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You Have Not Resisted Sin Unto Blood
Sin Is A Choice And You Are No Longer Under The Dominion Of Sin
Find out who you are in Christ and letting him be that in you so that you can live his life on this earth. You know the basic. Let’s just take the 10 commandments. Basic Ten Commandments, the first one - no other gods before God. Real simple and don’t covet, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery, just simple stuff is there.
It may be you want to think about it. But if you look at those 10. I can tell you there’s nobody in this room that has to have another God. Do you understand that there’s nobody here that has to worship another god. If you do, it’s because you choose to. Is that simple. There is nobody here that has to steal all right. Now you said, would you don’t understand. You don’t understand my situation. I have no hope. Talk to us we will help you. You don’t have to steal. But if you steal, it’s because you choose to. I understand bad situations, hopelessness, I get that but I’m saying even in that you’re still making a choice.
You have not resisted sin unto blood. You’ve not sweat drop the blood like Jesus did in resisting stealing or resisting coveting or you know resisting even about committing adultery. Nobody here has to do that, it’s a choice. Because you’re born again and you have his spirit in you, he empowers you to be able to resist that sin. Guess what that’s called grace. That’s what grace does. Grace empowers you to live above sin where you do not have to sin. Sin is a choice and you are no longer under the Dominion of sin.
Sin has no longer any dominion over you. Now it’s a choice but it’s usually a choice because of where you keep your mind. Where you keep your mind, your body will follow. That’s one of the reason why we teach about the mind renewal and all that. Once you find out who is in you and the power of the Holy Spirit that is in you, there is not one temptation you cannot overcome. I will tell you that they imitate the temptations that you have, may be gone through in the past.
They will fade away. That stuff will fade. I mean there’s things that you should have stopped immediately actually everything. Generally people have a tendency to like certain things. I mean when you’re led away according to change your latter way of your own life, you’re not doing things you don’t like. The reason you’re doing this because you like them, but with the power of the Holy Spirit in your life your mind and nature is changed so that you no longer like them and when you no longer like them guess what they’re not a temptation.
The Newest Believer Has The Ability To Bring Down The Oldest Principality
The second Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17 and this is really the kind of the foundation teaching of everything we’re going to be look into. Second Corinthians 5 :15 he says that he died, speaking of Jesus and that he died for all that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves but unto Him which died for them and rose again then it says in verse 16 wherefore henceforth from now on know man after the flesh though we have known Christ after the flesh yet now from now on know him no more.
All he’s saying is we saw Christ in the flesh who Jesus was in the flesh and he said now that we are in the spirit we don’t know any man after the flesh anymore. We know them after the spirit and then he said but we even though we knew Christ after the flesh even though Christ was here in the flesh now we don’t even look at him the same.
This is the first problem that many in the church have today. They’re still looking at Jesus as the lowly carpenter of Galilee walking through. Some of the things and other things he said are true. They’re still true but we have to realize that he’s not in flesh now and we are not gonna understand him in flesh.
I know Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday today and forever. I get that, in his essence he has never changed. It is in his nature in his motives in his thinking he has never changed. How many of you know in his, even in his physical characteristics he has definitely changed. We don’t even know him after he was on the earth. When he came to this earth he came as the the lamb to be crucified but now he is the risen Savior and Lord and has been exalted and put into a position over all the church.
He’s different you get that same but different. Same person different position. Don’t you hate it when somebody get promoted and all of a sudden they started acting differently. Everybody hates that. That didn’t happen to Jesus. He got highly promoted and yet he hadn’t changed a bit amen. Just his position of where he is leading from now the real key. What we are looking at this time is this point. Jesus is seated in heaven at the right hand of the Father is that true.
Yet He’s in you right. So he’s there and here and we don’t have a problem with that. Here’s the other thing you’re here but you’re seated with him, so you’re here and there. We have no problem with Jesus being there and in here. People have not yet understood for the most important part that. We are here and they’re right because when you realize that you’re there then that lets you walk here differently. Why because now you are seated with him in a position of authority high above all principality and power and everything else that’s put under his feet or is under your feet all right.
We’re gonna get out of your head all this idea about, well that’s a principality and you’re gonna have special permission to go attack this principality and you can’t do this thing or you can have a certain amount of authority given to you to do that. No the newest believer has the ability to bring down the oldest principality. You got that there is not a snare listen carefully there is not a spiritual being on this earth with higher authority than you have right now.
I’m talking about outside the church. Inside the church we have the fivefold ministry and they have Authority. They have a responsibility to make sure you’re going the right direction or talk correctly. They do not have any more authority over Devils, sickness or disease than you do. We all have the same authority because it’s all Jesus’s authority and he has all authority, so the devil has none amen.
So you walk in your authority and the purpose of the fivefold ministry is simply to teach you to walk in who you are. That’s the purpose, to be coaches, trainers. Not to be little Pope’s or little imitation gods. That they can tell you every detail of how to live your life that is not the purpose. Their purpose is to train and equip you to live like Jesus amen.
And that’s what we’re doing here now. Let’s get on with this yeah. He said I never actually got to the scripture I was trying to so we’ll go there next. But we can’t even look at Jesus the way we did when he was on the earth. You got that we have to look at that through the filter of where he is seated at the right hand of the Father.
Let me put it this way. How would you like for the people to remember you? How you were before you got saved? Would you like to hang around them all the time and I’m always talking about this thing or that thing or remember that time you all did this. You wouldn’t like that. You don’t want to be remembered how you were then. Don’t try to remember Jesus how he was on this earth with limitations that he had of being in one place at one time. He has no limitations now. So don’t limit him amen. Don’t limit him there and don’t limit him in you amen.
What You Have Is Heart Knowledge That Needs To Become Head Knowledge Because Whether You Like It Or Not Most Of You Do Not Follow Your Spirit You Follow Your He
Now look at verse 17 therefore why because we don’t know any man after the flesh. And now we don’t even know Jesus after the flesh. Because of that if any man be in Christ he is a new creature. The translation says a brand new species that never existed before. Think of that now that’s good okay. Now then it says he’s a new creature old things are passed away, behold take notice, don’t miss it, look carefully behold all things are are become new right now.
If you stop right there you can but that’s not the end of it. But now notice he says, if you’re a new creation in Christ, a new creature in Christ old things are passed away and all things have become new. Where? In your soul no, in your body no, in your spirit yes. In your spirit, there is nothing in your spirit now that was in your spirit before. You got born again. You got that now here’s a big change right from the beginning most people say and you heard this.
Mostly we would say, well I have head knowledge and needs to become heart knowledge. I’ve already taught you that’s not true. You do not see that anywhere in the Bible. What you have is heart knowledge that needs to become head knowledge because whether you like it or not most of you do not follow your spirit you follow your head right. And that’s why I said earlier where you keep your head as usually where your body follows.
The key is to get the knowledge you have in your spirit which agrees with the Word of God which agrees with God okay. You get that knowledge out of your spirit and into your mind and whenever you do that, you will start thinking walking talking acting like Jesus. That’s the way it works until that knowledge in your heart is in your mind and functioning in your mind you will not be living the life you were meant to live.
And the problem is you’re gonna be always fighting against yourself and mad at yourself for not living up to who you are. And that’s the struggle most people have in the areas of sin and different areas like that. That they have not been able to put those two things together. The key is recognizing this and the proof of it is this.
If your spirit still have stuff in it , then if there’s still bad stuff there, if you die you don’t go to be with God. They’re right because when you die your spirit leaves your body. Your body stays here okay. But now understand if your spirit still has bad stuff in it then you don’t go to be with God. When you born again, your spirit was recreated and it was recreated in the likeness of Jesus. So in the spirit that’s who you look like and that’s the information and knowledge you have. The key is to get that into your head so that you can start showing that inner life on the outside amen.
Because the world is waiting and this is really when you get down to it. This is what this entire training is about. The world is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. Now that manifestation is not happening. Whenever you show up from heaven, that manifestation is how you manifest here. The world is waiting for you to start to manifest like the person that you are. It’s waiting for the church to grow up and be who we are supposed to be here now amen.
Here’s the thing, we all know that the church is supposed to produce Jesus in every believer. Can we agree with that? We’re all supposed to grow up. We see this in Ephesians chapter 4 we were all to grow up into him in all things which is the head even Christ. Is that true?
If we are to grow up into him and the purpose of the fivefold ministry is same. The same context is to train equip and and to cause the body to grow up. Then one thing we can be sure of so far that’s not happened. We have the church has never really produced Jesus in the people. There have been a few people that seem to get a little closer to it than others and we look at them as great.
We read books about them write books about them. We read, we listen to their life story and we talk about their deeds. The thing is that they are not special. They were just people that saw a glimpse of who they are in Christ and live that out. The problem is because the rest of us hadn’t done that, we think it rather than take the responsibility to grow up, we would rather make them special and put them on a pedestal and call them anointed and special and gifted.
Because the minute we do that, we relieve ourselves a responsibility to live to the same standard. The real key is not about finding some special new anointing, the key is to find out that the Anointed One lives in you amen. Now he says here we stopped at the end of it there, so he says therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things are passed away behold all things are become new. Now look at verse 18 and all things are of God who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ and given to us the Ministry of reconciliation. Notice what he said, he said that all these old things they’re gone. This is in the spirit everything in you is new and everything in you now is of God.
You hear that, that’s a lot of good stuff in there . The Bible says and in fact we have actually some teaching on this, but he says that our faith be more accurate that the ability to communicate our faith or the communication of our faith becomes effective as we acknowledge every good thing that’s in us in Christ.
So people say well, give me more faith. It’s not about more faith. You’ve got all the faith you need. To communicate that or to demonstrate that faith you have to begin to acknowledge every good thing that’s in you because of Jesus, that is in you in Christ. So as you start to find out what is in you and you start to acknowledge that and agree with that. Then that starts to work itself out in your life and then your faith is able to be communicated or your faith becomes more effective and visible in this world amen.
So we’re gonna have a great time. I’m telling you, of everything that I teach, I have enjoyed this more than anything else. I love teaching because I love to see people just get lit up. Because it brings such a big drastic change. I will tell you I love teaching this one so much. Because I watch what the Holy Spirit does in people. Also as a get lit and find out who they are but also when you talk that there is nothing closer to the heart of God than what we’re teaching.
I’ll just be blunt what we are teaching this time, without it there is no Christianity that’s the key and so what we’re talking is the heart of Christianity, and it’s the essence of Christianity and in saying that the big thing is this we have to realize that we’ve not been living this out and it’s time to live it out amen.
You start living this out and the more you live out I tell you life gets good okay and it gets fun because there’s just a lot I’m trying to give you everything right here to be right.