Made perfectly whole diesothesan means to be made whole through and through. A complete restoration takes place within the person. The person is completely cured, spiritually and inwardly, as well as physically and outwardly.The above healng is what Christ did for some sick folk at Genesserat in Matthew 14:34-36, and He most assuredly can do the same for you in Redemption and "Thereapuo" healing in Jesus Christ's Salvation for Jesus's Sake! Diesothesean is the Greek word for wholeness in verse thirty six and is only mentioned in this place as this Greek.
Let nothing be unreal in honesty within you but honestly before God let nothing be more real than life gaining Christ and Heaven and you get them both when you have the Savior Jesus Christ (Lambano, Greek received. Another word is: laid hold of.) You OBTAIN LIFE REAL LIFE in the Born Again life experience in the Savior following HIM! "Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory." Colossians 3:1-4. Experience a few more scriptures in abiding (Greek, menos,) and some to Salvation. All the verses are in The New American Standard Bible translation that follow. Imagine that by the possibility of leaving all behind in admitting to being a sinner, and actually committing to BELIEVING in the crucified /Resurrected Christ of these and other scriptures like these even through the Holy Ghost being placed within you, you can through a move of God or through personal witnessing obtain "a friendship even to a relationship with God through choosing to be 'in Christ' be on the road to an abundant life" in The Gospel Message of Salvation and/or following Christ!! You obtain peace with God in this relationship of satisfaction. Knowing the Living Word, Jesus Christ, as Savior from sin and Lord so that believing Jesus of The Gospels, (A Literal Greek Translation) Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John you're introduced to the Living Exalted Word, JESUS Who is Christ (Messiah,) you're saved. It's not a bunch of Hokus Pokus, rituals, rules, nor regulations in following Christ but humbly knowing God through the Son better all the time getting to know through God's Son His Resurrected Presence in your heart and life 2 Corinthians 3:2,3! God breathes in you wind (Theoneoustos in Greek) of the Spirit of God. Guided by Him and led, The Savior Jesus won't leave you at all nor fail you nor let you down. He rewards the diligent in searching and getting to Him. Peace begins with God in Him knowing you. Start a life of faith in the Savior turning your eyes upon Jesus and love God! Trust Him with all you've got within for it's at His Word and acknowledging Him as your all in all, your everything that He is your bulwark. Acknowledge Him in all you say and do. You can admit confessing being a sinner and receive Christ's sacrifice being Saved, Born Again! Remember it's a relationship in and with God by a new and living way entwined to us and granted or endowed to us by our Heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus not a religion we grasp at. Talk to Him. There's strength in that. Matthew 3:7 says Jesus thought man-made religion was a viper brood but Phillipians 2:6,7 that He was equal to God not thinking that was something to be grasped but He was made a servant even to death so should we. On the cross He was God in our place even at the Empty Tomb our Atonement. God's move in His hand will lead us to abundant pardon then for we need our sins forgiven and God will answer prayer prayed for that in Jesus, for "we who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us: which we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and entering into that which is within the veil;" "and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. ..How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Hebrews 6:18b,19;9:17,18; 2Cor. 3.
Pastor Rich says in his recent sermon, "Scripture in Galatians 3:2 asks, "Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law or by the hearing of faith?" It's a rhetorical question but the plain answer is we receive by the hearing of faith. Faith has to put God, the Source, as its Object. Its not faith in faith in other words. Faith in God is real. Christ is the waters at the oasis in our desert. The Person and Work of Christ would fill us even satisfy as an Eternal itch gets us. We need God alone and a greater hunger for Him. Christ's Person and Work will fuel at our reception that hunger. His Person and Work within is His Holy will for us and fuels godly desire and passions in motivation as we get to know it. To accept Christ and Salvation, quickly determine you are in the ballpark of the right idea of Who He is and in the right ballpark as well. Pray a prayer something like this: Dear Abba Daddy, God I confess I'm a sinner in Your Sight and I'm sorry for my sins. Confessing I'm a sinner I want to turn from them and repent to serve/love You! I believe Jesus that His victory was great on the cross and resurrection and He's to be the Way, the Truth, the Life and for being my substitute on the cross I'm thankful. Humbly I come to You God and accept Your Son (Only Begotten of God meaning Resurrected,) Jesus my Savior and Lord over sin, death, grave, and hell. In Jesus Name, Amen. Now follow Him. Moment by moment deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Him.
It's an inner life. It's a wonderful life. Character within is created by God even by love for God increasing in passions. Further God ignites these passions with His sparks. Cultivating inner love for God by His placing His Holy Spirit in you we dwell with God while we become like Him. The Holy Spirit is central to a right foundation in Christ, and because He's also creating desire for Hilarious Giving to God first, not just money also, a Holy attitude in lifestyle, and passions for doing the right thing learn about the right fear of Him. God gives us all one heart and puts His Spirit IN us. To reverence Him is to know His terror.When Christ Ascended On High He sent us the Holy Spirit. It's done for indwelling that we might be where His fire is and know that He is Holy. He's our sanctuary as well. He's got our hand in His and He keeps me. Modern day idols have to be taken out like worry, and fear. Ez. 11:10-12,13,19-21; 36:25-28. He doesn't change our personality but He does change our individuality giving passion until we reflect Jesus Christ in us being changed outwardly and transformed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of our Lord 2 Cor. 3:18. He gives within us a soft heart looking at His example even willing to do His will. You can have a lot of externals without having God within so be sure you have the right real yielded sparked devotion to Him Born Again. Born Again you can see and tell what the Kingdom of God should be. A spark of His love for us in us will spark a passion. We will have new ability to love as He loves. Love has to be connected back to Jesus Christ and being grateful in Him giving contentment. God cannot be giving us Power if we do not want a Holy Character as well. He can take that love of power out of us and give us desire to be humble. Humility is always good for a right cause. But love expressed humbly can give us the right amount of power. He can help us love Him in any situation with a humility to a level that we wish to be greatest in willingness to serve and lowest in rung of the ladder service to Him and through that same worship be great in willingness to be lowest in status as well to positively serve others. Jesus said the greatest would be the servant individually servant of all. God wants to bring the corrective power of our passion. When we stray it will convict us and bring us back into great shape." Dave speaking: I'm Born Again and my goals in trying to be a better Christian is to be more like Christ. And I want to do His will and this without being a bigot, a racist, nor any nature a hypocrite. A few good Salvation verses:
INTRODUCTION. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. I Tim. 1:15
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:17.
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:1-3.
Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved!” Acts 2:37-40a.
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, but of God. St. John 1:9-13b.
For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. Titus 3:4-8.
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children. I John 5:11-13;20,21a.
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.You must be Born Again. John 3:3,5.
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— Colossians 3:10.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3.
Hi! I'm Dave! I love the Lord because He heard my voice and my supplication. We should be men of lionhearted bravery embracing the unknown in Christ adventuring introduced as to the King of kings, men in Christ. Faith is a calm assurance even certain feeling, a certainty in spite of everything coming against it. Faith is a confident trust in God things will turn out right. What does it mean to serve the Lord in a foreign land? Even among lions? Yes we should serve (even in a lion's den or in captivity) and sing there to Him too." Psalm 137:4 (Dave's transliteration.) I shall lift up the cup of Salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord. Psalm 116:1,13.
Our God is Great, isn't He?! His thoughts and ways are very much higher and much greater than our thoughts and ways. "And (you are sinners, lost)..such were some of you: (But God has saved you,) But you were washed, you were sanctified, but you were justified, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God," I Cor. 6:11. I'm forgiven. Are you? I'm obedient to the Heavenly Vision and invitation to the Divine occurance at Calvary to ask Christ inside and subsequently was saved. I received Salvation from Him at once. The Holy Spirit came inside. Heaven awaits those accepting God's Invitation to become born again following to the end. The Promise is from Him, Everlasting Life or Eternal Life for from Everlasting to Everlasting we know He is God and we are the sinner turned Saint now obedient one to the faith Romans 1:5. If we live by the Spirit let's walk in cadence by the Spirit. Gal. 5:19 We aren't called to change so much as to be called to Life, Christ's life within John 10:10.
He pre-knows us and pre-identifies us to be 'in Christ.' He knows this as fact as something that already occured before our natural birth and as sacred knowledge and spiritual joy in our Rebirth if we continue in Christ to the end. He knows every hair in our head and every expectation we have of what He will do for us like giving peace and grace to obey laying up treasure in Heaven we will do through His Spirit truly understanding Matthew 6:25-34 for Matthew 6:19-24. Even within our anticipatory hope in Him He will do and we acknowledge Him. What He intends in His way and His timing He loves us. He's actively working out within us, knitting every single thing that happens together to work for our good Romans 8:28. There is no luck just trust in God and go with the flow of the Holy Spirit. Our lives are like the wind blowing everywhere the Holy Spirit lists in being born of the Holy Spirit John 3:8. He provides everything we need Phillipians 4:19! He lets good win over the devil and all evil and win over death Revelation 22:21. "Do homage to the Son," the Psalmist, David pens Psalm 2:12. "His Word is pure like gold extra purified or pure seven times like silver refined in an oven seven times Psalms 12:6. God makes me confident in His Voice His Word of grace in the New Covenant of His Blood He put in place through His Atoning Sacrifice in Blood Matthew 26:27,28. By the Word of God I'm helpless to save me being born in transgressions and sins BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy saves, forgives, forgave me, regenerated me, roots me forever in His Son and as I root sin out according to His help, He made me alive in Christ: and for me to be made Holy in the future state also should Jesus tarry occur being first born again born but of God continuing to fellowship in the Son and with the Father. Ephesians 2:1-10; I John 1.
Being an heir of God and co-heir with Christ by faith sitting in Heavenly places with Christ I feel confident to write like this. My goal is to imitate Christ as best I can to be a humble reflection of Him and not to be like an imitation but to be an imitatOR. Imitations can be forgeries or fakes but imitators of Christ can have a chance at likeness Ephesians 5:1,2. Here I stand Romans 5:1. I'm Holy at once at Salvation and over a lifetime too at a High Price, meaning the Work of Calvary Paid in full sin's bill for wages meaning death, at once at my belief saved but continuously continually transforms me also into newness of living in conformity to Christ's for a whole intimate pathway in Jesus to be like our Father Holy God through time II Peter 1:3-11. Firstly be rightly related to God by receiving Christ, as Savior and as Lord. Jesus YHWH said, in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven in reality one must enter through the Door and Gate which is He Himself and be born again John 3:3,5, and in this hear on good ground the word of the Kingdom to produce yield growing Matthew 13:1ff. We want to be forever fruit bearing God's fruit making the tree good, a disciple of the Kingdom of God, a wheat bunch not a tare Galatians 5:22,23. There are nine fruits or perhaps love as a fruit and its eight-fold commentary, (the other eight fruits listed,) on love. Our love response to being loved by God at the cross, is being made sanctified for Heaven to be like Him in the process, a reflection of Christ's, and occurs mysteriously so in the end result we'll hear, "well done, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful in a few things, you be ruler over many things, enter into the joy of thy Lord."
"Becoming faithful in little things." What does that mean to us? He's Holy, Loving, not willing that any should perish. It should mean revelation of Who God and Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are and increase in growth in knowing who I am and enhanced faith in Who He is. I stand totally undeserving of all this FROM HIM and everything that follows BUT GOD, BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy and supremely almighty in strength and under Whose hand I bow and gently humble myself kneeling even prostrate on the floor too, that He may exalt me in His Due time. This way in He being a mighty King revealed inwardly majestic yet gentle in His Character and grace at the Cross in graciously lovingkind chesed with gentle tenderness: He forgave, thank His wonderful grace and grants us through His Merciful Grace, to have Eternal life through Christ. An old hymn says, "It is joy unspeakable and full of glory."IT IS JOY JOY JOY JOY JOY!! This forever life starts when we're Born Again!
As I stand at the Awesome Wonderful Wondrous Cross, "Upon which the Prince of Glory Died," and when I survey this wondrous Cross upon which Jesus Christ died where the tears and love of HIM weighed my Savior down and love and sorrow flowed mingled down, this act turned into a tremendous Victory in God's sight. Man is learning this awesome exponential victory. Let us ponder and worship the reason why He came. He took our place on the cross bearing our penalty. The cross is an affront to our minds some. It was there the burden of my heart rolled away as Jesus Sovereignly made me whole (Greek for made through and through cured, a complete restoration: spiritually and inwardly, physically and outwardly and in every other way whole, diesothesan in Greek) by taking my sins away when I asked Him to Matthew 1:21. He made me whole to be the WHOLE person David. All sins were forsaken too because in joy JESUS TOOK them away Acts 3:19. It was as far as the east is from the west they were taken away gone out-a-here Psalms 103:11-17.
He invites us to Himself and welcomes us to His Holy Work to be Holy Workers (in Renewed Natures.) Phillipians 1:6 says we can be confident God will complete the work He started within. God reached out to mankind and me too after a while (John 17:20) with offered wholeness and a sure blessing even Salvation. His Holy Work (God's Atonement) is to believe in the Only Begotten Son of God Jesus Christ and continue believing in this One God Sent, Jesus The I Am John 6:29. God only can make a revelation to someone using our words and other lelao (chirping gossiping of the Gospel) words from others to bring conviction to become saved. Up close and personal our testimony is persuading of the Lord's way with the Holy Spirit's help. We bring condemnation if we add to it (His words) but we should not. Pray in every situation that revival and conviction will come to be from God. Christ is God and we want to glorify God in making Him known. He's our waters of oasis in the desert. The Promise is from Everlasting to Everlasting that of Eternal life of Salvation making Him Lord and Savior keeping Jesus Christ within faithfully I or we being awestruck pondering to joy the obedience expecting to do this walk of His walk in End Days talk to the end persevering faithfully to earthly existence end by bringing via the Message of the Gospel to everyone our influence for God. We recognize its not about me or us but Him! We may not be able to attentive give the Gospel to everyone we meet but by faith our spirits will touch, reach through a hand up, a word aptly spoken, an act to help somebody or gesture contribute to warn and teach all men in all wisdom! Keep The Living Word Jesus written inside within your heart enthroned by the Spirit of God and without in sparks of passion of love from God and for God 2 Corinthians 3:2,3. Salvation is by faith which is Christ in you, the hope of glory abiding in Jesus The Incarnation of God John 15:1; Colossians 1:27; Hebrews 1:3. By heeding the Word the Bible hiding portions of it in your heart Psalm 119:11 you will escape pollutions of the world Gal. 1:4, or performing sin habitually Rom. 6:1, for you'll baptized into Christ's death abide by grace and hear teaching obeying meticulously methodically the New Covenant which is grace to help. By faith Jesus Christ and God can do anything and bring Salvation to anyone and at any time so let's be faithful to testify and bring a word, that it might bring grace in seasoned salt to those that hear Colossians 4:6.
There's an incorruptibility in God's ways, spontaneously extremely obeying what Christ says. We can have a perfect conscience before God in Christ. Develop sensitive sensitivity to the sensitiveness of the Sensitive Voice of the Holy Spirit and progress to have extreme obedience to Him in His eyes. In faith live before Him and repentance. I obeyed at an Altar of God at a Gospel believing Bible supporting and Bible touting Assembly of God Church Altar that I approached, and walked up front and to the altar furniture, knelt, and gave my heart to Jesus Christ, a sinner undone and without one plea but that Thy Blood was shed for me and I came Face to face with our Lamb of God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because like He called every contrite penitent sinner, and student who became a disciple later that He asked questions of, I came too just as I am. I really actually made commitment to Him to follow Him and became a disciple of God's Kingdom as did they, hopefully. By the way I've attended by faith the same Church for fifty eight years!!
Something happened inner as Jesus in virtue came into me my heart and I was saved and I committed my life to follow Him. It's a Simple fact: Christ engages us by showing us "..the superlative of Holiness," as Simon Ponsonby writes, and thereby conquering our softened hearts in kindness and gentle forbearance with us by the tasting and seeing that He is good and the truth Who is Jesus. He confronts us with His pure Holy commands to either obey Him or disobey Him while He changes us mysteriously. He transforms lives. What someone used to do they now don't do anymore for they love God sincerely. They do the do's with passion leaving no time for the don'ts. It's gradual and grateful in God's way how God exposes our wrong and we confess and He stitches us up healed spiritually in saving our souls in our profession of faith in Him. Being a Christian should be about what we do rather than what we don't which it is so often. The Savior won my heart when I got saved. Like Peter getting out of the boat I said, "Command me, Lord, and He did." He showed me what a life looked like He had for me in my walk on water in my spirit through peace. Thank God for miraculous salvation and in Catharsis I bowed my head and heart to His awesome Holiness to obey His calling but for the don'ts don't dwell on them but replace your dead thinking at your thinking being renewed in His Presence even newness of life and open heart in our Lord Jesus for The Account is settled established long ago at Calvary is the Eternal positional truth. Believe this?!
The Price is Paid in full and Jesus did it!! The war with man's sin is over. Sin lost. He defeated the devil. Jesus took the keys of sin and death. I gave up surrender of me and my sins including everything I have to Him and now He's my all in all, my everything. I submitted to Him for the character as well as power. I went after His call. Whatsoever my hand found to do I did with all my might. Christ moving through a personal witness to me wondrously saved me, and became my Lord. "If you want to know The Word, hang out with Jesus," Pastor Rich says.
In our hearts and in His call to march to Mt. Zion, our God keeps a accurate precise record of everyone written in the Lamb's Book of life and what they do even gold, silver, and precious stones, or gems for only those persons whose names that were written in it and kept by Him will go to God's Heaven. Onward Christian Soldier for the Bible is clear on this in the Book of Revelation chapters 13:8, and 20:15 and Daniel 12:1. I hid His Word in my heart that I might not sin against Him.
Our Lord, the Savior, The Magnificent Majestic Jesus Christ our Messiah and God's Perfect Lamb keeps preserved for us a godly inheritance, a bag if you will of our God's riches in grace in kindness to us even in rewards securely kept for us, as we do everything unto Him in the Name of the Father and this He does for all His saints (the called out ones ekklesia in Greek.) And the inheritance is in Jesus Christ kept preserved in Heaven for the Day of Condemnatory Judgment for unbelievers (The Great White Throne) and Day of Celebration and great rejoicing for the believer, (The Judgment Seat (Bema Seat) of Jesus Christ.) We don't claim an inheritance now but we're just stewards. We surrender what we can when we can to His Lordship counting all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord. Paul put everything on the dung heap as the understanding but for this.
God puts JESUS CHRIST, to be Lord, and to be the King of the Universe, King of Kings, and Lord of lords, and judge of all mankind and this is to be revealed to us in faith and specially at His Second Coming even the Kingdom of God in fullness. We've come to Christ, a living stone, accepted by God, rejected by men, indeed repentant over sins committed with a willingness to change and do the right thing, (metanoia in Greek), restored, in restitution acts, changed in thoughts, thought patterns, and spiritual thinking, and then actions. It's one hundred eighty degrees turn in coming genuine to Christ Who is Life. In Christ we're making an about-face turning difference with regard to sin becoming like Him in the process. Christ within makes a difference as we become Born Again! We're new creatures more aware in the Heavenlies of God's Grace rather than lies and deception on earth even how wealthy in riches of grace of God by God's forgiveness we are if we'll receive forgiveness once and for all at Salvation and how greatly in lowly humility our calling is as we're being transformed into Christ's image from faith to faith in the Family, la Familia then on! Let's walk in Him as we have received Him Colossians 2:6 says.
As we ultimately make it to the unutterable weight of glory in Heaven through this veil of tears being overcome by Him someday (Romans 8:18) with every footstep a poetic footprint laying upon life's journey way now we're innocent and firmly listen to this Family, we're innocent as children as we can sing every day a song of worship, praise and thanksgiving 'til the morning and evening is through for we're in joy and/or happiness. For the Blessed Lord in our lives is FOR us and loves us and we're just before Him, as if we had never sinned! Hallelujah! I'm humbled by His mercy, His merciful Majesty, His Magnificent unique attention. It's all in Christ! He's Creator/Sustainer too John 1:1-10; Col. 1:16. As Commander in Chief of The Lord's Armies He came in Joshua's time. We bow in worship and adoration Joshua 5:13-15. This is Jesus in the Old Testament making an appearance.
I humble myself under the mighty hand of God for showing us and myself how great our God is and even my forgiveness from Him of sins realized in Salvation intimate is in grace and our mind of Christ we are freely given is compelled to act, to reveal itself within us, to expose any sin, prosper through us and to use us, and to be IN us flowing as a mighty Niagra of His Presence in our hearts, as His Christ's ambassadors of Reconciliation II Cor. 5:19 as well, justified, minds emptied of ego of all kinds which allows us to know Him in might intimately. Yes ego destruction is there from Him to raise a Standard even the new heart we're given from Him and His heart to be revealing to us in Him the disciples of the Kingdom, the princes of the Kingdom of God, and the real sons of God that are led of God's Spirit Romans 8:14. For we love not our lives to the death in this born again Christian life as we deny self, take up our cross and follow Christ loving the Blood of Jesus everywhere applied in I John 1:9 and Romans 5:15 Grace abounds; Romans 6:11,13. We reckon ourselves dead to sin via 6:11 and obey verse 6:13 to present our body parts to God alive to God, and yield them alive to God as instruments of right living to God and via verse 19 to Holiness, again alive to God! Chapter 12:1 and verse two takes this a step further to the renewing of mind after this presenting our bodies. We can't have verse two without verse one and vice versa. This translates into the whole person obeying our Savior with His created whip formed.
And by the Spirit of God we're putting the self life to death in mercy and in testimony we are given from Him Rev. 12:11, for we're humbly alive to Him Romans 6:11-13. Christ calls each of us to obey Him talking softly or loud on life's journey closely holding to His hand being upon us aware of His hand holding us. We buffet (not Buff-AY) our bodies even with extreme obedience with whole-hearted passionate pleasing of God BY FAITH. We sleep on our pillow in safe peaceful fellowship with God for forgiveness of sin, from God permeates. We count healing of old habits on a level with physical healing like the Books of Peter says in I Peter 2:21-24. We have a position even of peace in right standing being Born Again a royal priesthood, holy nation, not because of rules and regulations we keep but relationships particularly our relationship with God through Christ. Powerfully relational with God, the Bible describes God's Character as Utmost Holy, set apart from all sin and uncleanness and setting apart from sin and uncleanesss within the world on a continual basis.We are sharers together of His grace and holiness and even someday holiness in our bodies will be perfected in Heaven Phil 3:20. We're sharers as He allows each of us in His Holiness Hebrews 12. Hebrews 12:7-11 says, "It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness." Choose healing specially healing of the mind and feeling in the Lord. Choose healing of mind and feeling specially when life is hard hearing Jesus gently firmly calling. Come up higher Rev. 4:1. The Parousia or Rapture is always immanent meaning could happen anytime. Comfort with these words.
We want to live diligently from right proclaiming Him doing the right thing unto He Who is our life wanting our utmost separate and only for His Highest. Sanctification thus follows justification or right standing with God as a separation unto God of ourselves in every area, making Jesus Lord. He's cutting separating us for His use. My Godly passion and my emotion is to live every day a reflection of Jesus Christ with His warm superlative passion within for His way and Power with He holding the reins calling the shots, Lord. He's separating the Holy from the profane or even the Holy from sin in me until I'm definitely more like Him even as a tempered metal. As a surrendered godly man then I have been crucified with Christ raised together with Him identifying with Him I will crucify my flesh and have crucified my fleshly desires with their affections and lusts that are not proper if indulged in before marriage and further deny myself sin experiencing God's spark to grace to obey His Holy Spirit. We daily want to do our best to please Him claiming His approval in our worldview and in sound teaching to be alive to God fully thus we perform daily obedience to Christ and not distractions to His High Holy Purpose in and for us which are side traits. Selfishness should rightly diminish in and through us.
Pastor Rich of our Church has a very interesting challenging paragraph on the features of denying self, taking up our cross, and following Christ which follows: "The cross does not mean merely bearing one's particular hardship in life, such as poor health, abuse, unemployment, invalid parents, an unsaved spouse, a wayward child. The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively. He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). He is to put his will, his desires, his wants, his ambitions to death. In their stead, he is to follow Jesus and to do His will all day long. Note this is not negative, passive behavior. It takes positive, active behavior to will, to deny self, to take up one's cross, to follow Christ. A person has to act, work, get to it, be diligent, consistent, and enduring in order to die to self. There are several ways the believer dies to self. Romans 6:11-13 spells out the ways as clearly as they can be."
I met Jesus at the crossroads where the two roads met as a broken sinner falling on His neck even falling on the Rock which is Christ, and was changed transformed into a lump of clay or coal to become a son in son-ship with Christ in salvation at the calling of my heart to the heart of God within from the Word of God passionately by God's Spirit on the road to Galilee. I was Saved a diamond in the ruff. I wanted to see the Savior everywhere to fall on Him and humbly bow to the God of Heaven. My life has a spark especially at the Church Altar Christ enthroned in my heart and daily my lifestyle shows. I'm different because of Him. I'm spiritually presenting my body to Him a living sacrifice pleasing to Him from His Standard of lifestyle within enthroned. He calls me a son of the Kingdom in the end should I keep in His hand which is my desire greatly as is His. Pastor Rich Catapano uses Phil. 2:5-8 with II Cor. 10:3-5 very well together as follows:"The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively. He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day.." (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). We do well to heed his words and obey the Holy Spirit in doing so too in putting to death the self-life and live crucified of the old life ad infinitim by living in Agape love and mercy lowering ourselves to lowest least rung on the ladder to serve in love compassion potentially actively serving all people walking with our Lord in His mind and heart for the lost, for the hurting, in love prospering and The Holy Spirit's joy! Resurrection living flows! We make JESUS Lord serving Him calling on Him for guidance in things large and small. We let the words of Christ ruminate within us and experience God and fullness. Agape love is motivating obedience to Christ leading us into compassion of others in the spleen to (Greek healing therapeuo) heal and this practically takes on practicality in ministering with time in love and mercy and in Phileo love expressed. Its God's Kindness to remember His kindness leads to Repentence by conviction to us in order to feel what He feels and break our hearts for what breaks His. This is not condemnation and we need to know the difference Romans 8:1.
Here is a quote from Rev. Rich Catapano, "And the test of a servant is how he responds when you treat him like one. In other words how will he act when treated poor rather than react. In the Bible people didn't think of themselves as an end in themselves but called to wash each other's feet (specially in the Early Church.) They did.. with an attitude of service, joy, love, and a hand extended by humbling themselves and saying, "Lord however you want me to serve!," says Pastor Rich. "Lord help us to lay aside the me and lay hold of YOU!" No matter how jarred the cardboard cup God pushes around what's inside 'til it comes out Matthew 15:17-19; Eph. 4:24,25 so let's be sweet examples to the flock.'In the dramatic historical present' flow of the New American Standard Translation Bible the spending quality humungous more mega time with Christ is my and our focused goal at Bethel Assembly of God Church. Fixing our eyes on Jesus among a great cloud of witnesses is also our goal. The Concept of the Altar of God, & The Person of our Savior and Lord: Jesus are IN me, in my spirit and I am New. I'm a new creation. I am His Holy Temple and I'm destined to belong to Him. I have a new mind, a new heart, a new spirit, and new nature from God in me. I'm a partaker of His Divine Nature. Seeking God loving Him with the First and Greatest Commandment as it is being asked and commanded of me, I would minister to Him firstly and would like to show compassion to people like He does. I WANT to see people as He does and see my life through His eyes in order to love them to the cross and Resurrection. Seeking Christ I seek the Hidden treasure of Christ and Salvation in the field He was in and am selling everything to buy that field for that Who is Hidden in the field the Christ even The Kingdom of Heaven.
There are precious moments along the path Christ planned for me at first works of Salvation for Him (see Rev. 2:5, Jesus speaks to the Ephesians Church) saying yes to Christ in sincerity and first love. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. On this hangs all the Law and Prophets. Love your Church well.Knowing God first means God knows you in a personal intimate sense for you know it too invisibly by faith having coming to Jesus and honestly continuing in Him. I've accepted His Son's Sacrificial Death for myself being born again at a public altar. The two words Father God are terms of endearment of intimacy for God for Who He is for He's truly Holy love. Given the cost of discipleship to count up to follow Jesus I surrendered to follow at His feet. In other words I plucked down my desires and rights on the table at that moment and reminded myself moment by moment at the Cross as well as daily anywhere: to do the same violence to my personal rights moment by moment as I did at Salvation at first always because God gave grace to repent and faith to believe and committment. This does not mean I'm a dishrag but that I do stand up for the truth. I lose my life in this life to find it in the next one. I hope to be a good steward of all I'm given by God and to be a fisher of men. I became a child of God through New Birth and as Born Again was given the Holy Spirit. I fell upon the stone which is Jesus and all He stands for by The Holy Spirit's help and in God's sight potentially I was claimed by God a child of His, sorry for my sins a runt of a child of four years old is when this happened willing to change meaning repent of sin. I heard that God is love and now I really would want to hear it expressed in a variety of feelings as with then so now in 2015 the year of our Lord because I see it with the eyes of my heart enlightened and lifted gentle by His Mighty Holy Presence.
In addition God's Love has lifted me from the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord! Now I walk and I talk with the King. I'm adventuring where His Throne is to the Heavenly City where God is the architect. I'm on His side here with Him He at the helm of His Gospel ship and I want the Salvation of everyone in the boat because His Presence never fails, never leaves nor forsakes. His love never fails, it never gives up and never lets down. He is Commander-in-Chief of the Lord's Army and I bow to Him prostrate on the floor. I see what He offers me, down here my sins forgiven, up there a home in Heaven which is in prime varied prism colors of the spectrum, and a zestful sparky abundant life here. I'm invited, Praise God that's the way for me. I have come to Jesus Christ at the cross and empty tomb to have my sins forgiven and taken away by Christ following the Christ for a newness of living lifestyle. I remain in the general area of the Cross to further go beyond the Empty Tomb to aim where He can be more to me in Resurrection living expressed by and in a brand new case of newness of living belonging to Him. I'm denying myself and taking up my cross and following Christ. I'm crucified with Christ and obeying His Voice in acts of self-denial denying self-interests daily to obey/please Him and allow His Life to surface out of me Galatians 2:20. I'm being romanced by God like Christian in Pilgrim's Progress!
I'm born again from Him Who is Living Word & in Him I'm dead to my rights or dying a death to my own rights, my ambitions, will, desires, wants, and therefore I am leaving them at the door so I can go to the foot of the cross for orders of Him like an armed forces serviceman fights for right yielding to His CO. I voluntarily become an obedient slave, living crucified yet resurrected and in Him, yet dying profusely to the self-life with all the affections and lusts of it nailed to Christ's cross which are further nailed to the wood of the cross in the present moment for the self life of me to be off the throne of my heart and life and the putting on the Lord Jesus on the heart's throne continuously living for Him so I cling to Him. I have a measure in His victory.
I want godly passion to be in me examples of which are: to love the Lord, obeying, praying, serving, praising, and worship, etc. I have a sense of awe and wonder as to Holiness first as Moses who was raised up to deliver Israel in the desert was told by Jehovah God to take off his sandals, 'for this is Holy ground.' Moses saw by the fire that was not consumed that God is Holy and to be Reverenced in Awe. This Holiness to me is like Christ just before Hid Death also requesting having finished all things and knowing all power was given into His hand asked each disciple individually if He could wash their feet with the towel with which He was girded with hands and then went out of His way (to Power over every thing) to wash dirty feet and washed the feet of each of the disciples before His Cross Death (and I gratefully give thanks in gratefulness receiving from Him.) This tangible example of our Lord spiritually even symbolically showed me His Holiness in example form so I can reach out and grab His love in His separating from sin each disciple by name in doing such Holy love Shepherd work in washing feet coming to serve and not to be served indeed but to serve by example, even being a Ransom for many. And as a shepherd inspects a flock and cares for his sheep every so often (maybe once a year?) and becomes the gate at night for the sheep herd who congregate together in a group in the pen to ward off wolf attacks, so this separation God puts between the Holy and the profane between the Holy and sin even in the case of sheep profoundly cared for by shepherds and Ultimately He the Good Shepherd Great proved to me God was Who He said He was. He's Compassionate, Holy, Righteous, All-Powerful, Loving, Gracious, Tender, Merciful, Just, Gentle, and indeed a Totally Perfect Being and His word convinced me to come His way to Him through the Son of God Jesus to the Father. The intricacy of creation's design further confirmed God's existence Psalm 139, 19, Job 38,39; John 1:1-10. Thus I have faith in God, in His Providence to provide for my needs Phil 4:19. Staying humble under His hand I'm aggressively obeying His eye. Staying focused on Jesus in all things I'm learning of Heavenly Father His will for me and how to confirm it to myself and via others.
From His Done, I do just what Jesus says to do from hearing His Still Small Voice. I may trip over my feet at times and hurt but Jesus is Judge AND Lawyer and King and He pronounces forgiveness and in my confession lifts me up to press on and go directly to the light Phil. 2:1-13; I John 2:1,2. Humbly I approach His awesome Presence beating my breast, a sinful man, O Lord but humbly kneeling. But by the Blood and Work of the Spirit I'm forgiving others, free.In this Christian life also in my actions of thankfulness in response to His grace alone, I'm sorrowful but ever rejoicing for godly sorrowful works repentance for sure's expression sparks God's love and passion which finds my attitude believing for encouragement of each other fully to contribute even shine my light before all men emphazizo (Greek disclosed) in His Light disclosing His willing and His doing Phil 2:13. This is what God is after, our heart. When He has won our heart He can spark our passions and mark them godly ones. This encouraging disclosure of God's great love to us in all circumstances when He has won our heart is so He can HEAL our spirits, Greek "therapeuo," progressively. Our perfect spirit's need is for God to come in and make changes to our soul. We are told very importantly to guard our hearts diligently for out of it are the wellsprings of life. That's in Proverbs 4:23. His Holiness becomes sponsored by His love. We see what He's doing Pastor Rich says, like a microscope viewing a small area of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade area because that's all we see while God sees the whole thing.
I can be weeping God's tears, be a man of prayer, pray God's prayers, dream God's dreams as I'm a joy-filled Born again believer, a little Christian, a little Christ gratefully a saved individual thankfully hid with Christ in God by the power of God BY THE GRACE OF GOD kept because of the Finished Work: This Atonement, of Christ at Calvary Col. 3:3. My anchor holds and grips the solid Rock steadfast for I seek those things above where Christ is seated with the Heavenly Father God above at Father's Right hand and I enjoy sitting in the Heavenlies with Him Eph. 2:5,6. With an Eternal vantage point in this view I'm sparked with passion to be in love with God, enjoy Him forever in unlimited unmerited grace, mercy, love, and favor from Him and glorify Him. I am given mercy full and free and grace from Him in obeying Him as needed and Christ's Still Small Voice Hebrews 4:13-16. Like the consecrated priesthood of Levi and Aaron of old who looked ahead to Messiah I have Christ's Blood applied symbolically to the right ear, for understanding and the right thumb of the right hand, for hearing and the right big toe of the right foot (I look back to the Cross) to go. I go where Jesus goes.Whithersoever Christ goes I go. That's the way it is. To remind me that The Holy Spirit is applied at Salvation Oil is Anointed over the Blood. His Word with passion travels and accomplishes the thing that pleases Him even to where He sends it. Isaiah 55:11. My transliteration.
He is my Abba Daddy. He's my good Father Who is all that is good from His goodness even and of Salvation from Him (II Corinthians 5:17,18) for it's newness of Life from Him and its all of grace for obedience offered this God's proffering reach outreach hand up to us given that is in the Cross and Resurrection salvation great and not by works of anyone's nor by ourselves in any stretch of the imagination. We can't earn this position. We can't earn this grace. His right hand got Him the victory. We are humbled and stand AMAZED in the Presence of the Nazarene! I'm standing and kneeling (both) at the Cross humbly urging others to do same willingly obeying the Holy Spirit to heed Christ's Voice having heard or heeded His call to Salvation knowing Why He Died and presently publicly taking a complete stand for Christ fullness of the Spirit. He has created cut Covenantial Relationship with me to have Chesed (God's Lovingkindness in Covenant Relationship,) with Him on His theological spiral with me (NOT comprehensive by any sense but the combined theological knowledge I have,) in Christ and I'm on Holy ground in Salvation taking off my sandals before Him in His sight. I'm receiving (Greek lambano) Jesus and walking to lay hold Him everywhere and of to be open in heart present tense to receptivity to increasing teachableness from Him.
Justification by faith is His doing at the Cross.I'm on a mission from God in good times and even through all situations: even through tough times and in all kinds of adversity of various (Greek, Thilipses, tight almost immovable places) light momentary affliction scripture says, that to make it through is only with His help to being a victor in Christ, having done all, to stand. These afflictions become eclipsed by glory standing in the Armor of God for I'm joyfully whole and blessed to help others to the reconciliation I've found to God through Christ. Even when suffering wrongfully for Christ's or righteousness sake I'm going through it (thilipses)(it shall pass) taking a stand in God's armor to armpit continually in perpetuity present moment taking a stand for Christ and His righteousness and for the Name. The Bible calls me blessed when I suffer for Christ's sake unjustly, doing the right thing and suffering for and/or with Christ in the school of prayer with the Spirit of God in me and upon me thus I'm blessed to be envied. My own faults bring suffering too but the Spirit helps with the infirmity (weakness.) We seek His fullness and to be blameless without spot or defect before Him.
The goal of faith is to live with love for people letting Jesus be exalted in you and making Him Lord in everything.I'm in Christ for this long haul marathon in this race. I'm being totally submerged, submitted, and submitted committed coming up from the waters of Baptism to Him in the fullness of His Death and Resurrection speaking in other tongues and am enduring persevering longsuffering to possible death for the Name Romans 6:1-7. I was Water Baptized at twelve and Baptized in The Spirit with speaking in other tongues at fourteen being Baptized into Christ Romans 6:1-7; Acts 2,8,10,19. The Armor of God in His Presence is going before me as it's also the Armor of light mostly defensive but our weapon is the Word of God. I'm casting down every thought or imagination or divine argument that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and employing something positive in faith (the Word of God,) outwitting the devil's scheme, tactic, or flanking maneuver for I'm God's child instead of victim. I'm victor even more than a conqueror living victorious in our Lord rejoicing in Jesus and His Name and for His sake, Who is our Rock, Bulwark, Fortress, Deliverer, and Shield, and in the High Tower of His Name even on God's mountain.
He's a Giving God and leaves a good heritage. He's dwelling IN and through me and His Word dwells richly within and is The True life replacing my life with His Life. I'm dead, I died. Christ is my life and I'm living by faith His Life Galatians 2:20. Like a wild olive shoot grafted into an olive tree Jesus is Life within. Jesus is my imparted imputed infused Righteousness as my name is a part of His Name Romans 6:1. I'll have no other Savior I Corinthians 15:58. I'm just not kidding about this new reality having accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord as a four year old child through the Holy Spirit's conviction. I'm free from sin now working out my Salvation reckoning myself dead indeed to sin Romans 6:13, 11 in a sense of newness of life in Him (II Corinthians 5:17) and alive to God yielded being renewed in the spirit of my mind in the likeness of God's likeness and image which is made in the righteousness and holiness of the truth. I'm becoming a slave bond-servant of Christ to Him He making me a son in the process and the final decisions of control in all things is His because He's Lord. I'm fascinated, contributing to the common good, shining, and letting my light shine before all men that they may see the good works by which He transforms my life making changes. I'll someday (in Heaven) be His reflection in the mirror by His mercy and grace as He's calling the shots.
More recently as a Gideon (of twenty years a runner) I am looking to have character from Him increased and love genuine also for those to whom distributing God's Word comes and in the love of God outward I distribute Bibles handing them out prayerfully to many a person to win souls to our Lord. I'm surrendering in Him my willingness to guard my heart (Prov. 4:23) with all diligence and to be humbling myself prostrate before Him in heart and spirit all the time recognizing He's in control. Through the Son I'm coming to God daily surrendering willingness conversing in awe with Him evermore talking it up with Him so because that He did what He did: love me at Calvary. I came to be a beggar at first but able through His help because of Second Birth Born Again to tell other beggars where to find Bread. The bread is Jesus Christ, The Bread of Life. I'm in Christ 100 fold by faith. God is my Source and my all in all and as with this Great Good Shepherd, Who holds me, a lamb in His arms nurtured to be in Him I'm thus in vitality greatly nourished. Sick sheep don't eat. That's why He saves me from being dinner or lamb-chop and/or from false teachers going where food is spiritually green pasture and I go to Christ to learn when in selfish pride of my own achievements Who He Is nevertheless who I am: in essence, nothing and He, everything giving God the Highest Widest possible glory submissively under His hand, and I'm decreasing, He increasing. I'm weaned even as a child.
People need a power transformer transfigured relationship with God not just a religious environment and for some, they wrongfully do it attempted without Jesus. Jesus is central. He has to be Mediator. My Enthroning Him in the central area in my heart Lord is my best love response. Have the Son inner inwardly and you have THE LIFE. By default the opposite is true also. I'm found by Jesus Christ Born Again, and take up my cross moment by moment yea my personal bundle of aspirations, though some I'll admit, altruistic, nonetheless with prayers and goals of mine pressing forward I want to let Christ have the rule and reign over my life and follow Christ near and close in all situations and leave all behind yes everything, every last aspect ANY of possessions tries to put a hold on me or make me covet or to feel, left behind.To follow Christ is doing the steadfast right thing in Him and in Him living due diligence to realize my works are finished because just as God finished His works the seventh day I rest in His Rest because he that has entered God's rest has ceased from his own works as He did from His. I want to labor to enter that rest with total absolute abandon, trusting, circumspect, and with confidence from His Spirit, to follow through. To finish strong and with a thorough abandonment to be open in Him I'm doing all His will by faith which is my delight. His will is real and my delight.
I have triumphant victory over the schemes of the Enemy being aware of them aptly alertly to me and just how unfairly deceptively subtle when tempted his tactics and lying are and I know Christ in constant warfare for the Salvation of souls by it. Christ is our Mighty Warrior in the midst and works in fighting the satan's deceptive flanking maneuver so I can gain Christ by me but not war him (satan) for Christ defeated him even his minions too by Jesus stepping into the room and he and they falling down paralyzed knocked out good a spectacle before all men so then I won't have to fight he or them either for Christ already did. I take heed lest I fall. I'm triumphant overcoming in the Lord from being gummed by ignorance of his diabolical deception in the history of my existence and from tiredness from his influence indirect I'm now winning triumph. I individually agree with God about everything He's saying in His Word and profoundly agree with it. I walk in agreement with Him. The battle is truly the Lord's. Alive to God, The newness of life, new man, and armor of God we all put on then being believers to triumph over the schemes of the devil or schemes of his minions and so we do this. The schemes, not the devil himself nor his minion's but the schemes we stand firm against and don't give ground to but drawing a line in the sand, "here and no further," we say, and so we outwit him and them and tire him and them out. With our resist him and them motion he and they flee. These afflictions become eclipsed by glory standing in the Armor of God for I'm whole and blessed. The Armor of God in His Presence is going before me as it's also the Armor of light mostly defensive but our weapon is the Word of God. I'm casting down every thought or imagination or divine argument that sets itself or exalts itself against the knowledge of God and employing from God something positive in faith outwitting the devil's scheme, tactic, or flanking maneuver for I'm God's child instead of victim. I'm victor more than a conqueror living victorious rejoicing in Jesus and for His Sake. The devil the adversary will try to obstruct the follow through. Satan's name means enemy, adversary. I individually agree with God about everything He's saying in His Word and profoundly agree with it. I walk in agreement with Him. The battle is truly the Lord's.
I'm being renewed in the spirit of my mind to put on the New Self which is being renewed in knowledge Eph. 4:24,25. I put off the old self which is rotting and put on the new self which in the likeness of God Has been created in the righteousness and holiness of the truth. The battleground is the thinking. First we submit to God! Then resist spiritual wickedness even in high places. Lift the shield of faith to quench fiery darts. I am saved to take a right stand a right position with my Creator. In the relationship to God I have peace. I'm blessed and learning how to worship Him fully with joy, love in spirit and truth. I'm knowing He's FOR ME and I'm always under-girded by His hand and through Him I'm ably showing mercy to the Body too being empathetic in the beloved. I'm accepted in the beloved and by Him accepted even first come first serve at Banquet times so I'm hungry to accept one another contributing to the common good showing compassion as He did me, empathizing rather than sympathizing where I can. Sympathy as such is powerful in writing a card, a hospital visit, but ultimately limited to the written word, a sentiment. Empathy or feeling other's pain brings relief to others stitching them or binding wounds up, winding bandage and antiseptic edifying them gifting them inner healing them building them up in love but sympathizing makes one stand aloof. Only God does great healing is the ultimate truth. We are God's pawns, healers, and observers but doing the greater works as His collective Body in the world Christ said we would do. Empathy is listening well even performing healing (therapeuo) by the Anointed Christ and us His reps ministering to others in agape! This is spelled T-I-M-E. And love and action. I rely on Holy Spirit ministry fullness for the next step (Greek parapeteoo,) within the cadence of walking by the Spirit. I am attached to Him abiding in the Lord enjoying His touch in other words firmly abiding in the Lord and rejoicing in Him evermore. He at times carries us with one set of footprints! Praise God!
I'm for God's glorifying Jesus alone in my ministry and NOT myself! Let Jesus decide rewards, credit, or glories! I like being unsung and among Church family fairly given a fair shake but in Him. I want to look to the interests of others caring concerned about showing compassion unconditionally and in phileo love. I lay all my dead works apart from Christ down and on the dung heap and if there are any left, burn them immediately. Triumphing in the cross which is God's victory which was shown to be Victorious over sin, death, grave, hell, and the devil, and at the Empty Tomb was played out which is the ultimate expression of good. I'm an Assembly of God adherant. God's mercies towards me inspire me in my spleen to show others compassion. Jehovah Elohim Adonai Abba is the God of compassion, of all comfort! God is calling us to have compassionate hearts of mercy and do something in social righteousness in Him in love to share the comfort God gives us through trials. If I by grace can make in love Agape, Phileo lovingly that decision of connection that of seeing others like God sees them and cement that and treat them like that way I will be blessed and happy. I by His grace want as well to obtain the desire to be pressing in for the prize in Christ of Gentle Kind Tenderness in chesed (Covenant Lovingkindness) in Christ's godly spiritual human temperament ready and available for use. His Lovingkindness is better than life.
Freely you received, freely give.To Him Who has, more shall be given and he shall have an abundance (of hearing God's words.) The Bible is firmly clear, "God is love." He will not cry out to argue nor cry in the streets to announce Himself nor quench a wick that is smoldering at all but let it kindle as needed. The smallest spark He will encourage. By that love agape let us serve one another and build each other up but don't get tangled up by other's left behavior. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. His yoke is wearable and is big enough for two for He will lead both pushing the plow. Even the ox is there not muzzled strengthened by prayer. Ask, seek, knock for everyone who asks, receives, he who knocks, opens, and he who seeks finds. And I'm praying for open doors with utterances to be a witness to make CLEAR the Gospel individually with more of me BEHIND ALL OUTREACH though there is more suffering for Christ that occurs that way and I'm studying fervently in white hot flames of love to obey God's call in me to fervency and seeking His will reverently and awesomely in wonder to be a mighty bold witness to be proclaiming His Message of the Gospel (Carrusso in Greek meaning 'bringing down a great message') and be one in Him of Christ Jesus alone with one mind and heart, and mouth unified in glorifying Him in His Body (homotheumadan in Greek.)
Win disciples to Christ. Be a witness. It's GOOD NEWS. When necessary use words like John Wesley said. And pray for yours and their salvation like Charles Finney or praying Hyde or the Wesley's, John and Charles. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God often and He will lift you up in His Due time. Worship Him truly meaning every moment give Him overwhelming worth-ship as to His Holy Nature and surrender to His Majesty adoration and give Him His Due honor Due His Name and even in down time worship Him in spirit and truth realizing anything is possible with God. Count your blessings. Positively believe that even to a corpse He is Able to do anything, anything being possible with God so glorifying Him you are abiding in Jesus as well as shining your light as in giving constant glory continually to Him! I'm purifying myself of all filthiness of flesh and spirit (by the Holy Spirit) in the Holiness of God! Transliteration Of II Cor. 7:1. He is with us always even to the end of the world never to leave nor forsake us (Mat. 28:20) so persevere to the end though hated or loved for Jesus Christ with you/in ya. Abide in Christ. Commit your way to the Lord trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass Psalm 37:6. In Jesus Name, Amen. Http://www.bethelagny.blogspot.com. Http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davidcandel. Http://www.davvvyc.blogspot.comSubmitted by DAVID CANDELFor the benefit of the Body of Christ.Dave