Christ is Risen

 May 2009

Food for Thought

A survey reported by the telegraph.co.uk states that the celebrity that most Britons would like to bring back from the dead is Jesus, and I guess we would get the same results here if we did a similar survey!

Jesus leads poll of dead people we most want to meet – ” Jesus Christ is the dead person most Britons would love to meet, a study has found.” (www.telegraph.co.uk)

So it seems that, despite what evangelists think they have achieved in 2000 years, the Good News of the Gospel, namely that Christ is Risen from the Dead, certainly hasn’t got through.

But on a positive note at least the people of the world should receive with Great Joy the Good News of the Gospel, namely that Christ is Risen from the Dead!

The Main Point I am Trying to get across is this: Jesus is Alive Today and He Lives in All who Truly Believe in Him and in what he did for us. But this message is obviously not getting through out there!

SO WHAT’S WRONG WITH OUR MESSAGE!!!

What do we say when we go out there and evangelize? We say in essence this:

Jesus Christ DIED for your sins that you may have a place in heaven when YOU DIE, and then you will live forever in Heaven with Him. Hallelujah! This is a Gospel of death, no wonder people think Jesus is dead, it’s because we tell them He is dead, and if they believe this Gospel what they look forward to is death so that they can be united with Him and live with Him in the “After-Life”

BUT THAT’S NOT THE GOSPEL THAT JESUS OR THE FIRST DISCIPLES PREACHED!

NO NO NO!

The True Gospel is this:

Once All everything and All Everyone Lived inside God, inside His Love, inside His Will, inside His Presence.

But through what Adam did in the Garden, (through the wiles of the Devil who deceived Eve), we all, (All everything and All Everyone,) became sinners (corrupted) and went astray living outside God, outside His Love, outside His Will, outside His Presence.

But here is the Good News!!! Jesus came down in the form of man to take on our burden of sin and also to pay the price (penalty) of our sins, namely death (and even more so, death on the cross) and this sin death is separation from God because God cannot even look at sin let alone abide (live) with it in His presence.

So by dying on the cross, Jesus took all our sins down into death, but death, although it grabbed hold of and held onto all those (our) sins, could not keep HIM there as those (our) sins had no Anchor point in Him!!! (And they have no Anchor point in us now either (if we believe!) As we don’t own them anymore)

So He Rose Again, Out of Death. And is now seated at the Right Hand, (that is the side of ALL Power and ALL Authority,) of God.

And the GOOD NEWS is this: We too, as we die daily to our old life, our old nature, can be partakers of HIS new Resurrected Life, His Godly Nature, and that New Life is God’s Life namely LOVE.

So how do we know if we have passed from our death into His Life (our new Life)? Simply by the evidence of God’s Love in us for one another, that is our Love for the Brethren.

AND BY SEEING THIS LOVE BETWEEN US, ALL MANKIND WILL SEE HIM AND KNOW HIM

So, the survey shows that they do not see Him in us, and that is simply because we, that is we Christians, DON’T love one another as we should.

And there I’m not differentiating between denominations! We Christians (all denominations) need to Love one another (all denominations).

So while we may possibly Love some of our brothers (and sisters) in our own denomination, we battle to Love those of other denominations.

And yet we need also to love our ENEMIES?

How far are we from that!!!

Let’s Get out there and Get it Right this time People!!!

 

Reference: Jesus leads poll of dead people we most want to meetwww.telegraph.co.uk/

Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

Bottom of a Deep Dark Ocean

 with George W Tyler

Nov 2011

Jesus said an astounding thing in John 6

Joh 6:48   I am that bread of life.
Joh 6:49   Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
Joh 6:50   This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
Joh 6:51   I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Joh 6:52   The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Joh 6:53   Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Joh 6:54   Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:55   For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Joh 6:56   He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
Joh 6:57   As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
Joh 6:58   This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
Joh 6:59   These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
Joh 6:60   Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying1; who can hear it2?
Joh 6:61   When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
Joh 6:62   What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
Joh 6:63   It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life3.
Joh 6:64   But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
Joh 6:65   And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
Joh 6:66   From that time many of his disciples4 went back, and walked no more with him.
Joh 6:67   Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Joh 6:68   Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Joh 6:69   And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
Joh 6:70   Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
Joh 6:71   He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

  1. hard saying — not merely harsh, but insufferable, impossible to accept.
  2. who can hear it — submit to listen to it and do it.
  3. the words that I speak… are spirit and… life — The whole meaning of these words is “spirit,” and not flesh… “Life” in its highest God type of Life form, not in its lowest mortal, physical, human form. These words can only be interpreted spiritually by those having the Holy Spirit.
  4. many of his disciples — many of his pretty constant followers, those who saw him as their “teacher,” or “leader.”

You don’t serve up on the table anything other than the Christ who is in you! When the bible calls Jesus the WORD, it is related to eating Jesus because He is the Word of God and we consume the Word.

When you eat or drink naturally what happens is that your body assimilates everything, (takes it in) good or bad, and then what is good gets used to grow your cells, blood etc, what is bad gets filtered out or sometimes you may vomit it out.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

So Jesus asks his close Disciples: “So are you also going to leave me?” And they reply (kind of sadly in a resigned way)… “No Lord… Here we are at the bottom of a deep dark ocean and you are the only one with the oxygen cylinder… where can we go apart from you and still have Life?” They would probably have loved to go as well, but they knew that they didn’t have another option! It also shows that they understood who Jesus was and what Jesus was saying, and the others who left didn’t, because they also said: “You have the WORDS of LIFE!”

It’s like the other story about “Is there anyone else up there?”

It’s the same thing… no one else is coming… there is no plan B… it is Christ or nothing… Life or death… simple choice really… a “no brainer”… but yet still… we engage the brain and make the wrong choice!… sad really!… and also explains why Jesus wept!… Wow at times like this it is all so clear!… so simple… so easy… yet still we seem to WANT to struggle… WANT to try to make it on our own… without him… without his life… so silly

Once you “engage the brain” you are already committed to making a choice, to judging, and either choice you make (good or evil is from the wrong tree and is done out of disobedience, out of rebellion against God himself. So it is judging good/evil isn’t it? And BOTH are wrong choices.

Rather it should be “Choose Christ… and LIVE!”… So simple.

A few other related thoughts:

  • Thou shalt not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out the mouth of God.
  • Unless you eat my body and drink my blood, you shall have no part of me as the ‘bread’ that I serve is actually my Life… my body – presented as a living sacrifice
  • That time when Jesus said to Peter, “feed my sheep…” the implication was that he had ‘eaten’ Jesus, and now become part of Christ, and in turn, to feed HIMSELF (Peter) to the sheep.

Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

Be Ye Therefore… Perfect!

 March 2009

Be-Attitudes

Now this is Quite Funny… When I first saw the Beatitudes I thought… OK… Be-Attitudes… these are the Attitudes you should have as a Christian… But I thought I could just pick out One… or One or Two… But NOW I realise it is ALL of them… and MORE that is Required!

But lets look First at the Word “Attitude”… In Military terms it is the “Angle of Attack.” Now when the Artillery or Mortar wants to find out where you are… Where You’re “AT”… it simply needs to note three points on the Trajectory of the Shell or Mortar YOU are firing then it definitively can send a round back to you on a reciprocal trajectory.

Now what the world does is one better, it CREATES the Attitude in you, so it doesn’t even need to find out where you’re “at”… it already knows where you’re at because it PUT you there… It created that attitude in you.. so then it simply fires the rounds at you directly… but I’m NOT talking about Mortars and Shells… I’m talking about Fads and Fashions, Modes and so on.

Through Marketing etc. the World Creates IN You, Wants that become Needs that MUST be fulfilled or else you will simply “DIE.”

Those “Must Wear”… “Must Eat”… “Must Have” Products… All made to fulfil a False Need… that was surreptitiously placed IN You in the First place!

But our ATTITUDE should be that we have the “MIND of CHRIST”… Desiring to fulfil the Holy Spirits desires… and NOT our OWN Selfish, Fleshy Desires.

And We need to have ALL the Attitudes in the Beatitudes:

Everything from Mat 5:2 to and especialy Mat 5:48 which sums it all up!

Mat 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Mat 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Mat 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Mat 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Mat 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Mat 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Mat 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Mat 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Mat 5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
Mat 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Mat 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Mat 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Mat 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Mat 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Mat 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
Mat 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Mat 5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
Mat 5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
Mat 5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Mat 5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
Mat 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Mat 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Mat 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Mat 5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
Mat 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Mat 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Mat 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Mat 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect

 Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

What’s it all about? And why is it Necessary

Jan 2010

When we, as a potential new bride of Christ, accept Him as our new Husband, we have a problem, as we belong to another, Satan, our old husband.

So here is the situation; we have left (abandoned) our old husband and old life and are now joined to another husband.

But yet, for as long as we live we are bound by an oath to that old husband.

So what is the solution? Where is the Hope?

Well the only way out of the old commitment is through death, because as you know, once you are dead there are no more legal holds on you, so you are free!

So when you enter the waters of baptism you die to your old life and to your commitment to your old husband.

But when you Exit the waters of baptism, you are born again into newness of life and into a new commitment to your new husband Christ.

So you are now committed to Him. And all previous commitments are legally and spiritually null and void!

 Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

Angle of Attack

with George W Tyler

June 2009

Main Reference:

Phi 2:5-8  Indeed, be letting the frame of mind [or, attitude] be in you which [was] also in Christ Jesus,  who existing in the nature of God, did not consider being equal to God something to be held onto, but He emptied Himself, having taken the nature of a slave, having come to be in the likeness of people, and having been found in appearance as a person, He humbled Himself, having become obedient to the point of death-even of death of a cross.

“Having this mind in me that is in Christ” (Having the right Attitude)

The Marketers want to know “Where you at?” So they can “Target” you better. But if they can create the “right” (for them!) Attitude in you then they “Have” you, as then they already know were you are “At”

So their aim then becomes to create in you the attitude THEY need in order for you to want and indeed “need” their products. So they know where you’re “At” because they put you there by creating those Wants and Needs in your Heart, Soul and Mind. So now you just MUST have what they now alone can provide!

You have become their “Slave.” A dedicated follower of fashion, a Modern (from the word mode – meaning most common or most popular.) person and an avid consumer.

The 20th Century has in deed been the Age of the Consumer, but the consumer is not “king” as most believe, but a slave. With a shop till you drop attitude. Buying not to fulfill their Needs but to fulfill Wants and Greeds (Lusts) that have been surreptitiously created within them by the Marketing “Gurus”. And these Wants then become false “Needs.” So that the consumers become the milking cows or “Milch Wench” of the corporate Giants.

But Also, in order to both make the goods and keep the wheels of the monster turning, and also generate income to pay for the goods they don’t need in the first place! These “slaves” (the consumers) must also be, are also the workers (slaves)of Industry. Making the goods keeping the wheels turning, buying the goods etc.

YET… Most often they cannot even afford the commodities that they are making, which breeds resentment, envy greed etc. within them, and a deep dissatisfaction with all everything, until they burst out in revolution. But revolution to what? Change to what? Exchanging one set of despots for another in most cases. One Saul after another, sapping their strength taking their produce, putting them into bondage and providing just an illusion in return.

As the salesman, trying to distract us from the real question (do we truly need this new thing?) will say, “Do you want to sign (your life away) with the Red Pen or the Blue Pen?”

So What/Where/Who is the solution?

JESUS is the way the truth and the LIFE, He alone holds the Firm Ground, and all other ground is sinking sand! We are either in him or totally lost! There is no “Middle” Ground. No Compromise.

Totas Tuus  – Totally Yours Jesus – Totally Yours or Nothing at all

Psalm 18:2-3  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

craggy – cleft in rock – die to flesh deny self take up cross – follow me

Reference:

Phi 2  Therefore, if [there is] any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels [fig., affections] and mercies, fulfill my joy [or, make my joy complete], that you shall be thinking the same thing [fig., you are being like-minded], having the same love, united in spirit, thinking the one [thing] [fig., intending the same purpose],  [doing] nothing according to selfish ambition or empty [or, groundless] conceit, _but_ with humility be regarding one another [as] being better than yourselves. Stop being concerned each one about the things of themselves, but each one also [about] the things of others.

Indeed, be letting the frame of mind [or, attitude] be in you which [was] also in Christ Jesus, who existing in the nature of God, did not consider being equal to God something to be held onto, _but_ He emptied Himself, having taken the nature of a slave, having come to be in the likeness of people, and having been found in appearance as a person, He humbled Himself, having become obedient to the point of death-even of death of a cross.

And so God highly exalted Him [or, put Him in the most important position] and gave to Him a Name, the [Name] above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of heavenly [ones] and of earthly [ones] and of [ones] under the earth, and every tongue [fig., person] shall confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord to [the] glory of God [the] Father! [cp. Isaiah 45:23]

So then, my beloved, just as you always obeyed, not as in my presence only, _but_ now much more in my absence, be working out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for God is the One supernaturally working in you both to be desiring and to be supernaturally working for the sake of His good pleasure.

Be doing all things without complaints and arguments, so that you shall become blameless and innocent children of God, unblemished in [the] midst of a crooked and having been perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the universe, holding firmly to [or, offering] the word of life, as my right to boast in [the] day of Christ, that I did not run [fig., exert myself] in vain, nor did I labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and sacred service of your faith, I rejoice, and I rejoice together with you all.

And in the same [manner], you also are to be rejoicing and are to be rejoicing together with me. But I hope [or, trust] in the Lord Jesus to soon send Timothy to you, so that I also shall be encouraged, having learned the things concerning you [fig. your circumstances].

For I have no one with the same attitude, who will be genuinely concerned about the [things] concerning you [fig. your circumstances]. For they all seek the [things] of themselves [fig., their own interests], not the [things] of Christ Jesus. But you know his proven character, that as a child to a father, he served as a slave with me concerning the Gospel.

Therefore, this [one] indeed I hope [or, expect] to send immediately, as soon as I ascertain the [things] concerning me [fig., my circumstances]. But I have placed [my] confidence in the Lord that I myself also will soon come. And I considered [it] necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker and fellow-soldier, but your apostle and public servant to my need, since he was longing for you all, and being distressed, because you heard that he was sick.

For indeed he was sick nearly to death, but God showed him mercy, but not him only, but also me, so that I should not have sorrow upon sorrow. Therefore, I sent him as quickly as possible [or, with great urgency], so that having seen him again you shall rejoice, and I shall be relieved of sorrow. Therefore, be receiving [or, be welcoming] him in [the] Lord, with all joy, and be holding such [ones] in honor, because he came near to the point of death on account of the work of Christ, having shown disregard for his life, so that he shall fill up [fig., supply] your deficiency of sacred service to me.

Further References:

Luke 9:18-26 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.

He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.

 Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

Fit of Rage

 Jan 2010

Explosion of Anger

Most of us have experienced in our lifetime an explosion of anger. We keep all those negative feelings bottled up inside, then one day, someone may say or do something quite unrelated, and BOOM, we explode in a “fit of rage” that has very little to do with the current issue. It is just that we have kept all the past hurts bottled up inside us causing us much distress within ourselves.

It is this holding on of pent up negative feelings that makes many of us sick and as a result we find ourselves ineffective witnesses, enclosed in wrath, enclosed in a “body of death.” This is probably the very essence and cause of all of our emotional and even physical sickness.

For many of us entering and experiencing our promised land is very difficult because of all this pent up anger.

The way to cut off this anger in us is through our fellowship with one another in and through Christ whereby we “confess our sins one to another.”

We cannot deal with this anger on our own. In the world, people spend thousands of dollars on psychiatrists to get rid of all this “enclosed wrath” that cripples society, but we understand that God knows us so very well inside and out so there is absolutely nothing that goes on in our minds that He is unaware of and that is not common to man.

So when we share these negative feelings with each other we realise that these attitudes and feelings are common to everyone. We are not alone.

Conquering these attitudes and feelings in our own personal promised land creates good soil for the good seed to be planted so that it is not lost and will grow into a great tree planted in our lives that will bear “much fruit” unto the living God. Jesus said in

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Let us then move on into this abundant victorious life promised us through Christ.

 Reference: http://members.cox.net/8thday/canaan.html

Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

Living by Christ’s Nature

with George W Tyler

April 2012

Do we Love God? Does God want us to be One? Is Love and Unity within our power?

Yes… Yes… and Yes…

So where’s the problem then? Or rather where is OUR problem then? We had better get our story straight real quick! Repent real quick.

Love is a decision of our will (or our “won’t”) Ha-Ha! It’s a bit like this:

Paul says “I die daily so that Christ may come forth in me, Daily.” and I guess I say “I die once or twice in a month so that Christ may come forth in me for a few minutes.”

Maybe that’s where the battle is… With this… My flesh… It is not MY will… it is like; AGAINST My will… It is about asking and answering this question:

“Who is Lord”?

I’ve been working on a message: “The Highest Life Form.” Something partially transcribed from a message I heard a while back. It speaks about the two trees in the middle of the garden.

I was thinking… the best example of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was when Peter said to Jesus that he should not die on the cross. Peter is saying in effect that it is evil… But Jesus had said it, so how could it be evil? That’s why Jesus said to Peter: “Get behind me Satan”

Judging is endemic to the human nature… We all do it… It is very hard to see that we are doing it because we are steeped in it… we discuss what the “trees” are, but we don’t know the truth… and it is not what we think it is… we think that living by the tree of life is doing what is “good”… and that living by the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is doing what is “evil”

Who can judge? Is there anyone who is able to judge…? Yes… the same one who opened the seven seals… JESUS… He is able! Wow Awesome Truth.

Jesus is the Tree of Life… and Satan is the tree of death, which is also known as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil… So we need to choose by which Life we want to Live…

Christ’s Life or Satan’s Life.

This principle applies to EVERYTHING and yet we don’t know; we don’t understand that we are living by wrong tree because we are saturated in its juices twenty four/seven/three sixty five and one quarter. We are born in it and live in it and die in it… But now… Through what Jesus has done… We now have the ability to CHOOSE which Tree we shall live by… And God gives us a little hint…  He says “CHOOSE LIFE!!!” Yes it is awesome… Wonderful it is… Hey Yup… He is Awesome Wonderful.

I remember that tape we heard when Gene Edwards preached to those guys in the USA, He was real funny… It’s real amusing because he didn’t know who they were but still he got their number a few times; he killed a few sacred cows even with them. It reminds me of a dream I shared with those we know back in South Africa… The dream showed that we had become just like any other man led denomination, where one dominant leader leads, and all the others just follow him. It is like a default part of man’s nature; to want Saul to lead and so reject God’s leadership.

Some men came up to me a while back and said, in effect; “You climb up the mountain and hear from God; then you come back down and just tell us what to do and we will do it… Classic… That was when I was supposed to tear my clothes off I think… but I was just too stunned I guess, and it took me a while to realise what they were saying, and by then they were gone…

The woman wants a man; but the thing is this: They want his name but they want to eat their own food. They are “nominal” (in name only) Christians, and they want to carry on doing their own thing and not HIS thing.

They say, “We don’t want to search out the Will of God for ourselves, we want to have leaders to find it out for us and tell us what to do; and then we will do it.” But they won’t actually do it… Yet that is exactly why we are each given the Holy Spirit… That HE may search the mind of God, even the deep hidden mysteries of God and reveal them to us. That is the Holy Spirit’s job. That is why the Holy Spirit is given!

And we all say: “YES… that’s right… But YOU do it for us.” It is ugly hey? And it makes you feel real bad. It fells awful.

There is a scripture about seven women grabbing hold of one man and so on.

Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

Isa 3:6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand.

That is exactly what they were saying to me!

Very interesting… human nature is so predictable that is why if you truly live by Christ’s nature it is easy to see the truth of what is happening because then you are free from that human nature and so can see, think, and feel clearly. You can at last start seeing things from God’s point of view… It’s like being Three D in a Two D world. Mmm now I see… He who is least in Three D is greater than he who is most in Two D. Wow simple hey! We were Two D Black & White… Now we are Three D Technicolor!!! Mmm… and with Surround Sound as well! Ha Ha!

And it may be even closer than we think….

Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

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