What Christ Has Accomplished

For I will not venture to speak anything other than what Christ has accomplished.  Romans 15:18

Set your mind on Christ Resurrected as He orchestrates your life.  Christ is positive magnatism, not dull focus on worldly things which introduces negativity and anguish.  Paul is gives you an example.  Apostle Paul points to the dissension between the two groups in his Church (those who took opposing sides about what to eat, drink and the Sabbath) as a dull focus.  

Christ is alive and blessing us.  He aligns your understanding as to what He is doing in God’s will daily as you tune with Him thru prayer, alert living, and heartfelt loving like Jesus.  Speak of Him, careful not to defile.  ‘But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.’ (Matthew 15:18)

Speaking anything other than what Christ has and is accomplishing may be deemed false testimony.

Have Faith

Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Romans 12:2

So that you may discern the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect, renew your mind through Christ by abiding in His Presence.  Sometimes we all have pain and sorrow, fear and negativity, anxious moments, and hopeless thoughts– Jesus rescues you from these.  In His living Presence He resets your mind to a faith view.

Jesus is the best thing to ever happen to you.  Rely on His compassion with your faith.  Your assurance that Christ is powerfully moving to align your mind in God’s best gives you spiritual maturity. Trust Christ.  Expect Him to transform your mind– it is His anointing, again and again, of the Holy Spirit.  Discern Jesus’ holiness.

We Are Sure

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? …nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the Love of God in Jesus Christ.  Romans 8:35-39

Sure of your faith, out of which you may have total confidence in Christ Resurrected that no one or no thing is able to separate you from Christ’s love for you and this is the same for everyone who believes on Him.  Christ is closer than your dearest friend, known in beauty and awe, showing you what you have never seen before as you witness and live constant gratitude.

Hesitate not to grope in the darkness but move with motivation following His leading Light of faithful correction making what is wrong right.  Unselfish thoughts direct the confident depth of your heart, soul, mind which frees you to embrace more of life.  Truth in Christ through Scripture and the Holy Spirit enables you to assist others’ lives with the One who is Lord of all.

Christ has saved us.  Never forget this: nothing can separaate us from Christ.

Why The Water?

All of us who were Baptized were Baptized into His death.  Romans 6:3

Such a change in a person as after the person is Baptized, and that includes infants.  I believe in infant Baptism, more because what I have witnessed as a Pastor and because of the Scriptural directive.   Why important?  During Baptism there is an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that washes the soul clean and aligns the heart for oneness with Jesus Christ.

Jesus went to the Cross to die knowing that He was providing an open way– for anyone who believes in Him to be linked directly to the Creator and Heavenly Father in holiness; this is salvation and when you publically give yourself to Him that act of faith is blessed.  Combined with this is Baptism; through which you receive the full anointing of the Holy Spirit which is Jesus’ Presence within you.

If you have not been Baptized or have a child who is not Baptized do it as soon as possible.  You come alive with Christ’s Presence within you when Baptized.  Have you already been Baptized and have forgotten the power in the holiness of Christ that is available for you to use?  Put your faith into action in any situation as the Holy Spirit is in readiness with power, potential, and possibilities.

God Does What He Promises

God was able to do what He had promised.  Romans 4:21

God promises that He’ll give you abundant life in Jesus Christ and you can trust that what God promises God will do.  

One of the first promises in the Bible was given to a couple who did not have children and were in their 90’s.  Abraham and Sara believed God would fulfill the Promise: , “I am God All-Powerful. If you obey me and always do right, I will keep my solemn promise to you and give you more descendants than can be counted.”  Genesis 17:1-2.   This couple lived faith and obedience.  God did what He promised.

Like Abraham and Sara, your right living is expected by God.  A measure of a Christian is his or her word, the promises made and kept.  When you make a promise then hold to it.  With the Lord’s help, when you say your are going to do something then do it.  Follow through with faith and stand firm in believing.   God does what He promises and so do we.