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Redeemed from the curse!

Scripture reading for August 18th:  Galatians 3

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Galatians 3:11-14  “Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.”  The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.”  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written; “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”  He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”  

Those that were under the law were also under the curses of the law found in Deuteronomy 28:16-68.  These curses would overtake those who lived in sin by breaking God’s laws and commands.  No one could be justified by the law, because no one could keep the law because of their sin natures.  But Jesus Christ, Son of God, came to earth and was not tainted by a sin nature because of His virgin birth.  He, through the Holy Spirit, perfectly obeyed God’s law and offered Himself to redeem sinful man from the curse of sin and resulting eternal death!  Hallelujah!  We are redeemed and marked by the Holy Spirit for eternal life!

Observations for over-comers:  Living by faith in Jesus Christ is to live in freedom from the curse of sin and eternal death and shout the victory to all who will listen.  “Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous:  “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!  The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lords right hand has done mighty things!  I will not die but live and will proclaim what the Lord has done.”  (Psalm 118:15-17)

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