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Transformed Life (title)

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

This transformation happens in one moment and is a process that takes a lifetime.

As one surrenders their life to God through what Jesus did at the Cross they are changed, they are transformed, & they are made new.

(YOU WERE ONCE) You were slaves, you were disobedience and rebellious towards God, You lived & conducted yourself according to your passions of your flesh. You were afar off. You lived in your addictions. You were not a people.

(NOW YOU ARE) Now you are made near, now you are a child of God, now you walk in newness of life, now you washed. & are cleansed, now you are obedient, now you are free…

(YOU WILL BE) 1 Corinthians 15:52 (AMP) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at [the sound of] the last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [who believed in Christ] will be raised imperishable, and we will be [completely] changed [wondrously transformed].

That is a transformed life… You were – Passed…. Now you are – Present… You will be – Future…

Romans 6:17(AMP)

But thank God, though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed.

Romans 11:30

Just as you were once disobedient and rebellious toward God but now have obtained [His] mercy, through their disobedience,

1 Corinthians 6:11

And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 2:3

Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind.

Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near.

Ephesians 5:8

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light].

Colossians 3:7

Among whom you also once walked, when you were living in and addicted to [such practices].

1 Peter 2:10

Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God’s people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy.

This transformation is like a caterpillar and the metamorphosis that takes place from one form to another.

“Christians are to undergo a complete change, under the power of God, which will find expression in our character & conduct.”(Vines) 

Matthew Henry – And so great is the change the grace of God makes in the soul, that, as it follows, old things are passed away—old thoughts, old principles, and old practices, are passed away; and all these things must become new. Note, Regenerating grace creates a new world in the soul; all things are new. The renewed man acts from new principles, by new rules, with new ends, and in new company.

This transformation is something we allow to be done in us, not something we do by our own power. We submit to The Holy Spirit as He changes us from the inside out. He performs the work and we walk out the results.  

You have been changed, you are being changed, & you will be changed…. You have been changed by the sacrifice of Jesus on The Cross. You are being changed as the Holy Spirit works in you. And one day you will be changed from this life to the next. 

Father we surrender to you today. Make us new. Change us and transform us to the person you want us to be. Help us to remember that it is the work of The Holy Spirit in us and as we surrender to Him our lives will reflect that change on the outside as we walk and as we talk.  It is your Grace that draws us to you and your compassion that moves in our lives. Thank you Lord that you don’t leave us the way you found us. 

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A True Champion – Dr. Lester Sumrall.

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Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

 

There is a battle going on. This battle does not start until you are born again. Before that you just walk according to your fleshly nature (Eph. 2:2-3) As soon as you receive what Jesus did for you at Calvary, a war begins. But good news we can win the battle. 

 

First, walking is to regulate one’s life, to conduct one’s self, to make due use of opportunities, to what are you occupying your life in, what are the activities of your life… 

 

We are to walk in newness of life…Rom. 6:4

 

Walking in the Spirit signifies “by Supernatural power”, in contrast to “after the flesh”, “by natural power”. 

 

We are to set ourselves to act under the guidance & influence of the Holy Spirit. 

 

As we place our faith continually in what Jesus accomplished at Calvary, we are guaranteed to help of the Holy Spirit. 

 

But when we turn to the law or man made laws we are denying the Spirit’s sufficiency to identify us as the people of God & to direct our conduct.

 

 

The Spirit is more than adequate to direct our moral behavior. The Spirit is the only sure guide for our behavior. 

 

You will absolutely not gratify the desires of your sinful nature, IF you walk in the Spirit. 

 

There is a battle between the sinful nature & the Spirit. We can be confident in the Spirit’s ability to guide us. Our every choice & every action and outcome of those choices and actions, depends on whether we are walking in the flesh or the Spirit. All aspects of life are to be directed & transformed by the Spirit. The Spirit produces a transformation of our character. 

 

Life by the Spirit involves active obedience to the direction of the Spirit. Complete submission to the control of the Spirit. This is not done by observing the law or a law, but by believing what we have heard about Christ Crucified! Not by flesh, but by the Spirit. 

 

As you place your faith in what Jesus did, you will be empowered by the Holy Spirit.

 

Let not our life be after the wills & motions of the flesh.  We can not attempt to reach any kind of perfection by our own doings. The Holy Spirit is the only power to help us live the Christian life. 

 

So today place your faith in what Jesus accomplished at Calvary for you and allow the Holy Spirit to direct and transform your life. 

 

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These notes are from my husbands message on the Help of the Holy Spirit. (not full notes, these are my notes)

John 14:16-18 The Holy Spirit is a gift to the believer from Jesus. He said He would ask the Father to send us another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Strengthener, & Standby)

The Holy Spirit is a person & He response to direct faith when it is properly placed in what Jesus did at the Cross.

VS 26 He will teach you all things & brings all things to your remembrance, what so ever I have said unto you. 

The Holy Spirit can not fail, so if you have His help you can not fail. 

Gen. 1:2 The Spirit of God moved on… Just as when we give our hearts to Jesus & believe on what He did for us, The Holy Spirit moves on us. The Holy Spirit honors faith placed in what Jesus did for us. The Help of the Holy Spirit is guaranteed to anyone who will place their faith in what Jesus did at the cross. 

The Holy Spirit did not carry out the price paid by the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary’s Cross, but even then the Holy Spirit functioned in every capacity of the master’s life & ministry. 

Conception- Matt. 1:18

Ministry – Matt. 3:16 Luke 4:18-19

Cross – Heb. 9:14

Resurrection – Rom. 8:11

Fallen man can not produce anything, that is why we need the help of the Holy Spirit. 

Proper work will not produce proper faith. But proper faith will produce proper works. When we place our faith in what Jesus did at the cross, that gives the Holy Spirit latitude to help us.

The Holy Spirit will not leave us. He is our helper. He holds us up. He makes intercession for us. He pleads on our behave. (Rom. 8:28) He teaches us about Jesus. He leads us to the Father. 

The Holy Spirit is practical. He can warn us & prepare us to what is coming. The Holy Spirit is personal, available, adequate, dependable, & wise. 

1 Cor. 2:14 The natural man can not receive the things of God, but the Holy Spirit helps us to receive & understand the word.

No one comes to Jesus unless the Holy Spirit draw him. 

The Holy Spirit reveals our sin to us. He will show us things that do no belong in our lives. 

The Holy Spirit will remind us of the faithfulness of God. 

People say that experience is the best teacher. The Holy is the best teacher. Sometimes your experience is deceptive & sometimes leads you away from God & what He wants for you. 

The Holy Spirit gives us power to live like we are suppose to live. He will only work in the confines of what Jesus did at the cross. Our faith place in Jesus & what He did give us the power of the Help of the Holy Spirit to live.

These last days are hard & will get even harder. The bible says that men’s hearts will fail them for fear of the things they see happening on the earth. 

We need the Help of the Holy Spirit. I encourage you to study and learn about the Holy Spirit and why you need His help. God has provided all we need to be over comers. Walk in Him, believe what was done for you and receive the help of the Holy Spirit.

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