A message came from Above, information came from God Himself – that the person is freed from the old nature, once and for all, through Christ, through His death and resurrection. Who believes that today?
Any person that begins to believe something, begins to tell others what they believe. If a person believes that there is a big sale in a really expensive store and everything is 90% off – what do they do? They run over there, try that faith out, and if it worked – they begin to tell others. If a person says I have faith in something, but they do not act on it or tell others about it – that means that faith is dead, it has no substance, it is just information that is not acted upon, which bears no fruit. Faith is always driven by word, by information that you hear. Once you hear that information, if you believe it, then you will act on it…
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
Renewing of your mind – what does that mean? Does that mean that you continuously and slowly reform your mind? Does that mean that you thought by thought make your mind better? Renewing of your mind happens on the cross. It happens once, when you are buried and resurrected in Jesus Christ! After you have a brand new mind, then your mind is renewed every day, because you grow in your new mind. The old mind has to be put to death, and the new mind has to be born again. That is the teaching of Jesus Christ. But what is your mind? Is your mind in your head? Your mind is actually in your heart. It includes understanding, knowledge, judgement, thoughts, and all of those things come from your heart. Watch Video Below!
“O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24) How many times have you heard this scripture in sermons that justify the sinful nature of a person? Typically it goes like this: “well even Paul called himself a wretched man, that he’s a sinner. And if Paul was like this, then what can we say about ourselves?” But what is Paul really writing about here? Is this the condition (the condition of a wretched man) of a person who is born again, born from above? Paul is writing about the condition of war, a condition where you are in constant battle between the law (which is good) and sin (which is bad). This is the condition of a person who is under the law. Christ came to free us from the law and from the wretched state, from sin!
No believer in God wants to sin. A person repents, renounces the committed sins, but never comes to the essence of the sin! No matter how much he repents – the sin continues to produce its fruits, and they appear and express themselves again and again. There will be no victory, until a person finds the truth and realizes the essence of sin. So what is Sin? Watch video below!
Do you agree that words have power? With words you can hurt someone, push someone away; with words you can also gain a person, hold them up; with words you can start a war and with words you can stop this very same war. Words are All around us: on the radio, on Facebook, on television, or how today is very common – on our mobile devices… but what word can give us freedom?
Previously, we have discussed, that there are two worlds. One world, is this world, as it is written in 1 John 2:16: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” …