Christ Redeemed Us from the Curse of the Law

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).

Galatians 3:13

God’s Law, the Ten Commandments, gives us knowledge that we have sinned and are worthy of death. No one can be justified by the works of the law. Instead of reaching salvation through the law, what we get is a curse. Only Jesus redeems us from the curse of the Law. He offered himself as a guarantor of our salvation by becoming a curse according to what is written.

Scripture is quoted in Galatians 3:13 is Deuteronomy 21:22-23, which says: If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God. We’ve all committed crimes deserving death of being hanged and made curse; but Jesus took our place and made himself a curse for us.

Contrary to what some may say, the law was to be fulfilled not to be to rape it. Jesus fulfilled the law completely. Galatians 4:4-5 says: But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. When we are under the law, any violation, however small it may seem condemns us. Jesus Christ came to take the place of every human being for the weight of the law fall on Him and giving us the opportunity to be exonerated of our guilt.

Paul reaffirms that concept in Romans 8:3-4 when he says:  For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. The law makes it impossible for us to save ourselves because of our carnal weakness. The righteousness of the Law can only be fulfilled in us through the totally righteous Son of God.

When we meditate deeply what the Bible says, we can realize that there is not a single human being able to say that gathers sufficient merit that guarantee a place in the Kingdom of God. The truth is that sin excludes us from the presence of a holy God and everyone, without exception, has sinned. God, in His perfect justice will not leave any sin without due punishment and the wages of sin is death as it is written. So who wants to be saved by his or her own righteousness is practically assured their exclusion from the presence of God.

The real redemption comes from God himself, who sent a perfect being, His Son Jesus Christ, to pay for the sins of all mankind. In 2 Corinthians 5:21 we read: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Salvation is not about what we can do but what Jesus Christ already did for us on the cross of Calvary. Our part is to repent of our sins and give a 180 degree turning us to Him. Salvation is a gift, let stretch out your hand and reaches this wonderful gift that will give eternal life. God bless you.

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Condemnation

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

John 3:19-20

Condemnation is not the product only of having sinned. If so, we would all be condemned because all sinned. In fact, because of sin, all come short of the glory of God. The only way to escape condemnation is supplied by the same God who sent His Son Jesus, the light, to get us out of the power of darkness. If we accept Jesus we will escape the punishment appropriate because of our sins. But when we reject Jesus, we are rejecting forgiveness and accepting condemnation.

The apostle Paul gives a detailed explanation of condemnation and justification in Romans 5:16-19: And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)  Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

The first sin brought condemnation as an automatic consequence of the human race. But this condemnation not only meant our separation from God, but it took us to the slavery of sin. Thus, all men and women have committed multiple transgressions against God. For that reason, no one can be justified on his or her own merits, but that justification is a gift of God obtained only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Our Lord Jesus Christ shows us the only escape from condemnation in John 5:24: Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. When Jesus speaks of passing from death to life, what it means is that the natural condition of man is death, not life. As the wages of sin is death and our nature is sinful, we not live, but are dead, unless our escape condemnation.

We must be mindful of our true condition. Salvation is not part of our nature nor is it something we can win on our own. Sin is part of the heritage that conveys our humanity. Therefore, all we have guaranteed from birth is condemnation. The only way to obtain salvation is accepting Jesus Christ who took our guilt on his shoulders to give us the opportunity to be saved.

When we reject Jesus Christ we are reaffirming our status as convicted. It is as if we denied clemency that gives us a judge to have committed an offense. If you do not accept the saving grace and we strive to continue to do things our way, we are preferring to continue in darkness. Let’s change that now! God bless you.

The Father of Lies

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

John 8:44

Who feels calm because only says white lies probably never read John 8:44. The Lord Jesus Christ himself says that the devil is the father of lies. In the eyes of God there is no classification for lies, all are equally bad and its color must always be the color of its parent. So, who’s lying becomes a son of the father of lies, the devil, and will please the wishes of his father.

In my life I have known several compulsive liars. They are people who delight in lying and they do like to practice a sport. The compulsive liar creates his or her own unreal world and may even believe what he or she says. Actually, discover this kind of liars is not very difficult. At any time you will discover that they are not telling the truth and, from there, the word will spread and no one will believe. That is when their house of cards will collapse.

But more damaging than compulsive liars are those who tend to say what they call white lies. These people do not feel they are doing something wrong when they tell others who are coming to a meeting when they have not yet left their homes. Or when teaching their children to say they are not if someone searches for them. These lies are not as innocent as they seem and can damage friendships or business.

Another way to lie is to silence the truth. I cannot be hypocritical, before my encounter with Jesus, I myself thought I was not lying. However, very often I avoided telling the truth when somebody made me incriminating questions. This practice is synonymous with lack of transparency and is the same as telling lies. It is better to speak the truth even if it hurts to shut it up anyway because in the end everything will come to light.

Hypocrisy is also a way of lying. Double-sided people do not show their true self in front of their partners. Hide what we think or feel is a liar act. Similarly, the gossips are people who practice lying. The vast majority of gossip and backbiting are not true and do tremendous damage to the people involved. It is unfortunate that gossip television programs are the largest audience in almost every country in the world.

Lying implies among other things falsehood, fiction, appearance, dissimulation, disguise, deceit, pretense, simulation, exaggeration, misrepresentation, ruse, gossip, slander, inaccuracy and fraud. All those positions make us to act as children and spokesmen of the father of lies, the devil, and lead us to be slaves of sin. The Bible says that the ultimate fate of the father of lies is the lake of fire. There also will go his children, let us try not to be in that grim list.

God’s desire is that we know the truth that sets us free. Living in truth is to be authentic, truthful, honest, legitimate, accurate, clear, complete, honest, upright, one-piece, and loyal. Seek the knowledge of the truth which tells John 14: 6: Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Only then we will be children of the Father of true and not of the father of lies. It’s time to repent, turn to Jesus Christ and to stop pleasing the devil. God bless you.

Let not Sin Reign in Us

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 6:12-13

Many modern preachers shirk address the issue of sin in their sermons. Like most people live itching to hear messages that sweeten your ears, these preachers prefer to speak of prosperity, happiness and love and forgiveness of God who accepts them as they are; but they do not guide them towards a real transformation of their lives. However, since Jesus himself, through the apostles to reach the great preachers committed to truth, God’s message remains the same: repent of our sins so that they no longer reign in us.

I will give some examples of what has been preached about sin and according to the Bible. Two English seventeenth-century preachers identified sin as a sign of the devil give dominion over our lives. Thomas Watson (1620-1686) said, “Sin stamp the image of the devil on a man.” Meanwhile, Stephen Charnock (1628-1680) said the following. “Every sin is to choose the devil to be our lord.” More than 300 years after the death of both preachers, the tendency of modern society is to choose the devil as a lord, instead of choosing God.

If you have been rescued from the clutches of sin, it is impossible to continue looking back. In this sense, the Scottish theologian Sinclair Ferguson (1948- ) said: “It is a contradiction to his ontological identity which a Christian persevere and continue in sin.” It says a saying that you cannot be at the same time with God and with the devil; but that is literally what they claim to do all that calls them Christians, but continue their sinful life they had before knowing Christ.

Another Scottish theologian John Murray (1898-1975) said: “One thing is sin living in us; quite another is that we live in sin.” And the English preacher William Gurnall (1617-1679) said: “Do not pray only against the power of sin, but by the power of holiness. Looks fiery zeal against sin but remains cool relative to holiness is false.” As Christians, we cannot live in sin but in holiness, because as Hebrews 12:14 says: Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

The Christian life is unimaginable without the definitive renunciation of sin. The American Christian writer Jerry Bridges (1929- ) said: “We are responsible before God to obey His Word and put to death the sins of our life, whether called acceptable or obviously condemnable.” We cannot go through life calling us Christians while backstage we live a life of sin.

Finally, I will quote what he said the Mexican pastor of Dutch origin Gerald Nyenhuis (1928- ): “Only when we have a deep sense of the holy will of God, we understand that sin is truly sinful for us.” What he says Nyenhuis seems redundant; but the presence of sin in the Christian life is totally harmful because it spoils our testimony. And there are many pending what we do to use as excuses and not become Christ eyes. God bless you.

Candidates to God’s Judgment

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Romans 1:28-32

Modernism is to take God out of our lives. Exclude God from our decision-making seems to be the rule. In Romans 1:28-32, the apostle Paul tells us that God gives to a debased mind all those who fail to have Him in mind. Who is dominated by the devil reprobate mind, no doubt will become a slave to sin. And Paul states that are worthy of death those who practice injustice, wickedness, greed, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, gossip, slander, pride, arrogance, disobedience and folly, disloyalty, among other things.

And as we bring God out in our lives, when things get difficult, then people wonder where God was and why He allowed that to happen. It is the human tendency to blame and look for guilty Cross Street. We turn away from God and we eliminate Him from our lives; but we blame bad things that happen to us. How long we will be shirking our responsibility for what happens to us? How long are we going to turn to God only when we are with the water up to the neck?

Before we take on God’s shoulders responsibility for our problems, let’s look at what Paul says in Romans 1:28-32. The first question we must ask ourselves is whether we have passed consider God or not. Do we take God into account in our business decisions? Do we take God into account when looking for someone? Is God taken into account before taking the first step at all? If we are not taking into account to God, He will deliver us to a reprobate mind, which will lead us to do things that do not suit us.

Once we are in the grip of reprobate mind, we will be constant practitioners of the long list of wrongdoings outlined in Romans 1:28-32. And when we reap adverse outcomes, then we could get to murmur against God and to deny Him, and we blame for what happens to us when we are ourselves the real culprits. It is exactly the same as did the people of Israel in the wilderness for 40 years, which, despite being witness to the glory of God, continued ignoring his stiff neck.

Many people have abused the fact that God is love. That kind of person intends to continue to practice sin because they say that God will always forgive. Be very careful with this because God will not be mocked with impunity. He will pass judgment for every sin and someone will pay for it. If we insist on self justify the pay will fall upon us; but if we repent and trust in Jesus Christ, He will assume the payment for our sins.

Human Right or Sin?

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

Romans 1:26-27

There are biblical themes which are taboo for today’s society. Today’s topic is one of them. Modern society has reached the point of making people believe that being gay is more acceptable than being a Christian. Do not think I’m exaggerating. If we have not reached that point in some parts of the world, it will not take much to make it happen. If Ricky Martin was able to publicly disavow what the Bible says about homosexuality and nobody said anything, it would not be strange that Christians are persecuted for calling things as the Bible itself qualifies.

Let’s talk on Romans 1:26-27 unvarnished, calling them things as they are. The first thing the Apostle Paul writes is: God gave them up to vile passions. When man strives to exert his will no matter what it is divorced from God’s one, the Lord is cast aside. We were created with free will, therefore, God never will interfere in our decisions; but if we go wrong in our choice, we are responsible for the consequences.

In the exercise of our human right to choose for ourselves, we can enter into open contradiction to the will of God. If we deviate from His way, He lets us so we can do things according to what we think. However, what we call our right, if it is not under the Law of God, He will call sin. To be handed over to shameful lusts, we will not be led by the Spirit but by our own flesh, by the current of the world or the devil himself.

Then we read: For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. What does change the natural use? The natural link is a man and a woman via their genitals. Therefore, unlike anything that could be seen as something against nature. That includes anal sex and lesbianism. Then you can say that these practices are not approved by God, whether they are accepted by the world.

Then comes the part of men: Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful. Here is no doubt that Paul refers to homosexual relationships, which are part of what he had already called vile passions. By calling him this way, it is obvious that the Bible does not approve homosexuality in any way.

The end point of Romans 1:26-27 is very important: and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. Retribution, lost pay is death like all sin. We have two options: to exercise our will or God’s. If we exercise the will of God, He bears the consequences; but if we exercise ours, we are responsible for the consequences. When our will and God do not match, making use of our right could place us forever in hell. God bless you.

Result of Worship the Beast

Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Revelation 14:9-11

The message of Revelation 14:9-11 is very important today. And the time of the manifestation of the beast, the man of sin, is getting closer. The signs before the end are apparent and believers must remain alert constantly. The world today is highly influenced by the evil and we must avoid at all costs falling into their clutches. At the same time, it is our duty to warn the unbelievers of the serious danger they face when they are dominated by the beast who seeks to control mankind.

Few days ago I received the following message: “666, prophecy about the mark of the Beast is being fulfilled now. The US Senate passed the Obama Health. Implementation will begin soon. The bill requires that to all Americans should be implanted radio frequency identification (RFID) with this chip they can receive medical care. The device is placed on the forehead or arm. This is to fulfill the prophecy in Revelation 13:15-18 concerning the MARK OF THE BEAST.”

“Do you still doubt of the end? Did you know that the car made especially for Obama is known as the Beast? Get ready. The rapture is near! Revelations 13 is being fulfilled right before us. Many still are not aware of. Why the chip is implanted exactly where the Bible said it would be? Why in the arm and forehead? Why not elsewhere? Why it is connected to your bank account? Remember that the Bible says that you will not be able to buy or sell without the mark 666.”

“And guess what, the chip is connected to your financial data. What I really breaks my heart is that many people in the church will not go with Jesus if He comes now. The advancement of technology and the development of science is another important point. If any area of ​​your life is not in harmony with God’s Word repent and become to Him. You can lose heaven but not hell. Think about it. Hell is not a nice place; the worst part is that it’s for eternity. He who has ears hears what the Spirit says to the church. Please post and rather meaningless messages, share this message with all your contacts.”

I don’t know to what extent the information on the chip is correct. So far, that has not been implemented or at least not to my knowledge. From what I am sure of it is that what the Bible says will happen. Revelation 13:15-18 says: He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. Worship the beast involves destruction, worship only God and His Son Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords. God bless you.