March 10, 2011 · 12:50 pm
Colossians 2:9-14—For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature,not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ,having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God,who raised him from the dead.
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature,God mad you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us: he took it away,nailing it to the cross.
This is my plea to everyone : We are filled with Christ’s fullness, our sinful nature was crucified on the cross, buried and the Christ’s fullness arose to God. We are alive with Christ NOW!! God’s work was thru Christ in his work on earth to show us the journey back to HIM.
Let us rejoice in this fact, and Live only with CHRIST’S FULLNESS.
March 10, 2011 · 12:23 pm
With the advancement of technology,church services,internet,and evangelism, I am still amazed at the lack of influence there is on people for God. We tout our amazing programs,our seminars,our institutions, our leaders and our mighty ways yet we have not left a dent on our world for Christ?
I am in a precarious situation at the moment in my life. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything! You see God is taking me thru this journey of (hopefully less that 40 yrs) in the desert to cross over into the Promise Land(Christ). I am currently unemployed and still searching for a job,which has left me with time to search God in alot of ways. God has used many great men and their wisdom,the Bible, and mainly inspiration thru Christ Himself to me.
I see and hear people in my smaller circle of life and influence and have noticed that friends and family are still unreached as far as Christ. Why is that?
I have asked the question many times to people on how they can be changed on particular matter, and the answer is usually I am not sure? Which this has brought me to the notion that I as Doug am powerless to do so to change anyones mind!
My favorite verse in the bible is Romans 12:2-Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good,pleasing and perfect will.
The renewing of my mind,let alone of anyone else’s mind is not under my control! I am not a mind melt person! I have done a 360 degree thinking on some things in the last few years and a few 270 degrees and they have not come from me personally but from The LORD. I believe that this also only can come from HIM, not me or anyone else. His nature is all we need.
We who are Christ like should be just that, Christ like. We are to be Christ ‘s nature. He was Christ. People just believed because He was Christ.
This has led me to realization that I must have Christ Nature. period.
March 10, 2011 · 11:23 am
Acts 4:32- All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,but they shared everything they had.
We now have over 450,000 denominations in the U.S., Is this really the Church?
This is not what God was looking for in the Church!
I am just saying?