Galatians 5:1 AMPC “IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].”
The cross is the foundation for lasting breakthroughs and honest inside-out transformation!
When we are unable to experience lasting breakthroughs from fear, addictions, and bondages, it means we don’t yet understand the gospel of grace. We can evaluate how well we understand what Jesus accomplished at the cross by looking at how free we are in Christ.
Are you constantly struggling with thoughts of fear, doubt, guilt, and condemnation? Are you persistently entangled in a sinful habit or addiction?
Don’t be discouraged and don’t give up, simply begin to ask the Holy Spirit to give you fresh understanding from the Word of God about Jesus and His Amazing Grace.
Start to become strong in the knowledge that you are justified by faith through grace. Be strong in the revelation that today, you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
Then you will begin to see changes that happen in the deepest recesses of your heart, motivations, and thoughts.
Real change takes time and may be gradual at first but by a Grace and perseverance you will see the breakthroughs.
(adapted from a J. Prince devotional)