“Cancelled” by Pastor Shelia Hart Artt

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Yes! God cancelled the charges against you by placing all sin in Jesus and nailing Him to the Cross!
When He died – you died to your sinful nature!
When He arose victoriously, you were made alive in Christ because He forgave you all your sins! (Col.2:13)
“You were dead because of your old sinful nature.” However,“When you came to Christ, you were ‘circumcised,’ but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature,” (Col.2:11)
“Then God made you alive with Christ  … for He forgave all our sins. He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the Cross!” (Col.2:14)
This new life in Christ has “membership benefits”!  Because of The Cross you are no longer condemned by the Law! Because of The Cross there is no guilt nor can the Law manipulate or control you.
“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.”  Paul continues, “I am emphatic about this. The moment any one of you submits to … any rule-keeping system … Christ’s hard-won gift of freedom is squandered” (Gal.5:1-2). In other words, when you allow a mind-set of rules and regulations  to control your life – you no longer will enjoy the benefits that come with His salvation.
You are FREE! God cancelled the Law – at the Cross! “The preaching of the Cross is the Power of God!”(1Cor.1:18).  There is no power and no freedom in an inadequate message that still requires that you “do” something! It’s done!
When Jesus cried out, “It is finished!” (Jn.19:30), there was nothing left that you or I could do! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the charges against us – all nailed to the Cross – therefore, CANCELLED!  Now because of what Jesus has done – you have a new life in Christ!
Enjoy this life! Live it to the fullest – Outrageously experience the Life of Christ in you – your sins have been CANCELLED! ~ Shelia Hart Artt

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