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Free In Christ

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The born again believer is free in spirit as God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.

Because this is what the Father has always wanted for His own offspring.

Believers need to read the Epistles so they will be able to live life in total freedom through "Christ in you" as our Father intended.

Everything that has happened to you is in spirit, the cross is the place of completion for everything God planned before the foundation of the world, Eph. 1:4

4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

 

Our completion took place at the cross, in spirit, by Christ, Col. 2:10

10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

 

To try and complete yourself by some action is to miss what took place in spirit at the cross.

Your action will come about through your understanding of the Cross and what took place there in spirit.

The cross could possibly be the most understood area in all of scripture, with the enemy of the soul bringing about confusion.

Leading the believer to extract from scripture with the knowledge of Good and Evil.

This will be the only place confusion can come about because there is no confusion at the cross in spirit, it is absolute.

When Jesus spoke his last words and said "it is finished," it was done, completed, and the plan and purpose of God had been fulfilled in spirit.

With the soul-mind going relatively untouched, sure we may have felt something I did, but basically you did not know what was happening to you.

You did not know the moment you believed you became as complete then as you will ever be in spirit.

So now we have spent whatever amount of years, learning, growing in the understanding and knowledge of what happened to us the moment we believed.

I have had Believers tell me I do not feel free.

But the truth of the matter is you are free and finding out about it takes time.

That is where the Holy Spirit shall "take of mine" Jesus said and reveals them to you, John 16:15

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 

The dividing of soul and spirit must become part of your study guide at some point in your Christian walk, Hebrews 4:12

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

As well as the all important, rightly dividing the word of God, 2 Timothy 2:15

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

These are two absolutes for the avid Bible student to do in their study of scripture, it is imperative for the believers growth.

There is probably nothing as important to do as this in your study.

I cannot find any where else in Scripture as important and that gives the Holy Spirit more to work with in the believer than doing these two things.

 

John 14:20

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

 

John 15:26

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

 

John 16:14

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

 

These and many other scriptures like these tell what the HolySpirit will do for you, He will confirm to you that you are complete in spirit.

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