I’m not going to say too much this morning. At New Day Lloyd Rindels opened quoting Galations 2:18-20 out of The Mirror Translation.
18 Only a con artist will try to be a law-man and a grace-man at the same time!
19 My co-crucifixion with Christ is valid! I am not making this up. In his death I died to the old system of trying to please God with my own good behavior! God made me alive together with Christ. How can any human effort improve on this!
20 The terms, co-crucified and co-alive defines me now. Christ in me and I in him! His sacrificial love is evidence of his persuasion of my righteousness!
If you have read any of my blog in the past this is probably the common thread, your identity is in him! He defines you not your actions or abilities. If I could do anything to attain a place of position before God the act of the cross would have not been necessary.
The law has been superseded by the cross. We were co-crucified and our original identity was restored. Freely given, freely recieve it. Step into his grace, his freedom, his faith… A hard reset was done to this world at the cross. That relationship that God had with Adam in the garden (pre-sin) has been restored. Your redeemed innocence is restored.