Declared Right Through Christ

​Without Christ, you are not right.

Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do.

— Acts 13:38-39 NLT

InsightIf we do not have the Lord Jesus Christ in our lives as the Lord and Savior.  We do not have salvation, and we are not declared right.  Only through Christ do we have roghteousness.  Without Him declaring us righteous,  we are not given the status of the righteous.

Holy, a d free are also traits we gain through redemption in Jesus Christ.  Perfection is in me I always say.  Not because I am perfect in myself, but that through the shed blood of Christ over my life makes me who I am not without Him.

The Law could only make you right as long as you followed every instruction to the letter a d not missed a thing that was required of you in order to be forgiven.  Most people could not keep a straight face when it came to the Law.  They still messed up right after they have the offering that was required.  God no longer wanted this type of servitude.  He wants free will offerings of praise and adoration.  Nor forced by requirement of the congregations services.  No more ritualistic worship that didn’t matter to a man’s heart.  God wants to reach the heart willingingly, and not by invasion of your privacy or your dominion He gave you.  

No matter what, I do not walk right into my children’s bedroom when they are 17 and up.  I respect who they are and I knock, even on my house door.  Even though God gave you the body and mind and shared His spirit with us, He doesn’t over run what He gave you. He is looking for thise willing to return what He gave with increase.

If we seek Him first, He will add into us.  Stop seeking your success and your items over seeking God’s expectations of you.  After all, we need Him, He doesn’t need us.

Jesus saved you and I because we got out of control in our private life, and it started affecting others lives.  God will not tolerate disturbance to His Kingdom.   He doesn’t care what you do to make your stuff look good and attract people, but do not confuse His silence with permission.  God has a directive for His children.  We need to find our place and let Christ be Lord of our individual lives.  Do not separate yourself from salvation, because it is the only thing that is in place to keep the Law from punishing us.


Published by drsmascradd

Ordained Elder, Husband, and Father.

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