My Messiah? – 7 who is the stray?
What does it really mean to go astray?
Have you ever considered that going “astray” is simply moving away from Love, Peace and an “easy burden and light yoke”?
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray,each of us has turned to our own way;and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
The very first one to go “astray” was Eve and the reason she went astray was that she wanted MORE! The god of MORE is the opposing force to The God Who Is Love. Christ came to “seek and to save that which was lost” to the god of MORE both then and now. Following the god of MORE is where iniquity or inequality starts but they End in Christ!
How does iniquity or inequality End in Christ:
“All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” – Ephesians 2:3-5 – We all followed the god of MORE at one time or another – now through Christ we can know Perfect Love, Peace and Hope by Grace Not works.
“Christ is the end of the law so that there may be Righteousness for All who believe” – Romans 10:4 – The law ends where Faith begins – Rest in His Finished work Not your continual works.
“For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!” – Romans 5:10 – Reconciled (past tense) means “made a part of again” – that happened on the cross, “once and for all” – Rest in His Finished work that placed you in the Reconciled state that Nothing can separate you from.
“We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.” – Galatians 2:15-16 – Justified “by Faith” alone – seeing this sets the stage for belief in The Mighty and Loving God!
Our iniquity and All inequality ends where True Christ begins! Care to examine this deeper? Go to the link below and work through the scripture and questions: