Category: Identity in Christ

What Is “The Fruit Of The Spirit” And It’s Benefits?

Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Gal 5:24  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Led By The Spirit Of God?”

Rom 8:12  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  Rom 8:13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Filled With The Spirit?”

Eph 5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.  Eph 5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  Eph 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Eph 5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the ...

Godliness: Standing “Perfect And Complete” In Him

Gen.1:[26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.[27] So God created man ...

What Part of Complete Do We Not Understand?

(Col 2:6-10)  “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: {7} Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. {8} Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after ...

Dead, Buried, & Risen with Him

I’m so thrilled that people can now get a hard copy of my book, “Empowered by His Grace!” You can order it here. Shipping starts April 11! If you’d like to order bulk copies, email Randy at randy@trusthousepublishers.com, and he’ll give you a discount. This book was three years in the making. We’ve talked about ...

Seek Those Things Above

Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. If Ye Then Be Risen With Christ First, Paul says “if”. Does the “if” mean that it’s a big question as to whether we’ve been risen with Christ? No, of course ...

Being Conformed To The Image Of His Son

Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his ...

D.E.A.D!

The major focus in so much of what is called Christianity today (The magazine is indeed a correct representative of Christianity Today) is focused on me, myself, and I, rather than on Christ Jesus.  One of the most popular teachers / authors is Joel Osteen, whose bestselling book, “Your Best Life Now” continues to be ...

A Higher Law

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I am pleased to post a video rendition of an article, by the same title, I wrote for Supply of Grace a while ago. The major theme is taken from Romans 8:2 concerning the “Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus”. It is a ...

What Is The “Gift” That Paul Exhorts Unto Timothy To “Stir Up?” Part 1

2Ti 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2Ti 1:2  To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2Ti 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my ...

An Endless Supply of Grace

Grace is an incredible thing. It is freely given by the Lord, and should be freely received, and utilized, by the Believer. It is the source of our strength; the very energy of our lives. I know that right now you are thinking of a wonderful old hymn. The “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” is something ...

Godly Wisdom And Judgement: ‘Choosing Our Battles’

2Ti 2:1  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  2Ti 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  2Ti 2:3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier ...

The Godly Design Of His Word

Rom 1:10  Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. Rom 1:11  For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; Rom 1:12  That is, that I may ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 2

Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 1

Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to ...

You’re Free

Here’s the text to the message I gave last Saturday at the wonderful Florida Regional Grace Conference. If you’re not interesting in reading this rather long(ish) article, you’re welcome to watch the message here. Plus, you can watch all the messages, including 3 by Pastor Richard Jordan, here. We also had Pastor Jordan with us ...

Do We Have New Hearts?

I for a long time had questions about our hearts because E.W. Bullinger once repeatedly wrote about “a new heart” in his “Two Natures of the Child of God” booklet. Do we have new hearts? On the one hand, Bullinger would highlight in that booklet the fact that unregenerate man has a “natural heart,” which ...

Do You Feel Awe?

We had a podcast not too long ago in which awe was the theme, because there was an article that had been published in the Washington Post that asked the question, Do you Feel Awe? I loved this topic so much I did a sermon about this last Sunday. Below are some of the notes. ...

Paul’s Ensample To Suffering For Christ’s Sake Part 2

2Co 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.2Co 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure ...