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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Walking After The Spirit In Your New Creature Identity

Romans 8 Explained. The difference between walking after the flesh versus walking after the spirit AFTER ONE IS SAVED. 


I have zero righteousness on my own by my own works in the flesh (flesh = my body on my own effort) to offer God before or after I was saved. Zero. Not one. I still do get tempted by and I do sin daily. However, as I woke up this morning I know God looks at me every day as completely righteous and blameless and sees zero sins, even the ones that I committed yesterday.


Why? I know I cannot be blameless on my own in the flesh whatsoever. I have had a few moments in life where I did a couple nice things for people but that is not what righteous means. Righteous means you are like God, without sin. With our sinful nature (flesh) and before we were saved it was impossible to be right with God because even one sin in your life causes you to be unable to be in God's presence in heaven for all eternity OR be able to image God's love back to the world (which is all He wanted from us besides loving Him and trusting in only Him for righteousness). 


I am saved, yet I constantly still am tempted by and do still sin in the flesh, although it grieves me because I know that is not who I am in God's eyes anymore. In fact when I think about the fact that even though I still sin God is not looking at that at all, He does not see it any longer it makes me praise God for His amazing grace and my focus completely on the body and blood of Christ with gratitude as I know believing that is the only reason God can and does see me BLAMELESS right now and for all eternity. Knowing this is how God views me does not motivate me to sin more , just the opposite. 


Faith in Jesus finished work AND NOTHING ELSE has made me righteous. This faith was not of myself from my flesh but by hearing God's word. Then I believed God when He said it if I believe/trust only in Jesus' finished work to be reconciled back to Him FOREVER, my account not only has no debt bill for sin but it is overflowing and full of righteousness that I may now share in love with others. 


This is how we image God. It’s just that it’s not my righteousness/love, it is Jesus Christ’s. His perfect faith and life was credited to my account forever. That is what God said and I believe it. Now that I am saved, any works I do in the flesh that are not done WITHOUT faith in HOW GOD LOOKS AT ME NOW are worthless to God, and they are not rewardable. 


Ever think why? Because when you do good works in the flesh once you are saved (doing works in the flesh once saved means doing good works without faith that you have been made completely righteous only by trust in the finished work of Christ and you are a child of God , sealed in heaven eternally) Once saved when you do works in the flesh, they are not pleasing to God because you are not only being an imperfect imager of God's love by relying on your own goodness, you are trying to take credit for God's goodness and love, even if you are being kind to people. 


Giving God glory means acknowledging facts about God that are true and that you have faith that HE IS. 


Now once saved walking in the Spirit is what is left to do. Good works walking after the spirit once saved and is pleasing to God and that He will reward in heaven (gold silver precious stones) are when I am letting Christ live through me. I do not let Christ live through me as a living sacrifice by walking around without an agenda or to do list for God that I must accomplish for the day, but by believing I am a saved and sealed child of God, my spirit is currently seated in the heavens awaiting my resurrection body, and that every day God looks at me and sees no sin but only Christ's righteousness and that is due to ONLY because of Christ's finished work BECAUSE GOD FOUGHT TO HAVE ME BACK IN HIS FAMILY FOREVER. 


When I walk around in faith of who God sees me as now this is walking after the spirit. When I do good works just as MYSELF and take the glory for them myself (religious show) they are worthless and will be burned up at the judgment seat of Christ when it could have been a reward. I may image God’s love back to other people while giving Him the glory for that love, so the world may seek and glorify God and come to Jesus, the only source of righteousness and life. 


Grace, not Works. This Is Christianity ^ 


Today what God wants from you to be saved and have eternal bliss in heaven is simple 


1) Acknowledge that sin has separated you from God and you cannot achieve righteousness on your own. 


2) Renounce trusting the way of Cain, your religious works for righteousness, and all religion that teaches you that you have to do anything else besides trust in what Jesus death burial and resurrection to be declared righteous in God's eyes forever. 


Never trust in your own righteousness again, only Jesus finished work. 


Again, once you are saved or If you have already trusted the gospel, never place your trust in anything else for righteousness again except what Jesus did. 


This is the simple gospel that saves: 


1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV 

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 


I definitely recommend reading this also:


A Warning For All In Churchianity:


Grace and Peace !!!




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