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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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Phillippians 4:11 (AMP)

Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances.

Contentment does not come from how much money we have, or from any outside source. It comes from the freedom that results from understanding that we are living in God’s provision.

Matthew Henry: For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. We have here an account of Paul’s learning, not that which he got at the feet of Gamaliel, but that which he got at the feet of Christ. He had learnt to be content; and that was the lesson he had as much need to learn as most men, considering the hardships and sufferings with which he was exercised. He was in bonds, and imprisonments, and necessities, often; but in all he had learnt to be content, that is, to bring his mind to his condition, and make the best of it.

Paul’s sufficiency was in Christ, whose peace & purpose he enjoys regardless of the life circumstances he faced. 

Our contentment should be founded on the assurance of God’s constant presence & the promises He extends to us as He supplies our daily needs. With this assurance why do we get dis-contented? Dis-contentment – a restless desire or craving for something one does not have. Are you focused on those things that you do not have? 

1 Tim. 6:8 (MSG)

A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough.

1 Tim. 6:8 (KJV) And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

Matthew Henry  The necessaries of life are the hounds of a true Christian’s desire, and with these he will endeavour to be content; his desires are not insatiable; no, a little, a few comforts of this life, will serve him, and these may hope to enjoy: Having food and raiment.

Hebrews 13: (AMP)Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!
”What a promise. He will never desert us. He will never leave us with out help or support. He will never let us down. He will never relax His hold on us. Wow, in that we can be content!!!!
Watch the video below. He tells us daily that we are His and He knows just what we need!!!!

I had to add this video too. I love this Band… It’s a gift to be alive. Don’t let the beauty of this life pass you by!!!

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(Picture taken from the camp) This October we were blessed with a tour of the Thomas Road Outpost Camp. This was very excited because we live in Northern Michigan and the Camp is in Lynchburg, VA a…

Source: A Camp with Kingdom Impact -Thomas Road Outpost

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focused heart devotions and Nuggets

“The Faultless Christ”

“I find no fault in him.”–John 19:4

(As preached at Richmond, Indiana 1922)

Some things must be faultless in order to be valuable. The value of a diamond depends on its quality, not its quantity. When I was in New York I went down to Tiffany’s and picked up the famous Tiffany diamond and asked, “How much is that worth?”

“One hundred thousand dollars.”

I picked up another little one. “How much is that worth?”

“Fifty thousand dollars.”

I picked up a rope of pearls. “How much is this worth?”

“Two hundred thousand dollars.”

I picked up a string of black pearls found over in Southern California. “How much is that worth?”

“Eighty-five thousand dollars.”

I picked up a little pigeon blood ruby, two carats. “How much is that worth?”

“Five thousand dollars.”

One of the most valuable stones in the world, as well as the rarest…

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Perspective Of Faith

Radio Sermon July 2016

Source: Perspective Of Faith

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CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW and tell them they MUST PASS the “Protecting Internet Freedom Act” We must pray and act against NWO control over our Free Speech…  This is a brief update from Brother Paxton

Source: We Will Keep Spreading The Gospel No Matter What

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