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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Defeat vs Victory


Living in sin or endless cycles of sin, never seeing the sin for what it is.. Defeat-
Why do we do it? Why do we relinquish ourselves to the flesh, never seeing it coming? 
Are we really so blind to think that satisfying our flesh in anyway is NOT SIN??? Its like a swirling tornado in our lives, destroying everything in its path.

I  know why in the WORD The Lord put story after story of the Israelites inability to resist their flesh. Their were two reason why they seemed always to submit to their sin.
 1. They did not believe GOD.
 2. Their desire for self over rode their love for Their Lord. 


All seasons of SIN is rooted in unbelief. Think about that- every time the Israelites committed sin it was rooted in the fact that they did not believe The Lord was going to fulfill His promise to them. Wondering around the wilderness for their unbelief and NO MATTER what The Lord did - they still complained and they still rebelled because they did not believe. They wanted immediate satisfaction, immediate relief- all because of their flesh.  

They remained in this cycle of Defeat-

                       Slavery------>  Deliverance------->  Testing------>  Prevailing Unbelief------>Slavery....

The Lord continues to place us in the same situation waiting for us to start believing that HE is able to Prevail. 

NOTICE I SAID HE- yes we prideful, ungodly, rebellious humans think that we are able. That "we got this", then all of sudden we find our selves right where we were before... In slavery(sin). We even have the nerve to think," I have no idea why? or how I got here?"  I have NO IDEA "why I cant stop?" I have no idea why I cant stop lying, deceiving, and manipulating. You honestly believe that you,in yourself have the ability to defeat the sinful man within you??

This is who we are:
sexually immoral, morally impure, promiscuous, idolaters,  angry, selfish, willing to cause division, envious, drunkards, (Galatians 5:19)- this is natural to us. This is even what we desire because our hearts are deceitful and desperately sick (Jeremiah 17:9)


But there can be an end to this cycle - we can enter into a cycle of Victory(I use that word loosely- not as a charismatic word, but as Christ would- for HE is victorious in US and through us)


       Slavery(sin)-------> Deliverance-------> Testing-------> Prevailing Belief------>   Promised Land (Lord's word manifested in us and through us)

We can put off the flesh through the death and resurrection of Christ- dying to our flesh and raising ourselves in Him being dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of our flesh, He has made you alive in Him. (Colossians 2:9-13)


Dear Saints - The Lord desires for us to end the cycles in our lives. He desires for us to be lead by Him and not just one who knows the Word, and regurgitates it at our convince but one who truly lives it out. Truly allow Him to break the cycles within us. Remember- our actions and walk speak louder than our words. 


Solo para la gloria de Dios

Angie


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