One of the great dangers of our humanity is that when we enter into communication with each other, we do so with "filters". We say what we don't mean to say, we hear what we want to hear, we don't hear what was said because we filter what we are about to hear through our own thought processes and circumstances and experiences....
Sometimes we need to really work at what we are trying to say and work to hear what others are saying to us. Sometimes we need to say things differently so people will hear us, and sometimes we need to hear things said differently in order to really have true communication. Does that make sense? That is true even with the Scriptures Father has given to us.
Case in point: Rom 6:14
"sin will not be your master because you are not under law,
but under grace!"
I hear that and it is clear. But when I hear it stated another way, it really confirms what I hear and enables me to appropriate it. Let's state the above truth from a negative perspective and see if that helps us...
"if you are NOT UNDER GRACE,
SIN WILL BE YOUR MASTER!"
To hear it said differently helps me. Did it help you? If I am not "under grace" but instead, if I am under self-discipline, if I am under principles, if I am under striving, if I am under the expectations of myself or others, SIN WILL BE MY MASTER!
The only way I can truly be free of sin as my master is to be "under grace". Living in an economy NOT OF PERFORMING, but an economy of receiving all that God is to all that I need at the moment of faith!
That is the only way to really deal with sin. You see my friends, too often the attack hurled against us as the people of grace is that we are "light on sin". Did you see what we said above? Did you hear it with the eyes of your spirit led understanding? The attack that is levelled against us is wrong!
The only true way to deal with sin is to live under grace!
I hear what Father is saying.... do you?
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