Identity, Destiny and Journey
The more I read and study the book of Romans, the more I wonder about the love of God in Christ Jesus for humanity. If we are honest with ourselves, many of us are broken, hopeless and with a great weight of guilt and fear on our backs. But here God shows up, bringing us news of freedom. The book of Romans is that letter of freedom, it is that proclamation of liberation that our anguished soul longs to hear. The reason for all this is found in that Romans is the book of the New Testament where the Gospel is explained and presented in the most simple and complete way. The main theme of Romans is the Gospel and how the Gospel has the power to transform us and bring us back to God.'The main theme of Romans is the Gospel and how the Gospel has the power to transform us and bring us back to God.'Click To Tweet
Romans is then Paul’s argument that Christ bridges the gap between us and God, and between cultures and race. Jesus is the way God fulfilled His promises to Abraham (in Romans 4 Paul explains this in detail). Christ is the righteousness we all seek and it’s in Him that we come together.'Christ is the righteousness we all seek and it’s in Him that we come together.'Click To Tweet
Since Jesus changed our spiritual DNA, from earthly and wayward to heavenly and holy, by dying in our place on the Cross, now our true identity has been restored. We are no longer slaves to sin and death, they have no authority over us anymore. Now we have received Heavenly citizenship and we are part of God’s family. Jesus changed it all when He died on the Cross and when He rose from the dead. This was the greatest breakthrough in history!
Since now our true Identity and our Destiny have been revealed to us (Paul spoke about this in chapters 4 and 5), and what we are missing to discover is our Journey. But don’t panic, Romans 6 speaks about that.
Now let me share with you a spiritual principle: When you know who you are (your Identity) and where you are going (your Destiny) then you will be in the best position to know how to get there (your Journey). This is a journey we all share and it leads to eternal life.'When you know who you are (your Identity) and where you are going (your Destiny) then you will be in the best position to know how to get there (your Journey).'Click To Tweet