June 10, 2016

“… think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.” Hebrews 9:14 Message

Jesus overturned tables .. and made room for outsiders. He made room for you. His life became the very door through which your life finds healing .. wholeness .. and a clean conscience. There will never be another “inside and out” cleansing. Christ has offered His life once and for all. Your old conscience may try to suggest that there has to be more than “once” to make life work. That’s the part of you that has to let His Spirit clean out the once-in-charge side of your life. What an image: Christ’s blood has the power to clean up your life. It  happened 2000 years ago and it  happens now. There’s no pressure to force you to believe. Before you even dreamed or imagined life in Christ .. Jesus offered His life for all the mess in your life .. in your heart .. hidden in your mind. He alone has all the power to cleanse your conscience .. heal your mind .. and free you from those “dead-end efforts” that never satisfy. That’s the kind of life He came to offer .. to fill .. and make whole. It only takes a moment …

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to All-Outers for Christ (kchesterp1@gmail.com)

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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