V-MAIL TO THE FRONTLINE
IT IS TIME TO RISE UP AND WALK
If you are tired of the demons harassing you, just ignore them and they will eventually become bored and leave. They will realize you have discovered the secret to victorious living. But if you are satisfied with having your buttons pushed and going around the same mountain everyday – disregard this message.
The devil knows that only a handful of Christians have ever advanced beyond the finger foods of religion to the meat of living in God’s presence. “That’s just too easy”, many will say, (because the default system teaches that mortals have no resistance against curse of this worlds order.) We have been taught that we crawl through this life receiving the attacks and accepting defeat as a part of our “suffering” but where do you hear about living perfect within the glory of God’s person? The true reality is that God lives in us, around us and through us and has provided the ability to be completely saturated with His presence – inside and out? “For in Him we live and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also His offspring.” Acts (17:28) Anything we do or say that is not based on His nature and character is rebellion. There cannot be 40 different reasons or justifications about our actions; there is only God’s will or our carnality.
Let us ask ourselves the painful self-examining questions; are we actually moving forward in our sanctification? Are we growing stronger and learning from our mistakes? Are we stumbling then repenting to not do it again or are we committing the same sins whenever we choose? If we are still yielding to our fleshly desires – we are not growing in God! Are we in a place of stagnation where we are staying the same? Are we in a place of retrogression where we have slipped and actually are going backward? God’s perfect plan for our destiny is a daily progression into His strength, joy, love, power, wisdom and the glorious peace of His presence. Living perfect is keeping our mind on God every minute – which is another way of saying that we are walking in His Spirit. Can we actually do that? Well, let’s take a look at Galatians five seventeen, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.”
So, how do we live like this around the clock? I am so glad you asked. We must want to DIE more than anything else in the world! Until we come to the point to where our carnality makes us nauseated we will not become sold out to Jesus! If the “old nature” is really dead – how can he make decisions? When the plug is pulled to our old default system our temptations will not have the powerful influences on us like we have been used to. When you were baptized you were a living “picture“, or testimony of being identified with Christ in His resurrection. This resurrection is twofold; the new man walking in the power and authority of God on this earth AND living with God eternally in heaven. The BURIAL is also not referring to just physical death only – this is also talking about the death of our old sin nature so that we could have the ability to do all things THROUGH Christ. Of course we make mistakes but we are not supposed to habitually sin after we have obtained the revelation knowledge of who we are in Christ. “Therefore we are buried with him (Jesus) by baptism into “death”: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so WE also should “WALK” in newness of life”. (Romans 6:4) Pastor Chris is always making the statement about how God has done so much to get us to heaven AND to get heaven into us. This is the revelation of learning how to be an overcomer. The religious world focuses on our victory after we die but ignores the responsibility to live obediently in our journey. The prize for the high calling of Christ Jesus is discovering the revelation of His word and manifesting God’s presence through our life. When He say’s, “well done my faithful servant in whom I am well pleased” it will not be because of our church attendance. It will be how much we allowed our minds to be transformed so the light of God’s Kingdom realities could be seen in us. When we “decreased” it was for the purpose of increasing God’s image in us. We became transparent with our identity so when the world looked at us they could clearly see the perfect Christ! “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin (carnal nature) might be destroyed, that henceforth WE SHOULD NOT SERVE SIN. For he that is DEAD (not physically but mentally) is FREED from sin.
Now if we be dead with Christ we believe that we shall also live with Him.” (verses 6-8) These spiritual parallels are so amazing let us continue. (Verse 11), “Likewise reckon also yourselves to be DEAD indeed to sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Praise God!! did you hear that? If the devil gets in – then you let him in! What do we expect to have in our life if we open the door and allow hell to come in? If we do not want hell in our life then we must chase it out and never invite it back! The devil CANNOT make us sin!! We CHOOSE to open the door!! Whew, let’s go on; “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither let your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but YIELD yourselves unto God, AS THOSE THAT ARE ALIVE FROM THE DEAD, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin SHALL NOT have dominion over you: (Only if you have made up your mind that it will not! WHEN THE HEAD GETS RIGHT THE BODY WILL FOLLOW!) for you are not under the law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Verses, 11:16)
Can you see how the religious church over the years has taught everything in the light of “I’ll fly away up yonder some day” and has neglected the crucial truth of knowing how to accomplish God’s will NOW? They realized it was just too painful to deny the flesh the control it wants, so they “dumbed” the Christian life down to a lower more comfortable level of understanding. Satan has influenced the teachings of the lukewarm to not worry about rising up and fighting against the old nature. They subconsciously agreed that it is much easier to adopt the “worm” mentality and stay beat down (because evidently a twisted form of humility is something to be proud of). They shriveled in the darkness to the default system instead of representing the Divine reality. If the old man is dead he will not have a vote – he will not have a comment, suggestion or argument, neither does he have the power to perform a deed. But when given the green light to dust off his grave clothes and sit at the decision table, the old nature becomes more than a voice – he becomes a prison warden. If we allow him to lead us, (even in the small things) we willingly become in bondage to the sins of doing what we should not do or not doing what we should do. The captivity of habitual sin is what keeps us from the freedom of being who Jesus died for us to be. Be aware that heaven is within God’s glory and it is inside of us. There is NO corruption, sin, filth, imperfection or curse in God’s glory.