Have you ever operated in the flesh? Wait, of COURSE you have! I hate it when that happens. Because we are saved by our belief in Christ, and now sanctified and a new and holy creation, we shouldn’t have problems with sinning anymore, right? I wish! But the fact is we still have flesh and its temptations to deal with. So when you do give in to temptation and sin, now what?
Yesterday, I did a major operation in the flesh. Just lovely, Vic. No, I will not grace the devil by telling you what I did. But I couldn’t believe I did that! I have gone over and over why I did what I did, but all I can answer is, I operated out of unrighteous anger. I was just plain angry. (I also did NOT count to 10 like ‘mama always told me to, THAT went out the window along with something else!)
Is Christ’s work on my behalf finished or not? Hosea 14: 1-7
What did Jesus “finish”? Everything the Father sent Him to accomplish (John 17:4)
1. He came to reveal the Father – love! (John 14:24)
2. He came to fulfill the Father’s purpose, through perfect obedience (Heb. 10:7-10; John 4:34; 6:38)
3. He came to seek and save that which was lost (Matt. 18:11-12; Luke 19:10; John 3:16-19; 1 Tim. 1:15)
4. He came to destroy the works of the evil one (1 John 3:8)
5. He came to give life full and abundant (John 10:10)
6. He came to preach and reveal the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:38; Luke 4:18-19; Isaiah 61:1)…
By Barbara Watts
Imagine for a moment with me the awesome glory and beauty of LIFE the moment we step out of this body. It is joy unspeakable and full of glory. We will no longer live by faith, but we will see Him face to face. We will know as we are known. In that place…
Old Car – New Car
Walking by the Spirit vs. the Flesh
Pastor Javin van Kaam
May 5, 2013
New American Standard Version Used
Romans 8 | Galatians 5:13-18 | John 15:5 | 1 John 2:6-10
As a believer you can only walk by the Spirit
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
The law of Christ is to love
14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The desire of the flesh is to reject love and to exalt itself
17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
Have you ever wondered what people think of you? As my husband is Alan Chambers, the President of Exodus International, I have. At present, he is somewhat of a conundrum for a lot of people. There seems to be some confusion about who he is, what he is saying and what he stands for. Here it is in a nutshell: while he has…
I am absolutely astounded that God, the Great Three in One, knows me so personally and has such delight and desire for me and to live His life in me.
I have lived in a place of union and intimacy with Abba for some years but this revelation continues to grow day by day. He really does think I’m special.
He has the ability to make each one of us think…
Have you ever felt like God has hit the mute button and you can’t hear Him? Let me encourage you that He has not, but sometimes it sure feels like it. I am going through a time now where it seems like this is the case and I just can’t hear Him speaking. One thing we have to remember is just because…
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.-Isaiah 61:3 (KJV)
“Our union with Christ and our free access to our Heavenly Father begins to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit in us. The New Covenant guarantees that God’s throne is a throne of grace and as we access His presence and continue to abide there, we are transformed into His image. If we will continue to “see” Him, we will become like Him. Human effort through law keeping will not produce Christ-likeness. The New Covenant will. ” (Pure Grace, page 75)
Maybe a better way to say it is that an understanding and belief that we (Believers) are recipients of the New Covenant by faith and that truth will produce Christ-likeness in us. Our understanding of the New Covenant is corrupted and made ineffective in our daily lives if the Old Covenant is mixed with it. THERE MUST BE NO MIXTURE OF THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW!! The New Covenant guarantees full and absolute access to our Heavenly Father and His presence is the dynamic that transforms us into His Image. “The letter kills but the Spirit brings life”.
“Jesus has perfected for all time those who have been made perfect. (Hebrews 10:14). Please don’t argue with God about this. Don’t allow the enemy and his agents to move you off this glorious truth regardless of how hard it is to believe. If you will accept the reality that you are fully sanctified and wholly acceptable to God without sin attached to you, a remarkable thing will slowly begin to happen. You begin to be transformed through the renewing of your mind into the image of God. Love begins to govern your life, love for God, love for yourself, and love for others. You begin to become who you were created to be. That is the power of the New Covenant at work in you. ” (Pure Grace, page 75)