This Life 3
Passage: 1 John 5:12
This Life (Part 3)
1 John 5:12
Romans 8:2, 10-11
The principle or force of God’s life is in you.
What’s inside of you can flow outside of you!
Jesus and his Life…this Life that is His Life…can be imparted through you.
It is in you and can flow through you to others!
This Life is not just a religious lifestyle but a Supernatural Life Possession within our souls that we are to impart into others!
We are to Go…Stand…and Speak all the words of This Life!
2 Corinthians 4:6-12
Verse 6…the light is the life of God according to John 1:4 “the life was the life of men.”
Verse 7…excellency of the power = “this all- surpassing power” or “this unusual power” or “this unusual amount of power”
Verse 12…”Death works in us, but life in you.”
Jesus’ “life” pours through “dead” Christians.
This is in reference to the constant “living with the threat of death” that was common for first century Christians.
This living with death…helped them to be utterly dependent upon God!
We need to live with death…
Death of our natural selfishness
Death of our reputation
Death of our religious tradition
Death of our personal agenda
Death of our grasping for our life
Death in Comayagua
We are to be living alive people in Jesus!
Living Alive people are Dead to the world!
“I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me:”
Only through death comes resurrection!
2 Corinthians 4:16 We faint not…
So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.
His life is renewing us.
Eternal life is an ever renewing life.