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Dying To The Old Nature

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 of your spirit man 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 natures ways 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 man within, 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.

This means 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, 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 April 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Live 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 your life 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 April 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Claim Your Inheritence

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 belongs to God. It will change your life.
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Posted by on April 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE DISCIPLESHIP SERIES – PART 13

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Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples of all people. This is what Jesus desires for all who are born again, but a disciple is something you develop into. In this series learn the importance of becoming a disciple of Jesus, and what He taught us about becoming one of His disciples.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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 begins in us. 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 April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The Power of The Tongue

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 says, “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.”

This third chapter of James goes on to tell us that this little tongue of ours boasts great power. 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 April 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

What Is Your “Want To“

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. If any of you “want to” be my follower, you must give up your own way. What is your “want to”. Is it to follow in the footsteps of your Saviour and live a life like Him? Every believer needs to examine what their “want to” is in life. If you do not “want to” follow after Him, sadly then you would be considered a lukewarm believer. 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 after 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, living for Him. Jesus went to church. 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. How much of your time, money, and gifting’s 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 His 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 have the “want to” to follow Him.
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Posted by on April 25, 2020 in Uncategorized