Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Lordship To Savior Jesus Upon Becoming Saved.
God's Word teaches us that what is inside, “the thing in hand,” Watchman Nee called it, is really to be taken priority under His Lordship to be submitted to Him. Jesus is Lord must be said by the Holy Spirit and you. This occurs through a release of the Spirit or decision to do it with appropriate zeal and/or compliance with obedience to the Holy Spirit to follow after. Whatever your hands find to do do it with all your might, scripture says. Whatever it is standing in the way of His Lordship He wants our heart in this and things removed, stains covered, prison warden (us) set free to bear a load for others selflessly. He wants what is inside of us: that which will come out of us down the road later on. Is your life exposed to the fine searchlight of God? Is your life living water to others to drink and do you drink of God's love's river? Is it freeing your hands for greater use? Is it healing flowing to others? Does it heal others good? Exalt Christ! He will draw us in. God wants our unity and love through the Spirit and the Word to exhaust our identity in Christ to be about doing good -healing people, helping their needs and some wants. Therefore this life is about of shalls and not defined as shalt nots. God wants friends of us and obeying friends and sons and daughters in rightness even the rightness of our absolute surrender, and subjection or submission to Christ's Headship. God imputes and imparts the relationship even the substitution of HIS…dare we say: Excellent Right Living and Holiness for our sins, a gift to us, and not for us to become slaves of sin nor slaves of this world’s "stinkin' thinking," as Joyce Meyer says, anymore. And this He did once. He delivers us from the lust of flesh and eye and pride of life being God’s Substitute in our place Who Died for our sins indeed for us and the sins of the whole world, indeed He has Done it. Philippians 3 explains to abide in Christ in absolute surrender naturally and supernaturally having asked Him to live inside once and saved. Washed in the Blood, we’re sanctified! Prayer is a learning process in this walk with Jesus Christ. Past tense at salvation sanctification occurred. But living it is hard. Sin wants to rule us but we must master it. Even as ruler of us and in our hearts the Lord Jesus Christ is now hopefully, so He must be Lord over us all the time and all in all to us over sin. God wills His ruler-ship as we obey all aspects of morality in the Word and out of the Word as saved individuals drawn to Him near. We abstain from its appearance. We also are letting Him rule us Holy Romans 5, 6. Holiness as a gift can be a great and utter sigh of relief! Sin shall not rule over you for you are not under its rulership but under grace. Grace rules now. As saved, Grace in the Spirit is the power (dunamis) of God to obey. But he that sins is the servant of sin it says in Ezekiel, Romans, etc. but Holiness is a gift from God on the other hand. One pays wages of sin which is death (from sin committed, and serving sins) the other receiving Christ receives a gift its end Holiness leading to Everlasting life (from the gift of God in Jesus Christ.) We don’t try to impress anyone or God with our performance or good deeds but we know the Savior by grace through faith alone. (I John 1:9 and 2:1 apply at times along with Psalm 51.)Let that hit you like a ton of bricks. We should not pivot on anything particularly but zealously lean on Christ’s intended action leaning toward us in bringing purpose (to us,) nor proceed like we don't know that there is pleasure in sin for a season but that to neglect it is paramount indeed important. But indeed as Moses looked in meekness to God abstained from the pleasures of sin in Egypt He was seeing a vision from Heaven. He was experiencing present active indicative beliefs, Pistes in Greek, as seeing Him Who is Invisible. In Hebrews 11 it says with God’s help He regarded the Word of God sacred, Holy, and precious and abstained from/neglected sin. Egypt has always been a symbol of the world in the Word of God. “Love not the world,“ John’s letter says as well as James‘ Book, "neither the things that are in the world." We want to be worthy of saving the world like Joseph 3800 years and Jesus 2000 years ago! Romans 8:18 says, "For I consider that the sufferings in this present world are not worthy to be compared to the glory to be revealed in us." "Let the Word of God dwell in you richly," Colossians says. Suffer for being with the Savior, Jesus Christ. To hide the Word in the heart is often knowing of God better right also ever increasing in it and keeps one in Christ abiding. But if any man be “in Christ,” (He/She is forgiven ;) he/she is a new creature, a new creation, the old has disappeared, THE NEW has come. Grace is the key to Christian walk and unlocking the forgiveness UNLOCKED already in Jesus Christ, God's Tender Son: The symbol; God’s Love: it‘s conduit. It's Finished Work to abide by. Begin to know Who God Is in the Bible of all places by the way He Acts, His Stories, His Epiphany, Christ Appearances, Will, and His Way in the Bible, His Personality in God‘s Holy Word. “He that has clean hands and a pure heart shall grow ever stronger,“ the Psalmist says. And when you pass in death, God's Word the Bible says, God looks up in the books He’s written of your life even The Lamb’s Book of Life: He wants to see if the name that is yours is still in the Lamb’s Book of Life. And will your reward last? Live life through the eyes of God’s lens or in Christ’s Finished Work washing one another‘s feet saved a disciple seeing one another as God sees-saved. We want to feel as God feels and think after His thoughts. Pray His prayers. We decide by faith to believe the Gospel that it included you and me when Jesus calls and chooses His own and so we go after God's plan for our lives living without fear nor worry in His effectual hands. God confirming His will by God the Holy Spirit sanctifying you transforming you as you come to Jesus Christ through the Word to meet through prayer God daily face to face through His Voice and Way, this is good. And begin by seeing yourself belonging to His Family as saved children. Spot check your own life. Having compassion of oppressed, compassionately love them to God by grace through faith in the Finished Work of Christ as your daily mood. Read John 17 as Pastor says, and you will learn the right thing to do at all times. He paid for you in your sins by His Death, Burial, Resurrection, Ascension, Exaltation, Glorification that happened 2000 years ago. When we say these things we are on sound foundation! Salvation is the Gift of God not of works not of ourselves lest any man should boast; that’s in Ephesians.2:7, 8,9,10. “Paid in full.“ No if’s ands or buts, but like a ring on a bell God performs heart surgery and giving you a life preserver called salvation that reads, “Paid, the bill is paid!” Just call on Jesus. Call on His Name. And O the truckload of benefits, the new heart, new mind, new genuine spirit God gives to a person's name when a person of reputation is named like Christ alone smelling good! The same is with God's Name and Jesus'! Everything in Jesus’ Name gets applied to us by faith. We acknowledge faith in God and in His Name for believing Christian living. Don’t try to battle or change right now. God will transform us in holiness and rightness of the truth down the road if we listen and relinquish our will to His. He will give you clothing of right living and you must put it on. But change you can because you are in Christ and living at the foot of the cross. In God’s sight the transaction took place. The Deed has been Done Transacted and Finished is the Work in the Death of the Son. In the crucible of living which is trials of life God purifies you from the dross or the impurities which He skims off the top. First your position then your experience but no formula here in Christ. Sometimes over and over the dross comes off the melting gold James 1:3, 12, 14. We labor for grace to enter His rest for grace will be sufficient when we’re in the Potter‘s Hands. “Charisma’ is the Greek word for grace gifts and in the time of the early church it meant, a scent or smelling good fragrance surrounding one's actions which is a quality of good. After smelling oneself confessing you have been wrong before God and sinful, making peace with God through spiritually aggreeing with God which is confessing, receiving Resurrected Jesus Christ (His Work, His Person) the Blood of Christ availing that is taking it’s effect, acknowledge the message of Jesus Christ‘s salvation for you, are saved. For you Muslim friends Christ is not just Messenger of God but Son of God Savior. He is God incarnate. Knowing that without Him we are nothing we press on. We can do nothing without Him indeed its so! But with Him there inside God wants/desires to dwell forever in you and within and put His Stamp of approval and ownership on you. How should we then live is God’s evidence to Himself at the end and today of His power keeping us. The confirmation of restoration is in the entering in of the Holy Spirit in you with fullness the seal with the evidence filling with the Holy Spirit of speaking in other tongues, fruit of love and the Spirit, and eventual transformation of a true Biblical change to a Holy life a true Baptism in the Holy Spirit's Christ. Reconciliation is the 'victim' of sin, God, forgives and we the perpetrators repent. The world knows us believers by a Christian life. How is you shining? In the Holy Spirit we have transformation from faith to faith and so a turning and a change of lifestyle ensues supernaturally. Evident realism is we first come to Jesus Christ His way which is the way of His Blood and Body for us through the Word of His grace by the Spirit. We hear it and believe. The Sinless Lamb of God as your life Who takes away the sins of the world gives life to us supernaturally from Whom we have Blood Covenant forever in endurance. Even a human will is not put in effect until a death of the one making the will. God is the one making the New Testament in His Blood. He promises to complete His work He started in you until that Day He comes back again to takes you home! Faithfully He calls; He will bring it to pass. He forgives and so we then kindly tenderly forgive freely anyone who has harmed us or offended us with tenderheartedness kindness. We must endure to the end persevering believing even through temptations. THROUGH is the emphatic word. Jesus Christ is the destination. Let our lights shine being single with light in our eyes, witnesses, ministers unto the Lord to what the Lord can do! There is so much more to the Abundant Life than mere forgiveness. God calls to fellowship. A Sweet Great Fellowship indeed! A Feast at the Table in the wilderness with Jesus! Even a table set before us in the Presence of our enemies. Everlasting Forever God kind of life, for all Eternity in quality/quantity for us has begun! And of this life of Zoe, mercy, action, and peace we’re bond-slaves of His. We have emptied our wills of desires and wants and plans to obey the Resurrected Spirit of Jesus’ as friend and bond-slave indeed aware of all God won at the cross. Joseph had gone from pit to prison to palace with just a change of clothes and a haircut. The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus sets us free. No condemnation now I dread from a cracked law of sin and death. Do you have a balanced view of Who God Is? Remember He’s a good Father! Abba is how God wants you to think of Him! It means Dad or "Daddy!" Or "Papa O My Papa!" Jesus introduced much of that beloved feel, that God is our Heavenly Dad totally good and even goodness to us in His daddy correcting of us. It’s all good. He would never withhold anything good from us in His timing if it were not good to us! If we could only grasp the personal and supernatural person of Who God is. Whoever is forgiven much will love much! But take heed how you hear! To him who has more shall more be given! Christ has been made to us a fragrant offering, a Charisma, a grace, a Gift, payment for our sins, helper to provision according Mt 6:33 Kingdom-wise. It is grace smelling good and fragrant smelling with mercy abundant as at first. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve and mercy is not getting what you do deserve. We deserve punishment literally eternally for our sins but…God, but God Who is rich in His great mercy extravagance from Him gives us, gave us a living hope, confident assurance, “for He knows our frame, He remembers that we are but dust.” Psalm 103. We can never ever exhaust God’s mercy. God’s mercy is so abundant we can never ever tell of its end nor see its end coming. God is equal and thus fair and will make (it) up to us from our sorrows, disappointments, our struggles; mercifully He’ll make it up very indeed alright to us when this life is through (usefully ended,) physically. But you have to have Jesus Christ inside for it for glorifying God alone. It’s not fire insurance but living it or He living it through you, it does pay Eternal good even abundant life in the Son dividend great to the Body of Christ as we sacrificially living obedient and live humbly for Him. What we do after meeting the real Christ is of love. He is lifted up by us and we humble ourselves under His mighty hand and are benefited in His due time His way. Follow Christ's words implicitly. Explicitly live them out in the open. Each one’s gift is duly enhanced intact functioning to help stir up the gift of the many to operate equipped and tooled with the right tool belt and tools be ready, that the many more might be saved. Jesus was God and equality with God was not something He grasped but… emptied Himself of His privileges and prerogatives in dynamic Holiness. One thus sees we must eat Christ’s flesh and drink His Blood spiritually speaking. His flesh is meat indeed and His Blood, drink indeed. He stayed right in His heart and mind and so should we. He stayed at the altar of God's choosing. Through great ethical deep dependence on and practical relying love on the Father and the Holy Spirit He aimed and hit every time THE PLEASING of His Father God Supreme and love-others in compassion Supreme. He could let faithfully grace and mercy as His privilege companionate so at His right side rest ready lest a time of need overtake, He resumed sentry duty inside because He wanted to obey TO PLEASURE His Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit even to the death on a cross. Buried like Jonah was in a fish for three days so God Resurrected Jesus Christ after three days and Raised Him up by the Power of the Father’s GLORY and Word! Romans six tells that. "Jesus keeps giving and giving, giving ‘til my heart overflows!" Truly He gives, having paid the Ransom the invoice for sin giving us receipt instead of bill, (we would have had to pay it ourselves,) to own us. And He gave to us perfect access right into the Father’s Throne-room. You better believe it! His Resurrection is the most well documented fact in history as it becomes His Revelation in light to us! It’s Life in/through the Son! Nirvana! Right believing will bring right living through the Lamb! Where sin abounds, grace does much more abound! And through the super Holy Spirit a bone fide member of the Trinity God loves you great Eph. 2:1-4! This fear aspect of not believing our Dad God by fear of works of eye service being rejected is mercifully met eye to eye with love and acceptance instead where one presents oneself a living sacrifice and empties oneself of one’s will like in the kenosis in Jesus of one’s will and worships God in fullness in acceptance in the Beloved with every ounce of umph they have. Entering in the veil we draw near to God extrovert through the Son!! And we can be used by God anytime, having rid us of what was, "the thing in hand," to Christ's Lordship. It’s righteous worship like the Alabaster Jar we break on His feet in New Covenant worship as we draw our hearts near and indeed we can! We can Follow Jesus, disciples of His words, attitudes, and thoughts, ever full of the Spirit, practical! Will you come to Jesus Christ today and be saved? God will make you glad you found God's heart! He will bring out the best in you and in the light make you changed person! He will transform your dead works to serve the Living God acceptably with godly fear! Your conscience will become sensitive to living truth in a new and HOPEFUL way! In truth He will sensitize you to the very sensitivity to sensitive Holy Spirit acts of Jesus in awakened conscience free from evil and to the sensitivity to the sensitive Holy Spirit. God tore apart the veil in the Temple from top to bottom to open God’s Presence when Jesus Died to us! Wow! That was an amazing feat. He will take the stony heart out of you and give you a heart of flesh. He will write the law of God within and without on the fleshy tablets of our heart. He will change you from glory to glory and from faith to faith to more, and there’s more: He’ll also restore, comfort, and give you peace redeeming you (from a locust’s devouring,) giving you Eternal Zoe life, lasting comfort, forever: Everlasting life with God's DNA and Divinity challenge to practicality. So begin to attend a Bible believing Church, Pray every day, Read the scripture, God's Holy Word the Bible all the way through and specially the Gospels of Luke, John, Matthew, and Mark, and Letters of Paul up to Revelation. Look into God’s eyes every moment and bask there in awestruck acceptance. As you read it, yes read that look in His eyes generously, lengthen and multiply your stay and stare there until you mirror it in your soul and reflect in it, you reflecting perfectly, GOD LOVES ME! You'll want to do the right thing. Only what’s inspected will last or change. Witness to others of your salvation and passion for faith in Jesus and do it daily. You’ll find a way for God supplies to give God your best and let your surrender humbly be yours in victory. Like Caleb ask God for things and/or an inheritance like in the diverse Family, the Body of Christ. Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you. Let His Kingdom grow in you and in your midst. Trust in Him forever! “He will look you squarely in your eye in love and say, “I accept you, go and do that for others.“ Dave Candel This is my testimony as I live in our town of Franklin Square at Bethel Assembly of God Church in 2013 in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you prayed and want to know more of Jesus Christ I would be happy to take you personally to Church in my car. Here is my phone number 516-305-5637 and church: Bethel Assembly of God Church 194 Courthouse Road Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-326-3215 www.bethelagny.com Pastors Rich Catapano and Pastor’s Associate, Son, Anthony Catapano 9:30 - 10:30 AM Sunday Christian Ed. Hour and Sunday School for children 11 - 12:10 AM Sunday Morning Worship 6 PM Sunday Evening Service 7 PM Wednesday Family Night; Bible Study Friday Youth 7 PM The work Of Christ Is Finished! Believe in Jesus! Be saved! It's by grace fellow believer!