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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Who Are We, Anyway? (Don't Let Religion Lie to You!)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This was received last night (November 3rd) at around 9:30PM. It is pretty much unedited, because I wanted to leave everything in its proper context. At the end, there are two scripture references that came to me just as I finished writing. Normally, whenever I receive anything that I believe is relevant and needs to be shared with the Body, I will "sit" on it for a few days before I get a release to post. In this case, however, I am prompted to share immediately. Please read prayerfully and judge for yourselves. No criticism is intended. This is really just a short "primer" for  believers as to their TRUE identity. As always, please feel free to add your comments. Please note that all comments are moderated. Thank you.


If we knew who we were, we would act accordingly. We make wrong petitions, make statements and pray prayers of unbelief because we do not understand our citizenship or our lineage. Sons do not beg. Everything has been provided for them by their Father. Their inheritance is sealed in the Blood.  Never ask your Father for anything contrary to His Word. Thank Him for what He has already provided and speak it into existence. That is the stance of Faith. Faith says "DONE!". Have the Faith of God. That is your inheritance. The Life that you now live is through the Faith of the Son of God. The just - YOU- live by Faith. That is the "God" kind of Faith that is produced by the Love of God. This is the Faith through which you receive your daily provision. Nothing shall be impossible to you because of the Love your Father has for you. That Love was manifested in Jesus' Death, Burial and Resurrection - FOR YOU.

He sent Heaven's best to die for you - the manifestation of His Love, God the Son. Then He sent Heaven's Best to tutor you, comfort you and guide you - God the Holy Spirit.


God the Father sent Jesus the Son to die on your behalf so you could be a part of His Family. Jesus petitioned God the Father to send the best Teacher you could ever have, God the Holy Spirit. He has come to help you maintain what you have obtained through the finished work of Jesus on the Cross. The Holy Spirit is also the One to keep you  from falling into any trap of the enemy that would lead you into error and deception. He is the One to help you to shed the old mind that came with the old man; the man that died at the moment you gave your life to Jesus. You now operate by the Mind of Christ, the mind of your new nature. Through the tutelage of the Holy Spirit, you now have the ability to think like God thinks, to speak like He speaks and to be an imitator of Jesus. You now have the ability to do the works of Jesus along with the "greater works", leading other people into the Kingdom, something that Jesus was not able to do while He was in the earth. He was able to demonstrate  the Kingdom to mankind, but they could never enter into the New Covenant until the work of the Cross was complete and Jesus was ascended into Heaven, to sit at the Father's right hand.

Simple, isn't it? So why has religion complicated such a simple message? There's a simple answer for that as well. Many teachings from the pulpit nowadays are delivered from "human understanding" - birthed in the soul and taught from the soul - totally devoid of the Holy Spirit. The Word of God is Spirit and Life; there is no carnality in it whatsoever. The human mind cannot comprehend something as simple as the Gospel message because the concept of Grace cannot penetrate the "rational" mind. The "natural" intellect  operates by the notion that "I can only earn something by doing something in return". This is how the enemy blinds men's hearts.

You cannot rationalize the finished work of the Cross. You just accept it by Faith.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [John 3:16]

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. [1. Cor. 1:18]
 

2 comments:

  1. Great insights brother Nigel. We need to hear it simpler and simpler instead of fancier and fancier.

    "We make wrong petitions, make statements and pray prayers of unbelief because we do not understand our citizenship or our lineage." is a very profound truth. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I obviously completly agree you know what I was reading in James is similar he was showing me how the word shows you who you are & if we don't act out the word its the same as not knowing who you are. Thanks this shows I'm on the right path &helps on my meditation of those scriptures

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