COVENANT ESSENCE-ABIDING IN JESUS

LIVING WATER
February 18, 2013

COVENANT ESSENCE-ABIDING IN JESUS- “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me” John 15:4
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TO ALL: PURPOSE TO DWELL IN JESUS IN THOUGHT, WORD, AND DEED:
Dwelling, abiding, living in Jesus is the absolute essence of God’s covenant with us. It is the answer to every issue in our lives. It is healing for our bodies. It is having all of our needs met in super abundance. It is protection. It is healing of broken hearts. It is a sound mind instead of a spirit of fear. It is walking in complete and total victory in our lives! It is life instead of death and light instead of darkness! A good question would be: What does it mean to dwell, abide and live in Jesus? Let’s answer that question over the next day or two and purpose in our hearts that we will do what we need to do and make the changes that we need to make to actually dwell, abide and live in Jesus.

To start with, let’s put aside for the moment what we think it means and see what the Word of God says it means. We have already discussed the Greek word for, “abide” means to hold, to continue, to remain, to keep on obeying, to dwell, stay, rest in or upon, to live, to rest, and/or to nest. Because this is so vital to each of our lives, let’s look deeper into the Word of God.

Jesus said the following in Mathew 22:37-“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).” This is an important and primary component of dwelling, abiding and living in Jesus. The most crucial word here in the word, “all”. Webster defines “all” as the total entirety or extent of. Webster also uses other terms to define “all” such as everything one has, wholly, exclusively, in any and every way and finally, to any extent and in spite of. The first step to living in Jesus is to love with all you have and all you are. Each one of us needs to examine our lives to see if we are hitting the mark here. Now I didn’t say that any of us will do this perfectly. But we do need to make a quality decision to commit to doing it and strive with all that is within us to progress toward the mark of loving God with our very being.

Also notice in the Words of Jesus that He does not make this optional. Jesus stated that this was a command. He said, “This is the first and great commandment.” Jesus was actually quoting Deut. 6:4-5. The knowledge and love of God must take priority over ourselves and everything else in our life. Devotion and the love of God is a matter of developing an intimate relationship with the living God, the written word and Jesus who is in fact, the LIVING WORD.

So, let us conclude that loving God and Jesus with all that we are, with every aspect of our being is a vital step to dwelling, abiding and living in Jesus. Each one of us needs to do a careful and serious examination of ourselves in this area. We then must make the corrections necessary to come into alignment and harmony with God’s Word. As you do this, make a mental or written checklist of all aspects of your life and then compare them to the command of Jesus. Remember to take into consideration your thoughts, words and actions as they pertain to every area of your life.

TODAY’S WORD OF TRUTH: For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). (II Peter 1:3) (God has given you a promise in His Word for power through the knowledge of Him so that you will be able to exercise victory in every of your life.)

WE LOVE YOU. REMEMEBER, YOU ARE WHO THE WORD OF GOD SAYS YOU ARE; YOU CAN HAVE WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS YOU CAN HAVE ANDYOU CAN DO WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS YOU CAN DO! ANYTHING ELSE IS IN ANY FORM WHETHER RELIGIOUS OR NOT IS COUNERFEIT AND IS A LIE FROM THE DEVIL!
We love you. Be blessed. May the God of light fill your hearts and lives with light and liberty!
A Guiding factor is always: THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!

WE LOVE YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS- WALLY & JAN

TREASURES OF WALKING WITH GOD: “O GOD, YOU ARE MY GOD, EARNESTLY I SEEK YOU.” (Psalm 63:1) It is only when I am wholly surrendered to the Spirit that I will be able to live according to God’s will.
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