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“MORE JESUS” More Than a Movement – THE ONLY ANSWER.

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Colossians 1:4

Amplified Bible (AMP)

For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [[a]the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness]…

 When we were born again it was through faith in Christ Jesus. This faith continues as we lean our whole life to Him. Our entire human personality on Him. 

 Each day we have the opportunity to react to situations, either in the flesh (old nature) or react through our absolute trust & confidence in His power, in His wisdom, & in His goodness. 

 It is important that we surrender our entire personality to Him. We all have special talents, a special way of looking at the world, & a special way we interact with others. We should never let a person control or change who God has made us. He doesn’t want us to be clones of one another. 

 But we need to let God be in control of who we are. Our personality & our character need to be in subjection to the control of the Holy Spirit. 

 Personality – visible aspect of ones Character (collection of qualities) sum total of the physical, mental, emotional, & social characteristics. 

What is visible to others reveal our Character. These qualities our the sum total of the outflow of our physical, our mental, our emotional, & our social characteristics. 

 Our personality reflects what is inside us. Everyday we have a choice to let our emotions & thoughts be run by the flesh or by the Spirit. 

 Our personality should reflect His character. 

 Sometimes things come up and we start getting emotional about the situation, then we react to that situation. We might start yelling at someone or say things we regret later. But we justify that by saying well we are just human. 

 Let me talk to women right now, we have that time of the month and it makes us crabby, so we take it out on others, this should not be. We need to let God control our bodies, our minds, and our actions. We do not need to let the world make these actions acceptable. 

 There are so many things that go on around us and we just go along with them because that it the way it is. No that is not the way God wants us to be. 

 Colossians 2:6

Amplified Bible (AMP)

As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.

 We need to regulate our lives and conduct ourselves in union with & conformity to Him, not this world. 

 Examine yourself today and see if you are letting others, the world, & your old nature rule  your life or our you letting God control your whole personality. 

 Romans 6:12-13

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12 Let not sin therefore rule as king in your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies, to make you yield to its cravings and be subject to its lusts and evil passions.

13 Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members [and [a]faculties] to sin as instruments (tools) of wickedness. But offer and yield yourselves to God as though you have been raised from the dead to [perpetual] life, and your bodily members [and [b]faculties] to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness.

 Offer and yield yourselves to God daily. Each day surrender your personality, your Character, your whole being to the one who died for you. The one who changes you into His image. Do not let others & the world change you into their image. 

 Father each day we have opportunity to yield to one thing or another, give us wisdom & strength to be who you called us to be. Show us who we are in you. Open our eyes & understanding to the fullness of who we are in You. As events happen in our lives let us be quick to respond through our new life in You & through our new nature. Remind us each day we have the help of the Holy Spirit to carry out all Godly reactions. He is forming us into the image of your dear Son. Thank you Father for not leaving us alone in this world. As we react properly that brings Glory to you and that is our hearts desire today Lord, to give you glory, honor, & praise. In Jesus Name…AMEN…

 

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4/26/2012 Dealing with Tragedy By Len Paxton excerpts from a teaching CD

 

  1. Don’t think you are the only one. There are many who are going through hard times and maybe even experience what you have. 
  2. Seek for the strength that only Jesus Christ can give you. God wants you to go to Him. Trusting Him. He is the only one who can give us victory. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast your cares on Him. He loves you. People can only help on the surface.  Is. 53:4 
  3. Don’t be bitter. Instead of getting bitter, get better… Bitterness is like a cancer. It will eat away your soul. 
  4. Begin on a positive course of action to love, help, and bless others. It takes the focus off of ourselves and puts it over to those who need help.
  5. Plan to spend eternity in a place where tragedy never occurs. Rev. 21:4

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Praying With Purpose & Power By Len Paxton

An Anointed word from God’s Word…

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People say “I am ONLY Human”…. You are not only human…You are a partaker of the Divine Nature…YOU ARE IN CHRIST…

In Christ, I am:

God’s child, for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever.
(1 Peter 1:23).

Forgiven of all my sins and washed in the blood
(Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 9:14, Colossians 1:14, 1 John 2:12, 1 John 1:9)

A New Creature
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

The Temple of the Holy Spirit
(1 Corinthians 6:19)

Delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom.
(Colossians 1:13)

Redeemed from the curse of the law
(1 Peter 1:18,19 Galatians 3:13)

A Saint 
(Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:2, Philippians 1:1)

Blessed
(Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Galatians 3:9)

The Head and not the tail
(Deuteronomy 20:13)

Holy and without blame before Him in love.
(1 Peter 1:1, Ephesians 1:4)

Victorious
(Revelation 21:7)

Set Free
(John 8:31-33)

Strong in the Lord.
(Ephesians 6:10)

Dead to sin
(Romans 6:2,11; 1 Peter 2:24)

More than a conqueror
(Romans 8:37)

Joint heir with Christ
(Romans 8:17)

Complete in Him.
(Colossians 2:10)

Crucified with Christ
(Galatians 2:20)

Alive with Christ
(Ephesians 2:5)

Reconciled to God
(2 Corinthians 5:18)

Free from Condemnation
(Romans 8:1)

Firmly rooted, built up, established in the faith and overflowing with gratitude.
(Colossians 2:7)

Born of God, and the evil one does not touch me.
(1 John 5:18)

The Righteousness of God
(2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24)

Chosen
(1 Thessalonians 1:4; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:9)

The Apple of My Father’s Eye
(Deuteronomy 32:10; Psalm 17:8)

Healed by the stripes of Jesus.
(1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:6)

Being changed into His image
(2 Corinthians 3:18; Philiippians 1:6)

Raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places.
(Colossians 2:12; Ephesians 2:6)

Beloved of God
(Colossians 3:12; Romans 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:4)

Established to the end
(Colossians 1:8)

One in Christ
(John 17:21-23)

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Only Believe…

Now a days our minds are so full of so many things that we are not sure what to believe. Listening to the news, watching TV, hearing what others are saying, and so much more. All these things can steal our focus off who we should know and believe in. 

We even look to ourselves for the answers. We trust ourselves more and more each day. 

One of the things that come in trusting and believing what we hear is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear that the circumstances in our lives will not go away or that they will not turn out the way we want them to. 

Fear can freeze you in your circumstances. You can’t move forward when fear comes in. Fear blinds you from what God is doing in you and for you. 

Mark 5:36

… Be not afraid, only believe.

 Mark 5:36

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing.

 Luke 8:50

… Fear not: believe only

 ANDREW MURRAY – “Jesus, I believe in Thy glory; I believe in Thine omnipotence; I believe in Thy power working within me. I believe in Thy living, loving presence with me, revealing itself in Divine power.”

Do not be occupied with feelings or experiences. You will find it far simpler and easier just to trust and say, “I am sure He is all for me.” Get rid of yourself for the time”

“don’t think or speak about yourself; but

Think what Jesus is.

And then remember it is believe always”

 I like when he said “Do not be occupied with feelings or experiences.”

This is so true, the more we occupy our thoughts, our days, and our lives with what we feel or the things we experience, the more fear will come in and the more unbelief will come in and cause us to either go backwards in our walk or freeze us right where we are. 

The only way to keep moving forward in life is to be not afraid only believe in the one true God. 

 Mark 5:36 (PHILLIPS) “Now don’t be afraid, just go on believing!”

Look to Him. Know Him. 

 Psalm 37:3

Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.

(adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth)

 MHC- 

Be not afraid that my coming will be to no purpose, only believe that I will make it turn to a good account.” Therefore fear not, faint not. Faith is the only remedy against disquieting grief and fear at such a time: let that silence them, Only believe. Keep up a confidence in Christ, and a dependence upon him, and he will do what is for the best. Believe the resurrection, and then be not afraid.

Lester Sumrall – Turning on the light reveals the reality that there is nothing to fear. This is a basic principle: much of what we fear will never bother us again if we see it for what it is. God is light, and by turning to God’s Word we can see that nothing should terrorize or paralyze us. By continuing to absorb biblical truth through daily reading and study, we will walk in the light as He is in the light; and in that blessed environment fear cannot get to us.

Romans 8:28

Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 We are assured and know that [[a]God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose…

 So be not afraid, Only Believe…….

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Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.—Hebrews 12:1

 

MHC- Inordinate care for the present life, or fondness for it, is a dead weight upon the soul, that pulls it down when it should ascend upwards, and pulls it back when it should press forward; it makes duty and difficulties harder and heavier than they would be.

 

Hebrews 12:1 (AMP) 

12 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us…

There are so many unnecessary weights in our lives. Ones that entangle us in sin. 

 

Unnecessary….

 

This type of weight makes life harder and slows us down in the things of the Lord. 

 

We don’t need to be bound by this weight, we can lay it aside. Each person must examine their own life to see if they have anything that has weighed them down from running this race.

 

It may be something you have been holding on to, a grudge, or unforgiveness, or many other things that sneak in our lives. It might not start off big, it might just be a small attitude problem, but left unchecked and if allowed to continue will turn into a weight in your life. 

 

 

weight

verb [ trans. ]

1 hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it 

  • make (something) heavier by attaching a heavy object to it, esp. so as to make it stay in place 
  • weigh someone down, be heavy and cumbersome to someone. 

 

This kind of weight causes us to stay in one place. It does not allow us to grow in Christ. 

 

…let us strip off and throw aside…

 

Let us do this quickly and fast. As soon as the Holy Spirit shows you something in your life that does not belong and is weighing you down, cast it away, now. Do not entertain it or allow it to have a foothold in your life. You were made for more than that. 

 

Ephesians 4:27

Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].

He has no power over us except the power we give him. If we fill our lives with the things of God, there is no room for the devil to come into our lives. 

Fill my heart with you Oh Lord. Make me aware of all the things that try to come in and steal what you are doing in me. Open my eyes to the tricks of the devil. I surrender to you today. I give you my full heart. Reveal to me all those things that are weighing me down today. All those unnecessary weights. In Jesus Name!!

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