As a Christian you have been crucified with Jesus Christ and you died with him at the moment you became a new creature in Christ. Old things have passed away and behold all things have become new. You now have a new destination. Previously, it was hell and now you are going to heaven. The world and all its evil was your home and now you have become a foreigner. Your citizenship has changed.
The way you look at life is changed. Yes! There will be false Christians and old ungodly friends who will insist nothing has changed, by bringing up old conversations that pertain strictly to this world, when you understand that this world is now foreign. You don’t desire to engage in the club life or spend money in bars, or have any part with riotous living, you have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
The flesh (cravings for sin) is not dead and you will have to wrestle, but now you have a wrestle. The Spirit (craving for righteousness) within you is pulling you into the patient waiting of Christ and the abundance, of love, joy, and peace. It is pulling you into the sufferings of Christ Jesus. There cares of earthly pursuits like large homes, expensive cars, anything that humans love to brag about has been diminished and you are looking for a new heaven and earth.
Those closest to you will not understand you. They are still part of the world and God’s enemy. Living in darkness, they cannot see what is drawing you toward a different lifestyle. The invisibility of the Holy Spirit can make some believe you have lost your mind & they would be correct. You have been given the mind of Christ. Your thoughts and beliefs systems given to you by societal norms go out the window as you receive new information about life.
Very few people will go on this journey with you. It is road few travel or even find. Stay the course. Those who choose this world over the one you currently live in will die. They will loose their soul in hell without parole. You know God and he knows you. Let’s go deeper. This is not our home.
What does a Jesus pop-out look like? What does it mean? Do you pop Jesus out whenever you need him and pop him back when you are finished. Today, we see many people asking for prayer in their nearest storm, but soon as the coast is clear, they resume with swearing, getting drunk and doing things that they ought not to. They have no desire or hunger for the things of God. In a nutshell, they are displaying the fruits of the flesh and not the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5).
This is a stench in His nose because they are just paying lip service but their lives are consistently contrary to Gods word. So the question is, is Jesus your whole life or do you pop Jesus out like a lucky charm? Is your ‘commitment’ to Christ limited to just an ackowledgemnt that he exists and that he supplies for you or have you totally surrendered your life to him and desire what he desires and hates what he hates which is sin.
I know of Scarlett Johansson, but I bet if you asked her if she knew me, the answer would be no. In the same way, many people know and even acknowledge Jesus, believe that he died on the cross and rose on the third day but MANY of those very same people will hear Jesus say ‘ I never knew you’ when they stand before him to give an account (Matthew 7:23) because they continued to work iniquity.
So how do you know that you will not be amongst that number. The bible makes it clear. Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.
My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith would not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power (1 Corinthians 2:4-5).
As a Christian you should always be about the power of God. Jesus taught his disciples how to move with power when they shared the good news that the grace of God through Jesus had come and the gift of the Holy Spirit was accessible to those who believed. The Holy Spirit within a man or woman will produce good fruit in that vessel. They will demonstrate supernatural gifts and will walk with wisdom toward those that are without. They will have the ability to discern spiritual things.
When a man or woman is fleshly they will hang their hang their hat on intellect, but will deny God’s power (speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing). They will glory in the admiration of men and will never answer the simple question. How come your life is different from the Master (Jesus)? How come you don’t operate in the same power that Jesus did when the Bible records that signs and wonders would follow those who believe? How come so many people love you, when Jesus and his disciples were persecuted and martyred? Are you stronger than Jesus?
No beloved. These men are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Never forget, it was the church that had Jesus killed in his day. The church brought Jesus to Rome for their death penalty may be used to kill him.
As a person seeking the truth, never be satisfied with simple intellect, because it will fail you when real test come and try you. Many are called, but few or chosen. Few find eternal life. Rest Your Faith On God’s Power.
It is often thought that boundaries serve to hinder, rather than protect. You hear about the glass ceiling, which is a bad thing, and you hear about borders, but without boundaries one would be vulnerable to all kinds of dangers.
Take for instance your skin. It is a boundary for your organs, blood vessels, and other body fluids. It protects you from weather conditions and serves to hold your frame in-place. Remove the boundary and you cease to exist.
Satan works hard to remove the boundaries that God has set. Because without boundaries the human race would cease to exist. The sexual boundaries that God has set in-place is meant to provide a healthy and thriving environment for mankind. It protects against extinction, abuse, and fear. Satan has enlisted his teachers to change the boundaries of sexuality and our media cannot keep up with the horrific stories that are mounting in our country. You hear of the rape in Europe, but what about our military? Male on Male rape is 15 times higher and male and female teachers having sex and raping children has skyrocketed. The incest lever has moved forward and now dogs and cats can’t escape being raped.
Do we think God will not judge the pastor and preacher who stands by idol. Praising the candidate who desires to remove all boundaries? Are not those who pick up the mantle to teach the gospel judged more harshly? Are they taking the place of God to remove what he has established from the beginning in the Garden of Eden?
If you want your family to thrive in this dark hour, you must ignore the pastor and preacher who seeks to remove the boundaries and cling to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Do not finance or support your own demise. Choose Jesus at every hour. God has commanded that we change not the boundaries he has set. Follow him and thrive.
When the Lord’s anger is kindled the ungodly and those especially who work to remove his boundaries will feel his wrath outpoured and the righteous will rejoice when the family thrives in prosperity. No fear. No abuse. Godly people magnifying the Lord.
There are so many voices that speak, but who says you have to listen? God says, set your affections on things above and not on the earth. When spiritual creatures of immense dark power come raging with false accusations and false prophecies of defeat, put on the full amour of God. Put on every piece and let his voice alone speak into your mind and fill the depths of your heart, so that when its time perform his word in your life, no weapon formed against you will prosper.
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