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Monday, April 01, 2013

CHRIST IN US; not Christ is Us!!!

     I just read something someone posted on Facebook about "who we are in Christ" that totally blew me away. Not because it was so true, but because it was so not true, and bordering on blasphemy.
     I won't quote it here, as it was from someone I knew, but it had to do with the  thinking that because Christ is in us, we are Him, or it came close to saying that. Not to be totally mysterious here, one of the lines that was stated was, "We are deliverance."
     I know that Christ lives in us, but make no mistake about it, that doesn't make us Him! There has to be a line between the two! As His word says, "He is the Potter; I am the Clay." The distinction here must be understood, so that we can honor Him rightly. This post came close to stating that we honor Him by being Him. I was appalled!
     When we remove ourselves from "dying daily" or letting the cross being layed on us in a real way as we agree to go through His baptism of fire, the only thing left is us exalting ourselves to a position which isn't ours, by saying "we are Him," trying to justify our ego-centric lifestyle.
     I guess this is where it has come to in our hedonistic society. That is why we truly need prayer here in America. Many know nothing of dying to self, and I don't think many want to hear that-"itching ears" God calls it.
      Satan has built his church and it has many members. It has teachers, prophets, doctrines, and preachers to espouse the god of "SELF," deceived into thinking they are serving God.
     This same person a few years ago was heard saying that if you are not healthy and wealthy that he doubted their salvation, to which the pastor of that church did not correct him in any way.
     The true ecclesia of God, I am becoming more and more convinced, is God's hidden ones; the ones who are letting Him decrease them so that He may increase. While it's true that Christ is to be seen through us, it's only because we have seen that "in our flesh is no good thing" and have yielded to His work of conforming us into His image, which requires much pain and suffering and dying. Jesus learned obedience by His suffering, and we must too. Are we better than Him? (see hymn below; it's precepts are backed up by Scripture. It would be worth your while to spend time in the Word and see for yourself.)
     Those who want to skip that part (the part of dying to self) become only dressed-up flesh, living for themselves while convincing themselves they are not. How can they say with Paul and all the other followers of Jesus, that "what they have lost they count as gain?"  What have they lost really? They've only gained for themselves in this life.
     Flee from the self-exalting "gospels of satan" out there!!!We must die to ourselves, brothers and sisters, and let Him arise in us, so that the world can see Him and not us!!!!  He deserves all the praise-To God Alone Be the Glory, for what He has done!!!

Go To Dark Gethsemane-(a hymn)

Go to dark Gethsemane, ye that feel the tempter’s power;
Your Redeemer’s conflict see, watch with Him one bitter hour,
Turn not from His griefs away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

See Him at the judgment hall, beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned;
O the wormwood and the gall! O the pangs His soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross.

Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; there, adoring at His feet,
Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete.
“It is finished!” hear Him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die.

Early hasten to the tomb where they laid His breathless clay;
All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken Him away?
Christ is risen! He meets our eyes; Savior, teach us so to rise.


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