Righteousness

What causes your body to respond to the devil?

God put something in your body so righteousness becomes natural. So natural that you don’t have to pray to God for righteousness.

When you get born again, God causes you to become ineffective.  Effect = results.  God knows if he puts anything in our hands we will someday not feel like it.

God found if he makes it for strong people, weak people will not be happy so he decided to make everyone the same.  What did God decide to do?  He decided the weakest person would be the strongest in the Kingdom of God.

Righteousness means:

  • No strength
  • No power
  • No ability

What determines a person being born again? The Holy Spirit.

Jesus said in John 11:25 – I AM the Resurrection I AM the Life.

A born again Christian has:

Life in the Person

Not Born Again person has:

Death in the Person

Matthew 3

  • John The Baptist
  • Disciples (John 3:8-14)
  • Never heard of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-6)

What’s the difference between a person who has repented and a person who has been Born Again?

Look at how a person functions. A repented person never goes past the cross.

Where does forgiveness happen? Where does change happen?  The cross is where you drain the blood, but that is not where the blood is used.

What makes a person Born Again?

“I Sin, I know I’m a sinner.” If God gets rid of Death, he gets rid of sin.

If life is in my body, then my body is not responsive to sin. Death is not in me, I cannot respond to Sin, I cannot respond to iniquity.

Holy Spirit does not give you life.  Holy Spirit IS Life.

Holy Spirit is always pumping life into every part of my body. This is called GRACE.

Romans 5:2 – through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Death produces Lust, which produces Enticement,  which produces Sin, which produces Death

Life produces Grace, which produces Lead by Spirit, which produces Righteousness, which produces Abundant Life

Jesus was driven by the Holy Ghost into the wilderness

Mark 1:12 – And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness

The LIFE is the SPIRIT

Grace falls into our spirit into our body.  How does one continue to make Grace happen? How does Grace continue to work?

Life is in the believer, and that life is the Spirit of Christ/Jesus/God.  Because that spirit is inside of me, that spirit needs me to always acknowledge he’s there for Grace to work. Are you going to acknowledge that the spirit is there?

Knowing what God can do and will do is called FAITH.  When I don’t feel like doing anything in the morning, God says “What do you think I woke you up for?  I woke you up AGAIN.” What do you know is God’s purpose for you today.

Acts 17:28 – for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.

Life and Grace is for those who live by FAITH. Romans 5:1,2

How do you live? The life is governed by faith. God says I shall live, I shall move, I shall do great things.

Before you were born again Satan controls you and makes you things. When you are born again satan changes his language.  He uses senses.

Faith causes Grace to pour out. Faith causes Grace to happen.

Faith is our agreement that Grace will take care of our problem.

Phil 1:6 – that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you[a] in Christ Jesus.

Sometimes you cannot pray in your heart.  You have to open your mouth and talk.

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