Understanding Christianity

Posted: April 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

Christianity is not a religion, it’s a call to GLORY, not to shame and defeat. It is a call to a continuous victory over devils of darkness, over sickness and disease, over lack and failure. It is a call to absolute dominion over sin, absolute success, absolute health and prosperity. It is the reign of Christ in and through a human person by the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s a call into a divine fraternity with the God kind, in other words, it’s a call to a divine fellowship with the Godhead. It’s the best kind of life made available to all that will accept Jesus as lord and personal savior.

This call echoed throughout creation, so much so, that “the prophets inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.  To them it was revealed that, not to them, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.”1 Peter 1:10-12 KJV

Now that we understand what this call is all about, we have to know our participation, our communication, our role in enjoying all the glory that Jesus suffered for. There are three basic principles that we must know and apply accurately in other for us to manifest this glorious life – FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE.

Faith is something that every Christian has; there is no Christian that does not have faith, the fact that you are a believer in Jesus Christ means that you have faith. For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” Eph 2:8.  Faith was implanted into you by the Holy Spirit at salvation, “as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith” (Romans 12:3); it’s one of many attribute of the new birth. Every one of us has enough faith to rearrange and utter geographical plains of the world. Jesus said …I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (Mathew 17:20)

As a believer, the debate is no longer on whether you have faith or not, it is on whether you are putting your faith to work or not.

FAITH IS NOW

Faith is always now; faith does not try to get something. Faith takes possession of all that Jesus Christ has made available to us. It is accepting that, what He says I am  I am, what He says I have I have, and what He says I can do I can do, period.

For example, there are many Christians around the world who are expecting to have eternal life when they get to heaven, what they are missing is that eternal life is already available to them, but they just don’t know it. A lot of them believe that, it’s impossible for a human person to possess eternal life in this world, so they are trying to live right, talk right, and everything else they believe the father will be pleased with so they can obtain eternal life when they get to heaven.  This is the biggest blunder in Christianity today, (FYI; you have to have eternal life to be allowed into heaven) We live and talk right because of eternal life that is at work in us. In I John 3:9 tells us “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.”  Faith says I have eternal life now, I am not going to have it I have it right now. In John 3:15 the scripture tells us plainly that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. The scripture we just read did not say the believer is going to have eternal life; rather it says the believer is a possessor of eternal life.

Isaiah 53:5

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,And by His stripes we are healed. 

I Peter 2:24 AMP

He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

Concerning our health, notice, it is not saying that we are going to be healed when we pray enough, when we fast three times a month or when we shout, it says by His wound you have been healed. The requirement to live in absolute health was His wound, not your prayer or fasting. Faith therefore takes possession of health right now, faith says I am healed, faith does not say I am going to be healed or God is going to heal me, no! Faith says I have the health of God in me; I have it working in my blood, my bones, my organs, from the crown of my head to the toes of my feet.

1 John 4:4 AMP

Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.

Many Christians around the world are afraid of the devil, they believe he is very powerful, listen, everything you have heard and will ever hear about the devil has been powerful is a liar. As a believer you have already defeated and overcome the devil, believe this. There are no proof in the word  of God that even suggest that the devil is powerful, the only description it gives us is that the devil is a native liar (John 8:44).

As a believer, you are untouchable; your location is off limit to darkness, “He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).” Eph 2:6 AMP

Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. Eph 1:21 AMP

In relation to our dominion over darkness, faith does not try to overcome the devil, faith takes a position of a VICTOR. Faith does not pray that God should take the devil away; rather faith declares his victory over darkness in the NOW.

When you understand faith, your quality of life will be enhanced, remember “For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).”  2Peter 1:3 AMP

Our possession is through the knowledge of Him, many have mistaken faith to positive thinking, or good wishes, faith is WORD BASED. Faith does not and cannot exist outside the word of God. Faith takes possession through the word. If it’s not in the word, then it’s not faith, for the bible says faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans10:17).

NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Hebrews 11:1 AMP

Finally, someone may ask you for a proof of your victory over devils of darkness, or a proof that absolute health is possible in Christ; show them your faith, the word is the proof.  Faith has nothing to do with the way you feel, in other words it is beyond your sensory comprehension, it never make sense, because it was not design for the senses. Faith is for the spirit, it operates from your spirit, it is your spirit responding to God word in spite of the physical evidence that is contrary to your faith in God word. Just because you feel sick, does not mean you are sick, I know that is crazy, I know it sound like we are denying fact, but you see, faith does not deny the fact, faith deny the fact, the ability to control the circumstances of my life. Just because I feel sick, does not mean, the sickness should control what I eat, wear, say and go. Faith insists and maintains the word life in Christ regardless of what you see, hear and feel.

To be continued……..

God bless you

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  1. omorogbe says:

    thanks for sending this. send more

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