Oh He Gave Me A Brand New Life April 15, 2008 12:25 AM updated September 10, 2014 from Pastor RC's recent sermon : Fellowship of Promise on Eph. Three. SPEND TIME WITH JESUS
Have you ever wanted to start life all over? To start a spiritual existence through Christ life saved?! I mean, really live like Jesus and live on cloudless rarified air in Jesus Christ and be transported on the fly to Father's Throne in potential positioning in Christian born again life coming out the cocoon a glorious monarch butterfly instead of a cocooned up meal worm? We all can have a born again existence being fruitful in every good work and by repenting glorify Him and to every good work fruitful be accepted in the Beloved live according to the New Testament and as or like in 2 Corinthians 3:1; and 9:8. The Bible says, "All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned everyone to his own way (there is no one good not one,) and the Lord has laid on Him (Jesus Christ) the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:1-6 and Romans 3:10. Jesus took the rap we all deserve. He took upon Himself the penalty we all deserve. When He was Resurrected God was saying "just enough" about His Death to satisfy Himself. I have been saved, that is, have a personal relationship, not made up man's religion, with my Savior, Jesus Christ and through Him to God. I know God hears and knows us individually and I know He in Redemption He buys me back from my past for me and in that acknowledging of what He did at Calvary that it was for me and that the Blood covers it all my past with its sin and stain that when I die my legacy will continue yet I will see Him and with Him have Heaven for certain for God has said where it's at is about being saved which it is by faith and through grace unto Eternal Life so that He's good about keeping His promises yet we should persevere with Him abiding, but He's also Holy and Righteous which makes Him indescribable, uncontainable, right. We could receive from Him ministry moment by moment yet respect His Power in this life to cast into hell after taking house or income first but then obey Him in faith deeper in the love of Yeshua Hommashiach yet so only He can legally by our faith in the Cross Works He did provide Heaven in the afterlife for you and me so in His mercy at the Cross I put my faith and trust in Him for Him to do it all in me for me that is He permanently to dwell within me powerfully by grace. I put my trust in Him to be moving toward wisdom and the wise knowledge of the fear of The Lord because He is true to His Word. God wants to offer revival to us in America as He has around the world as He would as we intercede yet abundantly so as to He to be ever giving His Presence generously and with kindness so we taste and see that The Lord is good. So then we can be standing at peace with God steady seeing His salvation in signs and wonders committed by Him and we in Him moving around in His Presence everywhere delighting in His creation and in pleasing Him. In good faith up to Him we committing to Christ more as a resurrection capable powered personal God who suffered that I might know,"the fellowship of His sufferings and might know Him better and somehow to attain the resurrection from the dead." He became like us a faithful high priest in all points tempted as I am yet without sin so I can become as a deeper disciple who I'm meant to be all the time continually yet continuously His Hebrews 2:14-18. Then I will see the salvation of The Lord in more imagination and expectancy lowering and hope raised and for unsaved loved ones moving in God's Spirit potentially and by intercession in Heaven someday. Jesus not saints pray for us by intercession. He prays that our faith not fail.
You don't need a reformed life by which we will have in the desert going in cycles of lack and bitter complaint followed by refreshing and yet no one learns from that significance. But everyone needs a transformed life, a changed glorious life from His Presence extroverted on the inside out lived out in New Canaan style. Christ has to be in you by faith. Victorious on a more permanent basis dwelling within us, out of our innermost being scripture says shall flow rivers of living water. Deep water. God loves you and you can be sure that scripture has come about true innumerable fulfillments. Like Jack on the Titanic God asks us to hold on to the thought of the window through which one can see Jesus smiling in the lifeboat Jesus provides but not to be looking at the furniture floating in the ocean until help comes. I will look to the hills from whence comes my help, my help comes from The Lord. Jesus can be transacted to you dwelling inside you even with more permanence if you agree (homologeo in Greek) with God in prayer by the Spirit. By the Ten Commandments you're being shown you're a sinner who has heartache or needs in the Word and that you are wrong before Him in the mirror and hopeless as to Eternal Heaven a sinner who has transgressed, a wretch failing and too not to obey at the tablet of your heart at least one point at the Tablet of The Ten Commandments either side, either toward blaspheming God's worshipful honor, or man's mistreatment of man, (the other tablet) and known then to have missed the mark and yet still turn to repentance. All sin is against God whether it harms or hurts someone else or is known in fact to be against God. All sin originates in the heart and done different ways. But Repent while it is still called today. Then agree with God you need a spiritual makeover because you're a spiritually bankrupt individual inside and want forgiveness because His mercy and grace will cover you by the Christ's Blood then which will take away your sin and you will be forgiven and saved even! God cleans us.
Live at peace with God justified by the Blood through which Jesus Christ can be your Lord and Master Savior and that your rest from your own works which are of your life empty so you gain His rest on many levels and you're walking toward God's Presence saved and accepting His Finished Work of the Cross, a disciple of Jesus Christ and you can be a living strong disciple in The Lord for God's glory, knowing you are in the Kingdom of God here upon saved by having accepted the Innocent Substitute of Christ's Death as atonement for your sins in the strength of might God provides. Pastor Catapano preaches, "That inner strength from God is for power and endurance and to resist (temptation or sin and sorrow of this world for self or sinfulness which borders on self-pity or blasphemy.) This is so you can finish life moment by moment strong. This has to happen in the Spirit. You need to have the inner power of the strength of the Holy Spirit to live correct." This means you must be born again. Seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Imagine or try to imagine how great in all the dimensions God's love is for you in His inheritance by you you obtain in the saints which is and will be by you having an eye open to His calling unto the granting of His riches of glory. Just agree again you're a sinner wrong before God's eyes in specific details and attitudes and actions known to you from introspection by you but you know He will bury your sins in the sea of forgetfulness (Nahum 4:19,) then (where no one can dig them up, but God tramples them,) as you confess them.
God takes your word (about your faith in Him) and combines it with the fact of Jesus's promise in the written Word to raise up Resurrected, with Him a new person with a new heart, lifestyle, and new spirit in Him and makes you born again in newness of life, gaining Eternal Life. You don't need to rehash your past sins but nest intimate near in Christ Jesus with God's great salvation mixing belief in God's mercy with grace which is getting what you don't deserve. Just by faith believing that God is right, just, Holy, good, you succeed in life through the Son of God made plain but also that He has wrath against sin and evil and that His Son's Death is just enough to please His wrath and as such, in other words His Indignant reparations against sin happens as He is demonstrating Himself in Jesus His Righteousness from Heaven and The Atonement "just" in the end unto mercy in forgiveness of your sins by penal substitution and save you to the uttermost all by grace in the Spirit. Every Victory is a triumph God gives you. Follow Jesus. At the cross every man stands on equal ground. Daily then rely on the out pouring freely of the Holy Spirit upon you to be a witness. "In Ephesians one and three God has given layer and layer of blessing to be an artesian well to make you grow in Jesus Christ and everything you need is in Him," says Pastor Rich Catapano. "Pray for this on bended knee," he says.
You become a vigilant Christian (not vegan butterfly living precariously) but like Joshua a leader and steady of unfading quiet spirit of beauty instantaneously putting aside the things of the old nature. For when you get saved God separates you from your sinful nature and even you of what you do in sin in the flesh from before from who you now are being then, loved unconditionally by Him now so you quit sinning in large measures at the beginning at His conviction repenting. You behold the blood of Jesus everywhere possessing your vessel sanctified. If you genuinely come to Christ to God one hundred eighty degrees from where you were, you will never have to go back to your former way of life again. You can say goodbye to your life in the past with reference to sin. Just jump the pond of sin leaping praising God into His arms in Christ's hands snapped up. Look into His eyes of piercing love and acceptance. It's an about face from sin and the removing by you of all sinful influences to an 'against the grain' life then on, when you leave sinful ways, and like salmon swim upstream because you're denying yourself, taking up your cross and following Christ, with this wonderful adventurous life in the Son, losing your life most humbly to find it in God's Kingdom of grace in servanthood lifestyle leaving selfishness unto and in service ministering to The Lord so then you can bear fruit in keeping with repentance as God grows you into the mature person you were meant to be increasing in the grace & knowledge of Christ & God and in the exposed truth made real spoken in love. Seek God's face then not His hand.Seek Who He Is and Worship Him!
Who you are in Him, called, chosen, and beloved, promised promises to become all God wants you to be so you can be identified in Him near, you stand at the mirror, which is God's Word the Bible, and herein the Living Word, Jesus, God Incarnate, complete, near, and ready to change in transformation momentarily Col.2:9. The Word in Ephesians Three is that Christ comes in to dwell and staying and not move away making us transformed. It is a stronger word than to tabernacle. "You can stand in your generation," says Pastor RC, "like Daniel or Nehemiah, Martin Luther, Whitefield, Edwards, or Finney."
Tell someone else about what you have done in accepting Christ's work on the cross as your own and to witness if you prayed for Christ to come in to save you for now is the day of salvation & share your experience of salvation so then you will be solidified in a root system in God rooted and grounded in love established helped over time sanctified and you will begin to show love for God by showing evidence of God's mercy to you by doing obedience in a love walk into God's Presence inside and of obedience with Him justly, to be loving mercy, and walking humbly with your God. Desires change. Passion increases for God's Ways. Redirects in life happen. His love can't be comprehended but can be fathomed in time.
Jesus said through the Apostle Paul, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus," for they leave the sinful life behind & go and sin no more in desires God is intervening in constantly. "I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly." Romans 8:1; John 10:9,10 People outside the faith are condemned already by their own consciences. They literally suppress knowledge of God to continue to practice sin (thinking life comes to an end when they die and they can "party like its 1999".) Pastor RC says, "Do we know with one heart we can't live without God? Whatever it takes, would to God revival broke out, wouldn't it be great?"
"Wide is the gate that leads to destruction and many go in thereat but narrow is the gate that leads to life and few there be that find it!" I have known the Lord since the age of four and have never looked back. I am blessed! He gave me a brand new life and put a new man in my shoes. Yes there is a heaven and hell and you can be sure to shun the one and gain the other if you're on the right road in Christ concentrating focus daily on following God's will through the Oil of Anointing of the Holy Spirit having made peace with God this way of Christ's Blood. "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!" As a partaker of His Divine Nature you do right as His help helps and in most things now following after the Holy Spirit because of being in right standing with God and this is rightness from God's will being followed correctly from the deposit of the Holy Ghost sealing your salvation in a transformed changed life so that this character in love will follow to Heaven even to become second nature to you and what you want to accomplish in Him spontaneous delighting in Him your Father and His Standard (His will as laid forth in the Word of God,) He performing it through you every waking moment through a window in His Word is seen smiling Romans 3:19,21;5:1; II Peter 1:1-6ff. Isaiah 26 says, "I (God) will perform and accomplish for you with you showing up." Eph. 2:10 says,"you are His workmanship, (Greek word poema like the word, poem) and were ordained beforehand unto good works." Stand still firmly and let's see the salvation of The Lord. Put your singers first who know the Voice of many waters (revelation 1) first sing to praise The Lord! For the battle is the Lords. Live your life in Him with He in you for His sake becoming Christ's servant/slave. For we were bought at a Price and the cross shows we must serve humanity. Life is not always by a cross viewed but life abundant. God's working in me God's working in you both to will and to do both to will and to do of His good pleasure! "This Gospel shall be preached."