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is ur hope rooted in Christ?

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th Lord been speakin to me about our hope and whether its rooted in Christ or not…hope thats rooted in Christ comes outta the new heart of flesh (Christ in us, the new creation)…hope thats not rooted in Christ comes outta the old man (dead in sin and so that hope is never gonna come to pass except in death)
th wages of sin (old man) is death…
it is wrote that Christ endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him…
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
we have that same hope in Christ, we can endure fa the joy that is set before us also…but only if our hope is rooted in Christ…
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?  I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:9-10
jeremiah isnt speakin about the new heart of Christ here, but th old man, th natural man, tha heart of stone that seeks its own gratification, and in the end, th fruit of it is exactly what it was in youth…ppl outside of Christ become hardened in their sin, not mellow, not better by aging…and just as an animal is tethered, led about with bit and reins and muzzle, so th adamic, natural man is restrained…and only God can restrain him…
th Lord makes a distinction btwn hope in Christ and hope that is really rooted in the old man…and when th Lord  promises  ‘what can mortal man do to me”,  Hes speakin of the old man, which cant pervert or kill th new creation…so when thangs arise of th old man (where sin abounds), Christ arises in us (grace abounds more greatly) to kill and uproot and expose it to us, and He is raised in its place and we are renewed…so whatever th old man hopes (evil lusts and desires that lead us astray) also come to fruition, but as we are in Christ, they dont lead us astray but we do sometimes mourn and experience th death of those thangs which were in our hearts (old man heart) as th Lord nails em to th cross; i mean, He did nail our sins to the cross didnt He?…
we say we are crucified wit Him and we dont have a physical cross, but a spiritual one, but we kinda say a collective ‘whew’ and think its painless, which its not…bc we have carried much hope in our heart (of stone) fa  a long time and it has growed up there and when it is killed off, its not just losing that hope, but we see th futility of our hopes in tht stone heart and how we are really bankrupt…but the new creation desires Christ alone and not any  stuff of this world…
and so we can pretty much guarantee if we want sometin in this world, its not a desire He gave us, since this isnt our home, our Kingdom isnt OF the world and we are not citizens in this foreign kingdom…we are to seek Him and His rightesounss and theres no other seekin fa us to desire…He will definitely give us th desires of our heart, whethere they are rooted in th old man or in Christ, but th old man stuff gonna pass away…its what paul meant when he say about building on another man’s foundation and no other foundation can be laid except Christ…and so paul goes on to speak of everything bein burned up whether its straw or hay or whatever but the gemstones dont burn up, makin th comparison between earthly, temporal and eternal, spiritual works…and u know thats Christ lookin at this stuff in our heart wit those flaming eyes and it gonna burn whatever isnt His, as the chaff is burnt and as cut off branches be fit fa the fire…
anyway…so paul say th works are lost (burned up) but th man is saved…bc we are in Christ and we lost all what is in the old man heart and gain th new man, Christ Jesus, Christ in us our hope of glory…so this is why, when we know th Lord gave us this or that, and then we lose it, or it dies or breaks or dont last and is just the junk like the junk of the world, we wonder why He will give us a thang that we lose, and we find out in the end it was a hope of the old man and not of th new creation…but th sun shines on all and rain rains on all and th fruit shows up whether is good or evil or just or unjust and whats not of Christ dies…
it would be so lovely if th old man didnt have any desires but thats not true…he want stuff and have desired stuff a long time…and sometime i hear ppl say stuff like th Lord gonna reward em wit some earthly thang…a husband/wife, a house, awhatever…and so this is hope rooted in the old man,that God somehow rewards the old man with something beside death…
when i first came to know th Lord, i was with Him alone, no tv ministries, no radio ministries, nothing but the Lord and He takin me thru th bible showing Himself in Scripture and revealin HIimself in me…and when many years came thru, He sent me to a church…it was a harlot assembly, run by pharisees and no different than any other thats out there now…and i was there fa 12 years and during that time when i was there, He gave me 5 businesses, told me to start em, but that they werent my businesses, and i would never run em…so i did as He said, and they were a kinda buisness like u find in any harlot assembly…a tape ministry, clothing, book ministry, and 2 others i cant remember em now…anyway…and true to His Word, they never went any farther than in my hands, they never got established or grew or made one dollar…and as He continued to reveal Himself in me, He showed me how business was of the world and not of Him, how there was never to be any sale of His Word — its th same as casting lots fa His clothes–and how if it can be packaged, sold and put together so it appeals to th flesh, its not of Him at all…and th end of those businesses was that He killed em all…
it was in the harlot assembly tht th Lord exposed everything that wasnt of Him, tithes, offerings, and many other thangs which seemed strange to me since i didnt come from a church but only knew the Lord…
i thought He would give those businesses to someone else and it would be theirs…but it was nobody’s …it was something th Lord was gonna kill off… in His time…and if i woulda moved on my own thoughts…well there woulda been loss….obedience is better than sacrifice, as He promise…and He keep us in obdience (th mind of Christ)  in the new creation…but theres NO obedience at all in the old man…
th Lord told me longtime ago…that prophecy actually is th promise of th Lord…so the false prophets promise that God will do something that He never say He will do…so its actually a false promise/prophecy…we have th promise of God and all His promises are yes and amen…but only His promises…
we arent of the world and the world hates us and the day th world loves us we can begin to shake and tremble and wonder what happend and wehre we got wrong…not that it will ever happen…just makin a point…
when th Lord gives us th desires of th old man’s heart, it brings sorrow and death bc its the old man and all from his heart gives birth to sin and sin brings death…but we are saved and raised in Him wit a new hope and we can walk in that hope…
faith is th substance of thangs hoped fa , th evidence of thangs not yet seen…so th old man has his own ‘faith’ but we have th faith from God which is Christ…so Christ is the substance of thangs hoped fa (rooted in Christ), and He is the evidence (we be sealed wit th Spirit of promise) of thangs not yet seen…in Christ our hope is great…
if our hope is rooted in Christ or th old man, we dont know unless He reveals it…bc as it comes from the heart and th old man heart is deceitful and desperatelyu wicked…who can know it…but God tries th reins (as th old man heart is like a beast, an animal, needing reins and bits and muzzle, etc) but th new heart is led in peace by the Spirit of God…and we are led into all truth…and tho we mourn we dont mourn as the heathen mourn bc we actulluy DO have a hope rooted in Christ bc we are new creation, and Christ in us is our hope of glory…th glory of God and not th glory of the sun moon stars old man or his environment…
when i think about paul in prison…th only thang we know about him is what he preached of Christ…we dont know if he cried, laughed, had any friends among the prisoners, if he ate their food or was hungry, u know?  we know nothing about th prophets too…only what they spoke as the Spirit gave em…and so in that, th Lord showed me how ‘only what we do fa Christ will last’…
th world that use to give saul letters of introduction and pay his travel fees and pay him to hunt down and kill who preachin Christ, became a prison to him when He got born of the Spirit…th same ppl who use to support him now hated him and put him in chains…but we in that same prison bc this world is prison and theres only bondage here…but we playin in it…we wanna decorate our cells and socialize and be comfortable, and we dont even know th chains thats here and that binds us, and we dont know bc we not about Christ…we tryna have a life in this present darkness, th very place Christ is takin His outta…
i remember when iwas online talkin to a hindu…and he told me they are bound to give to the poor, visit prisoners, take the first fruits (he called it a dffernt thang but it was same idea) of their whatever as a n offering to their gods…and i said to th Lord …if we are the same, how are we differnt?  i mean…all he was talkin about was same stuff like its always preached in chruch and among ppl who claim Christ…and he was hindu where they worship many gods and godesses…
as long as we are doing this stuff….th food thang, th organic thang, th whatever thang …its all comin outta the old man heart and not th new…bc th new creatinon is provided for by God alone and not of works…th old man eats by th sweat of his brow …not th new creation…and so we have this hope thats rooted in th old heart and it has to die and if we mourn, we dont mourn like th heathen bc we are raised to new life in that death and then our hope is firmly rooted in Christ alone and not in the old man and thats when the old has passed away, when it actually DO pass away…we talk about bein dead in trespass and sins…and truly we were reckoned so…and Christ was slain from b4 th foundation of the earth, but there was actually a moment in time in this place where it occured, in real time as we say, even tho it already was, it unfolded here, it occurred here…and so we are dead in trespass and sin but we actually have to die and our sins are on the cross where He nailed em there, and He say what?  our faces are engraved on th palms of His hands…and so our identity, what we know as ourself (old man) was actually nailed to the cross…but we dont know that until He kills it off…until it rises up and confronts the Christ in us and it dies and is uprooted or whatever, and Christ rises up in that broken empty place…
most of what we call hope is actually only doctrine until its worked in us, and i say worked in us bc that is th work of the cross in us, th work of salvation, th finished work of Christ…and tho its not our work and we cant contribute at any place…we dont know what has to be changed, we dont know where we are crooked paths, whatever…we cant even identify our wrong…
remember when Christ said theres one who will betray Him and all th aposltes said, is it me Lord?  i mean…they didnt know if it was them…and we dont know where we wrong either…so its silly fa us to say, well God gave me this or that, and think we fully understand; or think that in His giving we have full understanding and can just sit back waitin fa the next new thang…we must see it thru to the end…Christ calls it overcoming…Whoever overcomes will be saved…not whoever heard of me, not whoever posts scripture, not whoever knows this or that of me, but whoever overcomes, to Him i will give…and to overcome we must endure…which in Christ isnt horrible, but the old man dont like it at all…
as He revealed in paul in prison, as He revealed to the prophets who only were known by their testimony and not anything of their earthly life…im free to do all thngs but not all thangs are beneficial…
and so we dont wanna be causing offenses to brethren…which comes by perpetratin world stuff instead of speakin Christ…bc th conversation wit the world is just that…u talkin to the old man, not to the new creation…th new creation not hearin it from th world…

i recently started gardening…i really enjoy it and have seen so much what th Lord speaks about concerning plantings, seedtime, harvest, etc…and fa me its relaxing too…its not a work i do but a work i just watch it unfold…and in the end theres food… 🙂
but i began this bc of all th stuff they doin to our food…i was pushed and prodded to make some choices that th Lord wasnt leadin me to, bc of all th stuff i kept seein about th food today…and true enough, th food today is being drugged and manipulated and whatnot…and thres a big different between what is actually food and what is just chemicals (cheetohs comes to mind) paradin around as food…
but b4 th Lord would allow this, He had to reveal in me, that my hope is NOT that the Lord will provide me some better earth food, but that i can rest knowing its all bad and it dont matter bc He is God and whatever He provide is from Him and wont harm us…i mean…if the farmfactories use antibiotics, and the organic farmers use probiotics, whats the different?  theres no different…its all comin outta the sin nature, its all man manipulating th world and the thangs of this world and its all man doin things that seem opposite which we think is better, but in fact, its all th same…evil is encamped on every side…and those who operate in the world’s knowledge and not in Christ are being puffed up and not edified, and they are puffing up and not edifying…bc only agape edify, knowledge puffs up…
its ok tho, bc im not pushed and prodded anymore…i know th truth and can stand firmly on tht truth (bc He is standing me), which is Christ and know that th world is the world and its only evil but my life is in Christ…
i said all that to say this, while i was not yet firmly fixed in the truth of Christ concerning food, all th knowledge about food and poisons and organics was a stumbling block to me; bringing fear and not hope or peace; and i suspect many ppl who keep up wit these thangs do so outta the fear in their own hearts too…and i went to the Lord and aks Him why He will not provide a good food fa me? and i learned from Him that whatever is bought wit money isnt of Him, whether ppl say its good or bad…that He provides to His always and all of His not only some, and that we often consider something a blessing from Him that is merely something bought and paid fa by money and not by th blood of Christ…only what is bought by His blood is a blessing…nothing else…
i now know that organics is as much of the world as antibiotics, probiotics and whatnot…i know that GMO is a work of the enemy, but Christ came to destroy the works of the enemy, and i also know that if u dont have the money to buy what the world is now taunting u with as ‘healthy’…dont even sweat it…anyone who is in Christ is in Christ and nothing shall harm u at all…the weapons of th enemy shall not prosper against us and th gates of hell wont prevail against us…we can truly rest in Christ and let man’s knowledge send someone else on the wild goose chase that it is…we are firmly seated in Christ…unshakeable, immutable…
anyway…hope by hope, we learn from ht Lord whether our hope is rooted in Christ or in th old man and we are assured, even tho we cant tell if its good or bad or just or unjust, that Christ does know and He will bring it to fruition, and make it pass and He will be raised in that place instead of th old and so th mind is renewed and we have th mind of Christ in that place instead of the stone that was hoping fa something that would only bring death…
u know there was a time i really wanna travel and see diffferent places…but the Lord didnt surrender me over to the evil lusts and desires of my old man heart, but brought em to fruition while i be in Him and killed em off and raised Himself…and theres no place that holds any special thang fa me anymore…not deserts,not africa, not country life, not any place at all…its all th same to me and all th world…but in Him is life and abundant life and i have Him now where ever i am…
until we are brought into unity in the faith and maturity in Christ…thats my hope now…unity in the faith and maturity in Christ…to see th body actually turned from the world…to walk in the newness of life and be citizens of a heavenly city…
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10
th hope that we have in Christ Jesus is great and He is the substance and evidence of our hope in Him…and may our hope always be rooted in Christ Jesus…
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One comment on “is ur hope rooted in Christ?

  1. Charlene
    May 2, 2013

    This is an amazing post.. wanted to read it twice because its very deep. Whatever isn’t of Christ is rooted out.. only He is the Root and the Offspring in us.. and when the weed grows, we can grab ahold of it and root it right out..so does He do to the outsider roots in us.. and then it’s gone, and no longer there.. nothing will be left there to hinder the growth of Christ life in us.. it isnt easy, for sure.. but there’s so much joy and hope in the Tree of Life that IS growing sure and strong in us. His presence becomes the most precious and valuable thing in our lives, and He becomes our only desire. All other desire outside of Him is only bondage for us and a curse, but He is the only possible desire that does not leave us in want. He is our increase. So, we rejoice as we are killed, because life is worked in us more and more daily.. HIS life.. not our death that increases, but it decreases, and death no longer has the victory or sting.

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