I want to talk about the ‘power our confession’ has over sin to transform our lives, and how our ‘humility before God’ can do for us what no other human effort can do.
It’s right here that we find the ability to DISARM principalities and powers of their authority and rule over our lives!
Such an important concept to remember is: “That which is flesh is flesh and that which is spirit is spirit.”
When we as the children of God learn to exercise our superior authority in Christ over all the works and power of the enemy – we will be quick to humble ourselves in every battle and situation… To “exchange our uncleanness and unrighteousness” for the holiness and righteousness of Christ. Herein, lies our sole POWER and Victory over sin and darkness! It all sounds so simple, so why is it so hard?
We must understand that it is man’s sinful nature to try to justify himself in the sight of God – and in the eyes and opinions of other men.
Too often, we care more about what we think about ourselves, and even more about what OTHERS think about us, than what God sees and feels.
We will always try to make our own covering for sin – just as Adam and Eve attempted to do in the Garden of Eden. There we find the beginning of man’s vanity and pride, as he seeks to create a religious offering and personal altar to atone for His own unrighteousness. (Man’s efforts were sorely lacking, and still are, completely insufficient and ineligible for righteousness…)
Well, we know all too well how that turned out for Adam and Eve. We also learn that the fallen nature of man has and can never change without a divine encounter with Christ in his own heart.
It is the only thing that can take away our condemnation and shame, forever!
God Has a Purpose for our Pain and a Plan for our Sufferings …
Just as Christ bore His own sufferings for us, so must we also. When we do this, something very important can happen. We can receive a gift that only He has to give: “The Power of God unto salvation.” Yes, this is the Holy Spirit of Grace!
In the absence of the infilling and indwelling of His Holy Spirit we are left helpless to combat against the inner workings of own iniquity, the wiles of the devil, and, according to the Apostle John, all that comes from the world: “lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.”
We will not be able to truly humble ourselves and receive that power and authority of the Cross, which is what we need to WIN!
Join us in this broadcast as we discuss how to accept the gift of atonement and to learn humility from its author, our Lord Jesus Christ. . .