Monday, January 30, 2012

What is my responsibility?

The issue last week was "who am I?"  (Please refer to the posting of 25/01/2012 in this regard).  Our responsibility is to take up our authority in Christ and to stand firmly in faith in your position as a saint.  Further it is our responsibility to confess and repent our sin before God on a daily basis and to believe in His truth which will set you free.  Your relationship with God have is the most important relationship you will ever have.  You also need to forgive others who have wronged you as Christ has forgiven your sin and He expects us to do the same for our fellow human beings.  Unfortunately nobody can do that for you, you have to do it for yourself.

According to Eph. 1:18-19 we are to persue truth because we already have all the power we need in Christ.  We can't do what He has already done for us.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Who am I?

As Christians, we are in Christ and His Holy Spirit resides in us.  Our body is a holy temple of God and we should treat it as holy.  We must feed our body with good nutrition, we have to look after our health and maintain a healthy lifestyle and we have to maintain our relationship with God.  What Jesus already did for us is He died for our sins and for healing of sickness.  The sheading of His blood was a sign that both our sin has been forgiven and healing of illnesses will take place once we trust in Jesus. 

That is not all:  Jesus triumphed over and disarmed the rulers and authorities of the kingdom of darkness (Satan).  All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him.  He defeated Satan, in other words, Satan is a defeated foe.  He (Satan) has no authority over those who are in Christ.  Remember Christ now is seated in heavenly places and those who are in Him are also seated with Him (Eph. 2:5-6).

Thus you are alive in Christ and seated with Him.  As long as we are alive in Him, we can stand in authority against anything and any situation.  God has provided all for us to live a victorious life in Christ.  Now it is up to you to assume your responsibility.

Revelations 12:10 "... now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ, for the accuser of our brethren (Christians) is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Monday, January 16, 2012

How strong am I?

Welcome back after the summer holidays in SA, may you be inspired in Christ this year and I want to thank you for your visit.  I appoligise for two automatic postings that didn't published towards the end of 2011.  May you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year period and I trust that 2012 will be a year showered by blessing for you. 

Are you a strong person?  Does the word strong refer to the fact that I can pick up 10kg of groceries or does it refer to my soul/spirit?  The answer to this is quite simple, yes you are physically strong when you can pick up that amount of groceries but with regards to our spirit/soul we are not.  We are not able to do anything; in fact we can't do anything as it is the Holy Spirit of God that provides us with the strength to carry on.  Without God we amount to nothing, we will be dead. 
We are born physically alive but spiritually we are dead as a result of the consequences of the sin Adam and Eve committed in the Garden of Eden.  We become spiritually alive the moment we invite the Holy Spirit of God into our life.  It's not a feeling or a sign or anything else, it is a choice you make to invite and accept the Holy Spirit into your life and He resides inside you from that moment.

Nehemiah 8:10 b "... for the joy of the Lord is your strength."
Revelations 3:8 "I know thy works:  behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:  for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name."