No More Black Clouds
"Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud." Romans 8:2MSG.
The immediate context was that He frees us from the power of sin, death and the law. He frees us from that black cloud of always feeling that something is wrong. That black cloud of feeling like we're not pleasing God. That black cloud of feeling guilt or condemnation. That black cloud of the law hanging over our heads whether it's the OT law or church law or self inflicted laws. He frees us. We no longer have to live under that! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
"Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us" Enter into. So many verses in NT about being in Christ. We are in Him. In His very being. And this is saying Christ being-here-for-us. He's here for us. For us. He's here. For freedom from law and sin. For helping us daily in little things. We get so caught up in the doing part. We don't focus on the first part, that of His being here for us. Like we're almost afraid to focus on that too much for fear of being selfish or self centered. But actually, this is the foundation. We need to get totally absorbed in Him being here for us. What He did for us. His love for us. His desire for us. His desire to help us. His desire to be in every part of our lives. Before we go out.
We're so focused on serving Him. Doing something for Him that we don't have it right. Foundation first. Then build. If not founded on this we often get weary and off track. He's here for us. In every possible way.
"Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.” Romans 8:2 MSG