Loves Healing Work – 3
What if All your struggles, weaknesses and pain had a common reason?
I was very blessed to discover early how terribly disappointing a religion with God is. And anger ensued and this brought about depression as depression is anger turned inward. But one of the greatest challenges for us as humans has always been our inability to step back and see The Big picture of Big God.
“The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 5:20-21
The number one lesson I had to learn to see the Goodness of God was the badness of me. The utter futility of my effort and desolation of my soul. Thus the purpose of the law was made clear when I was Completely broken beyond any ability to heal.
We need to see the purpose of the law as that which brings us “TO Christ” and Not an evaluative tool to see who is “in Christ” –
“So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.” – Galatians 3:24-25
Once a person has gotten “TO Christ” the law is no longer needed because now a New Covenant has taken its place –
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 7:12
I will go into greater detail on seeing someone “in Christ” in Loves Healing Work – 4 and I do hope you will stay the course and read the rest of this series but let me put this one in a nut shell:
The First way that Love Heals is to show us our Dire need for Unconditional Love and for that God gave us the law. Once we believe in Him and we know we are Loved the need for the law in our life is no more because we Believe by Faith that Christ finished the job of completing us and making us wHOLeY!
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