Amen x 10!Look at these. Compare Scriptures with a bible program or concordance. The King James is the best to use for comparison then look at other translations.
2Co 4:11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
When born again we get a new spirit (We are spirits clothed with a flesh body that helps us get around on earth.) The old spirit (Satanic nature.) is put to death.
Nothing was done with your flesh however and how you use to think, but you are now empowered from the inside out to.
1) Understand the Word of God.
2) Get control over you flesh.
3) Operate in the Kingdom of God and not the World systems.
4) Lost earth as your home as Heaven is now your real home and your just hanging out for a very short time to be a witness Jesus.
Now being a child of God all things have become new. That includes everything!! Sadly a lot of Christians don't even realize this.
Your old man or old unsaved self is put to death with Christ (The anointed one, and his anointing) Jesus. You are not subject to the world standards anymore. sickness should no longer be an issue for you, money problems should no longer be an issue for you, You should have peace and assurance in a Father that cares for you and protects you.
However, your mind needs to be in agreement with your new spirit and Holy Spirit. So, we have the Word of God to renew ourselves and focus on instead of all the world Junk.
Your a child of God born of the incorruptible seed from the Word of God itself. Your a citizen of Heaven and not earth so you have rights you did not use to have.
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Notice the verse says "Without God in the WORLD." Lots of Christians are waiting to get to heaven to get victory over sickness, sadness, poverty, ETC..... but your a child of God now and not latter.
So, being put to death in Baptism is a symbol that your old man (satanic nature or spirit) was put to death with Christ Jesus and your now a new man born of God and no longer subject to death or spiritual death.
Sure your body is going to stop working some day and will not be able to sustain your spirit (If the Lord waits a little longer.) but you have great promises while on earth to get victory over anything the devil can throw at you.
The key is keeping your mind renewed and do not let your old flesh man take over and obey Satan. To obey the lust of the flesh or follow after the devil's suggestions is to get right in to his hands and suffer stupid things you never had to. Stay on God's side of the tracks and live the new life, learning all that is now yours.
Jesus Is Lord.
Anytime my friend. You have a heart for Christ and that is a real blessing to me!Thanks Mike and Boanerges.
Although I must say I have a reservation about your post, Mike. To be a christian doesn't mean that now I am free from illnesses. Even christians suffer terrible diseases sometimes. That's a fact. God helps us through them if we draw near to Him with these things, but I do not believe that we are guaranteed perfect health.
Aside from that detail, thanks for your post. I agree with it.
Amen Brother Mike . That is the most important key to our salvation. because there are those who think once they are saved , they can do anything they want and ask for forgiveness ...... NOTThe key is keeping your mind renewed and do not let your old flesh man take over and obey Satan. To obey the lust of the flesh or follow after the devil's suggestions is to get right in to his hands and suffer stupid things you never had to. Stay on God's side of the tracks and live the new life, learning all that is now yours.
I am not to skinny my own self!Ok, Boanerges and Dusty......................
Now the question...............
If God has a sense of humor.........
And I was a large man...... (Fat, big as a house, hippo size.)
Would my new body, (Being the old one resurrected from the grave)
Be as big as a house??
Just a thought, to get on Slime fast quick......... just in case.
After all, I don't want to be told that they don't have a white robe in my size.
Jesus Is Lord.
Jesus healed all that were sick and oppressed of the devil. He has never changed in his Will or power. (Acts 10:38)Sometimes He heals.
Well, Glory!!! your mom gets to be with Jesus... We will see her soon enoughMy mother had breast cancer, an old woman in our bible study died from lung cancer. I refuse to think that these people just didn't have enough faith.
Well, no......... Disobedience or sin produce death, that's scripture and walking in the devils territory (Give no place to the devil.) can cause you to go through things God never intended. God is not punishing anyone today, or judging anyoneDear Mike, I think you might be stuck in thinking that every illness is in truth a punishment from God, and that a christian must work against that in faith until the curse is lifted because you're such a good christian now who is entitled to permanent health and well being
I would be very careful about DREAMS, Satan can come as an angel of light and if were not strong in the Word, we can be decieved. The thief came to kill and to steal and destroy, not God. (John 10:10) There is not one Scripture that God makes anyone suffer, Jesus never made anyone suffer or even told anyone it was the will of God they suffer. He healed all!!!Some years ago I had a wonderful, strengthening dream. And after I woke up there was someone with me who said that I had received that dream because I had shown that I was capable of suffering.
Not one scripture for God inflicting pain on his Children. The best case you can make is the book of Job, but God had nothing to do with that also. It would take to long to explain.God cuts wounds and heals them
This prophecy was know to be fulfilled because of Physical healing!!! Read above again the scriptures I gave. If God's Word compared it to Physical healing then good enough for me.For example, when Isaiah states that through Jesus' stripes we are healed, I believe this is something spiritual
We loose our lives in him as his will now must become our will or at best be obedient to the Word of God. If he tells us to go preach in Iraq, then bless God it's off to Iraq and leave everything behind. This has nothing to do with becoming well when sick or being prosperous. Our life is no longer our own.Are we seeking to save our lives or lose it?
Many are preaching the opposite of what Christ taught. What will He say to those people? Luke 12:20-21
Our kingdom is not here, is it?
Where is that scripture? Most of the examples were physical healing and he has not changed. We know being born again, we have eternal life in God.Jesus came to find the lost, sick, sinner; to heal them spiritually
We were talking about healing, so wanting to be healed is not good? Have you ever been to the Doctor trying to get well of something?Next, we shall not want. We should share in the sufferings of Christ
I suppose you missed the part about him wanting to spend it on himself without a thought to others.What did Jesus say to the rich man who sought to build bigger barns for his grain? "You fool! This very night your soul is demanded of you!
I suppose you missed all the complaining he did?Look at Job, he was sick and lost everything, yet he glorified the Lord