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March 31, 2022 8:00 am
As Christians we find our identification in Jesus. Listen closely to the real Rogers, the late great Dr. Robert Julie forecast of his church went Israel of Calvary on the guy was lecturing and he said that having ever been here before Douglas first trip to the holy land, but he lifted his hand and God said when were you here. Is it 2000 years ago and he walks were you there when they crucified Lord you were there and you die there. All that is because he is was for you, Christ died for us. Welcome to work fine, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said Christian Jesus lives walks and talks re-our identification with Christ is a powerful truth.
We are spiritually united with Jesus's death, burial and resurrection. As a result, we are also united with Jesus in his victory. He became as we are that we might become as he. The Bible also proclaims that our identification with Christ is very present and practical.
If you have your Bible turned out first John chapter 4 verse 17 as Adrian Rogers shares more about our identification with Christ Allison the first John chapter 4 verse 17.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world. The last part of that versus what I'm bearing down as he is. As Jesus is, so are we in this world. Now that is the doctrine of the identification with Jesus Christ in a Christian.
Jesus lives walks and talks breeze and acts in the flash as he is so are we. Now this could be called union with Christ.
But if you understand you have Christmas and Easter and Pentecost.
365 days a year. Now first I want to learn the hard is this that identification with Christ is a powerful truth. I see Christianity is this that Jesus Christ identified himself with us first. All look if you will, and second Corinthians 5 verse 21 second Corinthians 5 verse 21 is what it says for he that is God the father have made him that is Jesus to be sin for us, that is, he is becoming like will estimate him to be sin for us, he did make him a sinner.
He was not the center, but he made him to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Now there too little phrases there for us in him and made him to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
He for us. We in him. That's called identification with the Lord Jesus Christ. Let me show you how that works out.
For example, we are identified with the Lord Jesus Christ in his death. This time turn. Romans chapter 5 verse 84, God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. That is, he died as our substitute. That is his death had my name on when Jesus died he died for me. Therefore I died with him. He became the Son of Man that we might become sons of God, he took our sins that we might take his innocence. He became guilty that we might be acquitted. He took our despair that we might be filled with joy, he took our shame that we might have his glory. He endured the pains of hell that we might know the joys of heaven. We are identified with him in death. The number two we are identified with him in his resurrection made in Romans chapter 6 look embraceable.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death. That's his dad that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the father. Even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Jesus Christ had a life that the grave could not know. I'm not really with Jesus on the cross.
I have walked out of that empty tomb with the Lord Jesus Christ. Now there is a supernatural life for every believer, because we are identified with the Lord Jesus Christ and his resurrection. That means if Jesus was raised for you. You buried with him. You raised with him. You have now resurrection life you not waiting the resurrection. Only you have resurrection life now number three you are united with Jesus Christ in his bed. You united identify with Jesus Christ in his burial and resurrection, and you also therefore ipso facto united with Jesus identified with Jesus in his victory.
This time, go back to first John chapter 4 and look embraceable. John is talking about the victorious resurrection life that you and I should live and he says he are of God, little children, and have overcome them was that then the mall level and wicked forces of Satan and have overcome them for greater is he that is in you that he that's in the world. Now when Jesus died on that cross. He won a victory he said now is the prince of this world cast out now is the judgment of this world by his victory is my victory. It Jesus has victory I have victory because he has one. I have one now I've said identification with Christ is a very powerful truth is very powerful. And secondly, listen identification with Christ, and we don't get practical man is a very present and practical proof. What is it mean to that, as he is so are we in this world. What does that mean to you tomorrow when you work was at meeting you after prayer meeting you at the restaurant to go home. Let me tell you some things that are true about Jesus and therefore are true about you remember Dan first John 417, as he is so are we. Allison this next phrase in this world. I may never say well I'm going to heaven. Then when I get to heaven I will be like Jesus but I don't want to process our process as he is so are we in this world mass, a Memphis, Tennessee, master. You if you say are to be identify with Jesus in this world here and now let's see how that works out. For example, his wisdom is our wisdom, put down first Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 30 but of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who will of God is made unto us wisdom of God is made unto us wisdom.
Most of us say we need wisdom. What if you have Jesus you don't need wisdom you have with things that will if I have it had come. I don't have because you have not laid hold on that which is your birthright Jesus is made on to you. Does he have wisdom as he is so are we in this world that seems almost too good to be true. And so we want to fall back on our own wisdom rather than with the apostle James claiming the wisdom that God is unqualifiedly promised to those of us who love him and trust him. There are times when we think we know more than heavenly father. I believe also we failed to come to God and ask God for the wisdom that he is given as he is so are we in this world. Jesus Christ will give you wisdom. I have prayed for wisdom over and over again, not praying because I thought that God would not give it would because I know God will give wisdom.
Mark you know how many times we meet in prayer together and will bow our heads and pray all God give us wisdom to know what to do and thank God for the wisdom that he gives. But not only is his wisdom are wisdom, ladies and gentlemen, his joy is our joy. You need joy you already have is that if I have it. Why don't I have because you have and realize what you have listen to John 15 in verse 11. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and the joy might be full. As he is the Christ of abounding joy joy if you will enjoy your living beneath your privileges for the Bible commands us rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.
How can I do that because as he is.
So I'm IN this world.
His joy is my joy matters joy the transitions.
Whatever happens is not mere happiness. Happiness depends as you heard me say upon happenstance, but joy that depend upon happenstance is rooted in the Lord Jesus as he is so are we in this world.
I want to say something is not was his wisdom are wisdom, not only is his joy at our joy, but friend his sorrow is sorrow. Now the Christian life is not a giddy life. We got to be going around like a burst backslapping morons all the time but never a serious call. If you live in this world. If you are as Jesus is broken heart that is not antithetical to joy so matter-of-factly joy that we have done, take away the pain. Sometimes it helps us to bear the pain.
Philippians chapter 3 and verse 10 that I may know him. This is the prayer of the possible that I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, mere pray for sufferings, balding policy, Jesus, I want to know the fellowship, the richest, purest, deepest fellowship. Perhaps a person can hand and that is to suffer with you digitally. When you're walking in the spirit that his sorrow will be your sorrow.
Did you know that what breaks the heart of Jesus will break your heart. Someone describe the modern church is a dry eyed church and a hell-bent world. Many times we get our entertainment from that which breaks his heart, watching frivolous, foolish and sinful things and laughing at them as he is so are we in this world and I can tell you that the heart of our Savior is broken over the sins of this world have a broken heart, his joy is our joy is sorrow is our sorrow. I will say something as he is, are we in this world. His friends are our friend Melissa. Matthew 25 verse 40 Matthew 25 verse 40 writer that you don't turn to. And the king shall answer and say to them in the king here represents Jesus, verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren knew better than to make when you do something for one of the brothers of Jesus is just like you have done it on to Jesus because his friends are our friends.
If you love Jesus, you're going to love what Jesus loves and reviewed all of the brethren. Certain conclusions are in order. The labor events have many of you don't move as Abner was.
He was a Baptist preacher from North Carolina, full of wisdom is what he said when I see a bird that looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, paddles like a duck and prefers the company of ducks. I concluded must be a duck when you see people who live like the world dress like the world act like the world, and prefer the company of the world rather than the company of God's people there who are if you love the Lord Jesus Christ you love what Jesus loves and Jesus loves the church. He loves the brethren his friends are our friends, as he is so are we in this world autism again his enemies are our enemies and no way that you can be a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ not make some enemies live in Scripture put down John chapter 15 verses 18 through 20. Jesus said if the world hate you.
You know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love his own bed because you are not of the world, but I've chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hated you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Lord.
If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they've kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Max was in character as he is so are we in this world. His purpose is our purpose.
His purpose is our purpose.
Looking you will, in the Gospel of John chapter 20 verse 21. At least jotted down on your paper.
Listen to it then said Jesus unto them again, peace be unto you as my father has sent me, even so send I you. Yes, purpose is our purpose.
You have a heartbeat for missions and for soul winning because he said as my father has sent me, so send I you and why was a sin.
Luke 1910 for the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which is lost his purpose must be our purpose is able to pass Toronto's I don't have what it takes. What I'm trying to tell you is you do have what it takes because not only is his purpose. Our purpose is authority is our authority. That's what the great commission is all about what you Matthew chapter 28. You know that my heart beginning in verse 18 and Jesus came and spake of them saying, all power, that is all authority this with the word literally means he's given me in heaven and in earth, go ye therefore go therefore say I have all this authority go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And do it all by yourself no and low I am with you I am with you.
One has this authority, I am with you always, even to the end of the age of the world did Jesus have authority over the devil then you have authority over them. Yes, that's the whole thing.
Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
Remember when I told you about introduction that his death had my name on it when he died I died within his resurrection had my name on it when he rose I rose within his victory had my name on it when he won the victory. So to lie, therefore, is authority is given to us and Jesus said to the 70 when he sent them out. I give you authority over all the power of the enemy the devil hopes we never learn this truth will happily beat up by the devil. We don't have to take greater is he that is in you and he was in the world. They say what about when a Christian gets killed. Murder martyr enemy the devil is one of means that that was lost.
That's his blunder. They overcame him. The devil by the blood of the Lamb by the word of the testimony they love mother lives under that because Satan is not when is losing we have authority. Overall, the power of the devil. His authority is our authority. Not only is his authority. Authority.
But it is future is in our future as he is so are we in this world. Colossians 3 in verse four when Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Think about can you imagine being with Jesus in glory.
Is that true or not. For how many believe is true. I'll believe it, but how many of us has that Don's men.
Jesus can come at any moment excluded. Laura and there will appearing with Jesus in glory when Jesus, who is our life, shall appear that show ye appear with him in glory and praise God when we took Jesus as a heavenly bridegroom. It was not till death do us part of a man he came to the cradle and the cross is coming to a coronation. He became one with us, that we might become one with him. We are identified with him now this all began when you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, but it only continues as you believe it trust him for an act today.
If you would like to do if you would like to fully put your faith and trust and belief in Jesus as Lord and Savior act on that right now I something like this from your heart of God in heaven. I come to the end of myself. I cannot do what I need to do to get to you, which is be holy and righteous. But Jesus did that for me and so now I depend not on myself or my own ability but on what Jesus did for me on the cross. I believe he paid my sin debt and he rose again to new life come in. I surrender all, right now, come into my heart and life change me from the inside out.
Be my Savior. I claim Jesus as Lord today in his name I pray, amen. If you prayed a prayer of surrender like that. Let us celebrate you go to our website. We have a find God's love page where you can find answers that you might need about your newfound faith. Simply go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says find God's love. Welcome to God's forever family. Let us hear from you today after like to order a copy of this message in its entirety.
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