Life in Christ.

Greetings,

Today Shirley will share the first teaching of the Exchanged Life.  Our life for Christ’s life, based on Galatians 2:20.  Shirley has also taught on Freedom in Yeshua MinsitriesI Radio broadcasts.  Look for Chartered Waters. This teaching is the first of three.

Blessings,

Maria Schaefer / FIY Ministry Director

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TODAY WE WILL BE DISCUSSING THE CHRISTIAN’S IDENTITY IN CHRIST. THIS IS TAKEN FROM GALATIANS 2:20 IN THE BIBLE, THE APOSTLE PAUL IS SPEAKING. ‘I  HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST (IN HIM I HAVE  SHARED HIS CRUCIFIXION). IT IS NO LONGER I WHO LIVE, BUT CHRIST (THE MESSIAH) LIVES IN ME, & THE LIFE I NOW LIVE IN THE BODY (FLESH) I LIVE BY FAITH IN THE SON OF GOD WHO LOVED ME & GAVE HIMSELF UP FOR ME.’

THE APOSTLE PAUL, AND ALL CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST, THAT IS, THE FORMER PERSON THAT THEY WERE BEFORE ASKING CHRIST INTO THEIR LIVES (SINNER) WAS CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST AT CALVARY AND THAT PERSON NO LONGER LIVES. IN PAUL’S CASE, FORMERLY HE WAS AN ENEMY OF GOD WHO PURSUED CHRISTIANS AND ARRESTED THEM. YOU AND I MAY NOT HAVE PURSUED CHRISTIANS TO HAVE THEM ARRESTED, BUT BEFORE BECOMING CHRISTIANS WE  WERE ENEMIES OF GOD, SINNERS, REBELLING AGAINST GOD.

 THAT SINNER  (THE OLD YOU) WHO DID THOSE THINGS NO LONGER LIVES, BUT GOD ALMIGHTY CRUCIFIED THE OLD PAUL & THE OLD YOU  WHEN YOU TURNED TO CHRIST &  RECEIVED FORGIVENESS FOR  SINS. GOD CAME INTO PAUL’S SPIRIT AND LIVES THERE THRU THE HOLY SPIRIT ( 3RD PERSON OF THE TRINITY) AND LIVED THERE TO GUIDE PAUL AND  TODAY LIVES  IN ALL CHRISTIANS TO GUIDE THEM TO LEAD A RIGHTEOUS LIFE, TO HAVE AN INTIMATE PERSONAL LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LIVING GOD AND TEACH THE CHRISTIAN THE FULLNESS OF THIS NEW LIFE. WHEN YOU CAME TO CHRIST & ASKED FORGIVENESS FOR YOUR SINS, AND HE WASHED YOU AND CLEANSED YOU FROM YOUR SINS THRU THE BLOOD OF JESUS SHED FOR YOU. HE, GOD ALMIGHTY CAME TO LIVE INSIDE OF YOU AND BE YOUR VERY LIFE, MAKING YOU RIGHTEOUS. HAVING RECEIVED CHRIST INTO OUR LIFE AS SAVIOR AND LORD WE NOW ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, ADOPTED INTO HIS FAMILY WITH ALL OUR SINS FORGIVEN, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. WE ARE MEMBERS OF GOD’S FAMILY, ADOPTED BY HIM TO POUR OUT HIS LOVE, MERCY, AND FORGIVENESS ON US. WE ARE WELCOME TO COME BOLDLY BEFORE HIS THRONE AND WE ARE LOVED AND CHERISHED BY OUR CREATOR.  IT IS A COMPLETE RESTORATION OF WHAT WAS LOST BY ADAM AND EVE WHEN THEY LISTENED TO THE DEVIL AND SINNED AGAINST GOD.

 WHEN ADAM AND EVE DISOBEYED GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, GOD LEFT THEM. PRIOR TO THAT GOD LIVED INSIDE OF THEM. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT BEFORE RECEIVING CHRIST AS SAVIOR & LORD WE ARE ENEMIES OF GOD. (COL.1.21), BUT AFTER RECEIVING CHRIST AND HIS SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS AT CALVARY JESUS CALL US FRIENDS OF GOD. JOHN 15.13-14

CHRIST IS NOW OUR LIFE, HE HAS GIVEN US HIS HOLY SPIRIT TO INDWELL US AND LEAD US INTO ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS AND IS the GUARANTEE OF OUR INHERITANCE. GOD HAS RAISED US UP WITH CHRIST ( IN OUR SPIRIT) AND SEATED US WITH CHRIST IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS. SATAN AND ALL THE FORCES OF HELL ARE UNDER HIS FEET AND SINCE WE ARE IN CHRIST, AND

CHRIST IS IN US, SATAN IS UNDER OUR FEET. PRAISE THE LORD. WE ARE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS, AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER. GOD HAS GOOD WORKS FOR US TO DO. WE ARE DEAD TO THE POWER  THAT SIN ONCE HAD  IN OUR LIVES BEFORE RECEIVING CHRIST, BUT NOW BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT  WITHIN US, WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE AND WALK IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SAY NO TO SIN. 

 SO, IF YOU ARE READING THIS OR LISTENING  AND HAVE NEVER TURNED FROM YOUR SINS AND ASKED CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE, NOW IS THE TIME. HE WILL FORGIVE YOU AND COME TO LIVE INSIDE OF YOU, FILL YOU WITH HIS LOVE. SCRIPTURE SAYS HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU AND YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY WITH YOUR CREATOR WHO REJOICES OVER YOU WITH SINGING. ISAIAH 62:5.

 

HERE IS A PRAYER TO RECEIVE GOD’S FORGIVENESS AND BE BORN AGAIN IN THE SPIRIT.

DEAR LORD JESUS, THANK YOU FOR DYING FOR MY SINS AT THE CROSS AND PAYING THE PENALTY FOR MY SINS IN MY PLACE.  THANK YOU FOR REMOVING MY SINS FROM ME AND TAKING THEM INTO YOURSELF AND PAYING THE PENALTY OF DEATH FOR THEM.  I TURN AWAY FROM SIN AND ASK YOU TO COME INTO MY HEART AND BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR, FORGIVE MY SINS AND MAKE ME WHAT YOU CREATED ME TO BE.  

 NOW, IF YOU PRAYED THAT AND MEANT IT, ALL YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN AND PUT ONTO CHRIST. GOD HAS COME  TO LIVE INSIDE OF YOU. RECEIVE IT BY FAITH!

 N SESSION 2, WE  WILL EXPLORE OUR NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST MORE DEEPLY. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY TO YOU AS A CHRISTIAN.  YOU ARE NO LONGER WHO YOU WERE BEFORE ASKING CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE, BUT THE BIBLE SAYS YOU ARE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST JESUS. CHRIST HAS BECOME YOUR LIFE AND THAT OLD YOU THAT WAS FULL OF SINS AGAINST GOD DIED WITH CHRIST ON THE CROSS. RECEIVE IT BY FAITH.

 AUTHOR AND SPEAKER GRAHAM COOKE URGES CHRISTIANS TO PRAY TO GOD OUT OF OUR NEW LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM RATHER THAN OUR SITUATION  OR PAST IDENTITY. WE ARE NOW CHILDREN OF GOD, ADOPTED BY HIM INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD WHICH INCLUDES HIS GREAT LOVE FOR HIS CHILDREN. WE WILL DISCUSS THIS IN GREATER DEPTH IN OUR 2ND SESSION.

 Presenter Shirley / speaker on Freedom in Yeshua Radio Broadcasts. www.fiyministries.com