“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)
When a convicted prisoner’s sentence has been served, he is free to leave out of that prison that once held him captive, and he is no longer subject to the punishment and consequences therefrom. That’s because his sentence has been served and justice has been done. Jesus does something very similar for every believer, but even greater. As a believer we have all sinned…broken the law. The wages of sin (lawlessness) is death (Romans 6:23). Death is the sentence for the lawlessness of sin, but because the gift of God is eternal life; Jesus has set every believer (who has undoubtedly sinned) free from the prison of sin, which once held us captive, and free from all the judgment, punishment and curses therefrom (Romans 6:23 & Galatians 3:13). Jesus took our guilty place at the cross and served our sentence, by bleeding and dying in our stead for the forgiveness of every sin we have, and ever will commit (Romans 5:8, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1 Peter 2:24). Every son and daughter of God is free indeed from the prison of sin and all the curses therefrom, because the Son of God set us free… and whomever the Son of God sets free, is free indeed (John 8:36). This is great news! The problem, however, is that the devil has convinced some believers to remain in prison and receive the punishment and condemnation therefrom, as if Christ never bled, died and rose again from the dead for their sakes. The devil wants the children of God to serve a sentence, despite the fact that our sentence has already been completely served, the punishment completely paid and the just Judge (God) has judged our entire lives, and entered His holy verdict based on what Jesus did for us, finding every believer: Not guilty! We are not declared by God, a holy Judge, not guilty because we do no wrong. Again, we are declared, “not guilty” by God because Jesus took our guilty place at the cross, died in it, and rose from the dead justifying us! (Romans 4:25). But despite this truth, some are not enjoying the freedom Jesus gave, because they don’t know the truth, while others are not experiencing this freedom, because they have been erroneously taught to live under the old covenant of law…a ministry of death (which God Himself said He found fault with, and Jesus made obsolete) (2 Corinthians 3:17 & Hebrews 8:8-13). The devil has tried with everything in him to condemn the children of God for something Jesus was condemned already in their place (Galatians 3:13). This should not be so. Believers, Jesus set you free from the prison of sin, and every curse therefrom, and the unfailing word of your heavenly Father who loves you, and cannot lie, declares: Whomever the Son sets free is free indeed (John 8:36). Beloved, you are free….free indeed! Free from guilt, free from condemnation, free from the law under the old covenant that has passed away, because Jesus fulfilled it, and you are free from serving an already completely served sentence. Don’t dare serve another day in any prison of guilt, shame or condemnation, because Jesus did that for you, and God has declared you “the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Refuse to believe a lying devil, and your own conscience if need be, and instead believe Jesus, who is the Truth (John 14:6). Believer’s lets get in agreement with God once and for all, acknowledge fully all of what Jesus had done for us at the cross, and receive His abundance of grace, and His gift of righteousness, so that we can reign in life like our Father promised us! (Romans 5:17). Let’s celebrate and rejoice in the fact that God has declared us, “Not guilty!”
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” (Romans 4:7-8).
Published by Dr. Siohvaughn Funches
Dr. Siohvaughn L. Funches is a loving mother, renowned public speaker and a now two-time published author! Spearheading her own publishing company, A Wow Woman Publishing Co., she has authored and released two books, The True Story for God’s Glory: The Life of Siohvaughn L. Funches-Wade and You Gotta Let God Finish! And being so filled with both the wisdom and revelation of God’s purpose for her life, this diligent woman has already commenced her third literary work!
To truly know Siohvaughn is to know that her greatest passion, aside from being a mom, is A Woman’s Worth Foundation, Inc., otherwise known as “A Wow Woman Foundation.” Having been inspired by God, she founded and remains President of A Woman’s Worth Foundation, a non-profit Christian organization with a focus on issues affecting women. In furtherance of this Foundation’s mission, she has dedicated a large part of her life to helping women know and understand their God-given identity in order for them to fulfill their God-given destinies. This is what inspired the WOW Woman idea. Christ has indeed made these women, WOW Women with a divine purpose! WOW women standing for: Women Of Worth, Women Of Wisdom and Women Of Wealth! Siohvaughn’s dedication to sharing this life-transforming truth as it is revealed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ has her impacting this entire world in a major way, one life at a time.
Siohvaughn Funches is certainly a woman of worth. She is enriched with the love of God and is a continual support for women all over the globe. With a deep passion for purpose, Siohvaughn counsels women from all walks of life in order for them to understand their worth. This woman of worth knows that a woman’s true value does not lie in what she possesses, whom she knows, or what she looks like. Rather, her worth is found in whose she is, and she is Jesus Christ bride. This truth cannot be changed and likewise her worth cannot either. Women of worth are and always will be; the one God says is worth Him dying for! That worth certainly cannot be measured but is far above material possessions, outer beauty and the company a woman keeps. The worth is priceless! As Siohvaughn imparts these transforming-truths into women around the world, their whole lives are being changed and enriched for the better!
Siohvaughn is also passionate about restoring a revelation and sense of worth to women survivors of domestic violence (DV). Having overcome domestic violence and it’s deadly effects herself, she has dedicated a large part of her life and Foundation to helping other women survivors of DV be healed, restored and secure in their God-given worth. Dr. Funches has provided countless hours of Professional Domestic Violence Counseling to these brave women as well as provided transitional housing at The Safe Haven of Hope, a shelter she owns for women and children survivors of domestic violence. In sum, Siohvaughn is a most gracious and powerful woman who has had every area of her life transformed for the better because she understands the truth about a woman’s worth, and because of her love for women she continually shares these life-transforming truths with woman around the world so that they too will have their whole lives enriched!
Dr. Siohvaughn Funches is also a woman of wisdom. Dr. Funches has earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Master’s level certification in Professional Counseling, a Doctorate in Theology and a Juris Doctorate degree in law. Having graduated from Law School Magna Cum Laude, this brilliant woman earned a multitude of academic accolades throughout her Law School career. Not only was she placed on the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance in Law School multiple times, she also received the Cali Excellence for the Future Award on numerous occasions for being the top student in her class. In recognition of her outstanding pro bono work in the legal field, she received the prestigious Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears Award. Dr. Funches was also awarded the honorable Edward J. Henning Memorial Award for her excellence in the Alternative Dispute Resolution field.
Currently, as a part of her legal profession Dr. Funches owns her own alternative dispute resolution firm, The Mediation Matters Firm, LLC, and provides a variety of professional alternative dispute resolution services to clients. As a Registered Civil Mediator and Arbitrator with the state of Georgia she mediates numerous cases for several judges in Georgia. Sworn in as a Guardian ad Litem in the state of Georgia, Dr. Funches also advocates relentlessly in court for abused and neglected children.
Siohvaughn Funches is also a woman of wealth. This wise and savvy entrepreneur owns her own real estate investment firm, which provides hotel-style rentals for business executives as well as vacation rentals for families on the coast. Like any wise investor, Dr. Funches understands the principle of diversifying and therefore, has begun her own women’s clothing line.
To obtain more information on this WOW woman and to book speaking or event engagements visit her website at: www.awowwoman.com
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