Summary: You have to let the old man die out!!!
YOU HAVE TO COMMIT SUICIDE
The Apostle Paul tells us here in this passage
that to really know Jesus Christ you must first
VS. 10 says, That I may know him and the
power of his resurrection, and the fellowship
of his sufferings
being made comformable unto his death!!
Have you already committed suicide?
If so then you already know Jesus
If not We’ll encourage you in a little bit
To allow us to introduce you to Him!
Matthew 13:44 says:
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto
treasure hid in a field;
the which when a man hath found, he
hideth and for joy thereof goeth and
selleth all that he hath
and buyeth that field!!!!
I have my part of that field bought and paid
I just want to know if you’re paid up??
After you have committed suicide THEN
There has to be a resurrection tonight
In - your life for you to be a Christian!!
VS. 11 says
If by any means I might attain unto the
Resurrection of the dead!!!
The death and resurrection Paul is talking
About here is not anything physical or Fleshly
He’s talking about spiritual
This is what the Apostle was desiring to
Let us in on here in our reading tonight
As a matter of fact He’s letting us know that
This death and resurrection is not something
That We can accomplish on our own!!!
We can only get it through our Lord Jesus Christ
ISAIAH 53 says:
He shall see of the travail of his soul
and shall be satisfied by his knowledge
shall my righteous servant justify many
for he shall bear their iniquities!
I think that there’s many Christians that
Don’t know Jesus intimately or they don’t
Have an Intimate relationship with Him
Because they still haven’t committed suicide!!
You can see it in so-called Christians
Just by the way that they act or you can
Tell usually by the way that they talk!!
Many haven’t committed suicide yet!!
They still hang on to that old life
That old person!!
People you have to put that old person
That old man must die your old nature
Has to die and the new man
Must shine through!!
You have to remember that your spirit was
What was born again when you got saved,
Not your flesh!!!
2nd Corinthians 4:16 says
for which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day!!!
When a person is saved
Then their veil or their blindness of their
Minds and the hardness of their hearts are cured!
They can now have more happiness
Because they have peace and Joy and comfort
In the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
Colossians 3:10 says
And have put on the new man
Which is renewed in knowledge
After the image of him that
The new man is the new person that you become
After you’re saved
You’ll posses a new nature,
You’ll have new values,
You’ll have a new lifestyle
You’ll have new friends
And your old friends won’t have anything
To do with you cause they feel to much
Jesus when they’re around you!!
And your new man will be made fresh
And new each and every day
Don’t get me wrong you’re gonna have battles
With the devil
You’re gonna be persecuted for His name’s sake
But we may take on some shrapnel today
But we’re gonna win the battle tomorrow
I know that when I’m getting persecuted for
Jesus’ name sake
That’s when I know that I’m doin something right
That’s when I know that ole devil is mad!!!hahaha!
I know I’m doing what Jesus wants me to do
When somebody is mad!!!
John 17:3 says
And this is life eternal, that they might know
Thee; the only true God, and Jesus Christ,
Whom thou hast sent
You see eternal life is more than an endless
Existence. It’s a personal relationship with God!
Ephesians 4:23 says:
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind!!
This is telling us that we’re gonna be constantly
Changing, and It’ll be for the better
Romans 12:2 says:
Be not conformed to this world
But be ye transformed by the renewing
Of your mind that ye may prove what is
That good and acceptable and perfect
WILL OF GOD!!!!
Don’t allow yourself to be poured into the
Mold of the old man’s thinking
Resist being dragged into the conduct
Of this sinful world
Keep your blinders up and in place
Don’t look to the left
Don’t look to the right
Focus straight ahead on Jesus
And you can’t go wrong!!!!
The bible says resist the devil and
He must flee from you!!!
When a part of you dies then that allows