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Do What Jesus Did

Phil. 2:4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

Phil. 2:5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

We should have the same attitude Jesus had once we are born again. We should be concerned about the outcome of other people and therefore reach out to them with the gospel of Christ. Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve and we should follow His example. Jesus said in John 14:12 if we believe in Him the works He did we shall do also. We are to go into all the world and tell others the good news, proclaiming what Christ has done.

We are to cast out demons, and lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Once we are born again we are to be about the Fathers business. This is a responsibility of the whole body of Christ, not just a select few. So if you believe in Jesus, we are to have the same attitude He had, having compassion for the lost and hurting, and reaching out to them with the power of the gospel.

Jesus said He did not do the works, but the Father in Him was doing the works through Him. God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and He went about doing good and healing those oppressed of the devil. We have the same Holy Spirit to do the work. He is waiting for us to step out in faith and allow Him to work through us.

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Posted by on December 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Live Right Because You Are Right

Galatians 5:1

IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].

Anytime a believer in Christ is trying to get right with God they do not understand as the church at Galatia did not fully understand that you cannot on your own merit be made right with God. Righteousness is a gift that we receive as Romans 5:17 tells us, and we can then reign in this life. For anyone who accepts Christ as their Savior has received this gift or you cannot be born again. Anyone who is trying to get right with God by their own works is living under a yoke of slavery.

This does not mean that once we have received this gift it is bondage to now walk in obedience to the Word of God, which would be doing what is right in God’s sight. Because we have become right with God we now have this new man on the inside who desires to do what is right. As we yield to our spirit, this new man who has been made right with God, we do what is right outwardly because our spirit who is recreated in the image of God desires to do so.

We do what is right in God’s sight not to get right with God, but because we already are right with God. It is this outward obedience to God and His Word that helps us to not give in to the ways of the old outer fleshly nature. When we walk in the spirit, choosing to do what our new nature desires which is in line with God’s Word, we do not fulfill the lust of the flesh. So choose to do what is right in God’s sight not to get right with God, but because you already are right with Him.

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Posted by on December 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Heirs Because of Righteousness

Galatians 3:29

And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Through Christ we are heirs according to the promise given to Abraham. We are one with Christ and therefore heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus, redeemed from the curse of the law. Abraham was given a promise by God to be made righteous, receiving right standing with God. In receiving this right standing with God, the Lord also promised to bless Abraham.

By faith in Christ we become partakers of that same promise. Once born again we receive our right standing with God through His gift of righteousness. This right standing with God has given us the right to our inheritance. As scripture teaches us if God did not spare His own Son for us, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.

Often believers don’t receive what is rightfully theirs because they don’t think they deserve what God has provided. You don’t receive what He has purchased for you because you deserve it, but because you have been made the righteousness of God it is now yours by birthright. Just as we did not deserve to be born again but received the gift of new life by faith in what Christ did for us, so do we receive all of our inheritance as a child of God. We have the blessing of Abraham for we are heirs according to the promise of God.

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Posted by on December 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Today Hear His Voice And Obey

Hebrews 3:7-8

7 That is why the Holy Spirit says,

“Today when you hear his voice,

8 don’t harden your hearts

as Israel did when they rebelled,

when they tested me in the wilderness.”

Scripture teaches us that the way God gives direction for our lives is through the inward witness, His Spirit bearing witness with our spirit. One of the things that will hinder our ability to know this inward witness is when our hearts become hardened. Here in Hebrews we are told that when we do not respond to what God is showing us we harden our hearts toward Him. This will hinder our ability to be led by God in making right choices.

Delayed obedience is still disobedience and when we choose to not do what we know God has shown us we should be doing we are turning away from following the path He has for our life. For example when you read the Word of God and see clearly what scripture teaches how a believer in Christ should live but we choose not to do so your hearts is becoming hardened.

The more hardened our hearts become we not only become more dull to God’s leading for our life, but this now makes us more susceptible to the deception of our enemy who wants to lead us down a path of destruction. He desires to kill, steal, and destroy. He often does so by leading us astray without us even realizing it all because we have become insensitive to God’s leading. When God leads us He leads us into an abundant life. So don’t delay in obeying God and you can follow His leading for your life into all He has planned for you.

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Posted by on December 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

You Are Loved By The Father

John 17:23

I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

Do you think God the Father loves His Son? How much do you think God loves His Son? No one would probably question the love God has for His own Son, but many question God’s love for them. Yet Jesus reveals to us in this verse that the Father loves us the same as He loves His Son Jesus. Many would question if that is true, but if you believe the words of Jesus that is exactly what He said so it must be true.

Some would say they don’t feel like God loves them but that is where they make the mistake of walking by sight (feelings) and not by faith (His Word). The greatest proof God loves you is seen in the picture of Jesus on the cross for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him would have everlasting life.

The reason it is so important for us to know and believe the love God has for us is because perfect love casts out fear. If the devil can keep you in fear your faith won’t work. Settle it in your heart once and for all God loves you with an everlasting love just as He loves Jesus. Walk in the reality of that love and you can walk free from fear.

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Posted by on December 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Love Keeps His Word

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; …

God has revealed His love for us by sending Jesus to the cross. There is no doubt about how much God loves us, for that love was revealed to us when Christ bore our sin, sickness, punishment, and shame on the cross. Greater love has no one then to lay down their life for another. But how is our love for Jesus revealed Jesus tells us in the above verse.

If we truly love Him we will keep His Word. When you talk about obedience to the Word of God today many say you are teaching legalism and bondage. But obedience to God’s Word brings liberty not bondage. Jesus said if you become one with His Word, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

In the Old Testament they were to obey God’s Word because it was the law. In the New Testament we obey the Word of the Lord because of love. Faith works through love. Faith is acting upon and in line with the Word of God. But our faith only works when we do so because we love Him. Our love for the Lord is revealed in our obedience to Him for if we love Him, we will keep His Word.

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Posted by on December 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Doing What Jesus Did

John 14:12

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”

Jesus said it was not Him but the Father in Him that did the works He did. In Acts 10:38 we are told that God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. Jesus did not do the miracles He did because He was God, if that were true then we would not be able to do the works He did for we are not God. Jesus most certainly is God who came in the flesh to the earth, but He did the works by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Upon putting our faith in Jesus Christ we can do the same works Jesus did because it is the same Holy Spirit living in us that was with Him. He has given us a Helper to do the work. Now all we have to do is have faith in Jesus, what He has said to us, and have faith in what we have seen Him do by the Holy Spirit within Him, and we too can do the same works.

He is the Head, we are the body. We are His hands and His Word spoken in this earth. Step out in faith and know that you have the same Holy Spirit in your life to do the work. For all who will put their faith in what He has available for them they can receive through us by the Holy Spirit what He has provided.

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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Uncategorized