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He Has Given Us 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, 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. Just like being born again God has already done what is needed for every person to receive the gift of eternal life. Scripture tells us that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. God is not going to do this, it is already so. It is now up to the sinner to receive what He has provided for him.

So it is with all Christ has done for us. Many believers are waiting on God to do something but God is waiting on us. Everything in the kingdom of God is reciprocal. If we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. God has fulfilled in Christ all that is needed for us. We must act in faith upon the Word of God to receive what we have in Him. As Smith Wigglesworth used to say, “Faith is an act.” In the same we we acted upon God’s Word for salvation so we must do to freely receive from God what He has provided. If you are waiting on God guess what, He is waiting on you. Act in faith and you can freely receive all things from God.

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Posted by on June 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

No Longer Slaves To Sin

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 in 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 June 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Live Through Him

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. 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 June 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

How God Works 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 June 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Watch Your Words

Proverbs 18:21

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. For example among young people today they will say of something that is good, “That’s sick”, or they say, “That’s bad” when they mean good. If you believe the Bible then you know even though you may have good intentions it doesn’t matter for your words are bringing forth life or 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 into reality for you.

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Posted by on June 26, 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 too 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 June 25, 2018 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 for all things are possible to them that believe. Just believe.

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Posted by on June 24, 2018 in Uncategorized