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WITH ME vs FOR ME

Wednesday 08-23-2017 Gal.5:7-  (NASB) QT

You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt no other view; but the one who is disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is. 11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. 12 I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves.

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Terry, ________ I know you are capable of great sacrificial acts; I know your willingness to put others first; yet there is a difference, of living with Me and living for Me. 

For you, with Me is an act of faith and for Me is an act of your flesh; I do not want credit for acts of your flesh, regardless as to how good they seem.

All the good you can see, to do, is not, necessarily, what I Am leading you and I into. Relax, live out of Our intimacy with each other, I have plenty for you and I to do TOGETHER without you adding to it.

FAITH IN JESUS vs FAITH IN SELF

Monday 08-21-2017 Gal.5:4-6  (NASB) QT

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Terry, ___________, Jesus no longer makes a difference in how you live because you have walked away from grace and are seeking to be right with Father on your own efforts. 

The actions and activities of daily life should flow out of Your intimacy with Me revealing your trust and submission to Our Father’s plan; that your faith and love comes, as a result, of being One with Me. 

CALL TO FREEDOM vs CALL TO “HAVE TOs”

Sunday 08-20-2017 Gal.5:1-3 (NASB) QT

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.

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Terry, ____________, when you do religious things, good actions, think righteous thoughts, to gain right standing with Father then I am of no benefit to you. 

Quit trying to stick your head into the yoke of “HAVE TOs”  and just simply enjoy the freedom of Our intimacy of living life Together.

SIGNIFICANCE: INTIMACY vs ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Thursday 08-17-2017 Galatians 4:21-27  QT

21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. 23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. 24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. 25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.

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Terry, _____________, are your actions and thoughts born out of Our intimacy with Each Other or your connection with your flesh and the world around you? 

I hear you often say “in the flesh”; “I can do all things in Christ, who strengthens me” but don’t.  I would like you to say; “I will do all things through Christ who strengthens me”; then do.

The difference is in the first statement you are relying on your flesh to accomplish something, while the second one you are expecting My presence in you to accomplish something.

You still think that there is good in your flesh and you are looking for a since of significance or identity through your good accomplishments. 

Your identity is to be found in Our intimacy not in the things We are doing.  Accomplishments are time sensitive while Our Intimacy is Eternal.

SUBMIT TO FOLLOWING JESUS or GATHER A YOUR OWN FOLLOWING

Wednesday 08-16-2017 Galatians 4:15-20  QT

15 Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me. 16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? 17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them. 18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you— 20 but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

Terry, ____________, isn’t it great to have people hanging on every word of your teaching.  What joy to have others agreeing and praising you for teaching My Written Word.  Without a doubt it is thrilling to know that you are speaking on Our behalf.

Yet, the down side is that when you’re doing it gain a following, when it becomes do this like I do this.  We are the only ones REALLY DOING AND BELIEVING THE RIGHT WAY. 

Why don’t you try following My lead, rather than trying to find a following of your lead?

A FRESH LOOK AT VINE AND BRANCH

John 15:1-5
1. “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

My Father is in charge of Life and has chosen Me to be the Vine through which He disperses His Life.

2. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.

My Father has placed you in Me that I might display My fruit through you. He even does what is necessary to cause His fruit to increase. I Am the Vine and you are My branch.

3. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

By responding in faith to Me you have been fully prepared to be My branch.
See what happens when you, by faith, believe Me.

4. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

So, now as you are abiding in Me; My life now flows into you making it possible for you to bear My fruit. Remember, you cannot display My fruit unless My Life is present in you.

5. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

You see, now that we are connected, you in Me and I in you, We can now bear fruit Together. The fruit We bear is a result of My presence in you. You cannot bear My fruit by yourself.

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The uniqueness of the vine and branch is that it produces in me the character of Jesus, displaying His countenance along with the fruit of the Spirit. Ministry is not the fruit of this passage but is the essance of Jesus Himself.

Philippians 2:1-16
[1]Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
[2]make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
[3]Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
[4]do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
[5]Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
[6]who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
[7]but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
[8]Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
[9]For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
[10]so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
[11]and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
[12]So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
[13]for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
[14]Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
[15]so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
[16]holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

LIFE BEFORE CHRIST IS REPULSIVE REGARDLESS AS TO HOW GOOD IT WAS

Monday 08-14-2017 Galatians 4:8-11  QT

However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. 11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.

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Terry, _____________ there was a time you were caught up in religion that emphasized all aspects of good things but was void of encouragement of intimacy with Me.  Yes, then you taught the Written Word as though it was a book of principles and formulas to garner an acceptable life style; don’t return to such teachings.

Learn to Rest in My Rest – read the Written Word in light that it is meant to reveal, Father, Son, and Spirit, for the purpose of Living in Our Rest.  Remember, eternal life is to know the Father and Jesus Christ Whom He sent – that’s Me.  I Am the Living Word, Who cherishes intimacy with you as you read Our Written Word.

Read to Hear Me, to Heed Me, and to Live with Me.

I want you to encounter My (Our) Rest.

WHO CALLS ME A SON

08  13-19  2017  Galatians 4 (NASB)

Sunday 08-13-2017 Galatians 4:1-7  QT

1 Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father. So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world. But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

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Terry, _____________ you’re a Son!  Don’t doubt it, don’t forget it and don’t deny it.  Remember Who said it, OUR FATHER.  That is why there lies within you the urgent desire to cry out “Abba! Father!

CHRIST CENTERED vs Christian Oriented

Thursday 08-10-12 -2017 Gal.3:23-  QT

23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.  24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.

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Terry ______________, faith in My sufficiency to impute to you, My Righteousness, is the basis of your transformation and freedom from sin’s power to control you.  The law was your Tutor to lead you to Me.  I am, NOW, your sufficiency!

You may find this confusing, but the harder you try to be obedient, the most likely, you are still trying to gain My approval through keeping the law.   Your life is to flow from Our intimate relational fellowship not a humanly contrived list of activities, for the, purpose of checking them off, as you complete them. 

I have called you to Live a Christ Centered Life not a christian oriented life.

Wednesday 08-09-12 -2017 Gal.3:19-22  QT

19 Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made. 20 Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one. 21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law. 22 But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

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Terry, _____________I Am the Seed of Promise, the Mediator between you and Our Father.  The Law was never designed to give life but to reveal, to all, that I Am the Seed of Promise and your Mediator to Father.  I Am the One that breaks the power of sin and replaces it with Life.

Your Faith (trust and confidence in Me) discloses the fact that I Am the conveyance of Life.   Like it or not, I Am the Vine and you’re the branch; I Am your ONLY source of PROMISE LIFE.

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