It is obvious we dont have anything in ourself that makes it possible for us to live our lifes the way we should. Even though we confess to being christians, and our faith is in Jesus dying for us on a cross for our sins, we are unable to live right. It doesnt take much for us to sin, even as christians. And if you doubt this I challenge you to watch how you react the next time you are under stress. (Rom 3:10)

 

If everything goes as it should its easy to live your life as a christian. Its easy to love, be kind, always tell the truth when life is ok. But when life throws you for a loop it suddenly becomes wery challenging. Then it suddenly becomes so tempting to sin. If I look at my own life I see this all the time. If I am tired, stressed or just in a bad mood its easy to be impatient, unloving and unkind when faced with situations that triggers stress. But to God it doesnt matter how stressed out you are or how little you have slept, it is still a sin. God demands perfection in thought, word and deed. If we have an honest look at ourself it becomes painfully obvious we fail several times a day. (Gal 3:19, 1.John 1:8-10)

 

Even so God gave us Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. He provided the sacrifice for our sins Himself. He would have had every right to demand that we should provide the sacrifice, but we could never have done that since every man and woman on this planet earth is a sinner worthy of hell. Only a sinless sacrifice, the life of a human who had never sinned a day in his life could be accepted by God. And since life is in the blood, the blood of that sacrifice had to be shed as payment for our sins. So what did God do? He gave us the perfect sacrifice, and the only thing He demands of us is faith. (Rom 3:22, 1 tim 6:12)

 

Faith in the blood of Jesus is the same as having faith in His death since life is in the blood. So many times we hear us christians using the phrase «the death of Jesus» or «the blood of Jesus». No matter what we use we are always referring to the same thing since life is in the blood. (Rev 12:11)

 

The only thing God demands of us is faith, but only faith is approved of. We can all agree we are saved by grace, through faith. If we had achieved sinless perfection after salvation we would not had need for anything else besides the faith for our salvation. But the fact of the matter is this, we can not stop sinning. Even though we are saved by faith we continue to sin, we can never achieve the sinless perfection God demands of us. (Rom 3:10, 1.John 1:8)

 

So if you start out as a christian with faith in the blood of Jesus, but then you turn to faith in your bible reading, purpose driven life, tithing, the word of God, praying as means and ways to live the rest of your life you will have a problem. The problem is this: Your bible reading, the purpose driven life, tithing, the word of God, praying, church attendance, church membership, your gender, you pedigree or any other man made thing did not atone for your sins. So even though you are saved by grace, through faith, you still need to do something about the sins you are going to comit the rest of your life as a christian. (Rom 3:10, 1.John 1:8, Rom 14:23)

 

God recieved and accepted your sacrifice for salvation when you chose to have your faith in the blood of Jesus. But God still requires a sacrifice for the rest of your life, for every day, every second of the hour for the rest of your life. Why? Because you will still sin each and every day, every second of the hour for the rest of your life. That sin has to be delt with in one way or the other. And there are only two ways, you can choose to pay your debt to God yourself or you can choose to have Jesus pay it for you by His blood. What you choose to have as the object of your faith for the rest of your life decides who gets to pay your debt to God. It will either be yourself, which will give you an eternity in hell when you die or it has already been payed by Jesus. God doesnt choose for you, you have to make the decision each day for the rest of your life.

 

This is why we say it is possible to go to hell with a communion wafer on your lips and the bible in your hand. It is not possible to go to hell with your faith in the blood of Jesus.

 

But this is not all about avoiding hell, even though that is the most important part of all. After all an eternity is a long time so where you get to spend eternity should concern you. I have seen with my own eyes those who where not concerned about where to spend eternity, now they are in hell. And they regret their decision every minute, every second of the hour. But it is to late for them.

 

God wants to meet your needs in this life, He is concerned with your needs as long as you are hidden in Jesus by faith. If you remember yesterdays teaching our faith in His blood guarantees your death spiritually speaking. So when you have faith in Jesus and His blood, expressed by love for Jesus and His blood, God has no problem meeting your needs simply because when He looks at you He no longer sees you. Instead He sees Jesus, and He always meets the needs of His Son.

 

Each and every day for the rest of our lifes we have to make the decision to put our faith in the blood of Jesus, no matter what happens in our lifes. This ensures and guarantees that we remain dead and Jesus comes alive in us. Which in turn assures and guarantees our needs being met. But this also kills of the sin in our life. It doesnt make us perfect or sinless, but it gives us victory over sin. (Gal 5:16, Rom 8:1-2)

 

When we each day for the rest of our lifes die with Jesus by faith, He becomes alive in us. Jesus fulfilled the law in every respect. So the one who comes alive in us Has never broken a single commandment in His life. He is perfect, He is righteous and by faith you get to share in His righteousness. But by faith you are also free from the law. You die spiritually each and every day you choose to set your faith on the blood, and that makes you free from the law because the law was fulfilled in the death of Jesus.

So when we share in His death by faith, we share in His victory and the law has no more hold on us.

(1.Tim 6:12, Rom 3:22, Rev 12:11, Gal 5:13)

 

Let me see if I can rephrase this a little bit. Jesus fulfilled the law, so by faith you have fullfilled the law since your faith in His blood allows Him to live in you and you to die spiritually speaking. Therfore you are free from the laws demands. You are no longer to be concerned with what to do, and what not to do. So dont concern yourself with what is forbidden and what is allowed, because doing so only awakens who you are. And you are supposed to be and stay dead spiritually speaking. But if you come back to life you will also have to face the curse of the law because you can never fulfill it.

 

Let me see if I can rephrase this one a little bit. When you believe in Jesus dying for you, your personality dies spiritually. You are not able to fullfill the law, but you satisfy the demands of the law because your faith in the blood of Jesus makes you one with His death. But it is important that you stay dead to avoid the laws curse. And you can only stay dead spiritually speaking by choosing every day to believe in the blood of Christ. If you come back to life the law will hunt you down and demand you fullfill it, something you cant do, then the law will bring its justice and Gods wrath down upon you.

 

So to avoid this it is important you stay dead spiritually by choosing everyday to believe in the blood of Jesus.

 

The benefits of staying spiritually dead by faith in the blood is just to wonderful to understand in a way. It ensures your health, finances, guidance and protection. Not always the way you would prefer it to happen, but His way is always the best way as long as we continue to trust only in the blood of Jesus. Because things can happen in our life that are caused by sin, and it is a sin also to have the wrong kind of faith. The wrong kind of faith is faith in everything but the blood of Jesus.

 

Besides this faith in the blood also ensures victory over sin, even the sins that seems so small and insignificant because nobody sees them in your thought life. But God sees them, and He hates every sin in both thought, word and deed.

 

This kind of faith doesnt make you perfect, you will still have to choose each day to believe in the blood so you can stay spiritually dead. But it ensures you coming into relationship with God who is the provider. He provided the sacrifice for our sins, and if we believe, He will provide what we need to live a holy life.

 

So the next time life throws you for a loop and you have your faith in the blood, you will notice a difference in how you react. Instead of becoming impatient, angry and resentful you will choose to love, be patient and understanding. This is what the Bible calls walking in the Spirit.

 

So by our faith in the blood He will make sure, not we, but He will make sure that we will be more loving, compassionate and patient. In short, we will begin to live a holy life as a gift from Him, the only thing He demands of us is our faith in His blood. So He saves us, gives us the sacrifice, meets all our needs and makes us holy IF we believe in the blood and nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Deut 28:1-13, Gal 3:15-18, 5:18, 5:22,23)

 

Having a desire to live a holy life is a good desire in itself, but we cant make it. We are doomed to fail and God knows this. That is the reason why He has given us what we need for salvation, and what we need to live a holy life. The only thing He demands of us is faith, simple faith in the fact that Jesus died for you. Nothing more, nothing less then a simple faith in the death of Jesus.

 

If you try to live your life in any other way you will fail. But you will not only fail, you will also sin and come under the curse of the law. You will not loose your salvation right away, but if you stay like that you will loose your salvation because then you have chosen by your own free will to say no to grace and yes to law. By saying yes to law the law will hunt you down, jugde you for not being able to fulfill it and the jugdment will be the curse of God and not Gods blessings. In the end, you will end up in hell if you let it go to far and dont repent and come back to grace and the cross before you die.

 

So its up to you, but make sure you choose correctly. Make sure you choose life, grace and not law and curses. Something deep within you tries to awaken back to life, trying to say «I can do this, I can live holy». If you allow that part of you to awaken and come back to life you will regret it. Make sure to keep that part of you spiritually dead by choosing each day to have your faith in the cross of Jesus Christ and His blood.  

I hope this blessed you today dear reader, and remember, if you need prayer or a prophecy contact me. It is always free of charge. 

Published by Apostle Ernie apostleernie@outlook.com