Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 29, 2017

His Righteousness Showing Through Us

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 9:08 pm

Romans 8-11   You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. (NIV)

 There is a difference between believing in our mind Jesus is the Son of God and believing in our heart and accepting Him into our lives as the Son of God.  Satan knows Jesus is the Son of God but refuses heart belief or following in his life.  It is only through the Holy Spirit in us through the acceptance of Jesus in our hearts and life that we are convicted of sin and given a desire to have the righteousness of Christ living in us.  Our problem is being willing to hear the gentle correction of the Holy Spirit early in our decision process.  Making decisions before listening in most cases will hid the righteousness of Christ living in us.  Let us not be so quick to make choices and listen to the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit within us. 

 

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  1. it is so nice that we can stay unified in the love of Christ yet agree to disagree on some interpretations. I believe we are both in agreement but saying it in different ways. Different parts of our country have different ways of speaking. Praise God for our differences. Life would be boring without hem. Thank you for your comments

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    Comment by ginrich — July 31, 2017 @ 7:34 am

  2. I understand what your saying and no Im not getting any definitions mixed up, the Holy Spirit doesnt convict the believer of anything other than the truth and your Identity. If the Holy Spirit does anything at all, its encourage and love and comfort not convicting nor condemning.

    Our sins have been washed away clean, so why would God bring up something to us which he has forgotten?

    In his eyes we cannot sin. We are dead to it.

    However in this flesh we still struggle with sin, but doesnt mean we are punished by God for it. Some times our actions have consequences yes, but as far as coveting and anger and stress which are usually sins by themselves alone – no action needed – we arent punished for it.

    Instead we have a shield to use againsts satans accusations

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    Comment by Lucas Ministries — July 31, 2017 @ 6:31 am

  3. I think you’re confusing the definition of convict with the definition of condemn. He does convict us of our sin which means He brings us into agreement that what we did or didn’t do is sin but He doesn’t condemn us because He forgave us on the cross. In this life we still must walk out the consequences of our sin but for all eternity we stand clothed in the righteousness of Jesus, totally without any spot of blemish of sin. I hope this helps you understand what I was writing. Thank you for your comment.

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    Comment by ginrich — July 31, 2017 @ 6:03 am

  4. Good post brother, but the Holy Spirit doesnt convict of sin, Jesus took away our sins. The only sin left unpaid for is unbelief and God gas given every man a measure of faith

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    Comment by Lucas Ministries — July 29, 2017 @ 10:08 pm


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