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Identity & Relationships Part 4: A New Spiritual Species

Identity & Relationships Part 4: A New Spiritual Species Colossians 1:12-14 (NKJV) Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and [has] conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. God has, God has, God has, we have! The gospel is the good…

Identity & Relationships Part 3: Forming the Right Identity

Identity & Relationships Part 3: Forming the Right Identity 1 John 3:1-2 (NIV) See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are . . . . We are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. There are four…

Identity & Relationships Part 2: How Identity Builds

Identity & Relationships Part 2: How Identity Builds Psalm 8:4-6 (GNT) What are human beings, that you think of them; mere mortals, that you care for them? Yet you made them inferior only to Yourself; you crowned them with glory and honor. You appointed them rulers over everything you made; you placed them over all creation. God never intended for you to struggle or be defeated. He appointed you to rule and reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.…

Identity & Relationships Part 1: How Identity Destroys

Identity & Relationships Part 1: How Identity Destroys Genesis 1:26-28 (NIV) God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.…

Cross to the Throne Part 6: The Ascension of Jesus

Cross to the Throne Part 6: The Ascension of Jesus Step 1: Jesus conquered our emotional conditions. Step 2: Jesus conquered our physical conditions. Step 3: Jesus conquered our spiritual conditions. When Jesus finished everything necessary for your salvation on Earth, He then secured salvation in Heaven. Jesus becomes your High Priest and applies His blood to Heaven’s Mercy Seat. Hebrews 4:14 (NIV) Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven Jesus the Son of…

Cross to the Throne Part 5: Cross to the Throne

Cross to the Throne Part 5: Cross to the Throne GARDEN TO THE CROSS Step 1: Jesus conquered our emotional conditions. Step 2: Jesus conquered our physical conditions. CROSS TO THE THRONE Step 3: Jesus conquered our spiritual conditions. Our spiritual condition was comprised of (1) the power of sin, (2) satan’s authority, (3) and the power of death. Jesus Conquered Sin 1 Peter 2:24 (AMP) He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself…

Cross to the Throne Part 4: Garden to the Cross

Cross to the Throne Part 4: Garden to the Cross Jesus slept in the middle of a storm, walked on the water, raised the dead, cast out demons, and healed every kind of sickness and infirmity. In every situation He was the Master. But in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus entered a state of sorrow, grief, fear, and distress so severe that He sweat drops of blood (Luke 22:44). Why? Because this is where substitution began. Isaiah 53:4 (KJV) Surely…

Cross to the Throne Part 3: The Laws of Identification

Cross to the Throne Part 3: The Laws of Identification In Jesus’s earthly walk He was our example. Jesus revealed what a man spiritually alive unto God could do. However, in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus changed roles. He became our substitute, stand-in, and agent. Romans 4:25 (FD) When we acknowledge God as the awesome power who restored life to Jesus, we recognize He made His Son our stand-in and agent; as our stand-in he paid the death penalty due…

Cross to the Throne Part 2: Spirit, Soul, and Body

Cross to the Throne Part 2: Spirit, Soul, and Body The Apostle Paul’s revelation starts with an understanding of spirit, soul, and body. 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (St. Paul from the Trenches) I no longer, then, regard man as physical, but spiritual. The physical is no longer set before my eyes. Christ himself to me is no more a physical being; I see him spiritually, and in that spiritual vision I learn that man is a new creation. . . .…

Cross to the Throne Part 1: God’s X-Ray Vision

Cross to the Throne Part 1: God’s X-Ray Vision In the Gospels we see a picture of redemption. These same events look much different from God’s perspective. The Gospels show us a picture. The Epistles show us an x-ray. 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (LBP) Because of what Christ has done for everyone, we are careful not to assume that people are nothing more than what our eyes and ears tell us about them. In the past we made that mistake with…