Life Now...

Jesus died for our sins ONCE and for all so that we may have life NOW. He died once and is alive NOW….not dead. How is that people are continuing to preach that we have to physically die when Jesus has already gone there for us? He has tasted death for every person already. But God is not mocked, what we sow we reap.

(9) But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

He has come so that we might have life and have it more abundantly….in the here and now. Thieves come to preach the Word deceptively and steal His life from appearing in their followers.

(10) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

God sent His Son into THIS world so that this world might be saved. If we believe into Him, we should not PERISH from off this earth but have an age-lasting life… the here and now.

(15) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
(16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
(17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
(18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Jesus prayed to the Father that we should not be taken out of this world but that we should be kept from the evil of the world.

(14) I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
(15) I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
(16) They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

If we die to sin….evil speaking….being buried with Him into “death”, then we should also walk in the newness of life NOW….not after we physically “die and go to heaven”. Jesus died already for us….tasting death for every body.

(4) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
(5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
(6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
(7) For he that is dead is freed from sin.

If we are “dead” with Christ now, we believe we shall also LIVE NOW with Him.

(8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Christ has ALREADY been raised from the dead and dies no more. Death has no more dominion over Him now. We also are to live that same life in Him……where death has no more dominion over us for we die to sin and LIVE to Him…..doing what He says to have love for one another.

(9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
(10) For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

We are to reckon ourselves as being ALIVE NOW unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(11) Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(12) Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
(13) Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

If we live according to the Spirit at all times (dwelling in us), then the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead shall also enliven our MORTAL BODIES (mortal = liable to die) in the here and now. “Mortal” meaning “liable to die” means our bodies have NOT died yet but is subject to death.

(9) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
(10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
(11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
(12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

But God is not mocked. If we live after the flesh, we shall die. But if we through the Spirit do deaden the deeds of the body, we shall LIVE NOW.

(13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

He gives us the power to become the Sons of God….by choosing life… being led by the Spirit of God.

(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Choose life not death. We can not sit together with those who call themselves “brothers” but are covetous….preaching for money. We can not sit in their envying and strife and hatred of one another. The denominations of men are graves that people are sitting in….and the handwriting of dogmas keep them prisoners in the graves of men. We are ONE FLESH with them who use their mouths for fornication….preaching things for money. We are perishing along with them as our mortal bodies decay away to the grave. There is NO LIFE among them as they have led many to the destruction of their flesh so that their spirits may be saved. We can not be joined together with them….as it is sinning against OUR OWN MORTAL BODY.

(14) And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
(15) Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
(16) What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
(17) But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
(18) Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
(19) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

We are to keep ourselves pure from them….glorifying God with our mortal body and in our spirit….our breath. We can not preach for money…..handling the Word of God with deceit.

(20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

He that sows to the flesh…coveting, envy and strife, reaps DECAY of the mortal flesh. We must not sit together with those who are actively sowing to the flesh in the denominations of men.

(7) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
(8) 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 everlasting.

In due season, we shall reap HIS LIFE if we faint not.

(9) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

(10) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.