the high life

March 12, 2016

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  “Through the victory won on Calvary we enter into newness of life; and as the old nature seeks to assert its supremacy, each uprising of it must be handed over to the Lord Jesus Christ, that He may deal with it. That He has dealt with it, through His death on the Cross, in a way which satisfies God and makes deliverance possible for us, is the foundational fact for Christian life and work.” -G.W.

 

  “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life” (Gal. 6:8).

 

  “Not I, but Christ” (Gal. 2:20).

 

  Any abiding spiritual progress must be based upon our taking sides with God against the old life. Why? “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Rom. 8:7). “Enmity” knows no reconciliation; crucifixion is the only alternative!

 

  “The life of Christ is the holiness of Christ. The reason we so often fail in the pursuit of holiness is that the old life, the flesh, in its own strength seeks for holiness as a beautiful garment to wear and enter heaven with. It is the daily death to self out of which the life of Christ rises up.”

 

  “In receiving Christ we receive the divine-human life, a life that is death to the life of fallen nature, which finds its fruit in sin and self. The tragic mistake of thousands of believers is in trying to live in two worlds at the same time—in nature and in God, in self and in Christ, in the flesh and in the Spirit, by faith and in independence, by abiding and by effort. To have life is not enough: the life of the Lord Jesus demands the death of the flesh, if that life is to be fully developed and become fruitful in us. Here is the crux of the whole matter.”

 

  “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being made conformable unto His death” (Phil. 3:10).

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

Pray for C. M. a former pornstar who accepted Jesus and moved away from California and is trying to lead a “normal” life as a young Christian and earn a living, and to trust people. (probably the last will be the hardest)

 

Roz, just finished parole, got her kids back and is trying to stay (keep) away from those that want her back in “the life”

 

Jimmy J, 35, has not accepted the Lord but is under conviction, reading his bible for the first time ( he didn’t win the bible contest, but got the bible for those of you that noticed we didn’t have our bible give away last weekend).

 

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