Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Part 3 .... The Sign of the CROSS.... in TRUTH+
What Would JESUS ,The TRUTH+, Do ? Message by Byron Miller, Wellspring Mennonite Church, Athens, TN.
Drawing by The ORDER of The GOOD SHEPHERD+
Think about the answer to the motto, or the
words, "What Would Jesus Do ?"
That motto is good,
but I think
often the answer
be easier to discern,
if GOD'S Kingdom was my consuming
In other words, our selfish desires often
into compromising situations,
that cause us to question
what GOD really wants in a given situation.
SELFCLOUDS OUR MIND FROMTRUTH.
There is nothing that can cloud our mind more
allowing Self to be in control.
Do we really desire our will to be in
subjection to any?
Too often we do not
want that; that is not our desire.
human-ness in us balks at that ; it does not want it.
We can yield here, we can
yield there, in different areas... as long as we can still be our own master.
But GOD'S strength comes only through
submission. We can try many other things, many good things.
But do we want GOD'S strength in our lives
Look at Romans 6 ....
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? GOD forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized intoJESUS CHRISTwere
Therefore we are buried withHim+by baptism into death: that like as CHRISTwas
raised up from the dead by the glory of theFATHER, even so we also should walk
in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His+death, we shall be
also in the likeness ofHis+ Resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified withHim+ ...
I do not know that there were any survivors
of crucifixion ,save one, CHRIST.
HE+ died, but HE+ "survived" ,
Crucifixion is death.
... that the body of sin might be destroyed, that
henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Now if we be dead with CHRIST, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that CHRIST being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more
dominion over Him+.For in that HE+ died, HE+ died unto sin once: but in that HE+ liveth, HE+ liveth
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto
GOD through JESUS CHRIST our LORD.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the
lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but
yield yourselves unto GOD, as those that are alive from the dead, and your
members as instruments of righteousness unto GOD.
The call here is for Self to be
That is our Self, our will within.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves
to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive untoGOD
JESUS CHRIST our LORD.
What does it mean? How do I reckon ?
What exactly does that mean?
Reckon means: account, credited as, account as
dead, and to count in expectation, looking forward.
In exchange for our "death," these
verses tell us
we are planted,
we are freed,
... we are to be
That is what HE+ wants for us, what HE+ will give us,in exchange for our death.
( Part 4 to be continued.)
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
From Whom all blessings flow, help me to be dead unto my Self ... in all aspects of my desires, my own will ... and alive only unto Thy Beloved SON+ JESUS CHRIST.
O Holy FATHER, I call HIM+ "LORD," yet I do my own will so often. I neglect to submit my thoughts unto HIM+.
I am careful to ask HIM+ to bless my plans... but I am forgetful to WAIT BEFORE HIM+ until I receive His+ approval of those plans.
Please help me to be regenerate in my mind, for the glory of Thy Holy SON+JESUS CHRIST, in Whose+Name and by Whose+ strength I pray...