Alive in Christ Jesus

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs: ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.
Harold Whitman

Are you alive with the Life of Christ, this Christmas season?

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit allows the OLD MAN to reason through you, and this OLD MAN reasoning causes CONDEMNATION to reign in your mind, heart, and body. This CONDEMNATION brings on a dead spirit of despair and defeat and a body filled with illnesses.

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

The Lord Jesus took your OLD MAN to the cross with Himself. When He died, your OLD MAN died with Him. When He was resurrected on the third day, He rose without the OLD MAN to come and reign in you as the NEW MAN. He became your Exchange. There is now no condemnation to them who allow the Exchange to live in them—-who do not live according to the OLD MAN reasoning, but the reasoning of the NEW MAN.

THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.  FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH
(Romans 8:1-2).

Instead of living according to the reasoning of the OLD MAN and allowing condemnation to ruin your Christmas season, start living according to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit, through the Exchange. You will find that your condemnation will leave, bringing new Life into your spirit, mind, and each cell of your body.

FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE, EVEN SO IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE
(1 Corinthians 15:22).

Are you alive, this holiday season, or has condemnation killed your spirit, mind, and body? What are you going to do about this?

PRAYER: Thank you for the GOOD NEWS, Lord Jesus. I invite You to be my NEW MAN in the place of my OLD MAN reasoning. Live Your Life in me. Reign in my mind, my heart, and my body through the reasoning of the Holy Spirit.

Maintain an Awareness

How often do we find ourselves doing “good deeds,” just to find out that our “good deeds” were not really good, but merely a reaction to the OLD MAN belief “You are bad”?

The Two Counsels

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