EVEN IF SOMEONE MORE THAN CAPABLE FULLY PAID ALL YOUR DEBTS AND YOU ARE INDEED DEBT-FREE, BUT NO BODY TOLD YOU ABOUT IT, YOU WILL STILL MAINTAIN A DEBT-CONSCIOUS MENTALITY.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS THE PREVAILING MENTALITY IN MANY OF OUR CHURCHES TODAY. THEY ARE UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT CHRIST FULLY PAID ALL THE SINS OF THEIR ENTIRE LIVES ON THE CROSS.
(Isaiah 53:5-6, 10a) “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed…………and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all………….Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him and cause him to suffer.”
BECAUSE CHRIST FULLY PAID ALL OUR SINS ON THE CROSS, IN CHRIST, GOD NO LONGER COUNTS SINS AGAINST US. (2Cor 5:19a) “That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.”
WHAT GOD PROMISED HE WILL DO UNDER THE NEW COVENANT IS NOW IN EFFECT: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more” (Heb 8:12-13).
UNFORTUNATELY, MANY BELIEVERS TODAY ARE DEFEATED BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE BENEFITS THAT CHRIST HAS PURCHASED FOR THEM UNDER THE NEW COVENANT.
(Psa 103:2-5) “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
BECAUSE THEY ARE UNINFORMED, THEY ARE UNABLE TO ENJOY THE FULL BENEFITS OF CHRIST’S FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS AND THE TOTAL REST HE OFFERS. INSTEAD OF RESTING IN CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS, THEY TRY TO EARN WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN EARNED AND PAY WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID.
CHRIST IS GOD’S REST FOR THE PEOPLE UNDER THE NEW COVENANT. GOD WANTS US TO REST IN CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.
(Heb 4:9) “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.”
(Mat 11:28-30) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
YOU SEE, UNDER GRACE (NEW COVENANT) SIN IS POWERLESS OVER US!
(Rom 6:14) “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
Please bear with me for using all capital letters for my comments and small letters for my bible verses. You see, Facebook does not allow bold, italics or the use of different fonts. I tried using all caps for my bible verses and small letters for my comments, but it looked awkward. Thank you for your understanding.