Monday, July 20, 2015

Defined by Truth, Not Feelings

We are not defined by what we do, or even who we think we are.

Our identity must rest in something greater than ourselves, for we did not make ourselves nor do we even bring ourselves into the world.

When will men and women in the Body of Christ start identifying people in the truth, that they are kings and priests through what Jesus did, and that we are now in Christ, and therefore joint-heirs with Him?

We are no longer in ourselves, but rather in Christ.

Pastor Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, and Kenneth Ham have pointed out the new identity that we have in Christ Jesus.

We are a new creation:

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5: 17)

Paul affirmed this necessary revelation for the deeply dysfunctional Corinthian church, but in his Epistle to the Romans, he clearly informed people that there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus:

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Romans 8: 1)

and then

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." (Romans 8: 6)

Too many people in this world are carnally minded. They look at their feelings, instead of the truth of God's Word.

It's just that simple. "I don't feel saved. I don't feel that God loves me."

That does not change one thing about the truth.

In fact, we need to rest from the need to feel, to think, to have, and to do in order to recognize the truth of who God is and all that He does.

The Word of God speaks to our minds, not our feelings, anyway:

"1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12: 1-2)

It's not about our feelings at all. It's all about minds' renewal, or repentance to the Word of Truth

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