Posted by: admin on Mon, Feb 15, 2010
by Jimmie Warren--- how Christ sees you; IN HIM
by Chaplain Jimmie Warren
I have talked to many numbers of Christians in the last fifteen years of this ministry that God has given me, They feel they are living below their Spiritual potential and failing their God and religion. With many personal encounters of e-mails, letters, and phone calls, many men and women share their hearts with me about the fact that something is missing in their walk with Christ.
I hear these kinds of questions;
1.“Why do I keep failing when I try so hard to follow Christ Jesus/Yashua?
”I asked them if they have turned their whole life over to Yashua Messiah /Jesus Christ for real and confessed all their sins both past and now?
2.“Why can't I stop these destructive habit, like smoking, drinking, cursing etc....etc...?
”There are not salvation issues and we will be tested until and to the end and some of these things ,we may never over come until we are made perfect in the next life .
3.“Is going to church all there is to the Spiritual life?
”NO Church is just a building, the real Church of God is in you as is the kingdom. Do not look for it in a building or any groups of people, though you can find it there but search your minds and hearts and read your Bible ,for all the answers are there."Where two or three are meeting in my name, there will I be also!" This is church Amen
These kinds of questions has give me the idea that there are many of God's people who see themselves as failures? With polls like this something is something very wrong in our churches?
A poll taken by minister's of many churches around the US where asked "DO YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE SAVED"? 85% ANSWERED NO!
The Word of God says that in order for you and I to move on in Spiritual maturity and overcome destructive tendencies or deadness in our walk for Christ, then we must see ourselves as Christ sees us.
This list will show you how Christ sees you; IN HIM! Then, after you meditate on them for a while, praise him for showing you afresh what His sacrifice did for you! Check it out and be blessed.
Who Am I ? I am the salt of the earth (Matt.5:13)
I am the light of the world (Matt.5:14) I am a child of God (John 1:12)
I am a part of the true vine, a channel of Christ's life (John 15:1,5)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16)
I am a slave to righteousness (Romans 6:18)
I am enslaved to God (Romans 6:22)
I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father (Romans 8:14,15; Gal. 3:26; 4:6)
I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him (Romans 8:17)
I am a temple a dwelling place of God. His Spirit and His life dwells in me(1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19)
I am united to the Lord and am one Spirit with Him (1 Cor.6:17)
I am a member of Christ's Body 1 Cor. 12:27; Eph.5:30)I am a new creature (2 Cor. 5: 17)
I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5: 18,19)
I am a son of God and one in Christ ( Gal. 3: 26,28)
I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Gal. 4: 6,7)
I am a saint ( Eph 1:1; 1Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)
I am God's workmanship-His handiwork-born anew in Christ to do His work(Eph. 2:10)
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God's family ( Eph.2:19)
I am a prisoner of Christ (Eph. 3:1; 4:1)
Beloved we all feel alone at times. BUT JESUS said “I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU; EVEN TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD”
When we depend on others to determine our value, then we place ourselves in a position to be disappointed. Don’t let other men or women of some church judge you, Jesus/Yashua says “come just as you are, any who believes on me and acknowledges my name before my Father is SAVED!(Paraphrased)
Go to the Word Of God read it yourself do not let others tell you what your God says ,see and ask and learn what YOUR GOD and His son JESUS said to do, to have Grace and Salvation.
He is our only hope and salvation and He is waiting for you to turn your life over to Him!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
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