More and more I am learning that I’ve been taught the wrong things and I’ve been teaching the wrong things and the right things are a lot more complicated and a lot more simple than I could have ever believed.
Look at Gal 6
sow to please the Spirit, carry your own load and carry other’s burdens too, don’t try to make a good impression outwardly, and boast only in Christ’s work on the cross, not comparing yourself to others.
I think I kind of want to throw away righteousness.
As far as righteousness goes, there is only One that matters. God. I need not to appear righteous or even BE righteous to anyone else. So throw that away. Haven’t the greatest corruptions in the church throughout history been caused by a quest for righteousness before men? So, since I’ve already received righteousness from God, I need not seek it any more. I need not build it up or remind anyone (even myself) that I have it. I have it. So now what. LIVE LIFE! Be free from the silly righteous quest and let Jesus live in me.
ooh ooh, that was something else I’ve been thinking about.
there are two things that MUST be taught together. I heard this over a year ago and I’m just now getting it. When we are taught that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and we now have full access to God. AND by the Holy Spirit, now Jesus also has full access to US. It seems like the church is afraid to teach freedom, because what will happen if people really believe it? “People will go crazy and just do whatever they want.” There were some guys in North Africa that wanted to become Christians so that they would be allowed to commit adultery! They were taught about Jesus dying for their sings, but didn’t hear about Him being raised to life and now living in them.
The best part is getting left out!
Galatians 2:19 For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!‚Äù
Yes, I have absolute freedom. Yes, I am free from the Law of sin and death. But now It is not ME that is living. It is Jesus living in me. I am not alive by myself. I am only alive by Jesus living in me!