I'm always hearing about how we will have these great blessings once we arrive in Heaven. It's true Jesus came to save you from the eternal punishment of sin. And it's also true many good blessings await us in Heaven. BUT, Jesus' work on the cross was about more than you going to Heaven. He came to not only save you from your sins but to deliver you out of them. The salvation Jesus gives is more than just for the Sweet By & By, long after you die.
The salvation Jesus gives is for the Dirty Here & Now!
There is FREEDOM from the power of sin that has reigned over you in this life. It takes living in God's truth and admitting what God calls sin is really sin. We can no longer live according to the world or side with the world's view and deny God's truth. This means refusing many of the cultural attitudes and daily accepted views in the media. We must agree with God or sin will deceive us. When you agree with God, you will be able to rule over all sin through Jesus; instead of sin ruling over you. We can't justifying our sins and wallowing in them like mud. We cannot say Jesus came and forgave my sins so it's okay for me to keep living in them. No! Jesus came to deliver your FROM them. What Jesus did was more than give you a "Get Out of Hell Free" card. He never came to give you the idea that you can live any way you want, embracing sin. That was not the gospel message!
Jesus came to make you Sons and Daughters of the Most High God while you are on this Earth, as well as eternally in Heaven. He came to give you POWER over the enemy, over sin in your life. If you have accepted Christ as your savior, then walk with Him in power over the areas of your life where you were yielding to sin. Jesus' power and authority reside inside of you to give you authority over sin. You can stop any bad habit, sinful lifestyle, or unhealthy behavior if you are willing to first acknowledge they are sin and remember your position in Christ, which puts all powers of the enemy under your feet! (Ephesians chapters 1 and 2)
There is power in the name and position of Jesus to overcome IN THIS WORLD and the one to come!
As Jesus is, so are we IN THIS WORLD!
1 John 4:17
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