What makes you stand firm?
Does it ever fail?
Have you been anointed?
“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” – 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
If it is God that makes you stand firm- what happens when you sin? Did He fail you?
If you are still under the law you can still sin, if you are under Grace (“the new covenant”) you are no longer under the law!
1 John 3:5-6
Vs. 5 “But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning.”
Am I saying I have not sinned? NO, the law pointed out my sin and made it very plain that ONLY Jesus could take it away!
1 John 3:9
Vs. 9 “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.”
Sooner or later legalists have to ask this question- was the sacrifice of Christ enough for me?
If they answer no they stay legalist if they answer Yes! Hallelujah!! They find Grace and a journey begins to create a more Loving, Caring and Compassionate Being in Christ!
What about you?
What causes you to stand firm?
Is it up to the task? Are you anointed by God? Do you have the guarantee spoken of above?
You can and the journey of learning to Love like He does a waits! The journey of a spiritual path with Christ is an amazing experience filled with light, Love and Hope!