Hey brothers and sisters! I have asked God to bless this video and use it according to His Will. I’ve asked Him to use this video to set other Christians FREE from the bondage of legalism. Legalism is not limited to keeping ceremonial laws. ANYTHING that WE DO to secure righteousness in God’s sight in order to gain salvation is legalism.
We all know that Satan has crept into the church by promoting and perpetuating the prosperity Gospel and progressive Christianity. However, he has also infiltrated the church on the opposite side of the spectrum…by adding to the Gospel of our salvation. Many Christians are waking up to the lie of legalism and being SET FREE in Jesus Christ (John 8:36). God’s Word tells us that there is NO ONE who is righteous, no — not one! (Romans 3:10). Also, 1 John 1:8 tells us that NONE are without sin — except Jesus Christ.
The only righteousness we have is the righteousness that has been imputed on us spiritually by the physical death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 9:30, 3:22, 10:4). Even the fruit we bear in the faith does not make US righteous… because we can never be righteous in God’s eyes. The fruit we bear is the result of Jesus Christ living in us! God helped me to see this truth by seeking Him and His Word concerning perfect righteousness.
For years I have been striving for perfect righteousness so that I could “make it” to Jesus. The Gospel of my salvation did not truly take root until recently when God opened my eyes to the truth that had always been there. God tells us in His Word that Jesus already accomplished our salvation on Calvary 2,000 years ago! Jesus Christ is the narrow path — and this is why FEW people find the narrow path (John 14:6). So many souls do not understand what faith in Jesus Christ truly is.
Faith in Jesus Christ is not simply head knowledge of Him and what He did for us. It’s not “working hard for Jesus to gain salvation.” Faith in Jesus is TRUSTING in Him what He did for you on the cross. It’s TRUSTING that He alone can save you — and that you are hopeless without His sacrifice. Even IF you live a morally “good” life, your righteousness is not what saves you. If this were the case, Christ is dead in vain (Galatians 2:21).
Jesus Christ is our perfect lamb that covers all sin! If you sin, do not condemn yourself or abandon your faith! Instead, take your sin to the cross where it has already been crushed, and ask God for forgiveness. He is faithful to forgive! (1 John 1:9). “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9.
Jesus is coming back SO SOON! Be READY by being FAITHFUL! What work do we do to attain salvation? Jesus answers this question in John 6:29: “This is the WORK of God, that you BELIEVE in him whom he has sent.” God bless you all! Love you guys so much! Be blessed in Jesus’ Precious, Holy Name.