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God Working In Us

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. Taking the time to ponder what is being said and how it applies 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 February 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Sanctification Leads To Consecration

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 (giving us a new spirit man within) we now consecrate ourselves (dealing with outward actions), 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 February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Christ Is Our Strength

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 for all things are possible to them that believe. Just believe.

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Posted by on February 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

What You Feed Will Lead

Galatians 6:8

8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

What you feed will lead. Whichever nature you feed the most in your life, flesh or spirit will determine which will dominate. When you are dominated by the spirit, God always leads you in triumph. The failures of many comes down to what is leading them. The choice is up to us based on which nature we feed the most.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Do Not Worty

Phil. 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Phil. 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

We are not to be anxious (worry) about anything yet many Christians do. Worrying robs your faith. You cannot be in faith and worry at the same time. So how can we live a care free life? We take every care that would try to take hold of us and we cast that care over onto God because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). You do this in prayer until you have released it to God. Then keep your focus on what God has said in His Word. Continue to confess the Word over your circumstances. When the temptation comes to take that care back, resist that temptation by giving God thanks for what He has promised in the Word of God. Maintain a confession of thanksgiving instead of talking about and magnifying the problem. In maintaining a confession of thanks to God for His promises, the peace of God will guard your heart and mind from worry. So refuse to think about and meditate on what leads you to worry by confessing and meditating on God’s Word. You can master what you choose to think about and when you do you can be free from worry.

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Posted by on February 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

God’s Goodness Revealed Through Grace

Ephesians 2:7

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

Our heavenly Father demonstrated His goodness toward us through what Christ has done for us. This is grace revealed for Jesus is that grace. How good is our God? So good that He has given us what we did not deserve. This influence of grace on the heart of man is what leads him away from ungodliness and to our God. Grace is heavens help that we receive, undeserved, and not earned. Grace is what empowers us to live free from sin. It empowers us to be partakers of all we have in Christ Jesus. Scripture teaches us that there is more grace to be received from God once we are born again. James tells us God resists the proud but gives more grace to the humble. The very next verse tells us how to walk in humility. Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Simply put, do what God says in His Word and you are submitting to Him and receiving more grace. When you do you are resisting the devil. Titus 2:10-11 tells us His grace appeared to all men, teaching us to deny all ungodliness and worldly lust, and to live a godly life. The grace that appeared to all men was Jesus, so as you submit to God following after Jesus who is the Word made flesh, you overcome anything the devil throws at you. So don’t live in pride choosing your own way. Submit to God and receive even more grace and experience the goodness of your God.

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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

We Are Written In His Will

Galatians 4:7

Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

We are heir’s of God (one who receives his allotted possession by right of sonship), through our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ. As sons and daughters of God our inheritance is based on what Christ has done for us, not what we have done, and we receive that inheritance by faith. One who is a part of a family and given an inheritance is written in the will of that family member. That inheritance is theirs by birthright and it is revealed to them in the reading of the will. God has written us in His will, the will and testament of the New Covenant. We are written in His will because once born again we are part of His family. So every promise He has given to the children of God is a part of our inheritance just waiting for us to claim it. So go to God’s Word and find out what belongs to you in Christ by spending time reading His will for you. Then lay claim to it by faith based on what Jesus has done, not what you have done. It is yours by birthright.

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Posted by on February 5, 2018 in Uncategorized