Born again, saved, I felt “righteous”. When I would go to church, speak in tongues, I felt holier than thou. But then I would sin and feel like “oh my goodness, I’m not worthy anymore, I don’t deserve Him, I’m unholy”. Wouldn’t even want to pick up my Bible. Then I would give my life to Christ again and the cycle would start again. Sigh! Why? Was the law of God impossible to keep? What was wrong with me??
When I would first give my life to Christ, and I felt I was doing a good job at being “righteous”, I would judge other people in my heart “oh how can they do this and they claim to be Christians” thinking back, I cringe at these thoughts!! What?!!!
Gave my life to Christ again but this time I said I ain’t going nowhere, sin or not… then He began to open my eyes. At first, I didn’t get it, I still felt I needed “works” to get right with God. I had to pray hard, fast hard, use my willpower not to sin, go to all church events, serve in church etc. The whole time He was calling me to His rest, but I was too busy like Martha, worried and distracted about many things but not focused on the real deal! Luke 10:38-42. Oh, how religious I was! It was exhausting, guilt-ridden and so pretentious. I wanted so desperately to get right with God when I was already right just by accepting what Jesus had done on the cross!
I’m here to tell you the greatest news you would ever hear in your life, it’s the grace of Jesus, people!! Not like you have heard before but how it really is!! The grace of Jesus has covered your past, current and future sins!! The Bible says we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and I’m here to tell you it’s no joke!! 2 Corinthians 5:21
Whether you’re sinning, you’re His righteousness. I know you’re like what the heck is she talking about but how many times have you tried to stop sinning on your own? By your own might? Tell me, how’s that going? If I told you we were NEVER supposed to do it on our own would you believe me? You don’t have to do jack to get right with God! YOU ARE ALREADY right with Him and I promise you, the moment you accept all He has done on the cross and realise you can’t do it on your own, a sinless life comes naturally, not instantly, but the desire to sin dies.
Check this out, if, by Adams offence, we were all born sinners, how much more by the obedience of the most righteous man that ever lived, Jesus, we are made righteous! He died so we won’t be subject to sin anymore! Romans 5:19. So, the minute you say you believe, YOU’RE SAVED FOR LIFE!! You’re already seated in Heavenly places!! Your only destination is Heaven!!!! Ephesians 2:6
There’s so much to say, and so much that I’m still learning, but I just can’t keep this to myself, if just one person gets this, I will be eternally grateful. I will keep sharing as I learn, this is just the beginning of my journey learning about Grace the way God intended.