Get Ready To Die

The moment we submitted to the rule of Jesus in our life, we were given  all the power and strength we would ever need. Yes, we need to grow and mature is using those gifts, but they are there to fulfill every condition and demand of the covenant we entered into. So, when Yahweh promises, “I will do it,” the faith in us should respond, “Amen! Let it be so!”

We have entered into a “new” covenant with our Father, so let me show you some wonderful truths we are able to experience in this new covenant. Because of the relationship we have entered into, our Father has a deep desire to draw closer to us. But to be honest, He is never able to be as close or intimate with us, as much as He desires. Because of this, He unites and binds and fashions us close to Himself, and Him to us. The new covenant is all about our Lord’s commitment to keep His children from falling, and to console, comfort and assures us that the power and dominion of sin can no longer separate us from Him. And He gave us the Holy Spirit to indwells us and a guarantee of this promise.

This truth is that He is the only hope for disciples who have lost heart in their struggle against a particular sin that they can’t seem to be free of — those “strongholds” that have strong holds on us! It is only by having this new covenant revealed to us that we are able to learn the secret to having total victory over sin.

What we need to learn is that death is the only way out of the old covenant and into the new! However, don’t be alarmed. Our confidence in our own abilities is what must die — there is to be no more striving to believe. If we are  to have faith — true faith, the faith of Christ — He must give it to us. And my friends, we have been given a measure of faith, yet if it is true that we can do nothing of ourselves, then this includes having His faith. That is why Scripture calls it “the faith of Christ.” Not faith in Christ

This issue is so important, please don’t rush by it without considering how it can impact your life. We seen to only major on having faith in Christ. But there is more blessing when you understand, and trust in, the faith of Christ. This isn’t just semantics, it solidifies our faith. If you give yourself the chance, you will discover that the meanings of the two phrases are light-years apart. The faith of Christ means what it says: The faith of Jesus of Nazareth. It refers to the integrity of His walk with His Father, not our walk. The faith of Christ involves only Jesus and God, completely independent of anyone else.

It is talking about His life of faith, not our faith in Christ.

This is such an important foundation, an immovable Rock. No wonder the Devil tries to erase it from the Bible. The faith of Christ refers to His perfect integrity, His spotless fidelity, His righteous obedience to His Father.

We often wobble in our of faith: He Didn’t. All of us fall short of our requirements. All of us miss the mark. Sometimes, we even knowingly sin. Often our faith is like a Yo-Yo, up and down, we feel saved at breakfast, but lost at lunchtime. Oh Praise God that we were given the perfect foundation on which to base our believing.

Most of can say that we believe in the LORD Jesus Christ, that He is God in the Flesh, that He died for our sins, and was raised for our justification. That’s scriptural and correct, right? Sure it is, but consider this: The reason our Father wants us to have faith in His Son is because His Son’s faith was perfect! Because the faith of Christ was spotless, He could be the innocent Lamb of God sacrificed in our place.

Here’s the nub; If the faith of Christ had not been pristine, pure, and faultless, He could not have become our Saviour. He would have had to die for His own sin. But could not have died for our sin. He would not have arisen from the dead, and we would still be lost and condemned — dead in our own sin. But my dear precious friends, the faith of Christ was impeccable, faultless, unblemished. His faithfulness to His Father was perfect. No sin, no infidelity, no unfaithfulness existed: None. Ever.

Now keep that Gospel fact in mind and read out-loud:

Yet, we know that people don’t receive God’s approval by any effort to follow the laws in the Scriptures, but only by the faith of Yeshua Christ. So we also possess the faith of Yeshua Christ in order to receive God’s approval by the faith of Christ and not by our own efforts. People won’t receive God’s approval by their own efforts. (Galatians 2:16)

We are justified by the faith of Christ, God the Holy Spirit says so twice in that verse alone. His faith justifies those who believe in Him.

Listen, the expiation and propitiation of our sins was because of the fidelity of the faith of Christ. If the faith of Christ had lost fidelity, His Blood would no longer be sinless. Christ’s faith kept His Blood sinless, making the way for our atonement, salvation, and eternal redemption. (See, Romans 3:24-25).

They receive God’s approval freely by an act of his kindness[ through the price Christ Yeshua paid to set us free from sin. God showed that Christ is the throne of mercy where God’s approval is given through faith in Christ’s blood. In his patience God waited to deal with sins committed in the past (Romans 3:24-25)

We are saved by our faith in Christ’s Blood, but that Blood would have been useless to save anyone if the faith of Christ had not been perfect. What does this mean for me and you? It means we are certain of our salvation and justification before God because of the faith of Christ. Halleluia! Let’s dance and shout!

He did it all for us, never missed the mark: Perfection in the Flesh took our place on the Cross, and by believing His faith was perfect, we are set free from sin, guilt, and all condemnation. It removes all sense of struggling, there is nothing to worry about concerning our salvation, there are no hoops to jump through. The our Lord’s faith guarantees our salvation! This is the Truth that sets us free from fear. Our faith walk is imperfect, and incomplete, but our Savior’s walk was immaculate and is completed. He sat down at the right hand of God, His mission accomplished.

That is why you can have God’s Peace because of the faith of Christ. You believe in Him, and so are saved, but that rests on the foundation of the faith of Christ.

Are you still struggling in sin? Are you truly yearning to live a holy life, free from the habituating lusts of the flesh? Then get ready to die. Get ready to embrace the cross. When you have given up all hope of overcoming sin through your own human power and will, then you are ready to enter the glorious realm of freedom through the new covenant. Rejoice, my friends, and walk victoriously!

Nickolas
Doulos Studies

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