In the cross even the Death of Christ (He) was God in our place even at the Empty Tomb as at our Atonement on the Cross our resurrection. Christ is Risen! He's Risen indeed! Christ is Revival a movement of God and God's move to us in Revival is His Hand that will be that which will lead us to abandon fear and worry and to lay hold of abundant pardon. He removes our sin from us as far as the east is from the west. The penalty for sin is gone too. That's in Psalm 103:12. For we need our sins forgiven and most definitely need to embrace newness of life if we haven't had the pleasure nor delight yet in this life for God will answer prayer prayed for that in Jesus's Name, our New Covenant Savior, Jesus, Who we realize Died for our Salvation to save us as for He Whom "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 Eternal blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption for us. ..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.In other words our Salvation is complete. We are whole by faith and can by His grace see our sins upon that Cross as the worship in the song goes by, but oh what it took of Price in God for us to do that!
Pastor Rich says in his recent sermon, "Scripture in Galatians 3:1 asks, "Who broke in upon you to bewitch you?" "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 obvious 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 through Christ is very real to us. Christ in His Person and Work is the waters at the oasis of our wilderness. The Person and Work of Christ is the essence of the good real reality that would fill us with spiritually heightened sense of awareness to live an adventure with God properly by faith even good satisfaction in Christ only and starve us for every good thing supposedly this world has to offer us opposed to His goodness and holiness presuming to satisfy us which it doesn't but instead we're hating sin and sinning and hoping for a reach at Heaven Eternal on the other hand. As an Eternal itch for God passions for doing right and for God Himself Who He Is which gets us nearer to the Cross in experiencing Salvation we live in Him. We need God alone and only a greater hunger more for desiring Him, His Kingdom, and Christ's Righteousness.
Christ's Person and Work will feed our spirits with feed and fuel of real nutrition of awareness of God's Presence everywhere and at our reception of that hunger, satisfaction. His Person and Work within is His Holy will for us to know Him and confidently feeds and fuels His Desire and passions for that which are good attributes and godly in motivation as we are getting to know Him in godliness by way of sanctification. To accept Christ is to spend quality time with Him even any time with Him as the focal point of all life and receive our Salvation, even quickly determine you are in the right ballpark of the right idea of Who He is and in the right ballpark generally as well of a Biblical View of God and religion. Pray a side holster of a prayer something like this: Dear Abba Daddy, even God I confess I'm a sinner and being completely honest with your examining me and You in your Sanctification/Holiness revealed, I repent and want to be exposed to Your Searchlight in Your Word to wash me. I'm sorry for my sins and failing your Law. Confessing I'm a chiefest of sinners I want to turn from them (my sins) and repent totally. I want to turn one hundred eighty degrees from those sins and receive Christ boldly and love and serve You! I believe Jesus Died, that His victory Ultimately was very great on the cross and the resurrection very powerful and it makes me a risen person inside too, resurrected, yet crucified according to Gal. 2:20 and He's the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6.) For being our substitute on the cross I'm thankful, grateful, and content in Thee. Humbly I come to You God and accept Your Son Jesus (God's Only Begotten of God meaning Firstfruits of Resurrection,) yea Jesus my Savior and Lord over sin, death, Hell, and the grave. I acknowledge the very suffering of the Cross You endured for my complete healing and Salvation.
For it's by grace alone I'm saved to good works to perform foreordained for me before the world began. To do the greater works Christ said we would do to do also we will do. In Jesus Name, we pursue righteousness Amen. Now we should follow Him. Moment by moment deny yourself, lose your life in this world, take up your cross, and follow Him. It's a daily moment by moment surrender.
It's an inner and outer glorious life this Christian walk. It's a wonderful adventurous reality in thrills and of abundant life too. Would to God revival come and many be saved. Christ adds daily to the church such as should be saved. Character within is created by God immediately at Salvation given by Him inside to us and you're ushered into God's Kingdom for His Son translated you in by His love for you, you over time will be increasing in passion for godly things. Further God ignites these passions with His sparks of Godly fusion. Cultivating inner love for God by His placing His Holy Spirit in you we dwell with God's Presence intimately inside while we become like Him transforming from faith to faith glory to glory healing to healing strength to strength. The Holy Spirit is central to a right foundation in Christ, and being made in Christ's image is important to acknowledge because He's creating desire for Jesus's lifestyle inside us as in Hilarious Giving to God first, not just money also, but a Holy godly attitude in lifestyle, and passions for doing the right thing, attitudes, and Lordship over our check books, etc., as we learn about the right fear or reverance of Him in His Word. God gives us all one heart one mind (homotheumaden in Greek) to unify us and puts His Holy Spirit IN us. To reverence Him is to know His honor for God and/or judgment or punishment for sin. We serve with reverent fear and respect and rejoice with trembling. We work out our salvation with fear and trembling. His love changes us. For God works both to Will and to do His will. We have the possibility of pleasing the Father.
Christ left us and Ascended On High to the Throne above and when He did He sent us the Holy Spirit. The Spirit's given for convincing, conviction, and judgment of sin for equipping the Saints for service by His five fold ministry prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher, and indwelling of Him in us that we might be where He is and be in His fire for He's the Fire and we know that He is Holy (Quidosh in Hebrew) and we be available for His use. He's our sanctuary as well. The Holy Spirit points to Christ constantly. He's got our hand in His and He keeps us. "Modern day idols have to be taken out like worry and fear," Pastor Rich says Ez. 11:10-12,13,19-21; 36:25-28. He doesn't change our personality but He does change our individuality some. By revealing God and Christ through the Holy Spirit's evidence He's giving passion from Him to do right until we reflect Jesus Christ in us being changed outwardly and inwardly even transformed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of our Lord to be like His image 2 Cor. 3:18. He gives to us the Holy Spirit even taking away the veil of deception completely away within us ole slew foot would blind us with but God giving a soft heart. We're looking at His example with clarity even willing then momentarily and always to do His will. You can have a lot of externals without having God within so be sure you have the right Hermaneutic real yielded sparked devotion devout to Him from His Word specially being Born Again and in Christ. Being Born Again you can see and tell what the Kingdom of God should be by the Holy Spirit telling you. It's righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. It's the rule and reign of the Holy Spirit and Jesus and the Father in the life of the believer.
In the Word of God one sees the majority of Jesus's parables declare and show the highlighted greatness of the Kingdom of God and its thorough importance. A spark of His love for us in us will spark a mission and passion as we learn each parables main teaching. We will Get to know how to be ready for Christ's return performing and have new ability to see as He sees and loves putting our hand to the plow. Love has to be compassion connected back to Jesus Christ and thanksgiving being grateful in Him and He giving contentment for all He's doing. "God cannot be giving us Power if we do not want a Holy Character as well," my Pastor Rich Catapano says. "He can take that love of power right out of us and give us desire to be humble," He adds. Humility and being preferring other believers others-centered is always good for a right cause. Humility is being no less nor more than who God created you to be. The humble are eventually exalted and the proud are humbled. But agape love expressed humbly can give us the right amount of power in humility to lovingly fascilitate revival should God send it. Revival is written about in Campus Aflame, a great book to read. A Sovereign move God performs it is. "It's also like whipping each other forward in a roller derby when it occurs which would win a roller derby contest as a team of people and horses would win pulling in the grape harvest together. We would gather the grape of the harvest as reaching what's before us to the high calling of God and placing the grape in the basket of the Christian in front of us each by placing it next to us, cutting off the right from our right side and placing harvest grapes with the left hand in our brother's basket," my Pastor says. It's a picture of unity in diversity in bringing in the crop. Amen.
The love God has to us is redeeming in quality. His hatred for sin is seen in the severity of God's judgment for sin on the Cross. This should lead us to see how utterly wrong sin is as well as insidious is its hurt it causes. Jesus said, "For this cause I am come." Jesus is in essence crying out from all Eternity, "I'm going to make this right." If we take sin lightly in our thoughts we are in danger of crucifying the Son of God afresh. But His just cause is to bring victory where sin did its damage. Where we are aware of His love we should see the Redemption of the Cross. We who have been forgiven by God through the Blood should be thankful the penalty for our sin is gone, the punishment meted out on the Savior at Calvary. In this way we honor the Son in Saving us from sin and cautiously stay in the love of God as Jude tells us. Knowing God's love is we realize Salvation is from sin and its effects. How great is the grace that caught and rescues us. Let's give thanks with a grateful heart!
Scripture tells how God loved us yet while we were still sinners in Christ Dying for us. I John says,"Behold what manner of love bestowed on us in being called God's child." Let's not presume on that love as a Pharisee but be as the publican humbly relaying to God, "be merciful to me a sinner." Salvation is a gift remember and we can't earn it, but when we die God's love will be consuming fire in a different sense than it is now. Shun the hell, and embrace the heart that caught and rescued us. Committedly follow The Lord Jesus Christ seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness. We don't earn points but ever seek His face to please not just obey. Keep God's love in balance with His care, Omniscience, Omnipotence, in step with the Spirit, near. Yaweh Yaweh we love to shout Your Name O Lord!! Worship Him in spirit and in truth.