Since the Lord came to my rescue, saved and gave me His life, I have been saddened listening to people trivialising the work of Salvation that our Lord Jesus accomplished and reducing it to merely a change of behaviour.
The womaniser has mended their way, the drunkard kicked their habit, the rude one is now polite etc. While this is great, it is far from good enough to save a man’s soul from the judgement of everyone who is not found in the household of God at the end of this age.
Sin is an inherent nature or life inherited from Adam. Everyone continues on in it despite being nice, they still have Adam’s life. That is why a child doesn’t have to be taught to do wrong, they do it naturally. These are actions simply result from their nature.
The bible says that everyone who sins shall die i.e being separated from God. (Romans 6:23, Ezekiel 18:20). This was the state we all inherited from Adam We were all separated from God until we receive God’s life. This is a spiritual law and cannot be changed by anyone even God Himself or can anyone do good or say sorry (repent) to escape it.
Man obeyed God’s opposer called Satan. He gave himself up (sold his soul) to him leaving God’s household and entering Satan’s household and became Satan’s slave used to express Satan’s nature. (Romans 6:16).
God’s concern is your nature not what you do although what you do matters especially for your success while you live here on the earth.
In order to return to God’s household and belong to Him. That nature or life of Adam must be supplanted by the nature or life of God. He himself fulfilled the law which stated “the one who sins shall die” by dying on our behalf in Jesus Christ.
Just like everyone came from Adam and had his life, everyone who believes Christ and receives Him as Lord and personal Saviour; acknowledges and confesses with their mouth His death and resurrection for them receives His nature and life of righteousness by identification. (Romans 10:9-10)
This is called being born of God or born again. At that moment your life comes from God, you start to do good because of your nature and life of God in you. This is why Jesus is referred to as the second Adam.
Although you do wrong, it no longer is a result your nature or life, it is a mistake coming from how your mind used to operate and the environment around which is full of evil all this and may rub up upon you.
As you grow in the knowledge of your new nature and life, your mind is renewed and your behaviour changes accordingly. Repenting with our lips cannot buy this life.
There is no condemnation for those that are in the household of God and there is no charge upon them.(Romans 8:1) We have bypassed the judgement of God.
This is the good news we preach, the goodness of our great God and the love He showed for mankind through our Lord Jesus Christ. Glory to God, He has given us His life, wow! It’s a great life to live and until you experience it, you’ll never know it.
Guess what!! It’s free of charge. What are you waiting for??🤔🤔🤔