ELA 2019: "We are dead to sin", says Graham Cooke

No Blame, No Guilt, No Shame & No CONDEMNATION, for those that are in CHRIST JESUS!

Graham Cooke reminded us that “we are dead to sin” – our old nature was crucified on the cross with Jesus, and is now dead. Hence, we need to pray in the new man that has been birthed in us by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus, we are now children of the Most High God! The new man in us, growing up to become more like Jesus! We are no longer slaves to sin but have been set free from sin, and now we have choices. We can choose to live in peace, the peace that Jesus has won for us! We need to change our spiritual lenses and see God as he really is, that he is for us, he is with us and he can handle anything that the enemy throws at you!

He asked delegates what it means for you, emphasising the need to accept the peace that he has promised us and trust him, believe his word and have faith in what he has said in his word, it is full of promises of love and support.

Graham emphasised that through Jesus’ blood, our sins have been washed white as snow, a God who loves us this much will never leave us or forsake us, he doesn’t want us to fail, he wants us to succeed.

He also reminded us that religion and a form of godliness will not help us, the only way to please God is to walk in relationship with Jesus, to honour him, worship him, spend time with him. We have been called into relationship with God, are not expected to live our lives alone or work for him on our own, but alongside him, being led by him. For our relationship to grow we need to spend more time in his presence, we have been given Salvation, Grace, Peace, Holiness, they are gifts from God through Jesus, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!

Graham implored that to live in the good that has been given to us, to see ourselves as beloved sons and daughters, to remind ourselves that here is no blame, no guilt, no shame, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Jesus is with us and will never leave us or forsake us. In him we have all things, so we need to lift up our heads and remember that our God is for us and will provide for all our needs. If we walk in a close relationship with Jesus we will see miracles of provision, healing and more.

He also highlighted that we have been called into a relationship with our Heavenly Father, Jesus the lover of our soul and the Holy Spirit. God who created all things longs to be in relationship with us through Jesus.

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