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THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE: By Andrew “I have been crucified w From: Justin Thomas Gregory 08 Mar 2008 (12:00)
THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE: By Andrew
“I have been crucified with Christ. I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Galatians 2:20a (NIV)
As a Christian, does it seem strange that you still struggle with sin in your life? Sometimes we think that becoming a Christian will make our lives easier; that God will get rid of all the difficult times and pain we face. But we walk in two different worlds at the same time.
In the spiritual realm, our old nature died with Christ on the cross. With Jesus’ resurrection, He now lives inside of us! Through Christ living in us, we have the ability to live above the sinful desires of our flesh. We can find victory over sin, but only through Christ’s power.
Nevertheless, our bodies still live in a physical world, but we’re surrounded by sin and the traps that Satan’s laid out for us. He tries tempting us to do what we think we want, and not what God would want. It’s not something we can overcome on our own. Satan knows how to work the angles and how to tempt us in our weaknesses. Being tempted is not a bad thing, but we have to learn to immediately turn to Christ to be able to escape the temptation.
While we walk in the physical world, learn to live with Christ in the spiritual world. Through that faith, we will live as the new creatures we are!

Taken from Revolution Generation




WALKING WITH SIN  From: TREFLYN JONES 02 Oct 2009 (09:07)
BEFORE I BECAME A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN I KNEW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD. MY ONLY CONCERN WAS TO DO WHAT I WANTED TO DO, AND IF IT WAS A BAD THING, THEN TO MAKE SURE I DIDN\'T GET CAUGHT!
AS A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN I WOULD BE LYING IF I SAID \"I NEVER WANT TO DO WHAT I WAS DOING BEFORE\". I CAN SAY \"I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT\" AS THE THOUGHT ENTERS MY MIND, BUT MY FLESH WANTS ME TO DO IT. IT\'S NO LONGER A CASE OF DOING IT AND MAKING SURE I DON\'T GET CAUGHT. I NOW KNOW I HAVE ALREADY BEEN CAUGHT!! THAT IS NOT EASY TO HANDLE AND I AM CONSTANTLY ASKING GOD TO FORGIVE ME. HOW CAN I ESCAPE THIS SITUATION? ARE THE EVIL SPIRITS NOW TEMPTING AND TEASING ME, AM I STRONG ENOUGH TO RESIST?

GOD HAS CHANGED ME, I DON\'T DRINK LIKE I USED TO. I DON\'T SWEAR AT ALL. I DON\'T DO THE THINGS I USED TO DO. BUT I AM HAUNTED BY THE MEMORY OF MY PAST AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SAVED, DO WE NOW LIVE A SIN FREE LIFE? DOES THE ODD WHITE LIE CREEP IN, DO WE COVERT, DO WE JUDGE? ALL THESE AND MORE MAKE US SINNERS BUT WE MUST KEEP ON RESITING THE DEVIL AND HIS EVIL SPIRITS AS WE ARE TEMPTED TO STRAY FROM THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS LAID OUT BEFORE US.

THIS IS HOW I AM COPING WITH SIN, AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR THE REDEMPTION OF MY SIN. IF ONE OF US SHOULD FALL WE MUST ALL STOP AND PICK THEM UP WITHOUT JUDGEMENT, NOT ONE OF US IS WORTHY.

LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND KEEP REFUSING TO BE TEMPTED IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

AMEN

TREFLYN

parallel universe  From: maryann 03 Oct 2009 (06:29)
\"When i am weak i am strong\".......so true what is written, and actually when we get tempted we can say \"halleluja\" i.e. when we resist the temptation.....and we will, if we are really following and loving Jesus! God is so BIG His love endureth forever, amazing GRACE! Remember the 1st years after i turned my life over to Jesus again.....HE gave me so much LOVE in my daily life (which was very turbelent at that time) but still, i would suddenly face situations that were very difficult, remember, some of us face a whole new world, with new friends, new habits etc.....we have to make a complete turnaround....I faced some situations sometimes. esp. when it came to relationships.. if i met a nice guy, even if he wasnt a christian, i would think, well, he does beleive, so this is going to work out, GOD is good! Well, usually the relationship wouldnt last very long and i discovered very quickly that the values in life betw. us were very diffr. and i wasnt willing to give up my JESUS to go back to the \"Worlds circle\" again.......Of course, i hadnt read my Bible properly at that time concerning such matters...but when i evt. did, i understood how wrong it was, and i stopped \"looking for someone\" I fell into the ditch several times, but JESUS always picked me up, i repented, and HE really blessed me and gave me strength to keep on walking.......HE looks to the heart, and if we truly want to follow HIM and live out the purpose HE has for our lives, HE will keep us going We must just read HIS word , ask for WISDOM and keep on being HIS disciple. I could write chapters about this and my experiences .....but, TODAY, i can say that what tempted me before concerning this, does not tempt me anymore, I have overcome......and i discovered, everytime i had victory over the sin, GOD raised me up and pushed me further.......The secret is to put JESUS first, dont rely on other people in any thing before JESUS, nothing must stand before you and JESUS our Saviour! HE is our best friend, and we are to love him body, soul, mind, spirit , soul, heart.........and when we fill ourselves with HIM everyday, being faithful to our daily devotionals,praying, loving others,listn.to what He says. list. to chr.music, looking at chr. tv/internett st. instead of the worlds offer, we will discover HE will be on our minds constantly....its a prosess, but OH so wonderful when you reach the stage when you discover HE is on your mind all the time, even when youre speaking to people, and HE puts HIS words in your mouth.......life is so exciting with JESUS....i am SO GLAD HE saved me and drew me back to HIM and gave me 2nd chances! what love!!!! we have nothing to loose and everything to gain!!!!! PS! im far from perfect and am still working on lots of bad habits, but i look on it as a diamond HE is chipping, and HE takes away all the ridged , ugly edges before it really shines in perfect beauty! HE is the POTTER, i am the clay!