Thursday, February 16, 2012
Die To Live
The Greatest Miracle To Experience Is In Jesus
"[Those who]... have washed their [spiritual] robes... in the blood of the Lamb [by faith]" (Rev.7:14) are the only true believers who will ever enter the Kingdom of God. If you have not still believed, what are you waiting for? Today is the day of salvation, become a saint by believing JESUS who is your Lamb! Tomorrow is in God's hand but today God has given it in your hands, we are here today to make wise decisions. So only in a fools diary tomorrow is the decision making day. Tomorrow may be too late...
The greatest truth in the world is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is so simple that many stumble at it (1 Peter 2:6-8). The moment we believe that Jesus is our sacrificial lamb who has been sacrificed on Calvary tree by God two thousand years ago for our sins, at that moment Jesus is substituted on the Cross for us before God spiritually. This is the place where we die in Christ Jesus.
Then as we take baptism obeying the command of the Lord (Matt 28:18-19), which symbolically makes us declare that we are no more alive to sin but alive only to God in Christ Jesus (Rom 6:11). By now as we are already dead in Christ Jesus on the Cross, we are baptized by another believer in whom Christ lives (1 Cor 1:14; Acts 9:10, 18), thus symbolizing that it is Jesus who is taking us deep in to death to our soulish life. After this declaration, it becomes a reality in our day today walk in Christ Jesus through faith. This is what Jesus conveyed to all saying, "...If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it." (Luke 9:23-24). As we give up our soulish life of self, God will continiously replace it with His powerful heavenly resurrection life which is full of abundance of peace, joy and satisfaction (John 10:10). If we try to save our earthly self life of our soul, we will lose the heavenly life of God and its enjoyment in our soul on earth and hereafter.
The real baptism is not water baptism which is a symbolic one, but the real baptism is one that the Spirit of God gives to us by immersing and sealing our spirit-man with Himself and making us part of the one universal spiritual body of Christ when we have believed Jesus Christ for the first time as our Saviour and Lord (1 Cor 12:13; 2 Cor 1:21-22; Eph 1:13-14). The good things is, when we take up our Cross by giving ourself in to the will of God for our lives, we are raised up spiritually in Jesus through God's resurrection power (1 Cor 15:22; Rom 8:10-11; Col 2:12). We are already raised up spiritually from the dead, but are also progressively raised up in our soul as we die to self daily. The life of God's resurrection power starts to surge in our soul like in the resurrected body of our Lord Jesus Christ as we suffer with Jesus in the will of God (1 Cor 15:29-31; Php 3:10-11). Here is what the Scripture says about it, "3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection." (Rom 6:3-5). Best wishes to walk in th newness of life which means living the life of supernatural joy by overcoming sin in our body, in the likeness of Jesus' resurrection body which is free from sin and death (Luke 24:39-42; Rom 6:9, 14).
BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR OF YOUR LIFE. KNOW THAT YOU ARE BAPTIZED IN JESUS CHRIST'S DEATH AND ARE THEREFORE RESURRECTED IN HIM. DIE TO SELF AND LIVE FOR GOD'S GLORY. THEN AS YOU LIVE THE SUPERNATURAL LIFE OF JESUS ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, ENJOY TO THE FULLEST!
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