terça-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2019
NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 42
by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA
From Glory to Glory
2 Corinthians 3:17–18 (ESV), Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
The words, with unveiled face, refer to Moses wearing a veil when he returned from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandment. Those that tried to please God in the Old Testament found themselves under a heavy burden of rules and ceremonies and the feeling of being guilty when they broke the covenant. When you turn you heart toward Christ and repent of you sin you are freed from the guilt and the burden of rules and ceremonies. You are freed to live for and build your relationship with Christ and His Father.
As we travel the Narrow Path to Relationship with God we draw closer and closer to Jesus. The veil that hid the glory of the Lord from Israel is removed and we can now draw close to Christ, who is the Glory of God.
As we read the Bible and are taught by the Holy Spirit we see the nature/image of Christ. As we obey the commandment to love, Holy Spirit molds us into the Image of Christ, by revealing areas in our lives that are not Christ like. As we repent and continue to follow Christ, we are changed from Glory to Glory. The Glory of God, the nature of love can then shine out of us into a dark dying world.
Freedom in Christ is not freedom to indulge the flesh. Freedom in Christ is being set free from the heavy burden of trying to please God through rules and ceremonies and the guilt of failing.
Follow the Narrow Road beloved, be free to live for Christ.