Spiritual Diet … 3 … The “New Wine”
If we “Believe” we are changed, in that instance, from a “doing state” to a “Being state” we ARE CHANGED. This is what religion missed then and still misses now. “Doing” = law. “Being” = Grace.
“Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” – Matthew 9:5-6
All change in the Spiritual relm happens by Faith. In the religious relm it happens by true grit style determination which on a “successful day” creates ego and on a less than “successful day” creates dispair.
So what does “The New Wine” stew look like:
1) Start with a healthy understanding that All your past is forgiven. Let this simmer but keep coming back to stir as needed – its needed everytime you are reminded of the past.
2) As that simmers add in a strong dose of Christ being “the end of the law for all who believe” – Romans 10:4 and let that stem along with several containers of “a justification you were unable to obtain through the law of Moses (10 Commanments +)” – Acts 13:39 while all this combines combine with ample amounts of Being “No longer able to sin” – 1 John 3:9.
3) Now keep pouring in from the bottomless supply of “New Wine” and Rest in the knowledge that you have “the Righteousness given by Faith to All who believe in Jesus Christ” – Romans 3:22
4) As this stews and soaks in throughout your life here feel Free to drink in the “New Wine” stew that has been created and share with all as all Healing starts by laying all burdens at the cross and diving Head first into “His Grace” Which Is SUFFICIENT for me and you.
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