Yesterday I sent out a duplicate from last weeks post. Please forgive that little oversight and accept this post as it’s replacement!
Christ is rich treasure-house of all that is necessary for the abundant life mind, body and spirit.
We often want to wait on our outward circumstances to change before we taste of HIS richness but the truth is the sweetness of Christ can be sampled no matter what state you’re in.
His Spirit liberates and sets free and there is not circumstance that can block this flow from heaven but we must choose to connect to it.
Are you one that loves your freedom?
If so, I understand because so do I.
But there are times in our lives when our ability to come and go just as we might please may be a bit dampened but that does not mean we have lost our liberty in Christ Jesus.
It is always nice to have a measure of both freedom and liberty but sometimes we are called upon in our lives to glorify Jesus even when we are in the flames of affliction.
Job demonstrates a penetrating example of that.
1-3 Job was a man who lived in Uz. He was honest inside and out, a man of his word, who was totally devoted to God and hated evil with a passion. He had seven sons and three daughters. He was also very wealthy—seven thousand head of sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred teams of oxen, five hundred donkeys, and a huge staff of servants—the most influential man in all the East!
Confusion about the how and why of GOD and HIS divine movement in our lives is not the same as turning our hearts away from GOD and the enemy cannot no matter how much he boast take anything away from you that God has given but we can walk away from and give up what GOD has given us to birth by walking away from it and ceasing to nurture and feed it the proper food.
Our identity is Jesus Christ is not rooted within our ability to not sin but instead it flows from the one whom became the appropriation of our sins.
Life changing water into wine, Christ ( The Anointed One) has the ability to transform our broken sin sick state into one of wholeness and righteousness.
I given up on identifying with Jennifer because this represents the flesh and all the needed Jesus Christ to become her Lord and Savior.
The more I identify with Jennifer ( especially during times of trial ) the less liberty I have and the more I long for or seek fleshy freedom ( the ability to please myself) through my daily activities.
I would rather the Holy Spirit be please than I because then I know that what I have spent my time and energy on will reap dividends beyond the cares of this world.
I understand that all of this is a process for each believer and I am not stating that you are anyone else is sinning if this is not your current residence in your walk with Jesus Christ.
But it is only through the Holy Spirit can we walk in “The Fruits of The Spirit“.
We can begin to awaken these fruits even within a more personal context but they will not fully blossom until they are fully given over unto your new identity in Christ Jesus.
Until then we experience being in and out of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness within and with our fellow man.
GOD is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness but for HIM to be those things HE has to take a strong stance against that which is not these things.
That is why is the Cross is necessary to restore people to GOD so that we are able to glorify the sacred ( Jesus Christ ) and celebrate HIM in our daily lives once again.
The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.