WE ALWAYS CARRY AROUND IN OUR BODY THE DEATH OF JESUS, SO THAT THE LIFE OF JESUS MAY ALSO BE REVEALED IN OUR BODY
(2 Corinthians 4:10).
Beautiful Child, there is something I want you to know, today:
In order for you to be alive—to carry around in your body the Love, the Truth, and the Hope of Jesus, My Son—there are negative, destructive beliefs from the father-of-lies in you that need to be given over to death, first. Sometimes it is the belief that I do not favor you, or that I do not take care of you, or that I do not love you. Sometimes it is the belief that you are not good enough, or that you do not count, or that you are a disappointment. Before you can expect Life, you need to be willing to give these hindrances over to death, first. Why? Because these oppressing beliefs kill your spirit, soul, and body from the inside-out.
FOR WE WHO ARE ALIVE ARE ALWAYS BEING GIVEN OVER TO DEATH FOR JESUS’ SAKE, SO THAT HIS LIFE MAY BE REVEALED IN OUR MORTAL BODY
(2 Corinthians 4:11).
Death precedes life. My Son, Jesus, makes alive what is dead. He does not make something alive that still has a life of its own. Therefore, give the negative, destructive beliefs that live in your heart over to death. The Lord Jesus will exchange them for His Life.
MOST ASSUREDLY, I SAY TO YOU, UNLESS A GRAIN OF WHEAT FALLS INTO THE GROUND AND DIES, IT REMAINS ALONE; BUT IF IT DIES, IT PRODUCES MUCH GRAIN
May you, who are alive, always give over to death every oppressing belief that hinders and hurts, so that the LIFE OF JESUS may be revealed in your bodies, instead.
FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN
What negative, destructive beliefs are alive in you, causing you to have fear, jealousy, and animosity? What will it take for you to give these over to death, so that the Lord Jesus could remove them from your spirit, soul, and body and exchange them for His Life?
Remember, the Lord Jesus did not come to change you, but to exchange you for His Life.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I long to give the negative, destructive beliefs that are killing me from the inside-out over to You, so that they may die and I may live. Accomplish Your work of death in me, Lord, to establish Your resurrected Life in me.
Maintain an Awareness
The Bible calls it the OLD MAN. It makes us feel like a powerless CHILD. It is the reason we believe we are abandoned, bad, rejected, and shamed. It is the reason we feel mad, bad, and sad. It is the reason neither life, nor death, makes sense.