This is some really freeing truth.
“I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Therefore, I do not treat God’s gracious gift as something of minor importance and defeat its very purpose]; I do not set aside and invalidate and frustrate and nullify the grace (unmerited favor) of God. For if justification (righteousness, acquittal from guilt) comes through [observing the ritual of] the Law, then Christ (the Messiah) died groundlessly and to no purpose and in vain. [His death was then wholly superfluous.]”
(Gal. 2:20-21 AMP)
About three nights ago I stayed up till 2:00 in the morning as God stirred my heart with this blessed word. All I could do was read it and weep (for Joy)!
“For Christ is the end of the Law [the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him Who is the fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish is fulfilled. That is, the purpose of the Law is fulfilled in Him] as the means of righteousness (right relationship to God) for everyone who trusts in and adheres to and relies on Him.” (Rom. 10:4)
No more struggling. No more striving. It’s all been done by Jesus for me. To trust and believe is all that is needed. What a wonderful Jesus we have.
“If my heart is where my treasure lies…then Lord you have my heart cause NO – THING I desire compares to. I could search for days but still I would find that You are the Treasure….” –Micah Tawlks Band