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In this month’s newsletter I will endeavour to share with as many a hearing ear - a simple truth that in the AMAZING GRACE EXCHANGE - CHRIST NOW IS YOUR LIFE – YOUR ONLY LIFE ‘Christ IN YOU the hope of Glory’ COL 1:26-29.
1 COR 15:45-46 “The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus Christ) was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual”.
We need to know the order of things if we are going to see harmony in our Christian walk. Natural then spiritual is Gods order, ‘therefore you must be born again’ and be ‘renewed in the spirit of your mind. If Adam would have overcome the temptation to experiment by eating the fruit of the forbidden tree, he would have received the SEED of His Father from the fruit of the Tree of Life, suggested by his Father, who knows best and who walked with him in the Garden of Eden. Choosing knowledge over Life was a mistake all will have to learn one day hopefully sooner than later. Adam too would have been Christ indwelt with a 'quickening spirit'. Of course I’m sure you are aware that God knew before Adam was even placed in the Garden of Eden that he would fail the test along with Eve and if you or I were there in the Garden when they were tempted we too would have disobeyed Gods command and eaten of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We know that, because of Rev 13:8, ‘the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world ’ – who (Jesus) is Gods redemption plan for fallen mankind. This plan was perfectly and completely carried out at a place called Calvary approximately 2000 years ago.
I’ve heard many an unregenerate person quote time and time again that ‘we are spirit beings having a human experience not human beings having a spiritual experience’ where according to truth they should be saying ‘… we are human beings having a spiritual experience blinded to the truth’. Most spiritual experiences can get you into more than enough trouble with damaging, dangerous and long lasting effects that can cause many to lose their souls. The truth which Satan does not want to be let out of the bag for all humanity to see, is that mankind was never intended to be an independent god in their own right but a container of the Creator God in their spirits to be expressed through their souls and bodies, which is the original purpose of the human vessel. Satan wants everyone to think that they are an independent operator running their lives according to their own decision making. His schemes have continued unrelentingly against all of Gods children to stop them from realising that they have always been a slave to their inner lord or master, which in unregenerate man, is Satan. However in the case of the ‘born-again believer it is Christ.
Initially, results can come quickly ‘behold I come quickly and my reward is with me’ once we begin to harmonise with God and continue to operate as a spiritually minded saint comparing (matching) spiritual things with spiritual Cor 2:13-16 ‘Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ’. Yes we do, if we ‘renew our minds’ on the words written in the scriptures for our admonition and learning. Letting this new mind operate (the mind of Christ) matches our quickened state of being (alive) due to our ‘born-again’ experience by believing the Gospel message. Rom 10:9. Later on in our Christian walk we find out that patience is required from us by our Heavenly Father (God of Patience) and developed in us as we learn to stand and patiently wait on the Lord to deliver us from an evil conscience (two kinds of knowledge) which has been part of our make up from the day our first parents ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Jesus came to the earth to give mankind the antidote to the sin nature passed down from Adam ‘all have sinned and come short of the glory of God’ and goes on to say ‘I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly ’John 10:10. As a 'born again' believer in Jesus Christ we received the SEED of the Father, which is CHRIST, the moment we believed the gospel truth of Jesus the lamb of God crucified on a cross, died, buried, resurrected and ultimately glorified. The SEED (CHRIST) is spirit which replaced the seed of the serpent, also spirit (ALIEN), in the new creation saint - you and me. There is only one of two natures a person can contain in their body (temple) - Satan or Christ, there is no 3rd nature called human nature.
Satan the deceiver has deceived the whole world into believing that they are human beings independent of God with a nature apart from one of the two mentioned. All humanity contains a god for that was the original plan from the beginning of time ‘And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...' now the question we all must ask ourselves is 'what god do I contain in my body temple - Satan or Christ.' Sounds shocking but its true - but you may ask 'are you saying that unregenerate men and woman are demon possessed'? Remember that the spirit that our original parents, Adam and Eve, let indwell them was from the tree of the 'knowledge of good and evil' this tells us that unregenerate men and woman can and do manifest good and evil traits, but the root of that tree is evil so even their good is seen as evil and rejected by God. If this was not so then our world over the last two thousand years would have been covered in continuous global chaos and mayhem. There are many wonderful, beautiful loving people in the world who have not received Christ as their inner Lord but nevertheless live a life of good deeds. The only difference is that when their inner lord desires to go against their wanting to do good they are helpless to resist - read Rom 7:19 ‘For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.’ Also when they die in sin or in the sin nature still in their spirit - they will not enter into the presence of God in the heaven prepared for them that die having received the Christ nature or be part of the first resurrection.
Now the truth I would like to point out is that the life of every believer is Christ and the death life of every unbeliever is Satan through no fault of their own but because of the disobedience of 1st Adam imputed to the human race. The sin nature is passed to each and everyone born of woman into this world - all of us at one time or another belonged to the god of this world who is satan. The escape from this god was accomplished the moment we were identified into Jesus’ death burial and resurrection. The answer to this awful dilemma of containing a hard task master god is to die - once dead he has no more power over the temple for it has been bought with a price and now belongs to the one who paid that price with His blood. Paul the apostle admonishes us to 'Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord’. A daily reckoning must replace a daily dying as the secret to success. To many Christians are dying daily on the cross with Jesus forgetting that He is no longer on the cross dying but dead and buried and resurrected and now sitting on the throne of Glory at the right hand of his Father, the Father of Glory. Dead not dying, done not trying, get rid of the ing's and be done with it when it comes to your union with and in Christ.
The next important truth to bring to light in us is that the battle or war is between Christ and Satan so don't interfere in the battle, as it not yours, it is His, and He always wins. Most have all been taught that the war is between two opposing natures in us, this is error and needs to be removed from our thinking as only one god can we contain in our body temple not two. A believer can say boldly ‘greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world’. The war is when Satan from without attacks the believer in their body, soul, finances, family etc.
Remember along with murderers, thieves and evil-doers, busy-bodies are mentioned 1PET 4:15 ‘But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.’ all of the above will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Our part is to be still and see the salvation of the Lord coming our way at a time we know not. Rather learn to be patient in trials along with the attacks of the enemy as we stand with understanding. I pray as you read this, light is coming to you as I write these words.
Our part in this war is to 'be still and know that I Am Lord' and magnify and praise Him. Submit yourselves to God, thereby resisting the devil who flees from your body and soul temple as in terror - if you however get in the way of this war by joining in the fight uninvited you will feel the effects, shocks and smoke of the battle. Christ the power and wisdom of God is enough to defeat any attack of the enemy endeavouring to take possession of Christ's inheritance which is in the saints (you and me). Remember when Uzzah reached out his hand to help God by steadying the ark of the Covenant he was struck down dead by the awesome power of God by being a busy-body trying to help God not knowing Gods requirements in the moving of the Ark. Num 4:4-6, 15. God doesn't need our help He requires our obedience of faith, patience and understanding of His ways, which are foolishness in the eyes of the world but to the enlightened eyes of our understanding - it is the wisdom of God. ‘Obedience is better than sacrifice’
Here's an analogy of what I have written regarding the power that defeats the enemy of Christ's possession which is His inheritance in your body and soul. The type seen in nature that is closest in describing Gods power is electricity. Even though electricity is far short in its type but is sufficient now to understand and gain insight as to what has been written so far.
The electrical term "earth" or "ground" is a connection that runs through the entire electrical system. It may or may not be connected literally to the soil. When a system is "negative earth", it means the electrical earth has a negative (neutral) polarity. Power can then be run back and forth using only one wire carrying the positive polarity (division). Similarly, electrical signals need only one wire. At the destination, the circuit is completed by connecting the "negative" terminal to earth or ground. We are the negative or the neutral and Christ is the power of God in us. When we stand still (our part) we are grounded and are safe from the shock and awe of battle but as soon as we start getting all worked up and sweaty and start trying to chase the devil out of town we blow a fuse and the power stops and you come crashing down in defeat. That which fuses us (union) to the Father and Jesus Christ is faith. It’s a faith that believes they are in us as fact, and gives recognition to our inner Lord and magnifies the power of the Almighty God who is our Father in heaven.
- I John 5:4-5 ‘For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
- I TIM 6:12 ‘Fight the good fight of faith ’
- 2 TIM 4:7 ‘I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith’
- EPH 6:11 ‘Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.’
- EPH 6:13 ‘Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.’
- PS 4:4 ‘Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
- PS 46:10 ‘Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.’
- I SAM 17:47 ‘and all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S…’
- HEB 4:9-10 ‘There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.’
I thought I would add for you some of my research notes I got from the internet about electricity. See if you can see the correlation between the natural and the spiritual in regards to electrical power and the power of God which works in us. One last word from me – ‘mis-wired outlets are dangerous’.
StayFree and stay cool,
Every Blessing be yours in Christ Jesus,
Whatever the reason is for delving into the mysterious world of home electrical repair, you should begin with a solid understanding of the three wires that make everything work. Three wires are all that are needed to operate appliances that use 120-volts AC, and one of them is a safety ground wire. In the most basic of terms, the other two wires divide the task of bringing electricity from the outlet to the appliance and then returning it from the appliance to the outlet.
Also, this will apply to ordinary, 120 vac (a.c. volts) wiring found in American households; different countries use different voltages and frequencies and standards, but some of this will apply to them as well. First, a correction: "Positive, Negative and Ground" should read "Hot, Neutral and Ground" instead. For there to be 'positive' and 'negative', we would have to be talking about DC (direct current) systems. "Hot" is the line that carries the 120 vac (actually this value varies, and is usually closer to 115 volts). "Neutral" is the line that is held near zero volts (analogous to the 'return' wire in a DC system). "Ground" is just what it sounds like: the wire connected to actual earth ground.
Okay, so what does all that mean, and how does it help you? First understand that 'ground' is an absolute reference; lines connected to actual earth ground (that is, a metal rod driven into the earth) should be at exactly zero volts potential, always and undeniably. If a ground line reads some voltage above zero, that means that it has become disconnected or damaged somewhere between where you are reading and the outside ground connection. The ground line is included in household wiring basically as a safety feature: it gives stray energy somewhere safe to go.
'Neutral' should be equal or close in potential to ground. It is actually the 'center point' between two phases of electrical service coming to your house from the transformer on the electric pole; the lines from the pole are 240 vac apart, and in your circuit breaker box these supply two rows of breakers. One line supplies one row at 120 vac, the other line supplies the other row at 120 vac, with the neutral tapped betweeen them at (ideally) zero vac. The large loads in your home, like the air conditioner, that run on 240 vac power tap from both sides of the breaker box (straddle both buss bars). If you have ever heard an electrician comment on a home's electrical load being 'balanced', he is referring to whether the electrical current drawn from each 120vac line is equal or not. If they are unequal, then the 'center point' tends to shift away from zero volts, and thus so does the voltage on your 'neutral' lines.
'Hot' is exactly what it sounds like: it is the line with the 'juice' that supplies the energy to everything. It is supplied to the devices in your home through a set of circuit breakers (or fuses in much older homes). It is wired directly to the outlets, and goes to the permanently installed lighting through the permanent wall switches.
The reason you need to know this is simply this: if your home is mis-wired, you have the potential for personal injury or fires. Checking this is very simple. There is a little device sold at most building supply stores (and some department stores) which allows you to check if your outlets are properly wired. It usually looks like a small yellow or orange plastic 'wedge', with three lights on one end and a three-prong plug at the other, and is about the size of a salt shaker. These things cost a few dollars. When one is plugged into an outlet, the lights light up in a coded pattern that tells you if it is wired correctly, and if not, how not. All new homes (in the U.S.) are supposed to be wired according to the most recent National Electrical Codes (NEC), and usually are. However, many older homes are not, the older homes being more likely to not meet the standards. These standards specify wire gauge sizes to safely carry given currents over given distances, color-coding for wiring, etc. The 'standard' colors in house wiring are: Hot = black; Neutral = white; ground = green, or bare wire. On outlets (and device plugs), the short prong is hot, the wide prong is neutral, and the round prong (if present) is ground.
You may have noticed that some devices (and tools and extension cords) have only two flat prongs, and some have the third, round grounding prong. The two-prong devices are typically low-current, low-power devices like lamps, Christmas lights, clock radios, can openers and the like. The third prong generally appears on higher-powered devices: washing machines, vacuum cleaners, televisions, computers, leaf blowers, drills, etc. This is usually done for safety reasons; let me explain.
Power tools and other high-power devices with which you make intimate contact often have metal surfaces or controls; even your 'double insulated' hand held power drill usually has a metal trigger. All these consumer devices are designed so that, if the internal wiring shorts, or the primary insulation fails, the exposed, consumer-accessible parts are still grounded, so that no wayward current can find its way to harm the user. This is why you should never defeat the installed ground prong on devices, or use a 'faker' adapter that allows you to plug a three-prong device into a two-prong outlet - it provides absolutely no personal protection in case of equipment failure. This is also why mis-wired outlets are dangerous: if the neutral and hot are reversed, the appliance will work just the same. But, if the appliance fails, the 'stray' energy is now under the 'top' insulating layer (next to the user), NOT the bottom one, putting the user at much greater risk. In older tools with metal cases, the user would actually get shocked in this event. The black wire in your house wiring is NOT ground. In fact, it is quite the opposite - it is referred to as the HOT wire because it carries the voltage. This is the wire that is controlled by wall switches, and it is the one that is connected to your fuses or circuit breakers. It is the one that will give you a good zap if you touch it. So be careful.
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Every Blessing be yours in Christ Jesus,
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