Life Through the Spirit
The book of Romans is one of my favorite books of the bible. It’s filled with great teachings and can really get you going in the right direction. Romans 8 teaches us Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering, and so He condemned sin in sinful man in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. This tells us there is no need for anymore sacrifices, Jesus was the sacrifice once and for all. We should not live in a life of self condemnation, nor condemnation from others. Romans 4:23 tells us, Jesus was delivered over to death for our sins and raised to life for our justification. The Blood of Jesus paid for all of our sins. We can go to God in prayer through Jesus Christ and ask for forgiveness ,favor, help or sometimes just to be in the presence to say thank you. We should allow our minds to be controlled by the Holy Spirit so that we can have peace of mind. Temptations and struggles will come, but bring every thought under the submission of the Holy Spirit. Psalm 51 Ask God to create in us a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within us. God hears our prayers and sometimes when we don’t see results right away, it’s because He is preparing us to receive the blessing that He has coming our way.God knows that we are not perfect, that was the reason for the perfect sacrifice. He also wants us to know that the we don’t have to stay in the struggles, trust in Him. He will bring you through, He will intercede on our behalf. In all things remember to give thanks to God, His love and mercy endures for ever.There are times when we are so overwhelmed that we need to ask someone to pray on our behalf, to stand in the stead for us and that’s okay. When Jesus was carrying His cross, at a certain spot, it was removed ,in Mark 15:21A man from Cyrene, Simon was forced to carry to the cross for a moment.There are not a lot of details on what all transpired, however we should always remember not to guess or speculate, where the Bible keeps silent we keep silent. My point is , that it’s okay to ask for help, to ask someone to pray with or and to pray for you. You don’t always have to give all of the details about what’s going on, because sometimes we are ashamed or cautious, all Christian needs to know is that you are standing in the need of prayer.