Saturday, August 09, 2014

Dying to Live

     If you are not dying, His new Life won't come forth in you. All that is left is pretense. The old man in us is the man of death, and actually is an illusion. It is passing away, but the new man, or Christ in us, is eternity, and will live forever. If dying to self is threatening to you, you have yet to understand who you really are without God. When we do understand that, and who Christ is by comparison, it will be easy to ask Him to take us through His baptism of fire. Out with the old, and in with the new. In this way, we can become real, lasting and true. Christ in us, the hope of glory!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

All Him-Glory!!!

          When we say we are "obedient" to Christ, we are seeing ourselves
apart from Him and not One with Him. Christ in us, takes care of our sin nature and it's disobedience, because He has fulfilled the righteous requirements of the law. When we die to ourselves, Christ, our righteousness, will spring forth through us.
"Nevertheless, not I, but Christ........."

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

We Are Being Recovered

     Before the Fall, man was only God-conscious. After the Fall, he was self-conscious. The first is Life, the second, death. Thank you, God through Christ in us, our vision is being healed to only see You again.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Love=Obedience

     Some people today abhor the concept of the word "obedience" being quick to label someone who desires to be, as legalistic.








Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul. Mark 12:30.








If you love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15




Who are my mother, my brother and my sister? Those who do the will of my Father. Matt. 12:50.


Part of loving is respecting what another wants, and being willing to do it. Seems simple to me.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Choose You This Day Whom You Will Serve



This quote below explains something I went through this past week:


 "Satan sends ones against us that stir the very fleshly emotions that hold us captive.  If you think this is happening today, wait until tomorrow.  
Those that "bicker" with the "Saints" are certainly NOT of the Saints, or residing in the same dimension in which they reside.  There is no way a person who speaks the language of Babylon can understand one who speaks the language of The Kingdom.
We are seeing the joining of government and religion becoming one in their hatred of those who love the Truth; the TRUE followers of Christ. Lets get this clearly in our minds-
COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE, and participate NOT with her sins, OR WITH HER PEOPLE."

Two friends I've had for 20 years came against me and my beliefs, and made it almost impossible for those relationships to continue. I was stunned, grieved, and confused at first. Amazingly, though, God kept my spirit in peace through it all.  

A few day later I read the article above, and God spoke to me through it, explaining what had really gone on spiritually. Even though satan had stirred my friends against me, (and tempted me to be stirred in my emotions) it was for my good to be severed from them. It was another example of "what satan meant for harm, God has turned to good."

I didn't need to be in union with them anymore, and it was by God's sovereign grace that this barrier was erected.

He is presently drawing lines of separation in this day, and I believe, this will be evidenced more and more as the Day draws near. He even tells us that in the last days, our enemies will be those of our own household. This is hard to hear and listen to because we love our families and want everyone in them to be on the same side. God perhaps told us this so that when it happens, we will be able to identify it, and so that we will be somewhat prepared for it.

I guess the bottom line is if we will choose Christ first and His Truth over any and all things and people. We will get opportunity to make these choices as the time draws near; to prove where our hearts really stand. And we can only stand in the power and strength He provides for us, as we let the cross be bared on our souls, allowing Him to arise in us and take dominion.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Truth and Error-A Matter of Life and Death


 
Below are several sentences I cut and pasted from a blog, so if they do not flow cohesively, that is why. I feel so strong about what I see happening in the mind's of people concerning how they see God and doctrine, that I felt it necessary to at least counter it with these statements, which I am in agreement with.
 It really is staggering to watch truth slip away, and to see the new perversions that are taking hold, as satan weaves his web. As this article suggests, don't get too close, or you may get stuck in his web, too.
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"Discernment is a necessity in this ungodly world. Why have we labeled it 'judgment' and called it evil?

It seems that the only real and intolerable heresy today is the despicable act of calling someone a heretic. If the one accused is guilty of heresy, he or she will probably elicit more sympathy than his accuser. … 

We live in a climate where heresy is embraced and proclaimed with the greatest of ease.

Where our fathers saw these issues as matters of life and death, indeed of eternal life and death, we have so surrendered to relativism and pluralism that we simply don’t care about serious doctrinal error. We prefer peace to truth and accuse the orthodox of being divisive when they call a heretic a heretic. It is the heretic who divides the church and disrupts the unity of the body of Christ.

After Korah, Dathan, and Abiram rebelled against God, Moses told the people of Israel, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins” (Numbers 16:26). So Israel departed. Then these three men, their families, and their stuff were consumed by an earthquake, while God rained fire on the 250 leaders who gathered with them (16:31-35). He wanted Israel to know that “these men have rejected the Lord” (16:30)



Will we use discernment to identify the modern-day Korahs who have entered the church and asserted themselves as shepherds and leaders, and who have affected their 'sheep' to embrace lies? Will we separate ourselves from them and revile their doctrines? We must if we want to avoid God’s righteous judgment. It’s coming soon!"

 

 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

God Used President Obama in My Life

     I have ignored  President Obama since he was elected. I have pretended he didn't exist, and that his being elected President was a bad nightmare that I hoped would end. I didn't know what to do with him.
     Currently, God is showing me that by pushing Obama into my subconscious, indicated I didn't want to deal with what his presence stirred up in me. So, it was really my own feelings and attitudes I didn't want to look at, or didn't know what to do with, not him. He was only used in my life to reveal those things.
     So, what are some of those things, He is showing me? My blaming attitude, my critical nature, and my desire for punishment for wrong-doers instead of wanting God's forgiveness and redemption for them. Sobering.
     What do we do when God reveals parts of our hearts that need "rending"? We submit them to Him in repentance for healing. That is what I am going to do.