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The Yielded Life

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January 29, 2022 12:00 am

The Yielded Life

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January 29, 2022 12:00 am

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Welcome to this weekend intensified The tile. Thin people equate commitment to Christ with giving up certain attitudes or behaviors.

Today's podcast is a vastly different definition of devotion to the Lord. You'll turn the first Corinthians chapter 6, first Corinthians chapter 6 verses part of our series entitled a life in women's and today we're going to talk about the life that wins is a yielded life prescribed in chapter 60132 verses about event back to Romans chapter 6 first review chapter 6 beginning in verse 19 says what know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God and you are not your own, or you bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God submitted Romans chapter 6 Paul says beginning in verse 12. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness on the sin but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead in your members as instruments of righteousness unto God for sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are under the law not under the law but under grace. What then shall we sin because we are not of the law but under grace of God for bid. Know ye not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey, whether of sin under their or of obedience unto righteousness that we set the life that wins is the life wherein Jesus Christ is ruling and reigning where he is allowed to live through his life, is not self effort, but his effort is not a matter of sinless perfection, but rather Christ being freed to live through was a life that we are incapable within ourselves of living and proof of that is all of us would be honest that they would have to say yes. I tried and tried and tried and tried and tried not failed and failed and failed. I made re-commitments are rededicated out in all kinds of things and it seems that my life is a roller coaster.

God never intended that for his children and we talked about many aspects of the life that wins. But today I want to talk about one of the two requirements that all of us had we said it is not our efforts, but is he is, but we do have two major responsibilities and the first one is the one I want to speak about today and that is yielding our life to him.

You see, the Lord is made provision for all of us to live a life of continuous victory doesn't mean you will never sin against the doesn't even never falter fall doesn't he will never be discouraged at times but rather, they'll be more about times from your exercising victory and he will be a life of victory with once in a while there may be that little setback but only then because we choose to disobey God, he has provided a life of victory of peace and joy and happiness. The fruit of the spirit. He says his love, joy, peace, goodness Jim this week despite temper and self-control. All of these and all the overflow of the light that he's forgotten what it was. Even though he's provided the feast. He's not going to make you eat, he may open the door, but he will make you go through, he made to make a deposit to your account, but he's not gonna write the check.

You and I have to exercise our wheel which he's given us in order to answer them and appropriate in this life are SL, so when we talk about the life and wins we have to talk about the idea of yielding control of our life is the last thing we wanted it will tell God will do the following 10 things but when it comes to surrendering all you see, surrender indicates that you give up, but it's an interesting thing if you will take a concordance and look up the word surrender in the New Testament. You'll not find that word in the New Testament all the Old Testament is that Alana will talk about something that is not in the weathermen. The wording yield means the same thing but he says in the Scripture we are not to yield ourselves the sin we don't have to do that we are to heal ourselves, our bodies are members as instruments of righteousness under God not into sin, and you see the principal in the life that wins is the fact who is going to control our life.

Someone talk about. First of all, this idea of yielding this from this perspective and that is it is a definite that it isn't something that you wish. Hope for maybe and one of the reasons of continuous defeat in the life of many believers is they have exercised wishes they have expressed desires, but they have never made a definite commitment they have never yielded themselves as instruments of righteousness unto the Lord Jesus Christ. So it's one thing to want to wish to hope to attend to, but I question I have to ask is this, as there ever been a time in your life when you get a definite decision to surrender to yield your life to him. So let me define what I mean by yielding all surrendering your life to Christ and listen you not yield your life to Christ not to be saved. You yield your life to him because you have trusted him as your Savior, the Holy Spirit came into your life when you were saved and established you as a child of God. That's what happened when you by faith and repentance receive Christ. Now we are talking about is the life that wins the spirit filled life. The Spirit anointed life. The spirit controlled life is what happens when you are not yield everything to him. What do we mean by yielding this the yielded line is a definite, deliberate, voluntary transfer, listen all possession, control and use of your life into the hands of Jesus Christ body soul and spirit because he deserved. Let's think about that for a moment. Does not the Lord God Almighty have the right does he not have the privilege, is it not natural and normal for him to expect and the desire control of her life because he already holds the deed of ownership to every single believer I want to look at this if you will, because verse 19 puts it this way know you not know that is, don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you that is for all believers which you have of God. Listen you not your own gear.

He said he said you not your own.

You don't belong to you. You don't belong to you. You don't belong to you. You don't belong you. I don't belong to me. According to the word of God. The Bible says that God Almighty holds title deed to every single believer that means he is the owner of your life body soul and spirit. So what is his normal man. Sorry if you've been saved, you belong to someone else. He has title deed to your life now that the conflict we have is not ownership but possession, control, and use it. Let me ask could you honestly say today that Jesus Christ has absolute and total possession or control, and you are available for him to use you anyway he sees fit to do so. The yielded life is one who has transferred by definite voluntary act. What control possession and use for God's purposes, whatever they may be. And notice I have never said give up that give up. This trip is about that don't do this, that are not said that because you see what we do we substitute giving up things for giving up the right to seven. That is one of Satan's trickiest most most successful snares you see what we don't realize is this yielding to Jesus Christ brother means everything and absolutely you are correct 100% correct. It is not to be made as a flippant on the moment of emotional decision without thoroughly thinking through what you doing you are forsaking giving up surrendering yielding your rights to your cell and the committee yielded surrendered life says Lord Jesus Christ am available. That means that no if's and's, but I don't call for any ownership position control use of my life.

The submitted tablets continue to not configured.

That is the yielded line and the problem of the vast majority of believers is we have never never never made that commitment we make commitments to be saved we may commitment to go to church.

You know I've had people tell me what listen I know that God could use me teaching somewhere but I'll tell you I'm just not about to get that committee to go to church to three times a week. You know what you're saying I want you to think about this for this is awful if you think about you willing to look into the face of a holy God who came to visit her in the form of his son Jesus Christ, and died on the cross for your sin and you going to tell him that you've drawn a line across which you do not intend the cross and you said, Lord, I appreciate the sunshine, the rain, a nice home a good family and income car automobile education house. All of these things. A good future. I appreciate all of that know you can have all of me.

I'm not giving up my right to make my own decisions and not surrendering my right to choose, and I'm not telling you more that you can use me anywhere anytime you want to my friend that is absolutely a gross statement of terrible ingratitude to say that to a holy God.

What we're really saying is no God.

You can have all of my life. I am rebelling against your ownership, your possession, your control and your use of my life I will reserve a portion of it for myself because there may be some things I will do that you may not appreciate every that's a simple as I know how to put it is what it all about me. The yielded events as you want to join us as we go I will ask you where you stand today. Are you yielded to Jesus Christ are your bed.

We said let's get back to the question you ask a few moments ago that you did answer that is supposed that I make myself available to the Lord not tell MRI love available today I'm making the decision on active faith in the Lord Jesus Christ transfer control, use and possession of my life making that today is a woman suppose about two weeks and that God points out something in my life that when I said to him on this. Given Sunday, but I'm absolutely and totally available.

I wasn't even aware of and listen. That is true. That will be things or situations that will arise in your life and when you said, Lord, am available that you aren't even aware of the time because when you and I yield everything we yielding what past which are familiar with present which was sort of the UN and the future. We don't know anything relevant so you say well enough what happens when he brings along something that I hadn't thought about. Does that mean I am not yielding to watch this very care if you were to make a decision right now that control possession and use of your life is totally hears and you mean that with all of your heart. Six months from now God may bring up the biggest thing in my life and never even dreamed that he bought possession of that and what must I do whatever he brings to mind. From that point out it is a matter of the what just relinquishing on the basis of a decision made once and for all that he has the authority and the right of owning, possessing, controlling, and using everything else. He brings up in your life, which means that yielding is a definite act, but it is likewise a continuous process because there's no way for us to know what the future holds. I make a definite voluntary decision today. Then I continued that attitude of relinquishment throughout life. It's real simple, but it's tough. And the reason it's tough. It all boils down to one simple thing. It's tough because we doubt what God has promised in his book, listen, by God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

So if you sell am available. You know what you've done, you put yourself in a position for him to supply all your need something something better than that delight thyself in the Lord. He'll give you, not your leads which are what the desires of your heart you know why God can give you all the desires of your heart because you said I'll tell you what you got reserve sign-up when you become available for his control and he possesses you and he reflects his life for you, then what then you have put yourself in a position before the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and bless you and bless you and bless you, because when he's controlling you easily use those lessons. He's going to possess you to reflect his image in your life and until we know that as long as we hold the sign. The reserve we will never be able to become what God wants us to be. We hinder him from blessing us to the maximum. He wants to bless us and we will struggle and stumble through life and faze him one of these days, and then God will have to show us all that he had prepared for us.

We say, but God wanting you doing and that you and I will be staring at the sun God says that's the reason I couldn't do it because every time I look at your life and heard you plan was to go to church and so you certainly you had a sign on you.

That said, reserved for self. That is the issue.

The issue is am I willing to give up my right to myself and just say Lord Jesus, not my will but I'm transferring nonactive monthly possession, control and use of my life from this moment that may sever some relationships.

It may result in a gray super blessing in your life. I don't know what God will do, but I do know this.

And when you and I say to him, Lord, I'm available and the no strings attached to my availability.

I can tell you this, my friend got going for you.

He's gonna liberate you he's going to on in tangle you and I tell you something else he's gonna lighten your heart he's gone for you spirit you will be able to walk out from under overweight that you walked in the for years or maybe some of you months of some of your days, depending upon what it is. The question is this, and it is a very serious question because it is a lifetime question. Are you willing to say to him today.

Lord Jesus by an act of faith. I make a definite commitment, possession, control and use of my life from this moment on, I transferred to you as a definite commitment of my life. I am available, whatever you want whenever you wanted. However you wanted as long as I live from this moment on whatever you desire in my life that I'm not aware of today when the time comes by your strength. That too will be included in what you require that is the life totally yielded to Jesus Christ.

Father I pray today. In Jesus name of that righteous holy omnipotent name of Christ, that every person listening would consider very soberly very seriously. Very honestly, the awesome responsibility of responding to your challenge of a unit like you said yielding your members not to unrighteousness but to righteousness you said we are not our own, but we bought with a price which yield our bodies, our members ourselves to the Holy Spirit is control is possession issues. I pray for those who are in the throes of making a decision right now.

Would you speak to the heart. Today, Jude open both her hands, giving up all rights surrendering everything the primary thing that right to choose for themselves the kind of life that they will. Oh Lord, I pray for that man for that woman for the young person that single those in the throes of making decisions that will affect them for the rest of their life in Jesus name right now. Would you grab the courage to pray for simple prayer Lord Jesus, I transfer the session control and use on our line present and the smoke will thank and praise your father December. In Jesus name. Thank you for listening to the yielded life. If you'd like to know more about child family for intense ministries, intense tantalizing. This podcast is a presentation of intense ministries Atlanta, Georgia

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