Living the Life of Christ
Text: Phil. 2; Eph. 4,5; 1John 3;
Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; Phil. 2:5-7;
Afterward talk about this
Is it possible to live the life of Christ? If yes! Is the church living the life? If not! How are we going to ensure that christian live the life of Christ.
Things to do before the next time
Take a deep taught, examined yourself, ask yourself if you are actually living the the life of Christ or not, and if he come Right now will you be ready to welcome him. If not that means you have something to hide, repent of it now and prepare to meet him.
Meditate on this verses Matthew 5;
Write in not more than two page how you have successfully live the life of christ, not forgetting to recount the don’t and do’s why you where building on each block.
Living the life of Christ is living in holiness, love, fear of God and devotion to the service of God, why some argue that it is impossible because we are not a perfect being other has claim Christ to be some super human but what does Christ himself says, he said ” if any man come after me” this saying means many would come after Christ, who will come is form of members, pastors, apostle, bishops, teachers, evangelists, prophets, governors, and etc. “Let him deny himself” he should not count himself to be relevant but rather as Christ did in Phil. 2:5-8; “5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not that being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient `even’ unto death, yea, the death of the cross.” Just as christ was in God form did not see it as opportunity to be God equal or take advantage of his position likewise we should not take advantage of God given opportunity for our own selfish interest, in american translation said be found in the form of God he emptied himself or humble himself likewise if God has put us into any position of authority we should imitate Christ who not see equality to the greatest being as a thing to be grasp at, Christ left his leadership position to become a servant be found as a servant he humble himself, if God make us a leader in his service is because he want us to become Christ not satan because in the office of leadership only two things are possible you either become God or you become satan.
Become a Godly leader
To become a godly leader you must add virture to your patience, by using your office for servanthood, take example from God who is the Creator, despite his care and nurture for man his beloved creature which where made after his likeness and image of his holiness, when man fall he deserve Judgement because he has all it take to avoid temptation or falling but they fall, he did now say I will teach you a lesson that you may know not to fall but as father he became a man in the person of Christ Jesus in John 1:14; he suffer the consequence of their sin on a wooden cross that he created, so a leader that don’t take responsibility for the sheep or people God left in his care to the extent of given his life for theirs then think again are you a godly leader?
Become satan as a leader
A leader can easily become satan irrespective of the office that God call him to, the greater the office the easier you can be turned into satan, what attribute or character turn you into satan. Is found in Isaiah 14:6-15; first he hit with the fist of wickedness, are you a leader that shift blame to those under you, example somebody ask why the church is not growing it take you no time to shift blame to the Evangelical and the follow up team but you isolate yourself but forgetting that God gave you the vision others are only asisting, instead of washing their feet you want them to wash your feet, secondly. “I will nature” you are alone in plan, you know it all will not take counsel from anyone because you are wiser than everybody else in your organization or congregation so your aspiration is to lord it over others rather than serving the flock or people which God has made you overseer.
The spirit of Christ
The spirit that work in christ is the spirit of Love, the spirit power and might, wisdom and understanding and the fear of the God and to do Justice to the service of the Lord, if this Spirit be in you and abide you will live like the Apostles become like Christ in his coming, beloved you can be a christian if you don’t love others a little more above yourself not in feeling or in word but indeed, God Love, he gives his only son, you love by given emotionally, committing to the growth and development of others, love is first given yourself and then your substance not for popularity but out of a sincere mind and singleness of heart without your righthand knowing what your left is doing so that your deed might be in secret. Power and might is needed to operate as christian because you can’t be an ambassador without power which is delegated to you known as authority, so the authority to command sign is not yours but of the spirit of power and might so this can command situation to change and it will because the spirit is true no lie. Spirit of wisdom and understanding is needed in christianity to build your christian life because for you to live a successful christian life you need to be as wise as the devil but harmless in your wisdom as a dove, how wise is the devil, he is wiser than Daniel and with much wisdom gather riches, and nothing they can hide from him and understanding to design spirit from spirit and not to be ignorance of the written or spoken word so that you don’t becomes a captive in the hand of the evil one. Most importantly you need the fear of God as a christian otherwise your wisdom will be vanity and vexation of spirit, the fear of God will stamp out sin and pride from your christian life which may even make you the beloved of God because like daniel you will say if everybody is doing it, I will not.
This a christian virture as written in the book of Matthew 5:1- 48; this chapter demostrate the character of Jesus which he teach as he was moved with compassion, this character are to be learn, memorized and meditated upon because a christian without this virture of the love of God and for his fellow brother may be his enemy or friend is not fit to come in to the presence of God, the verse say blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God, meaning only whose heart are pure as a child, meaning no memory of evil easy to forgive and let go as a child can see God this is what God call holiness which does not mean sinless but ability not to retain in your memory the knowledge of good and evil, this is the removal of adamic nature which we call born again or regeneration.
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Pray for christian to awake to Godly character, and that God should grant the spirit of regeneration to christian who truely hunger and taste fore him.