what God has been trying to show me that will bring my freedom:
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."
2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began
Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. "
He has done this through his death on the cross in his own human body. As a result, he has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand in it firmly. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News
When our names were chosen in Christ before the world began and when Jesus died on the cross, our sins were covered and left there. the part of us that was in Christ rose again with Him upon the resurrection making it possible for God to see us as holy and blameless- even before our time because he is the omega. once we have the realization of being in Christ and Him being the righteous requirement of the law- we can then walk in the spirit even through our weakness. because he has made Himself the requirement, not us. as christians we do not have to cover up and hid from the realness of temptation and struggle we still deal with daily. we can not deny reality and the fact that we still sin but once we realize that God fully sees and fully knows yet fully loves us we are set free from the condemnation of our current stateand are set free from the deception that satan brings that there is less power in revealing and confessing to others. we need to learn to trust and see from an eternal perspective, with the knowledge that Gods plans for us is to prosper, that we are simply making our way to the final destination of holiness that God already sees us in.
to be spiritually minded does not mean that we now do not sin anymore but it means that our heart is towards God, and we need to realize that that is all that he seeks. you are chosen,predestined and called and if so then you are justified and glorified. our bodies groan within, eagerly waiting for their redemption but that is only because we are stuck with in time. but God is there (in the omega) and he sees us perfect- all our striving and falling and tripping and crawling has all left a smile on God's face because even if there are bad parts in your time line God see's how the story ends and that is all that matters. if your heart is set on him and you are trusting him that is all that matters to him.
if you believe this word, that has to be proven true, then you will be free to live a life free of bondage. you will realize that it is ok to be real with each other. that how we are doing spiritually is not based on what we do but it is based on who God is and His love for us. and until we realize that we will be stuck in legalism and striving which leads daily to thinking we are never going to be good enough. and you know what. its true- we wont ever be good enough but that is the foundation upon which Jesus died. if we base our spiritual walk on how many christians throw the first stone of judgement at us b/c of our downfall then we are still in the mindset that we are only right with God if man says so. but it is when we accept that there only is an audience of one that longs to hear the words, "Abba, Father." than all else will fall to the wayside of our lovesick heart because it is not too good to be true. because " It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. "
God's Everlasting Love
Romans 8: 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written:
"For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
37Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
wow the power in those words if we can only believe it.