Good morning everyone! Let's take the time to thank God for another day. In addition, let us remind ourselves that today, in anything we might face . We can through Christ, the hope of glory, do all things!
Prior to salvation, we are incomplete and there is a constant striving in every person to satisfy their hunger. Through the new birth, we are complete in Christ and our hunger now should only be for more revelation of what we already have in Christ.
In the same way that Jesus had the fullness of God in Him, we also have the fullness of Christ in us. That makes us complete or perfect in Him, that is speaking of our spiritual man. Our born-again spirit is identical in righteousness, authority, and power to Christ's spirit, because our born-again spirit is the Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9). It has been sent into our hearts crying 'Abba Father' (Gal. 4:6). Our step now is to abide. If you are struggling right now, abide. make that conscious choice today to choose God.
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.” John 15:4 KJV
This is a profound truth, that is the key to bearing fruit and walking in victory, but it is so easy to forget. Because the fruit is borne on the branch, it is easy to credit the branch with the fruit, when it comes from the vine that drew the life from the earth and channeled it through the branch.
Likewise, since we are the branch through which the life of God flows, we sometimes think that it is our own holiness that produces the fruit. The moment we think this way, we are no longer abiding (trusting in; clinging to) in the vine and we will become fruitless if we persist in this mind set.
Our only responsibility is to respond to His ability, not ours.
It's our faith in what Jesus did for us that saved us, and our faith has to continue to be in Christ, not in ourselves, to maintain salvation. Our holiness, righteousness, and justification are gifts that we receive in our spirits through Jesus.
Thanks Jay! Amen to that!
Yes we need to abide in him every day. I can't do this alone. I know that life is not the same when your not abiding. I feel so miserable if I don't keep my eyes on him. We need to stop trying and start training our mind with the word of God in the word of God. Thank you for this devotion 🙂❤️