The life we were born with is the only life we knew until Jesus. Then a change occurred and we began to see new things and think a little different. We were experiencing a metamorphosis from death to life. From a life born of dirt and destined back to dirt to a life born of the spirit destined for an eternity of adventure and purpose, an inter-emotional being led by the creator of all things Himself. Not a bad way to go.
for when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions arouse by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit of death.
1 Peter 1:23
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
But don’t just listen to God’s Word, you must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourself.
Has everyone here asked Jesus to come into your heart and forgive your sins?
I am assuming "yes" but just in case, ask now.
When we asked Jesus to come into our hearts it happened. A metamorphosis actually occurred and the Spirit of the Lord entered our physical body and a spiritual connection occurred. We became hooked up with the creator of all things. He accepted all our debts and paid them and took us in to cleans us and teach us how to follow Him.
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 – Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 – a good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 – every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 – Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 -Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 – Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 – Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
When Matthew 7:16 is accomplished them Galatians 5:22 comes forth.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of Glory.
We here today, who hear this message, if this message positively affects you then this message is talking to you and is for you. You are called by the creator by name to come and be a part of His plan and His Kingdom.
God bless us and cause us to hear your voice and follow your plan. Let your strength and your righteousness flow into us enabling us to follow You.
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