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Learn To Number Your Days

Psalms 90:12

So give us knowledge of the number of our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom.

If you knew that you did not have much time left here on earth would you live your life differently? When you take a look at the length of time we have here on earth it really isn’t that long. Moses in the above Psalm knew that if he had a better understanding of how short his time here on earth was this would help him to live his life with greater wisdom. Jesus warned us over and over to be ready for His return. In Mark 13:35-37 He tells us to watch for His return for you don’t know the day nor hour, lest He return and find us asleep.

The word asleep means to become bored with spiritual things, conforming to the world, no longer being influenced by the things of God. In Revelation 3:16 He said all who are lukewarm He would spew them out of His mouth when He returned and this was a warning to believers. If we want to keep watch, to stay awake as a believer and not be found asleep when Jesus returns, we need to realize that our time here is short. Today many believers will tell you they are to busy to spend time with the Lord, or to busy to get involved with doing God’s work or going to church, etc. Let me give you an acronym for busy; Burdened Under Satan’s Yoke.

If we are to busy to focus our life on what really matters, our relationship with God and walking out His will for us, we have the wrong priorities. Take time each day to number you days here on earth for it can help you to live your life with greater wisdom knowing your time is short so that you can make sure your priorities line up with His priorities for you. This will help you to not be found sleeping when He returns.

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Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Walk In The Light

1 John 1:6, 2:1

6 If we say, “We have a relationship with God” and yet live in the dark, we’re lying. We aren’t being truthful.

1 My dear children, I’m writing this to you so that you will not sin.

One of the struggles believers may face is overcoming sin in their lives. I have heard many different teachings on how one gets free from sin, but one of the most powerful truths in overcoming sin is found here in the book of 1 John. The first chapter tells us that the disciples had seen Jesus for themselves and had developed an intimate relationship with Him and with the Father also. John goes on to tell us that there is no darkness in God For He is light.

Then in verse 6 he tells us that if we say we have relationship with Him, which this word is also translated fellowship, and it refers to an intimate relationship with God, and yet we walk in darkness we are lying and not speaking the truth. You see if we have an intimate relationship with Him, He will rub off on you, and He is light and there is no darkness in Him. It is the same in any relationship where someone spends a lot of time with another person and as they do so, they are going to have an influence on you.

So it is with God. This is why in chapter 2 verse 1 he tells us that he wrote this to us so we would not sin. The most important key to getting free from sin is to get close to God. If you do, you will come under His light and that light will influence how you live causing darkness to go from you. So if you want to be free from sin and remain free, stay close to God. As you do, who He is and what He does will rub off on you.

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Posted by on January 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Made To Live A New Life

1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Because of Adams sin man became estranged from God, separated from the Father and life itself. All who are in Christ are no longer dead (separated from God), now through their union with Christ they are alive, reunited with the Father. We are one spirit with Him, filled with the Zoe life of God, the God-kind of life. God wants to father us and lead us into this God-kind of life or life as God has it. Can we really experience life as God has it?

Absolutely for Jesus Himself declared that we could pray that the Father’s will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven, and that the works He did we could do also. We must take time to develop our relationship with the Father and He will lead you into this new life. Jesus is our model to follow in developing that relationship. He taught us in Matthew 16:24 that if anyone desires to follow in His footsteps he must deny himself, and take up our cross to follow Him. The most important part of that verse is the word “desire”.

For years I taught people about denying the old self nature and taking up their cross, which means to give up our way of living and choose His way instead, but if you don’t have the desire to do so it won’t happen. What you have a desire or passion for you will pursue no matter how challenging it may become. We are the one’s who determine what we will desire or pursue in life, no one else. If we will make our desire in life to follow Jesus, we can and will get to know our Heavenly Father, and He will lead us into this new Zoe life right here on earth, for we have been made alive with Him.

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Posted by on January 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

What He Became We Now Have

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), the ability to know and see things the way God does. We have righteousness (right standing with God), and with knowledge of our right standing with God we have the right to all He has provided for us.

We also have sanctification (set apart to pursue God), the ability to now know Him through an intimate relationship as we pursue Him. We also have redemption (deliverance from evil and all it’s works), for we have been redeemed from the curse of the law which includes spiritual death, sickness, and poverty. Jesus bore all these things for us and thereby purchasing our freedom from them.

Get to know Jesus through the Word of God, and the more one who is born again does so 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”.

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Posted by on January 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sanctification Leads To Consecration

1 Corinthians 1:2a

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

The real you, the spirit man on the inside has been sanctified in Christ. The word sanctified means to be set apart and dedicated unto God. Sanctification of our spirit man was God’s part, now we respond by the consecration of our soul and bodies. Jesus in praying for His disciples said in John 17 that we would be in the world but not of the world. In His prayer He prayed we would be sanctified by God’s truth, for His Word is truth.

Once born again we don’t have to live the way of the world. We can 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.

Many today are being taught that they don’t need to do anything to consecrate themselves, but that is not what scripture teaches. Take a look at the following scripture:

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Notice we are told to cleanse ourselves. This is something we must do once we are saved. We are to cleanse our life from all filthiness of flesh and spirit. The fleshly part deals with sins of the flesh. The spiritual part deals with things that are harmful to you spiritually, which refers to false teachings and just wanting your ears tickled. Don’t fall for the “feel good” preachers who won’t teach you how to get free from the fleshly man. When you know the full Truth of God’s Word, the Truth sets you free.

If we will learn from the Word 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 sanctified and consecrated life, set apart from the world.

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Posted by on January 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

One With Christ

Romans 12:5

so we, being many, are one body in Christ…

The key here is “one body in Christ”. Jesus is the head, we are the body. Whatever is true of the head is true of the body. When you look at a person you don’t look at their head and body as separate, and so it is with us for we are one with Christ. We are in Him and therefore we have become one spirit with the Lord. As He is so are we in this present world.

See yourself as one with Christ. Everything Jesus is we have become. We are more than conquerors because He is more than a conqueror. We are to rule and reign upon this earth as earth warriors, trampling upon all the powers of darkness, knowing the works of evil are no match for us because they are no match for Him.

We can come boldly to the throne of God’s grace and never be afraid to approach our Heavenly Father just as Jesus would never be afraid to do so. Who Jesus is we have become because we have been made one with Him. When we walk in this reality by faith in our hearts, we can walk as Jesus walked in this life.

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Posted by on January 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Free From The Law of Sin and Death

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 word for law here means “rule”. Before Christ we were under the rule of sin and death (separated from the God-kind of life). But in Christ we are now under the rule of the Spirit of life, which is translated as a life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, and blessed. The old nature of sin leading to death has been removed. As you receive a new spirit within you, your spirit now has residing in it the Spirit of God Himself. His Spirit is where this “Zoe” life comes from.

To allow this new Zoe life to rule over us we need to walk in line with the Word of God, and be led by the Spirit of God that now dwells in us. Jesus said the Words He spoke are Spirit and they are life. When we choose to walk in line with God’s Word, which includes having our thoughts governed by His Word, we are coming under the rule of this law of the Spirit of life, which frees us from the rule of sin and death (separation from the God-kind of life).

So it is also as we are led by the Holy Spirit from within. The Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit man. We need to learn to listen to our spirit, what our heart is leading us to do. Our conscience is the voice of our spirit man. If we listen to our conscience we can be led by our spirit and walk in the Spirit of life. Follow the inward witness and walk in line with the Word of God, for the Word and the Spirit agree. As you do you will experience the rule of the Spirit of life over you and you will walk free from the power of sin and death, no longer separated from what God has provided for you.

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Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Uncategorized