:2-4