Creator-Creature Conflict 465: Unconditional Love Requires a Change in Identity

ANCF-494-130519 - length: 68:56 - taught on May, 19 2013

Class Outline:


WELCOME TO BARAH MINISTRIES

 
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.”
 
“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.”
 
“But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
 
 
 

TODAY’S STUDY

Unconditional Love Requires a Change in Identity 

 
 
“I have been crucified with (the Lord Jesus) Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in(dwelling) me; and the (Zoe) life which I now live in the flesh (in the body) I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me (unconditionally) and gave Himself up for me.”
 
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
Who are you?
 
The “I” life is crucified with (the Lord Jesus) Christ…
 
…and it is no longer the “I” life that lives…
 
but it is the “Christ Life” that lives in(dwelling) me…
 
…and the “Christ Life…” the (Zoe) life which I now live in the flesh (in the body) I live by faith In (dependence on) the Son of God…
 
…who loved me (unconditionally) and gave Himself up for me.
 
Even so (believers in Christ) consider yourselves to be dead to (the sovereignty of the) sin (nature), but alive to God in (union with) Christ Jesus.
 
Therefore do not let (the) sin (nature) reign (as sovereign) in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts…
 
…and do not go on presenting the members of your body to (the) sin (nature) as instruments of unrighteousness; but (instead) present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members (of your body) as instruments of righteousness to God.
 
For (the) sin (nature) shall not be master over you, for you are not under (Mosaic) law but (you are) under grace.
 
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!
 
Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone (like the sin nature, for example) as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either (slaves) of (the) sin (nature) resulting in death, or (slaves) of obedience (to God) resulting in righteousness?
 
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of (the) sin (nature as unbelievers…in the past), you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed (the gospel message)…
 
…and having been freed from (the sovereignty of the) sin (nature), you became slaves of righteousness.
 
IDENTITY
Your sense of self
 
IDENTITY DESCRIPTIONS
I’m a blonde
I’m gay 
I’m a ghetto boy
I’m a simple person
I’m a winner
 
The “I” life is crucified with (the Lord Jesus) Christ…
 
…and it is no longer the “I” life that lives…
 
but it is the “Christ Life” that lives in(dwelling) me…
 
…and the “Christ Life…” the (Zoe) life which I now live in the flesh (in the body) I live by faith In (dependence on) the Son of God…
 
…who loved me (unconditionally) and gave Himself up for me.
 
BREAK
Shout to the Lord
When I Think About Home
 
You (spiritual) adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
 
Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us?”
 
“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
 
…in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit…
 
…and that you be renewed (by God) in the spirit of  your mind…
 
…and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
 
Brethren (believers in Christ), I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead…
 
…I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in (union with) Christ Jesus.
 
 
For I am confident of this very thing, that He (God the Father) who began a (divine) good work in (the creation of) you will (keep on) perfect(ing) it until the day of Christ Jesus.
 
Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone (like the sin nature) as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of (the) sin (nature) resulting in death, or of obedience (to God) resulting in righteousness?
 
When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.”
 
But he (Lot) hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the Lord was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city.
 
When they had brought them outside, one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay anywhere in the valley; escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away.”
 
But his (Lot’s) wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
 
…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith…
 
“But when He, (God) the (Holy) Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth…”
 
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called…
 
 …and the “Christ Life…” the (Zoe) life which I now live in the flesh (in the body) I live by faith in (dependence on) the Son of God…
 
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