March 13 2018
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" ....Hebrews 4:12
None of us like to have our "self" revealed to us. We don't like to be exposed for what we really are! It is not a very nice process to have the "old nature" revealed full on in all of its sin and horror. There are things we would prefer that were not revealed. However, if we are to be what God intends us to be, it is necessary to have our "self" revealed in order that the "flesh" might be willingly consigned death, that we might become the type of person that God intends us to be.
Our reaction to God's revelation of "self" will greatly influence our growth rate in Christ and will most certainly govern our placement in the Kingdom of God. We can deny what is revealed and in that process deny God. This way leads only to death and destruction. Or we can confess our "self" and ask Jesus to change us by crucifixion and exchange. No matter how painful this might be to start with, the end result is glorious for God and more than worth it for us! We finish up in Christ Himself and His life becomes our life!
Today in the body of Christ as the real Church, the question we need to ask ourselves is this: "Do we really want what God wants for us, or do we just want what we want and to continue to go our own way?" One thing we cannot do is to live a lie. God will not allow it. If we lie then the truth is not in us and God will have no more to do with us on this point. Hence the Apostle Paul says, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind" ...Roms 12:2. Allow God to do in you 'His good will.' Let God arise in you and cause you to be the wonderful and fantastic new-creation in Jesus that He desires you to be. In fact God already has made you to be just that in your heart by the resurrection of Christ.
"The greater part of this great message is from our Evangelist brother Stanley Mitchell (Kalkid). I praise the Lord Jesus for this brother's message and for this valiant man in Christ"