Thursday, February 2, 2012
Religion continuously commands those it lords itself over to "die" on a daily basis.... to "carry their cross"...
Friends, Jesus said that he came that we would have LIFE (not death)(John 10:10).
Scripture declares that we were crucified with Christ . It is NO LONGER "YOURSELF" that lives but Christ. (Gal 2)
It tells us plainly that "Christ already died ONCE FOR ALL" (Heb 10), and that we should in fact "CONSIDER OURSELVES DEAD"(Col 3).
Dont get tricked into trying to earn favour with God by beating yourself up.... You are His Image and likeness.... Religion wants you to think that you are UNWORTHY and therefore make you deny your personal Identity!! You already have His favour and nothing can change that!- You cant get any closer to God by fasting, praying longer, reading your Bible more, tithing or giving all your money away, praying for more sick people, attending more meetings or anything else that Religion has vomited out as "truth".
CHRIST IS IN YOU ALREADY!!!! - "This is the mystery of the Gospel that has been hidden for ages and generations but is NOW being revealed (uncovered). The Mystery is Christ IN YOU, the Hope of Glory." (Col 1:27)
People - Loved by God, come out from under Religion that wants to keep this mystery tightly concealed. "It is for freedom that you have been set free."(Gal 5)
You do not need permission to Live, the death He died He died for ALL that all may LIVE in His LIFE!! Come out from the binds of man-made doctrines of bondage! Just do it - I dare you - LOL!! :)
Col 2:20 You died with Christ. Now the forces of the universe don't have any power over you. Why do you live as if you had to obey such rules as,
Col 2:21 "Don't handle this. Don't taste that. Don't touch this."?
Col 2:22 After these things are used, they are no longer good for anything. So why be bothered with the rules that humans have made up?
Col 2:23 Obeying these rules may seem to be the smart thing to do. They appear to make you love God more and to be very humble and to have control over your body. But they don't really have any power over our desires.
Col 3:1 Pursue with diligence the consequence of your co-inclusion in Christ. Relocate yourself mentally! His resurrection co-raised you to the same position of authority, seated in the strength of God’s right hand.
Col 3:2 Becoming affectionately acquainted with Throne Room thoughts will keep you from being distracted again by the earthly (soul-ruled) realm.
Col3:3 Your union with His death broke the association with that world; the secret of your life now is the fact that you are wrapped up with Christ in God.
Stop trying to "Die Daily" (You already died!!!!!!!) and just live, because when you do that, you best display His Light to the world - effortlessly.
Religion wants you to go to the Grave daily - Jesus wants to put you on a hill for your light to shine as a display of His splendour for the world to see.
Religion will hate you for believing the proper Gospel but you will find strength in His Joy!!
Side note: Jesus: "Mat 10:38 And unless you are willing to take up your cross and come with me, you are not fit to be my disciples."
The problem is that Religion has made many people UNWILLING to associate themselves with His death and their co-crucifixion with Him. They deny this fact and therefore are not disciples of Jesus, but disciples of men without even knowing it. the Apostle Paul shares plainly that "because one died for ALL, therefore ALL have died", He also said (incase some were confused about the means of that death) that His Old Self WAS CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST. - There is NO MORE Old Self that needs to Die Daily.
Side note: Out of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Luke is the only one who adds in a word which has been translated into English as "Daily" This Greek word also means a particular day or space of time. ie: The Day He was Crucified.
We must be willing to associate with HIS DEATH/HIS CRUCIFIXION on the day He was crucified. This makes us fit to be a follower of Him.
Side Note: The ONE time that Paul mentions that he "dies daily" is in the context of facing death every day - AND MANY TRANSLATIONS EVEN TRANSLATE IT AS "Face death every day" instead of the figurative phrase "Die Daily".
Also, the CONTEXT: Paul is specifically talking about what he is physically going through regarding persecution for sharing the Good News of our co-inclusion in Christ's DEATH and in His LIFE (Resurrection)
1 Cor 15:31 My friends, I face death every day! The pride I have in you, in our life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord, makes me declare this.
His death declares your Innocence and is proof of your Life that it yours to freely live. Its time to strip of the stinking grave clothes that RELIGION has made fashionable. All that's left to do is LIVE.