Friday, July 5, 2013

Well...Have You?

There has to be a difference in who you are now as opposed to who you once were. If you fancy yourself a believer in Christ, that is.

This is a short message today.

I simply want you to examine yourself after you read this verse.

Ephesians 4:22 (AMP) - "Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion."

Ask yourself, "Does this verse describe me as something I have done, or something I need to do?"

Hopefully it is something you have done, as Paul says that the above verse is contingent on the following:

Verse 21 - "Assuming that you have really heard Him and been taught by Him, as [all] Truth is in Jesus [embodied and personified in Him]."

If you haven't met and known Jesus then there is no former nature. There is just the unregenerated, non- born again, you. You are acting accordingly to the rules of sin and hell.

But... if you have met Jesus, and you have believed in Him as your Lord and Savior, then there is NO excuse for living like you haven't.

Jesus IS Truth, and Truth brings change.

I'll just leave you to quietly decide.

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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