I heard a great message at a conference that clarified our process in understanding God. Since we are in Christ we have come through His cleansing blood. We call that the blood line which is like a shower of cleanliness and righteousness! A new life is born there.
But after that there is another shower to undergo. A word shower which empowers us to live and overcoming life. Being righteous is not the same as being mature. We must press on into a renewed mind by His word. Yes His Spirit is working to help us but did you notice that maturity is always a choice? Some Christians mature and some stay carnal in their thinking.
Now there are lots of scriptures on this but the simplicity of this point is what grabbed me the most. Jesus defeated the accuser by saying "It is written" however He could have said "in my blood" but didn't. The pattern Son always used an understanding of His word to declare and clarify what is faith and what is not!
Did you ever wonder why Jesus seemed antagonistic to those who needed a miracle? He was prompting their mind to reach in faith, to take a stand and draw by faith on the truth of God's nature. It is then they got their miracle. It was not by a fact of what Jesus died to give. It was by faith is what God had said that made the difference.
The blood gives life but the word allows us to live that life. Take time today to let His word wash your mind and let you see what God has given us in Christ Jesus! To Him be the glory forever more.
Jesus blood and His word agree! The Spirit agrees and we experience more of God every day as we grow! ~ Jeff Moore
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