It’s ONLY JESUS’ Activity In You Lived Through You
I am writing to strongly encourage you in the Lord. Know that you literally are a new person in spirit. Jesus Christ Himself resides within you right now in the person of the Holy Spirit.
You are perfect in His sight. This perfection is based on identity, not behavior. It is 100% grace. It totally involved Jesus’ finished work –
- His death on Calvary – His shed blood to forgive your sins.
- His resurrection from the dead – His life blood flowing through you for new life. (“The life is in the blood.”)
The Holy Spirit continues to desire to renew your mind so you can only see life through God’s eyes. He desires to draw you away to Himself into intimacy so He can reveal the very depths of His personal love, just for you.
Jesus wants you to rest in this love. (It is not a passive rest. It is a rest from your activity because it now becomes His activity released through you.)
This is to be your focus. The Christian life is 100% Christ living through us. He desires to take over every area of your life. This we learn daily by renewing our minds.
Don’t focus too much on your sin, your flesh, and Satan. Just be aware that they are present.
FOCUS CONSISTENTLY that the victory is already yours. It was won at Calvary. It is walked out DAILY by being totally dependent on Christ living in you and through you. If God only sees Jesus (your new nature) when He sees you, He wants to train your mind to see the same.
Satan certainly sees Jesus in you. He wants to train your mind to only see your old nature and your circumstances. Don’t give him an inch. Rest in the Lord’s love. The Lord will fight your battle. You just rest and let that love flow through you naturally.