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Our New Position In Christ

Romans 5:11

And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Through Jesus Christ we have been reconciled (restored back into a right relationship) with God. He took our sin and gave us His righteousness. When Adam sinned, man’s relationship with God was broken for our God is a holy God. But once someone is born again they have been spiritually restored back to where Adam was before he had sinned. What Adam originally had has now been restored back to us.

Adam was given authority in the earth and he was to take dominion over it and subdue it. God’s plan has not changed. When Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven He restored that authority back to us for we have been seated together with Him at the right hand of God, far above all principalities, powers, might, and dominion. This represents a place of authority.

To exercise that authority we use the name of Jesus, which is the name above all names. We are to trample on the powers of darkness through His name, and proclaim the good news to the whole world. Through reconciliation we have been placed right back where Adam was before he sinned. We simply have to learn our rightful place of authority and how to use it through the name of Jesus, and we can keep satan and all of his works under our feet.

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Posted by on September 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

THE WORKING OF FAITH – PART 14

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wr633-c04b96

Many believers truly do not understand the working of faith. If they did they would see far greater results in their life. In this series learn the truth about bible faith, and how you can walk by faith and not by sight.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Grace Produces Gratitude

Romans 5:2

Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

We enter into a position of grace, divine favor with God, through our faith in Jesus Christ. This position of grace brings a gratitude for what He has done. The Word grace here is defined as: The divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude. In today’s times you here a lot of teaching about grace that leads you to believe it doesn’t matter how you live your life for you are saved by grace.

We are saved by grace through faith which is a place of undeserved favor. We did nothing nor could we do anything that could make us right with God. We receive what Christ did by faith to make us right with Him. But this position of grace places this divine influence on the heart of man to now live for God because of the gratitude we have for Him bearing our sin and the punishment our sin deserved.

Once born again the motive for living our life in following after Christ’s example is not to get right with God, but our motive to follow in His footsteps is the gratitude we have in our heart for Him making us right with God. If you try to follow after Christ to get right with God you will live life feeling like a failure because you could not do so by your own merit. That is why we needed Jesus. But the gratitude produced by grace in our heart leads us every day to want to follow after Him and not after the ways of the world. Once born again you are in the world, but you are not of this world.

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Posted by on September 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Door Is Open

Hebrews 10:19

Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,…

Here we see the primary reason that Jesus shed His blood for us so that we could once again approach God unashamed and have fellowship with Him. The enmity that stood between God and man was removed by the blood Jesus shed for us. Once you are born again you now have complete access to the Father. Take time to fellowship with God so that you can develop an intimate relationship with Him for He has everything you need.

First we must learn how to read the Word of God. That may sound funny but if you don’t learn to give your undivided attention to God’s Word when you read it then all you will have is head knowledge. God will speak to you if you will listen. You must also sit under the teaching of God’s Word, but again you must listen with all your heart and not get distracted. Jesus said take heed how you hear.

Finally you must develop in prayer where you can learn how to become quite and hear God speak to your spirit man. Those who do will find answers and a renewed strength from God, for all who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. The door is open and your heavenly Father awaits to fellowship with you. Take time to draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. You will be glad you did.

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Posted by on September 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Listen To Your Conscience

Hebrews 9:14

…how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

When a person is born again they receive a brand new spirit within them for they are cleansed of the old spirit man. The voice of our spirit is the conscience. That inward knowing deep down inside. When you are born again the conscience is therefore also cleansed because you have a new spirit. Our conscience, this inward knowing, is how God leads us, for the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit man.

If we will learn to listen to this inward witness we can follow God’s leading for our lives. To do this we need to live in God’s Word for the Holy Spirit will always lead us in line with the Word of God. God’s Word is also one of the ways we nourish and strengthen our spirit man. Just as the natural body needs nourishment and exercise to stay healthy, our spirit man needs to be nourished and exercised as well.

There are many different exercises you can do to develop the body as there are different ways to exercise your spirit man. The best way to do so is to practice walking in the fruit of the spirit. Practice walking in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. As you feed on the Word and practice the fruit of the spirit you can become more aware of your spirit man, and learn to know through your conscience God’s direction for your life.

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Posted by on September 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Redeemed

Hebrews 9:12

Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

By the blood of Jesus we have obtained His eternal redemption. Redemption means to be liberated from bondage. We have been redeemed from spiritual death, sickness and disease, poverty and lack. Redemption from spiritual death not only means that we have been liberated from the old sin nature and made a new creation, but we have also been liberated from identifying with that old nature.

Our identity (where we find our value and worth) no longer comes from the world but from God. Don’t base your worth on others opinions of you, nor on worldly status, but solely on who you now are as a child of God. We are also redeemed from all sickness and disease. Jesus bore our sickness and carried our pains and by the stripes of Jesus we were healed. Jesus has paid the price for our healing.

We have also been liberated from poverty and lack because once you are born again you are an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus. God is our source and has promised to supply all our need. Psalm 107:2 tells us the redeemed of the Lord are to say so. Daily confess you have been redeemed (liberated) from spiritual death, sickness and disease, poverty and lack, for the Word of God teaches us that confession brings possession.

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Posted by on September 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Our Hope And Faith Are In Him

1 Peter 1:21

Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.

Because of what Jesus did to reunite our relationship with God we should now rest our hope and our faith in Him. Hope is where we start for hope is a confident expectation of good. When we find out through the Word of God of the promises He has for us, those promises give us hope. That becomes our goal for we now know what God has provided for us.

This is where faith comes in, for faith then gives substance to what we hope for. Faith lays hold of the goal in our hearts, what became our hope, and it is by faith we obtain God’s promises. Faith is based on God’s Word and comes by hearing the Word of God proclaimed. We need to take God’s Word and begin to proclaim those promises as already ours to build our faith.

As we do scripture teaches us to no longer look at what is seen in the natural, but to look to what is not yet seen manifest, the Word of God. As we continue to walk by faith, calling those things which be not as though they were just as God Himself does (Romans 4:17), we can see those promises come to pass. This is how we keep our hope and faith centered in God.

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Posted by on September 16, 2019 in Uncategorized