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Living Life Through 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. To walk in the love of God we must also spend time with love Himself, our God. 1 John 4:16 tells us God is love, and when you fellowship with God He rubs off on you.

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. Make the choice to walk in love, and to fellowship with God, 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 October 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

THE WORKING OF FAITH – PART 24

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e9wgi-c391dc

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 October 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

THE WORKING OF FAITH – PART 23

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7zame-c38e99

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 October 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Stop Owning What Is Not Yours

Romans 8:17

and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Did you know once you are born again you are an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus? What does this mean exactly? Well it means you now have ownership to all that God has ownership of. This is important to understand because far to many believers are still being deceived in taking ownership of something that does not belong to them instead of taking ownership of what does. Let me explain.

Anything that the Bible says we are redeemed and liberated from is no longer something we should take ownership of. Satan is a deceiver, and what he continually tries to do is to get believers to accept ownership of what actually belongs to him and not to us. The things that do not belong to God we need to stop falling for the deception of owning as ours, and the things that do belong to God we need to realize that is what we now have ownership of.

For example when a believer refers to a sickness, or any part of the curse that came as a result man’s sin as theirs, they are allowing those things to manifest in their life. When someone says, “My diabetes, my cancer, I’m broke, I’m afraid, I’m worthless, etc”, they are taking ownership of something that is not God’s and therefore not theirs. Stop taking ownership through your words of that which does not belong to God. Instead, ask yourself, “Does this belong to God?” If it doesn’t don’t accept it as yours. Instead claim what is yours based on what God does own. It will change your life.

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Posted by on October 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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 we are born again that is where the work of God in us begins. When Lazarus was raised from the dead Jesus told His disciples to go and take the grave clothes off of him. Like Lazarus we have come out of the grave, and now through us presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice unto God and having our minds renewed to God’s Word, He can complete His work in us by taking off the grave clothes, the old way of living.

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Posted by on October 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Power of Words

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Words – whether we want to admit it or not they are powerful. They can bring forth life into every part of our existence, or they can bring forth death, the choice is up to us. The devil knows all to well the power of words, and this is why he works so hard to get people to speak words of death. James 3:2- “For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.”

Even the third chapter of James tells us that this little tongue of ours boasts great power. It goes on to tells us that no man (human effort alone) can tame the tongue. Christians will curse others and bless God, which James tells us should not be so. How then do we deal with our tongue if we want to reap life and not death? There are two primary keys. Matthew 12:34 Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Simply put, garbage in, garbage out. Change what you listen to if you want to speak life and not death.

Galatians 5:16 also tells us if we walk in the spirit, governed by our spirit, we will not go the way of the flesh, which will speak words of death when ruling our decisions. Jesus said His Word is Spirit and it is LIFE. Choose to yield unto the Word of God and you will not be controlled by your flesh, and you will speak Words of life. Do these things and the Words of life can come forth from your mouth bringing forth the very life of God for you.

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Posted by on October 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Who Are You Following

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.

Are you a Christ follower? Before you answer that question think about the words of Jesus here in Matthew 16:24. I am very concerned based on what Jesus has said for the future of many who say they are born again, who claim they love Jesus, but are you basing your love on what you say, or what Jesus said? Why is this important? Because one of the many examples in scripture is the church at Laodicea that had a totally different view of themselves then what Jesus did. In fact they are completely opposite views. Without going into a lot of details, which you can read about them in Revelation chapter 3, Jesus said when He returned that He would vomit them out of His mouth. These are believers He is speaking to.

What does it take to be lukewarm? Simple, do little to nothing for the kingdom of God. If you take a hot cup of coffee, set it down and do nothing with it, it will turn lukewarm. It is amazing to me how many believers who say they know Jesus don’t really follow Him according to His own words. What was the purpose of giving your life to Him if not to follow Him? Jesus said if you want to be His follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow Him. To give up your own way means to stop living life for you, the way you think you should live, and instead follow His example. Jesus went to church. That’s right, and even with people that wanted Him dead. Many believers are not consistent at all in going to church. It is not about attending a service, but being equipped for the work of ministry. Learning how to give up your ways for His. Yet many have no problem living out their lives committed to other activities, but church is not one of them.

Jesus walked in love, Jesus did only what He saw the Father doing, Jesus said only what the Father wanted Him to say, and to summarize His life He was focused on using His gifts and abilities to build God’s kingdom. Jesus said we are to seek first the kingdom of God, that would mean we take up our cross, giving our lives as a living sacrifice to build God’s kingdom. How much of your time, money, and giftings are used to help build God’s kingdom? If we truly are “Christ Followers”, then we are taking the new life He gave us and using it to bring glory to God. Sad to say not everyone who just prayed a prayer and attends church now and then and gives occasionally to God’s work will hear, “Well done good and faithful servant”. If you are not giving up your way to follow Christ’s example, why then did you call upon Him to be the Lord of your life? To live a life that really will mean something in the end, you must choose to “Follow Him”.

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Posted by on October 12, 2019 in Uncategorized