Friday, April 11, 2014

Because You Believe in Me : )

I was running and i heard God say, because you believe in me over this I'm going to give to you what others would have had if they believed in me in the same way.   What are you believing in God for?

Adam and Eve were in the garden.  Notice what the Bible says about the fruit before Eve partook it.

"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it."  Genesis 3:6

Eve noticed that the fruit had things that she actually already had.  What was actually happening was there was an exchange of power about to happen.  She was giving the fruit her power.   food = productivity or strength.   She was already productive; already having everything it takes to produce.   She was already pleasing physically to the eye.  She was already full of all God's wisdom, and therefore was someone desirable for gaining wisdom.

What was satan selling her?  the spirit of fear.  In exchange for the fruit, Adam and Even partook of fear and lack.

Notice this.  This is REALLY important.  When God found Adam, God asked Adam to speak for what happened.  God knew that the words someone says, especially the first words someone says after tragic event will tell you not only everything about the person, but everything also about the contrast or conflict about who that person was before that event and what they are battling against due to that certain event.   Adam now describes clearly his identity after eating the fruit, look very closely, listen to his first "I am".

And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”   Genesis 3:10

Three things to see here:

1. Adam's changed Identity due to the eating of the fruit:  I was (or am) afraid
2. Excuses or reasons; the things we based our identity off of: I was naked   (what was his greatest strength before, has now become seen by him falsely as a weakness or something wrong)
3. Action; our actions which are always based off of who we believe we are which are based off the reasons we have:  I hid myself

Adam said, I hid myself.   I do not have time to compare this to the parable Jesus later spoke of about the wicked servant who said to his Master,

"So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'"  Matthew 25:25

Anways, Everything we do is based off of who we think we are.   The eating of the fruit was an identity exchange.  It was VERY spiritual.  

Before the eating of the fruit, Adam and Eve worked, spoke, talked and walked all in faith.  

After the eating, Adam and Eve began to use their reasoning and act based on their identity of fear.  Sin is anything we do under fear that is not fear of (or respect for) the LORD, God, FIRST.   For God never gave us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power love and a sound mind.

What am I saying?   There is VERY good news.

the good news is, there is NOT A FRUIT, NOT AN IDEA, THAT ANY SPIRITUAL CONCEPT, but A PERSON, we can believe in that gives us our identity.  His name is Jesus, and the trick is to base EVERYTHING on, not him and your education, not him and your family, not him and what you think about life in general, nope:  JUST JESUS.

Later, Jesus said,

"Out of amazing love, God gave His only Son that whosoever BELIEVES in Him, will not perish, but have everlasting life."  John 3:16

It's time to gain back your identity.   Jesus says, "You are the light of the world."  Greater is He that is in you than he who is out there, in the world!   Believe that Jesus in you is greater than all things that are in this world!  Believe that you are light because you have the Light in you!  Light is where all power and energy comes from.  I was running and i heard God say, because you believe in me over these things I'm going to give to you what others would have had if they believed in me in the same way.   What are you believing in God for?  Jesus says YOU ARE the light of the world because the kingdom of God is within you!  Gain back your identity!  Not the things in this world, circumstances, the right stuff, right things, etc..  YOU ARE the light of the world TODAY. You are His. I am yours you are mine one body and we are His.

Shine bright and BELIEVE STRONG!!    

God bless you as you give your ALL today

If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

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