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The Holy Spirit “Only” Works Within The Doctrine Of The Cross

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  As born again Christians sadly and regrettably, many do not know or even concern themselves with how the Holy Spirit works or the mechanics of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the  believer.  However, we can find that impact answer or formula in this very same verse.  It says for the Law; we must first ask our selves the question, what is a law and what point is the Holy Spirit really conveying to all of His  readers.  A law is  an established principle.  Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart refers to the word law in the Expositor’s Study Bible as God’s prescribed order of doing things and rightfully so.  Also, men has many ways the Holy Spirit works, but God only has one manner  given and that is in the parameter of the Cross; we are not talking about that wooden beam that Jesus Christ was crucified on, but what His Death represented and accomplished and the benefits it afforded to every one who will believe and receive the forgiveness God has granted them in, through and by Jesus Christ. “The Spirit of Life in Christ  Jesus” means that the Holy Spirit is working through the Doctrine or Benefits of the Atoning death of Jesus Christ.  There are other derivatives besides the term “in Christ Jesus” in Him, in Whom.  Paul is with out fail referring to what Christ did at the Cross, which makes this life possible.  All Life comes from Jesus Christ, but through the Holy Spirit.  The last part of this verse says, has made me free from the law of sin and death.  Dr. Swaggart says, these are the two most powerful Laws in the universe, the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus alone is stronger than the Law of sin and death. This means that if the believer attempts to live by any means besides Faith in Christ and the Cross, he is doomed to failure trying to live the Overcoming Christian life.  However, there has been a deceitful paradigm shift amongst certain Christian Leaders to denigrate and forge a degrading understanding of the Cross of Jesus Christ; these movements such as the Word of Faith, and the Hebraic Roots movement.  First, I will address the False Doctrine of the Word of Faith error. Their late founder, boast that they will never sing a song or mention the Cross of Christ or the Blood in any of their sermons or any of their church services, because it was the worse defeat in human history and it is past miseries.  How disrespectful to their supposed Savior Jesus Christ, and the Cross He Sacrificed Him self on to save all of humanity from Eternal damnation, destruction and separation from a thrice Holy God. Then, there’s the Hebraic Roots movement that’s closely related to The Word of Faith genre; the Hebraic Roots genre prides themselves in studying the feasts and festivals of the Old Testament, and would even go to the point of reenacting these festivals in their ministries or personal lives.  Many of them, not realizing or under some power of deception are putting their faith in the shadows of Christ in the Old Covenant and not Christ who has come and fulfilled all the types and shadows there and satisfied the demands of the Broken Law and fulfilled the Messianic Prophesies. That’s why, there is no more need to blow the Jewish Shofar, wear the Jewish Burkas and Yamaka nor observe Feasts because Jesus Christ, our King of Kings and Lord of Lords is here, as Believers all we have to do is place our Faith “exclusively” in Christ and what He has done on the Cross for His overflowing Power of Grace to walk into victory, over the world, flesh the devil and all his Minions.  Glory Hallelujah to the Lamb of God forever and forever unto His great (Return) parousia.

By: Bishop Amos Elliott