Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. "(Hebrews 4:7) We must believe His Word. Man is man, but God is God. May we serve Him with all the gifts God has given us. We believe it and we live it.
The outer man must destroy himself in order for the inner man to take his place. "But to all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." (John 1:12-13) Our inner, spiritual nature must be seen outside. We must grow more in spiritual things so that we can become made men. What makes it possible for a carnal man to become spiritual? "...that he may make this church appear before him glorious, without spot, wrinkle, or any such thing, but holy and blameless. "(Ephesians 5:27) As He is, so shall we be. "When Christ, your life, appears, then you will also appear with him in glory. "(Colossians 3:4).
Romans 8: 1-9
We are in an envelope, and this envelope must disappear so that our life can appear. What's inside, we can't see. "Christ in you, the hope of glory. "(Colossians 1:27) God shows us the way to achieve what God wants to do with us. There is a struggle. You first need to know how you are positioned, where you stand with the things of God. When you are a son of God, you look at things in a different way. Only God can agree. For this reason, Christ, when He came into the world, said, "You would not sacrifice or offer, but formed me into a body; you did not accept burnt offerings or sacrifices for sin. Then I said, "Behold, I have come in the scroll of the book which speaks of me to do your will, O God. "(Hebrews 10:5-7) We are sanctified by the virtue of this will. Man has always been attached to this sin, he could not get rid of it. "Who among you will convict me of sin? (John 8:46) Because of this, Satan was troubled. "For by grace you are saved through faith. And this is not from you, it is the gift of God. "(Ephesians 2:8) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. It was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and nothing that was made was made without him. "(John 1:1-3) It is the Word that has the almighty power. It is our weapon, when you have this and know how to use it, the devil flees. Satan fears only Jesus, and that Jesus is the Word of God. He is the supreme God. "There is no salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. "(Acts 4:12) "How shall the young man make his way clean? By walking according to your word. "(Psalm 119:9) David held the Word in his heart, his soul filled with the Word. This Word is our wealth. We have nothing to be afraid of, for this Word is our compass. We must understand this and have faith. When you hold on to the Word of God, you have peace. This Word teaches us wisdom and how to behave. This change has to happen gradually to reach perfection. When we come close to you, we must feel peace. If everywhere you go there is trouble, then you have a problem. "After he has given his life as a sacrifice for sin, he will see seed and prolong his days" (Isaiah 53:10) Christ is reflected in you; he prolongs his days in you. We seek to please God. You are young, but what are you going to do with that youth? What influences you? A fashion movement here or there, you are found there. We must be influenced, not by the world, but by the Word of God. On this path (you have chosen this path), you will not be popular. You have to accept ignominy and insults. We have to go through what Christ went through. The disciples or even Jesus, they performed miracles, but the religious of the time did not rejoice, they sought to condemn him. What kind of life do we see in you? The life of a star. To sing, you try to do as the world does. What influences you? The world takes possession of us. We don't recognize the tree by its leaves but by its fruit. The leaves all look the same but they are all gone but the most important thing is the fruit. The things that concern God are part of our life. What is the goal in your life? The man who thinks he is wise, cannot be wiser than God. People think we are not wise, but we trust in God. It is God who gives wisdom. Is the purpose of your life work? But today, you are prevented from working with this virus, companies are closed. Now we understand why God says to us, "Don't worry about anything, but in everything make your needs known to God through prayers and supplications, with thanksgiving. "(Philippians 4:6)
If the flesh rules over you, you need deliverance. If you are a son of God, you have something inside you. When the flesh takes over then you feel suffocated. It is a grace, an honor to be a Christian. If for you it is a shame, then there is a problem. "For whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him, when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. "(Luke 9:26) If you are ashamed of the Lord, it is because you are still attached to the flesh.
Philippians 2:1-4 / 1 Peter 1:22-23
Regenerated, i.e. born again. When Christ is in you, when you are spiritual, you can have this love for your brothers. Hatred, jealousy, fights do not come from God. We must have the same feelings as Jesus Christ.
If the Spirit of God dwells in me, I can no longer live according to the flesh. At Pentecost, this nature of Christ was manifested through divine love. We need that, we need to come back to that. This Spirit of Christ accepts ignominy and insults and not always honors. We need to be people who bring joy to people. He didn't make me so I don't make him either: this is purely carnal. We must be led by the Word. When you show love in these situations, men say you are weak, but God sees you strong. You dominate the situation. When Christ is in us, the effects of the flesh are different than when we were without Christ. Now you dominate the flesh. We are no longer associated with the flesh.