Holy Spirit, Align My Life With This Word Of God Wisdom!
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! 16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.
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The Right Choice-The 1st Time!
Jesus died once and for ALL! This speaks of a hidden value of truth to a Christian! We, who have given our lives to Jesus Christ once, have made a once for all time commitment to making the right choice the 1st time, from every moment to every decision! We have given our lives to God once, to be ALL IN with Him always. As a Christian, my every moment to my every choice is for God and in complete obedience to HIM.
I do what is right the 1st time and rationalization never enters into play in my life. I am tempted, yes, but I work out my salvation and from every moment to every choice, in the all of my everything, I can make the right choice the 1st time. Jesus is honored all the time as I am ALL IN with Him every time, making the right choice the 1st time! I love Jesus with all of my heart, soul, mind, will and spirit, therefore I do not habitually sin. I obey God, I am a slave to His right way of living, and my soul, my feelings, my natural human lusts do not control my choices, because Jesus Christ is my Lord and the master I submit my life to.
I honor Jesus with my 1st choice. I love Jesus with my 1st decision out of every moment, being the Godly choice. The life I live, I live unto God and through His strength, His truth, His power I make the right choice, the 1st time. Obedience cannot be kindled from my human will power alone. God must be an all consuming fire in me and it is by the light of His life, I walk. If I kindle my own passion by will power, I will fail.
I can't make the right choice the 1st time, independent from God's light of truth and walking by the light of a man made fire that has been kindled by assumptions. My heart must be engaged with my AWE-GOD and His Spirit and Truth. I must step into the power of His Kingdom Purpose in my every moment to my every right 1st choice.
Complete Followship! There is no greater way to live life than in obedience to Jesus Christ, the ONE Who has freed me from habitual sin and is the master over death. Jesus has given me hope in a future that is incorruptible and an inheritance that is sure, therefore I honor Him and love Him with my 1st choice out of every moment of my life being the right choice. I have the benefit of an eternal outcome and inner shame does not batter me with guilt and make me miserable.
I have joy and strength in my life as I consistently present myself to God's righteousness in every moment, resulting in me being a dedication and presentation of Godly morality in my every 1st choice. LOVE GOD LOUD today in a culture where right is seen as wrong and wrong is seen as right and make the Godly choice your 1st choice of your every moment. Oh Lord God, Creator Of All, Holy Spirit Of Extreme And Mighty Power, Let It Be So In Us! AMEN! AWE-GOD!
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