Recognising and Living Out the Christ Within

Sun am 8 March 2009 Daniel van Eeden

Series: Other Speakers

Jude 1:5; Numbers 13:33; Ex.12:15; Luke12:1; (John 1:1); John 13:3-5, 14-17; Luke 10:25-28; Matt. 7:18-24; Matt. 25:34-46; Josh. 14:12

We have to move out of the realms of duplicity because the world out there is watching who we are, not what we say. It is not what we know that will make a difference it is who we are, it is what we do that will draw people to Christ.

God has a plan, so does Satan. Religion is Satan’s method of having his way in our lives, but love is God’s method. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Religion refuses to acknowledge Christ coming in this flesh; in you and me. Until that knowledge of Christ in us, hits us, becomes part of us, is incarnated in us, we will be powerless to change anything or do anything of significance for the Kingdom of God.

A generation had to be destroyed because they never saw themselves as God saw them. God took away the enemy’s shadow or protection, but they chose to see themselves as grasshoppers in their own eyes. They chose to retain their slave mentality and they died in the desert. Israel came out of Egypt but the Egypt within them was never dealt with. All the miracles, all the signs failed to deal with the slave mentality.

Can we see the importance of understanding and accepting the Christ,

the Word within us, which is displacing wrong mindsets, religious concepts and teachings we received.

1 Cor. 2:16b says “But we have the mind of Christ.”

Corporately! My frame of reference, my value system, and my every reaction should be based on the Word of God.

We cannot serve without ulterior motives and with total authority unless we know who we are. If we have any doubt about our identity Satan will find a way to trip us up. Jesus knowing who He was, served.

I am not talking about your ego, I am not talking about arrogance; I am talking about authority that is born out of an intimate relationship with the Lord, of a spirit that says, “Let it be done to me according to Your Word.”

Don’t be enslaved by your opinion of yourself and of others. Mary conceived the moment she uttered the words; Let it be done to me according to Thy Word”. Nothing will happen without the Word in us.

Josh. 14:12 – “Now then, give me this hill country about which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the LORD will be with me, and I will drive them out as the LORD has spoken.” God is waiting for a finishing generation that will execute the finished works of Christ. Each one of us is uniquely different, find the place, find your mountain and conquer it.

If the gospel does not work in the marketplace,

it does not work at all.