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What He Became We Now Are

1 Corinthians 1:30

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.

What Jesus became for us we now have because we are in Him. Because we are in Him we have wisdom from God (the mind of Christ), righteousness (right standing with God), sanctification (set apart to pursue God), and redemption (deliverance from evil and all it’s works). Get to know Jesus through the Word of God, and the more that you do, the more you get to know the new you, because we have become one spirit with the Lord. Reading and meditating on the Word of God is spending time with the unseen Christ for He is the Word that became flesh. The written Word reveals to us the living Word, Jesus Christ; and as you get to know Him you get to know this new you because we are “in Christ”. As you develop in your relationship with Him, you will develop in wisdom, righteousness (right standing with God), sanctification (being set apart to Him), and redemption (freedom from the works of evil). For all He has become for us, we have become in Him.

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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Sanctified

1 Corinthians 1:2a

To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, …

In John 17:16-17 Jesus prayed and declared we are in the world but not of the world, and that we would be sanctified (set apart) from the world by the truth of God’s Word. Once born again we should no longer live the way of the world. We begin to live a life set apart from fear, worry, doubt, sin, sickness, etc. All these things are in the world and are true, but there is Truth that reveals we have been set apart from all of that, God’s Word. If we will learn from the Word of God who we now are in Christ and become doers of the Word and not just hearers only, we will be set apart by the Truth. Become one with the Word of God by hearing and doing the Truth, and you will live a life set apart from the world.

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Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Ruled By The Spirit of Life

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

The old law of sin and death referred to the Ten Commandments for the strength of sin is the Ten Commandments, which revealed that man was separated from God (death). God gave the Ten Commandments to reveal the sinful nature within man for all have sinned. When you look at the Ten Commandments you realize that everyone has violated them. But the law in the New Testament is the law of love. When you are born again that love was shed abroad in our hearts revealing we now have a spirit filled with the life of God (reunited with God). How do we walk in victory over the spiritual death that once had us bound? We walk in this new law of love. The word for law means “to rule.” We are now to be ruled by the love nature that is in us. As we are ruled by love, choosing to yield to the love of God within, it frees us from the actions of the old sin nature of death that separated us from God. So walk in the Spirit of life by choosing to walk in love and you will walk free from that old sinful nature of death.

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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

No Condemnation

Romans 8:1

THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.

Once you are born again there is no condemnation for the believer who does not denounce Jesus Christ. The word condemnation is defined as a damnatory sentence or judgement of guilt. The reason is because the old sinful man within has been done away with and we are made new. Jesus on the cross not only bore our sin, He bore the punishment our sin deserved. This is why in Isaiah’s prophecy about Jesus he said that Jesus was stricken and smitten by God. Jesus then went into hell itself paying the full price for our sin and the judgement our sin deserved. So the damnation (separation from God) that man deserved has been taken away for those who receive Christ. He will never leave you nor forsake you. If we still focus on and see ourselves through the fleshly man on the outside, we will feel condemned. But if we see what God sees, our new spirit man within, we will not feel condemned for we will see our new nature within. Become spirit conscious and spirit led, governed by your new nature, and you will not fall prey to condemnation.

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Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Freely Justifed

Romans 3:24

being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;

In Christ we have justification given to us as a gift. You do not earn a gift. Justified means you have been “Declared Righteous” (right with God), because you have been redeemed. Jesus purchased this gift for you. You don’t try to get right with God you already are because of what Christ has done for you. It is because of justification you now have the right to all that Christ has provided for you. We don’t receive what Christ has provided for us because we have earned it, but because we have been made right with God. So just as you receive salvation by faith in Christ and what He has done for you, so do you also receive all that He has provided. For all who are born again have become the righteousness of God and through your right standing with Him you receive what God has provided for you.

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Posted by on November 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Faith Works Through Love

Galatians 5:6

For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.

There is often much emphasis placed upon faith in the life of a believer and for good reason for it is impossible to receive what God has available to us without faith. But often overlooked is the part that love plays in the operation of our faith. As the above verse states, faith is activated, energized, and expressed through love. When I was growing up my my dad had some land with a pasture for horses. That pasture had to be watered for the grass to grow so the horses had something to graze on. There was a concrete ditch that ran along the back side of the property that carried the water to where it needed to go. We would open portholes in the ditch when it was our turn to water so that the water would irrigate the pasture. Without that concrete ditch the water would have not been able to get where it needed to go. So it is with faith and love. Like the water you can have faith to produce what is needed, but without love there is no way for that faith to flow where it needs to go. If you get out of love your faith won’t work. If you want your faith to work stay in love and your faith will be active in accomplishing what God has for you.

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Posted by on November 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Your True Identity

Hebrews 9:24

For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;…

When God breathed into Adam the breath of life the first thing Adam saw was the face of God. This is were man’s identity came from, his Creator. When Adam sinned the bible says he hid himself from the presence of God, which that word means the face of God. Man now looked to the creation (the world) turning away from the Father for his identity. He could not see God’s face.

But Jesus did something about that. When He went before the presence (face) of the Father, Jesus made it possible for us to look to the Father’s face and regain our identity in Him, our Creator, instead of the creation. How do we look upon His face? Look to Jesus, the Word that became flesh, for He said if you have seen Me you have seen the Father. Don’t look to the world for you identity, look to Jesus (the Word) and begin to confess who the Word says you are, and you can regain your identity from the Father.

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Posted by on November 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Standing On God’s Promises

Hebrews 8:6

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

The promises we have been given in the new covenant are based on what Christ has done for us, not what we have done. Realize that every promise we have in Christ is available to all, for God is no respecter of persons but a respecter of faith. One of the keys to faith is no longer seeing what we have in Christ as a promise, for that would put it off into the future. Faith takes what we have been given a promise of and sees it as a present day reality, for faith brings everything into the present tense. “Now” faith is. When you walk by faith you do not put what God has said is already yours off into the future. Faith calls those things which do not exist as though they did (Romans 4:17). Faith is of the heart, for man believes in his heart and confession is made unto what God has said. Feed on the Word of God until it becomes real to your inner man. Choose to walk by faith not by sight, seeing God’s promises as a present day reality by calling those things that do not exist as though they did, and receive the promises God has provided for you.

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Posted by on November 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

True To Your Word

Matthew 5:37

Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.

Your heart and your words must agree for faith to work. Often believers will say one thing and then do something else. If you are not true to your word this will affect your faith. When you speak in faith you must believe in your heart that what you say is in fact already so, for you believe you receive when you pray (Mark11:24). So when someone consistently says one thing but yet they do something else, their heart doesn’t know whether to believe what they say is true or not. Make sure your yes means yes and your no means no, for it will affect your hearts ability to believe, for as Jesus said all things are possible to him who believes.

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Posted by on November 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Watch Your Words

Hebrews 4:14

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

When Jesus ascended into heaven He fulfilled all that was needed for us to be victorious here on earth. One of the major keys to walking in victory is holding fast to a faith filled confession. Consistently confess who you are, what you have, and what you can do in Christ. To hold fast your confession means to keep saying the same thing. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, therefore what you consistently confess, you will possess. Your words are carriers of seeds sown. Whatever a man sows, that he will reap. The key to changing your confession is in what you are feeding on. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So feed on God’s Word, hold fast to a confession of faith and you can watch your life change.

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Posted by on November 3, 2017 in Uncategorized