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Death of th self

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Th death of th self…pick up ur cross n follow me…

When Jesus said one of u will betray me…they all said …is it me Lord?

Somethin to see here…first…they didnt know who it was or wat th betrayal was so they cldnt be sure it wasnt them….second…they didnt know who it was or wat th betraysl was….so they cldnt be sure it wasnt them…

I know…same sentence twice…gotta be said twice…we think we know n thsts th problem…they knew they didnt know and they spoke truth…in our weakness God power is made perfect…

Jesus knew th one who betrayed Him…wit a kiss, no less, appearing outwardly to love Christ, but inwardly hating Him…such is th true nature of old flesh, th old man, th natursl man…outwardly looks like everyone else, inwardly is a ravening wolf…

The Word of God exposes th thoughts n intents of a man’s heart, not necessarily to other men but def to hisself…and that ravening wolf…thats th self that gotta die…its adamic, and like adam, its ruled by th spirit of this world…adam wasnt a pedophile or crackhead or tax evader or cop killer or wife beater or any of th million biollion thangs blind man calls evil…adam was just a guy who disobeyed God. Period. Sin isnt th same as crime…crime is a blind man’s evil…an outward behavior that can be described n sentenced by other blind men…

Sin isnt crime…its th deliberate turning away from God…and all sin, watever it looks like, brings death…bc thats God’s judgement …

We sometime understand self as th whole man…we see judas as a whole man separate frm john, fa instance…but theres a natural mind in all men that opposes God…and while satan wanna take out th whole man wit his lyin, murderin self, Christ is more selective…

Christ alone knows th flesh that gotta be mortified, as paul called it…n while Christ was put to a public death, His ppl are not…our flesh that opposes Christ is mortified by His revelation of Himself IN us…He casts down n uproots n tills n removes stones n do all He do–IN US–n then He risen n reigns in that place th enemy use to hold onto…

Mortifyin th flesh isnt somethin we can do cuz first we dont know where th opposition is exactly…we think we know but we dont…th natural heart is as hid as th new heart…we dont know it…so all th rituals of fasting n self-denial n self abasement n watever thsngs man do to hisself tryna purge n clean…all is useless bc we dont know where or wat th problem is….and any judgment we use against th natural man is th same kinda flesh…

We is born to one fam in th world but our dna is frm th world, frm all families, sll of adam is in the individual heart of each of adams offspring, and all are born of adam…there reigns th tribes n tongues n kingdoms of every man in each man…th nations are in all of us…

Only Christ knows th flesh that opposes Him…and He shines His light IN His ppl to cast out that darkness n reign in its place…its how He takes over th whole earth…its how we die n Christ lives…

He walks n dont extinguish an ember or break a branch..

Satan is not so cautious…his aim is to steal kill n destroy…hes not siftin to preserve th good…hes justa murderer…but he cant have th ppl of Christ n we are not surrendred over to Him to clean us up or teach us anythin…if sin was our teacher than Christ didnt need to come…if sin is our teacher, how come Christ our teacher is sinless…we dont call sin our teacher, we have one teacher –Christ…

we gotta stop thinkin we can learn somethin frm th world…it is darkness (a false light frm th absence of truth) where men stumble….not a fit place to learn anythin…n we gotta quit thinkin we know wats wrong wit us or others…th flesh that gotta die is hid…we can only see th slave…n some slaves be v good at lookin good but they arent good at sll…bc they move by th spirit of this world n are ravening wolves n satsn make hisself to be a angel of light but he not…while others are slaves of righteousness, bought n pa id fa by Christ Himself, and are bein perfected frm th inside out, but havent arrived yet…and sometimes th slaves can look soooo much alike…

Christ told peter flesh n blood didnt reveal that to him, but His Fathr in heaven…n Christ told peter, get thee hence satan, u dont savor th thangs of God…

Same man, 2 spirits pullin at him…th natural mind that needs renewed n th new creation in Christ…in one body…one slave…th new creation hid in th old one as Christ was hid in egypt back in th day…

Those who dont be ransomed by Christ arent forgiven…their judgmrnt ends in death n corruption…those whocare ransomed by Christ are forgiven, we have new life after death…th death dont take frm us wat is God’s bc we inherit Christ n His Kingdom be in us…so th slave of sin loses all he is n has n reaps corruption, but th ransomed slave has new life within him n his mind is bein renewed to be th mind of Christ…

Let this mind be in u that was in Chtist Jesus…

Christ exposes to us where we oppose Him…not publicly…He was killed publicly so we might live hid in Him…n He casts out that darkness, kills that dead flesh n rises up in that place to rule n reign…its His war, not ours, but He give us th victory–new life after that death…forgiveness instead of corruption…a renewed mind, new life after death that is th mind of Christ…

Religions over centuries been tryna cleanse man…prayers, ritusls, fasting, rules n regulations, depriving th outward man tryna clean up his inner heart…but its all useless…th heart must be changed…must be made new…it cant just be redressed (imagine clean robes on a pus- filled, bleeding leper) bc even if it seems to do different, even if th outward behaviors are different, th dog will return to his vomit …

bc after all th prayers n rituals n fsting n deprivations, its still a dog…snd th slave of sin cant stp bein a slave of sin, even if it wanna…th slave must have a diff owner –righteousness…its not evolution…its an th act of bein ransomed by righteousness which is Christ alone…bein given a new heart, which is Christ n removin th stoney heart, which is sin…

When Jesus spoke of betraysl, they didnt know if it was them bc they didnt know thrir own hearts….thats Truth bein revealed…if it was a question of actions, they wldnt have questioned if it was them…bc they cld know their actions…

Th betrayal came frm some hidden place…wrapped in kisses, an outward thang understood as kindess everywhere…but it was not kindness, it cloaked a murderous heart…and that is th flesh that opposes God…hid in a slave that looks like any other slave…

Our own evil lusts n desires cause us to stray…but in Christ, He uncovers em, we dont stray bc He is always wit us, we dont die bc we are forgiven, and He removes us frm those evil lusts n desires that oppose Him, n He kills em off n rises up where they once stood …n He reigns over us instead of them…bc no man can serve 2 masters, Christ separates us from th first master, casts him out, removes that heart of stone n then Christ is revealed in us, our King, our conqueror, our savior, our Lord…

In th year king uzziah died i looked up n saw th Lord in His temple…

We cant see till th first king dies n we cant live until th true King reigns…

They were right to say is it me Lord? That is th truth of all of us…sin is sin n it wars agsinst Christ…it kills th unbeliever but cant harm or reign over th believr (born of th Spirit, filled wit th Spirit, ruled by Christ)…but it must be deslt wit everytime…

Bc Christ in us is at work in us, sin is not at work in us, its a leftover stank th Lord deals wit…graveclothes removed as He reveals Himself IN us…an ousted king dethroned bc Christ alone is victorious King…

Its sin…but in Christ, its ONLY sin, bc in Christ its conquered, cast out n done away wit…we are NEVER turned over to th enemy to be taught a lesson bc Christ wont cast out one who th Father gave Him…He in it fa th long haul…fa th joy that was set before Him, th sons of God, His bride, His body, He endured th cross and our faces are engraved in His palms that were nailed…

Pick up ur cross…He is lifted up by th Fathr…we cant even pick up th cross, He had to do that too…n follow Him? Not a command, a promise that Christ fulfills…

Flesh killed Jesus, and He let it bc He wld kill flesh, His life fa ours…th flesh that opposes God n is hid in th slave…

-g-

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