MORNINGTIME 2874

by Benjamin Munsell on September 8, 2018
MORNINGTIME 2874
 
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him , we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him : if we deny him , he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. 2 Timothy 2:11-13. This is saying, if we be dead from the things of the world, than the only other option is to be alive in Christ. Think of a child's see-saw, one end is down, as in dead to the world, and the other end is up, as in Alive in Christ. Be careful here, there are 2 things going on. When you meet Christ and become a Christian, YOU ARE 100% HIS, DONE DEAL. The 2nd part, at the same time, is your Relationship with Christ, and the world. Hence, the see-saw. As you start off moments ago being a dead man in sin and in an instant, now belonging to Christ, moments ago you were 100% sold out to sin and nothing to Christ. That see-saw slowly starts to go from death, down, to Life, up. This happens as you learn to Obey the Leading of the Holy Spirit, and disobey the old leading of the world. You're instantly, 100% Saved, but not instantly 100% Obedient. Paul quickly grew in Obedience, by his choice. Someone else may take longer to Grow in Obedience. The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is week. With a HEART for Christ, Grow, you will. YOU determine your "speed" of Growth. This is where you get Encouraged, in Fellowship with other Believers, in reading The Word, in reading about the lives of old Saints gone by, and having tasted of a small Obedience Victory, wanting more of those Sweet Tasting Victories. The see-saw of death is now moving up into a more and more Victorious Life. Like a rolling growing snowball, the more Victorious you Live, the more you want. And the more "ways of death" you walk away from. Did you mess up and sin? RUN, to Christ, Repent, Be Forgiven, Learn from it, AND KEEP ON GOING. Never give up, a great Cloud of Witnesses are rooting you on. Fight the GOoD Fight, Win, and, Be Blessed.
 
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