Monday, February 1, 2016

The Rescuer

Romans 7:24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?


Michael tells us that the answer is that there is no pit so deep, but that the love and grace of God isn't deeper still. Therefore, because of the debt Jesus paid with the price of his innocent blood on our behalf, there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the Spirit of life in Christ has made us free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin condemned sin in the flesh that the righteousness of the law may be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the SpiritRomans 8:1-4.


Philippians 2:1-2Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,  fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

The mind of Christ is the mind of humility, for Jesus humbled Himself, took upon himself the form of a servant and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God has highly exalted him and given him a name that is above every other name.  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the father – Philippians 2:8-11.

The prayer of the humble says: I must decrease that he may increase – John 3:30. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves but our sufficiency is of God. A humble heart allows us to be not conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God – Romans 12:2. Jesus is the Rescuer of Sinners.

May God richly bless you.
Your brother in Christ, Michael

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