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Crucified With Christ


Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 

Who is Paul referring to that was crucified? He was of course referring to his spirit man, not his soul nor his body. The disciples in referring to themselves in the first person referred to their spirit within, the real you. Most Christians are body or soul conscious because when talking about themselves that is what they are referring to. You must become spirit conscious if you want to walk by faith in the body you live in, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Faith is based on what God’s Word says, not what you see or feel in the natural. You are a spirit, not a body nor a soul; you have a soul and you live in a body. Once born again we are to walk by faith not by sight. But if we associate ourselves as a body or a soul and we are not spirit conscious we will walk by sight, by what our bodies feel or see, and not by faith in what God’s Word says. So go to the New Testament and start meditating on the scriptures that reveal the real you. These are the “in Christ” scriptures just like the one above. This will make you conscious of your spirit man, the new you. Develop the man on the inside, your spirit man the real “you”, and you will learn to walk by faith and not by sight.

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Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Freely Given All Things


Romans 8:32
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things. 

By our faith in what Christ has done, God the Father has given to us salvation by His Son being delivered up for us all, so will He also freely give to us all things. We receive them by faith as a gift from God just like salvation. All that God has for us is based on what Jesus has already done, there is nothing more for Him to do. It is now up to us to receive what we have in Christ. We receive all things Christ has provided the same way we got born again. Faith believes, faith speaks, and faith acts. You must believe in your heart what God’s Word says. You don’t believe in your head, for with the heart man believes. You must take time to go to the promises of God’s Word and meditate on them until you believe it is so in your heart. Once you do then you must confess it with your mouth. Our confession states that we have what God has promised. Then we act in line with the Word for faith without corresponding action is dead. It is important to remember that you must believe in your heart what God has promised is already yours. Once you do faith is present to bring the promises we have been freely given into manifestation through our confession and action upon God’s Word.

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Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

A New Life


Romans 6:6
We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin. 

Once you receive Christ as your Savior the old sinful nature within has been done away with as your spirit man is made new. There is, as the above scripture reveals, an old unrenewed nature that has to do with the soul (mind, will, and emotions), that James 1:21 tells us must be saved (delivered) from the old nature by receiving with meekness the implanted Word of God. It is this renewal of the mind that helps us to develop our spirit man, and in doing so this new man leads you into victory over the flesh. Walk in the spirit, dominated by your spirit, and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. For the mind to be renewed you must receive the Word with meekness (complete humility). Simply put, you don’t question, argue with, nor doubt God’s Word. You simply believe what it says and act upon it. As James chapter one goes on to tell us, one who is a hearer of the Word but not a doer deceives themselves. But a doer of the Word will be blessed in what they do. One’s mind is not fully renewed until they begin to act upon the Word of God. As you do so you learn to walk in the spirit, allowing your spirit man to dominate, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

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Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Live Like Jesus


1 John 4:9
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 

The word “live” in this verse is defined as, “to enjoy true life”. There is only one way you can enjoy true life. You must live through Jesus, not through the old you. Jesus is our example. To live through Him one must learn to walk in the love of God. Jesus told us in His Word that we now have a new commandment to follow. We are to love one another as He has loved us. When we walk in love we follow His example and are therefore living our life through Jesus. Scripture teaches us that faith works through love. Jesus lived a life of faith because Jesus lived a life of love. To walk in the love of God is a choice we make, and it takes practice. It is something we choose to do. The love of God is in our new recreated spirit. Walking in love is choosing to walk in the new you, instead of the old fleshly outer man. To walk in the love of God simply means you treat other people the way you want to be treated, no matter how they treat you. Jesus on the cross looked to the very ones who crucified Him and asked the Father to forgive them for they did not know what they were doing. Choose to walk in love and you will live your life through Jesus Christ. In doing so we can enjoy “true life”, the kind of life Jesus lived.

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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

God At Work


Hebrews 13:21
…working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 

By our submission to Jesus Christ our heavenly Father is able to work in us to do that which is pleasing in His sight. Our transformation does not take place by our ability, but God’s ability through our availability. For this to happen we must present our bodies as a living sacrifice unto God. To do so we have to redeem our time, giving attention to our spiritual growth by going to the Word of God. As we do we need to renew our minds to who we now are in Christ. The renewal of the mind involves four things. 1. Reading the Word of God, and to truly read the Word we must hear what the Lord is saying to us. 2. Meditating on God’s Word. This is taking the time to ponder what is being said. How does it apply to you. 3. Studying God’s Word. We need to become good students of the Word so that we are rightly dividing the Word of truth. 4. Acting upon God’s Word. One’s mind is not fully renewed without acting upon what we see in the Word of God. When you present your body unto God and fully renew your mind to God’s Word you allow Him to work in you to see the new man on the inside transform your life on the outside.

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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Consecrate Youself


Hebrews 10:10
By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 

Sanctification is what God did to separate us unto Him. Our spirit man within was sanctified (separated) from sin because we were given a new spirit. The old sinful spirit is gone. Consecration is our response to sanctification. Because of God’s work of sanctification we now consecrate ourselves, separating ourselves unto God to have fellowship with Him in the beauty of holiness. Without consecration you cannot have intimate fellowship with God. God loves everyone the same, but He does not fellowship with everyone the same. As 1 Peter 1:15-16 tells us, because God who called us is holy we to should be holy in all our conduct. If we do not consecrate ourselves from sin we will harden our heart toward God. God is a Spirit and He bears witness with our spirit. If we don’t consecrate ourselves from sin we sear our conscience (the voice of our spirit man) and that will hinder our ability to hear from God. So live a consecrated life in gratitude of the sanctified work of Christ and you can develop an intimate walk with God.

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Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Strong In The Lord


Philippians 4:13
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. 

It is through our reliance on Jesus that we have the strength for all things because we are self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. Don’t try to be strong, rely on His strength. When we are weak, then we are strong. We are weak when we are not trying to be strong in ourselves but draw upon His strength within us. Believers often say they are trying to be strong but the Bible does not teach us to find strength in ourselves. All who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength and they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and shall not faint. When we choose to put our full trust in God, He becomes our strength. We are no longer relying on us but on Him. Be strong in the Lord not in yourself. Put your trust in God. Take Him at His Word acting upon what He has said. Refuse to worry about anything. Believe the Word of God and His strength will put you over.

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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Uncategorized