Honestly, you don't need to hear from me. You just need from TLC from the Word through the Holy Spirit. *hugs*
Colossians 2:13-14 TPT
" This "realm of death" describes our former state, for we were held in sin's grasp, BUT NOW, we've been resurrected out of the "death realm" never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins!
He (God through Jesus) cancelled out every legal violation we had on record and the old arrest warrant that stood to undict us. He erased it all - our sins, our stain soul - he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved!
Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto His cross and nailed permanantly there as a public display of cancellation."
v. 13 We have been resurrected from the "death realm", or this natural realm, to the "life realm", the kingdom realm! You DO NOT have your citizenship in the natural realm any more if you are resurrected with Jesus, a.k.a. born again.
v. 14 You are washed. Clean. You are unpunishable. There is no sin that can be held against you any more. There is no punishment that you are eligable for. JESUS TOOK IT AND ERASED IT. So next time you think "I brought this on myself" that may be true in the natural, but Jesus took that punishment FOR YOU and now every dumb thing on our part is REDEEMED and able to be RESTORED - if we recieve it by faith!
v. 14 There's a whole teaching here about the Adam Nature that we were born into and the Jesus Nature that we're born-AGAIN into. The sinful part of us is in our true self, our spirit. When the "Adam" part was forgiven, removed, and replaced with Jesus nature when you were born again, the sinful spirit ceased to exist. "Sin" is no longer part of your identity.(Romans 3:21-31) But are we still capable of sin in our soul (mind, will, emotions)? CLEARLY, YES. But it is NO LONGER your identity which means you are NO LONGER punishable for it. (More on Adam nature Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, 42-49)
Now, living a life of setting our mind on the spirit and not on the soul (flesh) is our responsibility, but we have NOTHING to fear from God along the journey, AND He has supplied us with the perfect guide, the Holy Spirit! (Romans 8)
"There is therefore now NO condmenation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of Life has set you free from the law of sin ad death in Christ."
So the next time the enemy comes knocking with condemnation, fear, and lies about your identity and your eligability for punishment send him packing with these verses above!
Love you all!
PS: see also 2 Peter 1:8-9 about how we increase in our virtue in the Lord by remembering that we are cleansed.