WHO ARE YOU
Psalms 55:22 (KJV)
Here we have yet another promise from our God. We who have received Jesus as our Lord and Saviour are made righteous by Jesus and shall never be moved by any man. Man can not suffer us who are made righteous by what Jesus did for us.
God gave each of us humans the freedom to choose.
If the devil tempts you or man tempts you it is always you who make the choice to turn away from your righteousness and follow after this lost and dying world.
Choose to receive and keep all that God the Father and Jesus the Son has made available to you and me.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
We have a responsibility to walk in our righteousness. The acts listed above in verse 8 & 9 are who we used to be before Jesus gave us his righteousness.
Brothers I do not say that once we are saved we will never again allow one of the acts. But when we fall from the grace that God has given to us we then repent of that act and continue to walk in righteousness. Praise God we are forgiven and we can be forgiven for the sins that we have not yet committed.
Jesus know that we would sometimes fail in our Christian walk.
His disciples failed many times and each time that they fell Jesus would both forgive them and also teach them what they should have done and tell them who they were. They were His chosen ones just as you and I are His chosen ones.
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
We are made a new man. We are no longer a man who has fallen from grace as Adam did, but rather we are made a new man and woman through Jesus and His acts of love that he gave unto us freely because we believed his word and accepted Jesus as the only begotten Son of God.
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but all.
There is no difference in us Christians who know Jesus. It matters not where we were born or where we live upon this earth. We who know Jesus are one and we are to walk as one through this life in service to God the Father and Jesus the Son.
God's very own Holy Spirit abides in you and me because Jesus sent Him to us as our other helper. Both Jesus and the Holy Spirit of God inside each of us who know Him. They are both here to help us through any adversity which comes our way.
12 Put as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Brothers, please do the above acts to every believer who is your brother. As I have told you many times in past messages we are one in Christ Jesus. Always accept your brother and forgive him of any and all things that he may have done to you. Forgiveness is of us. We are to forgive our brothers just as Jesus has forgiven us.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
We are told here in verse 14 that Charity is above all things listed in verses 12 & 13 above. Charity is LOVE. We are to love our brothers in Christ Jesus just as Jesus loves us.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
We Christians are to be one. We are the body of Christ and Jesus is the head of this body which is made up of many members, but we remain one body. We are not to war against our fellow members of this body that Jesus has put together.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Brothers we are to do all deeds or speak all words in the name of the Lord. We are also to give thanks always to God the Father for Jesus our Lord and Saviour.
Give thanks always as you love your brother in Christ.
Remember that we are made one in Christ and one is who we are to be. If anyone professes that Jesus is Lord then he is our brother and we are to love him and help him to understand that we are brothers no matter what Church we choose to worship in.
Let no man divide you from another brother in Christ. Many men in this day have allowed the devil to creep in and preach division by appealing to them his worldly ways. The world's ways are not our ways because we have overcome the world and have become one in Christ Jesus.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus. Please walk as one with your brothers.
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