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January 1, 2022 12:00 am

How to Enter In

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Love them this weekend and that's podcast with child family and the year 2022 thinking about how to get the most out of the coming year. Let's begin a series that helps you embrace and live the life that when Paul describes the Christian life example he says in Ephesians chapter 6 he talks about the Christians warfare Tolson second reckons about the Christians weapons. He talks about being a soldier. He talks about going to war.

Then when he speaks of opposition, which is the devil, he talks about those fiery darts of the devil. Those steel pointed fiery arrows that Satan paw shoots out as he talks about the snares of Satan. And so when you look at the implications of Scripture. We are in a battle not again.

It's a win or lose all the way and when you lose in this game you lose everything.

And when you when you win everything, and one of the reasons we think we are winning when we are losing is because we not been taught properly what to expect in the battle called the Christian might with Jesus Christ. It was a battle from before he was born unto God the father carry moment.

It was a battle every inch of the way it's going to be a battle for you a battle for the in second Timothy chapter 2 Paul says in dual hardness, as good soldiers of Jesus Christ, so we are in the battle. And here's the battle on the one hand is God Almighty known as righteousness and goodness and mercy. On the other hand is Satan, with all of his evil and wickedness and these two forces will never come together except in an ultimate conflict that will never be any coexistence because God the father is going to win. Satan is trying to win. He knows that already, the battle is been thought one and he's a defeated foe and what he's trying to do is keep everybody out of God's camp.

He possibly can and those of us who are on God's side. He's trying to do everything he can to embarrass the Christian God is the world important.

God's purpose and destroying God's will in your life in my life that is a battle is going to have to be fall under Jesus gold you some of you not say Dante was a lost man can be a winner. First of all, is going to do everything his own energy in his own strength in his own power in his own life.

What is realizes is you're already shackled by sin, using Satan as a check on the yes the head. Satan is so clever and so deceiving and so cunning.

He has you shackle and you even realize and the reason is making no big deal out of it is simply because he's got to where he wants you doesn't want to upset you by telling you that you wanted his captured slaves enslaved by sin can't do any better than you do.

Even if you try lost man spending his life losing the problem is he doesn't know what is you say well how would you define a winning life limited. What a winning life's all about. That is a personal one is not a winning life is not sinless perfection because not a single one of ours will ever be able to live up to a sinless life, so it's not sinless perfection limited. What else is not the winning life is not me living the Christian life and doing my best and struggling and striving in my energy and my strength and not go do this don't do that is a set of rules. Here's a set of principles living up to that is not the winning life because all of us to try that we fail but I'll say something else. The winning life isn't even doing my best and asking God to help me. So it isn't God helping me.

It isn't me doing my best is that God helps those who help themselves. It is in sinless perfection. What is the life and wins I will you for verse of Scripture I would you look them up with me. I want your reader with Mick and then I want you tell me the one thing you see in all four of these verses that what is the key and the clue to the life and win. I mean that life will bring contentment.

I mean the like to bring joy arming the life that must survive such attack arming the light of give Victor in time of temptation, the life of contentment and peace and joy that our Lord God is provided for is what every single one of us desire that life that wins. See if you can find out the common denominator in all four of these verses the start relationship to verse 20 I'm crucified with Christ. Nevertheless I live yet not but Christ liveth in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith law. I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. All right if you turn back now to John chapter 15 John chapter 15 in verses four and five.

Here is another key on the clue to the life and wins he says in verse four, abide in me and I and you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine. No more can you accept you abide in me.

I am the vine, you are the branches heated about it than me and I in him, the same bring it forth much fruit, for without me you can do nothing. All right if you turn the Colossians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians chapter 1 and if you will look in verse 27 Colossians chapter 1 verse 27 Paul says to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among you Gentiles which is Christ in you the hope of glory Christ in you, which makes it possible for you to become everything God wants you to be and then back one book chapter 1 of Philippians.

If you look there for a moment.

Chapter 1 verse 21 for to me to live is Christ and to die is gain. Now with those verses in mine.

What is the clue what common denominator is found at all for those verses. What is the life and wins. One goal for those verses say about the likely wins. What is it somebody Christ in you, that is the likely wins and you see when you receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior Jesus Christ came into your life through the presence of the Holy Spirit. He came to dwell and to live within us and through us a lie that would represent and signify and symbolize his life.

That is, his character's actions, his attitude is his life, not airline. You know what Paul said about himself before he realizes he said in times past. What I did more than I found myself doing what I wanted to do. Somehow I seemingly could manage to do it since I was pulled into directions. What I wanted to do.

I couldn't do what I did want to do and I found myself doing, but Paul discover the truth that it wasn't a longer pause like it was Christ living within him get that is in our life. I'll figure something else isn't Jesus Christ up there trying to help others down here. Your memo happened to Peter for example, while he walk with Jesus on earth.

What was he doing and he is corrected all Roman's ears.

He modified he said count on me when you can count about else Jesus impulsive Peter always outfront. You can always battle me in every single time. Whatever. He took a nosedive.

He failed every time he posted.

He said you know you can just do anything you want to, but will always be the night he was judged the dissolving of borrower. Paul, like the rest of after Pentecost.

When Jesus Christ came back in this or that Pentecost, through the power of the Holy Spirit. The same old defeated bragging Peter in his humiliation is standing before the Sanhedrin sank you can whip as you can because you can put us in jail of an Italian this same Jesus, whom you crucified by his name this man has been healed. He is an absolutely total different man. As a result of what before Pentecost. Jesus warned by side that won't cut it isn't because this is Christ living within the and the life which I now live.

I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me and is living in me moment by moment, day by day. You know what Christ in us does when Christ life gets in you. You get on a whole higher plane of living and until you are aware of his indwelling presence you, keep struggling and the only person who has ever this image like the only person who has ever defeated the devil. Every single time is Jesus Christ the devil is. Every single servant of God. He's living in every single Christian he's debated every single loss man. The only person that the devil's narrative.

It is Jesus Christ. And when Jesus Christ gets on the inside of us.

What is he duty he ate To be winners and not lose our show you how he's prepared to turn the John chapter 10 from all the while talking about now is is to show you how the Lord how the Lord has prepared you to be a winner. That is, he wants you to win in your spiritual life. When you win in your spiritual life you win everywhere else you when you hold you when you visit you in your relationships. You and your personal life. When you are winning in your spiritual life. You are a winner and one of the reasons some folks are doing it on the homes that business the relationship is because they're losing in this vertical battle are no watch John 10 verse 10 says Jesus, that I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.

When Jesus Christ came, or that he come to do this is he came to live with and as he says out of your spiritual flow rivers of living water that when you got a fast-moving river he said flowing river and so the river he says I living water that is life and power are representative of the river.

He says out of your life through your lie will move one life and power. He wants you mother he wants you dad. Whatever your occupation maybe he wants you filled in his life, so that through you is moving lie to others and how are in the lives of the people making changes in their life.

He says the abundant overflowing ever sufficient, always sufficient life of Christ living within you. The second thing he says in Matthew 20 he says that he has come to be a ransom for many. That is Jesus Christ came to be what he came to do for us what no one else could do. He canceled sin in our life, he for gave us of our sins and all that we could have a relationship with God the father.

The third thing the Scripture says there is this not only did he come to live within us that overflowing life break the power of sin in our life. But the Scripture says in Luke chapter 4 Jesus talking about his purpose for companies is the spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to preach the gospel, healed the sick, encourage the poor and bring deliverance to the captives, Jesus Christ, living within us does what Jesus Christ living within a quick size and empowers us to overcome every single temptation and heartache and burn the blank. He says he came to break the bonds to unshackle laws free deliver us that you and I may be winners and no longer loses in the 14th chapter of John and the 16 chapter John many verses about the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, and equipping us in preparing us for the life and wins.

He says if I go away. I'll send the comforter he will be licit once the seasons. I'll be in you. I'll be with you and I'll be upon you the Holy Spirit came and is indwelt every single believer to magnify and to live through was the life of Christ.

He says the Holy Spirit will teach you what I want to know. He will bring to your remembrance of things I want you recall, he says he will guide you in the decisions that you make.

He will empower you to do the work that God's call to the then he talks about some of things he says. For example, he provides the power Christ within us is our power, he says, and you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, whose ministry is to live Christ life through us. He said you shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you recall, he said those disciples before Pentecost he says tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until you be endued with power. I'm sending the Holy Spirit he will give witness of me. He will glorify me then he said a limitation. John 14 verse 27 he says, my peace I give any to watch this one, my peace I give him the youth not as the world giveth your body you let not your heart be troubled to be afraid no missionaries on the know forget that people say what Lord please send me your piece.

Oh God. You know what I need and they look to heaven as it God the father are Jesus Christ is going to send them an angelic myelogram of some sort of package of some sort.

Down here for them to receive what they need.

I want you to watch this diver forget this. We never have. We cannot, we never will. It is absolutely impossible under any condition whatsoever to ever receive anything from God accept Jesus Christ. This is Jesus doesn't get his piece of pie for himself, you know what he says, my peace I give of you because Jesus Christ came to live with it. As Paul said in the life that now now live is Christ in me because of Christ in me the hope of glory. The hope of becoming everything God is made possible for me to become wiser true because Jesus Christ is living within it. Jesus Christ doesn't give salvation apart from himself. Jesus Christ doesn't give peace apart from himself is not receiving Jesus that brings me salvation is not receiving Jesus. That brings me peace is not receiving Jesus.

That brings me power is not receiving Jesus that I have the right to claim an appropriate every single provision of my life is Christ and Christ. Only Christ plus nothing, not Christ up there sending it down here. It is Christ in your life in my life. He says that is a hope of glory. The hope of ever becoming anything and everything worthwhile to God, is Christ living his life for you deliberated through you and me. As a result of being surrendered to him was that all that is ask you one question, how in the world you take the first step toward winning.

Has there ever been a time in your life when you ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sin has never been a time in your life when you get on your knees before God and humbled yourself before him and told him that you are seller. You didn't deserve to be safe you were confessing your sin, you want worthy to be saved at all that your righteousness is as filthy rags before Almighty God and you trusting in the work of Jesus Christ the Savior.

What he did at the cross is your only hope.

And you told him Lord Jesus Christ, I give you my life I receive you as my salvation you is my Lord and you is my life wasted on them have done that I will tell you my friend you gonna lose you gonna lose all of this life and one of these days you can take the final step that would indicate an eternal loss and you don't want to do that. The first step into the life and wins is just that receiving listener wants this receiving Jesus Christ by faith in the confession and repentance of your sins receiving Jesus Christ listener what a policy and crucified with Christ. Nevertheless I live yet not I is Christ living within me and the life which I now live. I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. The paraphrase addition, the living Bible puts it this way in Colossians chapter 2, he says, just as you trust in Christ the Savior trust him to for each days problems. Let your roots grow down in the him and drawing up nourishment from him and keep on trusting him for when you have Christ you have every thing you see isn't Christ up there and meet on him battling out my life. You and I have the tremendous, absolutely incomparable, indescribable, joyous victory of knowing the living Lord who walk the face of this earth who have the power to come out of the grave who has ascended the right hand of the father is the same living supernatural God who is living with in this mortal body. He termed the temple of the living God.

Christ is in you, you know all he's asking of you and me today. Listen, he simply saying to you and me, give me total access give me absolute control surrender everything and I will live in you and through you. The most exciting anticipating glorious content thing, fulfilling life that you could ever dream of and much greater that you describe.

I want to invite you to Jesus this morning somebody who's looking for the life that wins.

Thank you for listening to how to enter in.

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