Do Christians have a sinful nature? Theological course + study guide by Ryan Rufus

http://gracerevolution.tv/archives/750

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How to be filled/drunk with Joy of The Holy Spirit 24/7 effortlessly, discussion, Q+A, German/English

Song of Songs 2:4

“He took me to the house of wine, and His flag over me is love.”

BBE translations.

Welcome to the House of wine 24/7, where there is Non-stop drinking of His love, Joy and grace!!!

How to be filled and drunk with the Love and Joy of the Spirit of Jesus all day long, effortlessly? Ephesians 5:18

http://gracerevolution.tv/archives/623

Daredevil, heroic, courageous believers!!

I went to see a movie on thursday night, and these guys were in a guy that ran off a bridge and they jumped off  the car!! then i see them jumping over buildings, doing daredevil stunts, fearless- just living life on the edge….they have no regard for their lives, just wild and raw and not afraid to take on any challenges.

Man, i just think, how people who don’t know Jesus lives… people in the world live their lives on the edge, they are not afraid to take risk, they like the thrill of an adventure and to live life to the full as they know how…

How much more should we as believers, live our lives to the full? living daredevil, courageous lives for our King Jesus and have no regard for our own reputation and our own lives in a sense as we risk our own reputations and put our lives on the line for our Commander and King Jesus!!!

Man I want to be courageous, bold, take stunts for Jesus!!!

Its time to overthrow the weak, nice mannered side of Christianity and be wild and risk takers for Jesus!!

Let’s rock the boat, overthrow the religious pharisaism, love from the heart, believe God for big things and Go and do great things….

Don’t be afraid to stand up for your faith and be a Jesus Freak!!!!!!

If the world can be a freak in what they do and stand up for what they believe for, soldiers give their lives for their countries, athletes train and discipline themselves for a crown that will perish one, how much more for us who have eternal weight of glory waiting for us on that Glorious day as we see Him face to face, and say, “No, Lord, this crown You give me belongs to You, I got this for You, not for me.” And then we lay it down at His feet.

Live an adventurous Christian life!!

Sometimes that may mean for you to witness to that person that you have been trying to avoid because you have been intimidated, or pray for that sick person in a wheel chair as you are walking down the road, or ring that friend of yours whom you have talked to for ages, or confront that person who’s trying to imtimidate you and deal with the issue upfront..

Let’s be heroes Not politicians…

Politicians seeked to be liked and try to please everybody and be famous, but let’s be heroes who have no regard for fame but only for the Glory of our Lord and King- to please Him only and do His Will, like Love Warriors and therefore make a difference in this lost and dying world. Live free from the fear of man, for it is a trap.

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of people  becomes a snare,

but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set on high.

So let’s make a decision today to be a daredevil for Jesus, do something heroic for Him in the Name of Love, and don’t hold back– don’t be afraid of what people will think of you, but give it all you’ve got. Life is too short to waste it on living a mediocre, boring life.

Hope this article has encouraged you,

Blessings,

Tony

“Abba Father”

Romans 8:15-16

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His Own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we’re God’s children.

Under the old covenant of Law, people received a spirit that made them fearful of God and saw themselves as slaves. It was only in the New Covenant of Grace, Jesus came to Reveal God as Father and then we are able to be free from the Old Covenant Law of Moses type fear of God and thus cry out, “Abba, Father!!!”

Check out this awesome Dvd teaching on “See the Father’s love for you”,

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(Taken from http://www.afathertoyou.com/ )

Basic intro to the New Covenant, 2 Cor 5:21

New Covenant

  • What is Righteousness? 2 Corinthians 5:21
    • How do we get it?
      • Under Old Covenant Righteousness by the Law (Deut 6:25; Php 3:7-9))
        • Also called “Self-righteousness” (Romans 9:30-10:4)
        • The ability to attain Righteousness by Self
        • Our Righteous Acts are like Filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)
        • External keeping of the commandments produced external holiness
      • Under New Covenant, Rightousness by Faith
        • God’s Gift of Righteousness, a Righteous that is From God not from Man (Romans 1:17)The Righteous that is by Faith Apart from Works (Romans 4:6-8; Galatians 2:15-21)

          Jesus showed that Self-righteousness was impossible by expounding the Law internally (Matt 5:21-30)

          Messiah is the End of the Law, End to Self-Righteousness- (Romans 10:4)

          How did Jesus become Sin? Did He Sin? No!! He was tempted in All ways, yet without sin. (Heb 4:16)

          Jesus received our Sin as a Gift, so we received His Righteousness as a Gift not because of any righteous acts we’ve done.

    • God only sees One Righteousness-that is His Righteousness
    • Let’s Boast in God’s Righteousness not our own righteousness (1 Cor 1:22-23; 29-31; Jer 9:23-24)

    Is it the job of the Holy Spirit to make me feel guilty and point out my faults all the time? John 16:8-11

    • He will Convict the world wrong concerning Sin- because THEY/WORLD/UNBELIEVERS don’t believe in Me
      • Sin is in the Singular, the Sin of Unbelief. John 3:18,36; 8:24. Mark 16:16The Holy Spirit only makes unbelievers convinced, not the Church.

        How can the Holy Spirit convict you of your sin if God Remembers them No MOre? a double negative? is God confused? Hebrews 10:17-18

        Heb 10:2 “For the worshippers would have been cleansed Once and For All, and would No Longer have Felt Guilty for their Sins.”

      Concerning Righteousness, because I AM GOING TO THE FATHER

      • God will judge the world one day to see if they’ve received His Gift of Righteousness. Acts 17:31.Jesus was crucified to take the punishment of my sin, and He was raised to make me Right with God (Righteousness/Justification) Romans 4:23-25. 6:11. Jesus included my sinful nature in His death, when He rose from the dead He included me in His Resurrection, I was was raised with Him in Resurrection life and now I share in His Life, share His Righteousness- Right standing with God.

        The Holy Spirit will only Convict/Convince that you are God’s Righteousness. He will never point out your fault.

      Concerning Judgement, because the ruler of this world has been Condemned.

      • The only person that the Holy Spirit ‘makes’ feel guilty, or point out faults to is the devil.

      The devil is the one who makes you feel guilty and points out your faults all the time- he is the prosecutor at law. Revelations 12:10-11

      Do not mistake the devil to be the Holy Spirit

       

    What is the Law? 2Cor 3:6-11

    • The ten commandments, engraved by the finger of God
    • The ministry of death
    • The ministry of condemnation
    • made ineffective with fading glory
    • It has been cancelled (Col 2:14-15)
    • We died to the law (Romans 7:6)

    What was the purpose of the Law? Romans 7:6-11

    • brings sin to life. V.7
    • gives sin opportunity to take control.
    • no Law, no sin
    • produces in me all kinds of evil desires

Hebrews 11- living by faith, does ANYTHING makes SENSE??

Please refer to Hebrews 11.

You know how sometimes, when the Holy Spirit inspires you, speaks to you or leads you to do something that doesnt’ make sense??
I was reading Hebrews 11 this morning, and was suprise to find that ‘living by faith’ is the very opposite of ‘living by common sense/judgement’.
If we are listening to the Holy Spirit, prompted by Him and resting in His guiding, then our lives ‘won’t make sense’.

V6. “and without faith it is Impossible to please Him, for whoever draw near to God must believe that He Exists and that He Rewards those who seek Him.”

Just some examples
(v.7) what makes sense about Noah building an ark to save his family from a huge flood?? no one has ever seen any rain before in the history of mankind, no one has ever built a boat before and no one has ever seen a flood. God tells him to build an ark because the world is going to be drown- Noah had to trust in God Who saw the bigger picture and live by faith.

(V.8-11) What made sense about Abram going to a place he’s never been to before?? Abram was an unbeliever, worshipping false gods, then all of a sudden God Almighty appears to him for the First Time and speaks to him to leave his family and goto a place where he doesn’t know where he is going?? i dont’ even know You O God, and you just suddenly appear to me, not to my family, but only me, and tell me get going to somewhere you will show me?? (and these guys didnt’ have GPS, google maps, cell phones) and God tells him “I will bless you and you will be a blessing to all nations through your offspriing”. Sarah was pretty old, what makes sense about that? but God is able to do exceeding more abundantly than all we ask or imagine

(V.17-19) What made sense about sacrificing Abraham’s only son Isaac whom God promised to through Isaac your offspring will outnumber the number of sands on the seashore??? God told Abraham in Genesis 22 to sacrifice your only son Isaac!! but God didint give Abraham, Isaac the promised son, how can you kill him now?? God tests Abraham to bring about a prophetic picture of New Testament of Jesus, the Only Son of God being sacrificed on our behalve for our sins, and Abrahams was obedient to His Voice, and God blessed him. Abraham didint’ make sense of it all but just trusted in the Invisible One. He knew His Voice.

These people of faith pursued after the Voice of God, they lived for Him even when it didint’ make sense. They didnt’ live for ‘a church programs/ideas’, they lived for God. They didnt’ put God in a box(imagine a size of shoebox)- but God is outside of that box!

Colossians 2:19
“and not holding fast to the Head, from Whom the whole body, nourished and knit togather through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.”

They held fast to the Head, then the body became joined togather. God comes first then others
Live for God and He Will build His Church (called out ones)- unless the Lord builds the House, those who build it labour in vain Ps 127, all we called to do is “Seek His Kingdom” and He will do the Rest. Let Him build His Church, His Way the Way He wants to do it.
Let us be joined to Him, He must come First not us or any other man.

Bless you

A New Creation, Mp3 John Crowder

It will transform your life!!!

Goto this link and listen to the first message:

http://www.jubilee.org.au/index.cfm?i=6163&mid=18

Hello friends!!!!

I’m listening to this awesome powerful clear message by John Crowder about the New Creation we have in Christ Jesus!!! This is the probably the best explanation I’ve heard so far- It’s not about the sinful nature anymore, but it’s All about the New Creation we have in Christ Jesus and Renewing your mind to believe it so that your act like who you Really Are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!