We train and equip the saints of the Lord in their identity in Christ. Particular emphasis on doing the Great Commission of the Lord.
The Dwelling Place (1) - Your Identity In Christ (85) - April 17 2021
Continuing the focus on our relationship with our Lord Jesus, we begin to look at the very first verse of John 15. The True Vine that Christ is. In subsequent programs we shall be looking to see what it takes to be the branch that is connected to Him, in order for the all-important abiding in Him, and Him in us. Not to forget that we also get to bear fruit for others who are hungry to come and receive from us. For without this abiding and focusing our heart on Jesus, we are needlessly disconnected from our Source, our Creator, the Way, the Truth, and the Life that He is.
This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Matthew 6:22-23; John 15:1.
Come As You Are (Part 7) - Your Identity In Christ (84) - April 10 2021
Two verses are the focus of today’s program – Matthew chapter 6, verses 22 and 23. Jesus is speaking about our eyes as the lamp of our bodies. What we look at determines if our conscience is cleansed by the Light of Jesus, or is shrouded in a dense darkness of guilt and condemnation in sin. We speak about the power of the Word of God, and our focus on Jesus, to not only deliver us, but keep us from having our consciences cloaked in such darkness, since Jesus (who is the Light – John 1:4, John 8:12) has already defeated anything less than the brightness of the radiance of Christ’s Glory itself, including sin, sickness and death. Are our hearts focused on the Light or are we distracted and entangled by the affairs of the World?
This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Matthew 6:22-23.
Come As You Are (Part 6) - Your Identity In Christ (83) - April 3 2021
How Jesus is the Light of Men, and what we focus on with our eyes dictates whether we are filled with His Light. Jesus, being the Word also, brings Light unto our path, and a Lamp unto our feet, but only if we focus on His Word. The decision is ours alone. Are we focusing on Him, allowing the Lord to deliver us from a conscience that is darkened in unrighteousness? Or are we willing to remain in sin, and the darkness that enshrouds it?
This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Psalm 119:105; Psalm 1:2; Proverbs 4:20-22; Matthew 6:21-23; 1 Corinthians 6:17; Colossians 1:17.
Come As You Are (Part 5) - Your Identity In Christ (82) - March 27 2021
Getting closer to the Lord is imperative to the believer. Getting to know Him by spending time with Him, and in His Word, which is Him, allows the Light that is Him, the Word that is Him, into our hearts. That our hearts would become free of all things that Christ Jesus isn’t. No more worries, anxieties, sicknesses. We have the choice, but the Lord deserves for us to choose Him and not remain in darkness, or even mere shadows of it.
This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 1:4-5.
Come As You Are (Part 4) - Your Identity In Christ (81) - March 20 2021
The theme continues from last week, but with a temporary detour to encourage those battling temptations, going around the mountain of sin and repentance. There is a way of escape, and you have the ability to resist the devil and his temptations when you submit to God. The Lord is not the tempter but does not allow any evil temptation be so strong that we cannot resist it and escape from its seduction.
We then continue on and talk about placing the Lord before us instead of other idols (Psalm 16:7-9), and the importance of ensuring our heart turns to focus on the Lord and Him alone.
This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): 1 Corinthians 10:13-14; Psalm 16:7-9; Jeremiah 29:12-13; Isaiah 26:3; 2 Corinthians 3:17.
Come As You Are (Part 3) - Your Identity In Christ (80) - March 13 2021
You’ll Only Find Him when you Seek Him with ALL of your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Call on the Lord, He will never decline your call. (see also Jeremiah 33:3). Be free by Being with Him. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Who doesn’t want that? Only the demonic realm and all who agree with its temptations and its lies, not knowing the Truth that would otherwise set them free.
We are at a loss without Jesus, but we don’t know until we know what we gain knowing Him. So much to gain by focusing our heart on the Lord and engaging in a deeper relationship with Him. The One who paid for you with a high price (if indeed you opened the door of your heart and let Him in – See Revelations 3:20). Using discipline to commit to a relationship where you actually get to KNOW HIM more, not just know OF Him in some of the chapters in that book on the shelf. Oh Lord cause our hearts to hunger to know you!
The Word of God in written form is not ink on paper, He is REAL and Alive and Active (Hebrews 4:12). Let us get to know this precious Jesus. We owe Him our time in an act of reverential fear and honor of the Lord. However, He doesn’t want you to come because you feel you HAVE to. He wants to draw near to Him because you WANT to. A relationship that is forced is not a true relationship born on a foundation of true love. Oh if we would spare time every day for Him. Let us seek Him first. Only then will all those other things that we wrongly believe we have to control, get added unto us by Him who is outside of time and has all good things waiting for your faith to act in the knowledge you have received it.
The Great Commission is important, but its effectiveness is limited without the One who paid for the Finished works at The Cross.
This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): 2 Corinthians 3:17; Jeremiah 33:3; Isaiah 26:3.