September 23, 2018
You NOW have permission to ENJOY freedom from guilt, shame and condemnation.
Colossians 2:13-14 The Passion Translation (TPT)
13 This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp.[a] But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins! 14 He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained[b] soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in Adam[c] has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation.
Overdue bill on an account
You NOW have permission to BE secure in God’s LOVE with NO fear of punishment, disappointment or rejection!
Heb. 12.24 (NKJV) to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
• Abel’s blood cried out for vengeance and Justice…
• Jesus’s blood cries out for Favor, Grace, Blessings, Forgiveness, Healing, Redemption
Col. 1:21-22 (The Passion Translation)
21–22 Even though you were once distant from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. He released his supernatural peace to you through the sacrifice of his own body as the sin-payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless, and above reproach,[k]
Live with a sense of God’s Love.
1John 4:10-13,17-19 (PTP)
10 This is love:[j] He loved us long before we loved him. It was his love, not ours. He proved it by sending his Son to be the pleasing sacrificial offering to take away our sins.[k] 11 Delightfully loved ones, if he loved us with such tremendous love, then “loving one another” should be our way of life! 12 No one has ever gazed[l] upon the fullness of God’s splendor.[m] But if we love one another, God makes his permanent home in us, and we make our permanent home in him, and his love is brought to its full expression in us.
13 And he has given us his Spirit within us so that we can have the assurance that he lives in us and that we live in him 17 By living in God,[q] love has been brought to its full expression in us[r] so that we may fearlessly face the day of judgment,[s] because all that Jesus now is,[t] so are we in this world. 18 Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment[u] has not reached love’s perfection.
19 Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.[v]