24Jul 2014

Just perform, conform and comply!

Does that picture look familiar? Is mainstream religion (through a mixture of law and grace) educating believers out of the freedom and faith Christ gave them? This clip asks that important question.

21Jul 2014

When the apostle Paul said he had been crucified with Christ, what exactly did he mean?

And if he was dead, what life was Paul living? This message unpacks Galatians 2:20 in a powerful way, and reveals the profound contrast between self (ego) and the Law given by Moses to deal with it, and the reality of the Christ-life.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. ~ Gal. 2:20

17Jul 2014

Do you pray the Lord’s prayer?

It’s innocent, but unnecessary. Why, because each aspect of the “model prayer” got answered through Christ on the cross at Calvary.

Born under the Law, Jesus was confined to its perimeters when teaching. Much of what He taught related directly to those who had been raised and educated under the legal framework (the Law given by Moses).

Today, we are not under the Law but Grace, meaning everything the Law demanded Jesus fulfilled and supplied us through His death, burial and resurrection. So for example, you are completely forgiven because of Jesus, not working through a check-list of people to forgive!

Remember, if it is of “works” it is no longer Grace. Forgiveness is no less important because it helps us, but in no way changes the Father’s abounding, uncaused love towards us, as revealed through His Son.

Check out the video clip.

23May 2014

Life experience is natural before it is spiritual.

That changes when we meet Jesus. What was natural becomes spiritual.

And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:45-46

Salvation is the greatest miracle ever to occur in our lives, and it happens the instant we believe into Jesus. In that moment God makes us spiritual: a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17).

Spirit life is not led by feelings or intellect. It is led by faith. To believe Jesus is to believe “into” Him. God recreates our spirit and puts us into His Son.

So for the new believer, he is no longer a natural person seeking a spiritual experience. He is spirit having a natural experience. And although the process is complete in our inner man (Spirit: Eph. 3:6), mind renewal takes time (Soul: Rom. 12:2).

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