Every time I read the Word of God, it quickens in my spirit! I love His Word! It’s a lamp to my feet and a light to my path! We need to be ‘eating’ the Word of God every day. I opened to the book of Romans (NKJ) the fifth chapter today. We know “we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s love was poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”We learn in verse nine, “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” We need not be worried about living in the end times. The next prophecy to be fulfilled is the coming of the Lord in the air and the dead in Christ will rise first and we that are alive will be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air and we will be forever with the Lord!! What a marvelous hope!

As I read in chapter six of Romans, Paul shares that we have been buried with Christ in baptism into death. That is the death of our sinful nature. Because Christ rose from the dead, we should “walk in newness of life.” Since are ‘old man’ was crucified with Christ, we do not have to be slaves to sin. I’ve heard people say, we all sin every day. I do not agree with this statement. I do not on purpose sin every day. We have to rise above the mentality that it is impossible to be holy as He is holy. His Word says we can be Holy. It’s the choices that we make each moment of the day.

Paul continues in Romans 6:11 – “Likewise you also, reckon (come to the conclusion) yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Vs 12 – Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.” Yes, temptations may enter our mind, but we do not have to submit ourselves to the temptation. God promises us that with “every temptation He will make a way of escape.” The problem comes when we choose to not take the way of escape.

In the book, Breaking Free, Russell Willingham stresses the point that when the temptation comes we have a choice to either go the cross (Jesus Christ) or go to the crutch (Satan’s temptation). If we choose to go to the cross and surrender our hearts and will to Him, we can be Holy as He is Holy.

© Carol Clemans – September 2013
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Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastoral Counselor (27 years), Bible conference speaker, Christian Life Coach and author. She provides counseling nationwide by phone/web cam. The mission for Carol’s teaching, counseling and writing is to help others grow and heal spiritually, emotionally and relationally.

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