“For this is the Covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put My Laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:” Hebrews 8:10
There are many unbelieving Believers in the church today. Instead of walking after the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus through faith in His finished work, they are bound by the law of sin and death through faith in religious works.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
For some, their head knowledge of the Word of God needs to sink about 18″ down into their hearts. Let us not forget, the devil himself knows the Bible better than most, if not all, Christians.
The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus which sets the captives free from the law of sin and death, requires faith in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. Faith that HIS work , not ours, breaks the power of sin in the Believer’s life. It is then, when our faith is properly placed in the Cross of Christ, that we give the Holy Spirit latitude to do what He is commissioned to do…free us from the law of sin and death.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to put the laws and statutes of God in our mind and write them in our hearts. This IS the circumcision made without hands (Colossians 2:11). Old things really do pass away and all things become new (2 Corinthians 5:17) for those who will simply believe.
“How much more shall the Blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God?” Hebrews 9:14
Unbelieving Believers are bound by religion. A religion full of works to maintain Salvation and laws to gain Sanctification; both of which comes solely and exclusively through faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ paid our sin debt and broke the power of sin for whosoever will believe.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.” Jude 3
Earnestly contend for the faith. Fight the good fight of faith. Purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God. Dead faith (faith in anything other than Jesus Christ and Him crucified) can only produce dead works. Allow your faith in the Cross of Christ to circumcise your heart, to quicken your spirit and produce good works. Beware of unbelieving Believers who walk after the flesh and not after the Spirit.
“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the Living God.” Hebrews 3:12
Prayerfully discern the evil heart of unbelief.
-Donna Clark Warren