Contend for the Faith !


Jude 1:3 

Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

The Faith of Christ which is the persuasion of God will never lead us into legalism or lawlessness 

The Faith will never lead you into yucky flesh for life or into religious flesh for life because Both will reward you with death and not life 

The faith will promote the finished work of Christ and persuade you to embrace your new identity in Christ.. 

By Grace through the Faith will set you free from the dominion of all sin which includes the legalistic sin of unbelief which leads to condemnation and not resting in the finished work of Christ.

We have two extremes those who think Grace is freedom to sin which is no freedom at all because you only become a slave to whoever you obey and legalism which is a gospel that promotes Jesus plus my works for righteousness.. 

Romans 6:16 TPT

[Don't you realize that grace frees you to choose your own master? But choose carefully, for you surrender yourself to become a servant-bound to the one you choose to obey. 

If you choose to love sin, it will become your master, and it will own you and reward you with death. 

But if you choose to love and obey God, he will lead you into perfect righteousness.

Obedience to the faith is to believe the finished work of the cross and to enter into His rest .. Hebrews 4 

Its to believe that Christ lives in you ! 

And to be governed by the Spirit of life who is in you.

Romans 8:10-16 TPT

Now Christ lives his life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God. 

Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God's Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you! 

So then, beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it.

For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste his abundant life.

The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit. 

And you did not receive the "spirit of religious duty," leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the "Spirit of full acceptance," enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, "Beloved Father!" 

For the Holy Spirit makes God's fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, "You are God's beloved child!"