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LIVING BY FAITH

Monday 08-07-12 -2017 Gal.3:6-14  QT

6 Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. 7 Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham. 8 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.

10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.” 11 Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “The righteous man shall live by faith.” 12 However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “He who practices them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— 14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

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LIVE BY FAITH – NOT DO PROJECTS BY FAITH – NOT HAVE MINISTRIES BY FAITH – NOT HAVE THOUGHTS OF FAITH – NOT PREACH FAITH – NOT STUDY FAITH – LIVE BY FAITH

Your whole life is to be an expression of relational faith with Me, Father and Spirit.  Your whole life means, when awake or asleep; breathing or not breathing; in the body or out of the body; in thought or in deed.

A life of faith is entering My Rest and joining With Me in Living Together. Read more…

EARN TO RECEIVE or BELIEVE TO RECEIVE

Sunday 08-06-12 -2017 Gal.3:1-5  QT

1You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? 2 This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

Terry, I’m bewildered; why does earning My Grace appeal so strongly to you that think you must earn My healing, My wisdom, My joy, My direction or anything else that I have promised you?  When did you begin to think, that I instituted the works of the Law again, and nullified faith? 

Faith is simply stepping out anticipating and expecting Me to do as I promised.  It is risking your actions trusting My faithfulness to fulfill My part of Our Partnership. 

Remember, this Christian Life is meant to be lived TOGETHER with Me, not to impress Me.  I already know who I Am, I want you to get to know who you are in Me.

LIFE TOGETHER WITH JESUS

Friday 08-05-2017 Gal.2 WEEKLY REVIEW  QT

Terry, you are responsible to ME!  If you live consciously with this in mind then you will relate to those you live around in a responsible and accountable manner.

When you FIRST relate to Me, then you will respond to others in a manner consistent to/with Divine Revelation.

Stop responding in a fleshly manner and making Me the scapegoat.  Just as you know by faith, to be absent from the body is to be present with Me then by faith know I will direct you throughout this day.  Anticipate and Expect Me Daily;

We are meant to live this life TOGETHER.

TOGETHER, BY GRACE, AS ONE

Friday 08-04-2017 Gal.2:17-  QT

17 But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!

18 For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.

20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”

Terry, when you sin that does not mean I planned it that way or that I approve.  Your sin proves that you cannot live My life without being consciously attached to/with Me.

You see, you died with Me, you rose with Me and now My Life is being expressed through you; I gave My-Self for this purpose.

Stop thinking you can live a righteous life on your own power.  When you do, you are stating that My death, burial, and resurrection is meaningless.

Live as a saint, in the power of My Grace with Me.  We are meant to do this TOGETHER.

LISTEN FOR GOD’S VOICE NOT MAN’S

Tuesday 08-01-2017 Gal.2:6-10  QT

But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me. But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised (for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles), and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 They only asked us to remember the poor—the very thing I also was eager to do.

Terry, ______________  My Church seems to put more esteem on certain individuals than they should, I want you to remember that I do not show partiality.

I want you to do what I have shown you in our times of communication even if it is not approved by those you hold in high esteem, you are responsible to Me.  It is good when you have their approval but it is not necessary. 

This doesn’t mean I don’t want you listening to others, but know, I trump all others.  I will often speak to you through those you hold in high esteem but I am just as likely to speak to you through those you do not expect ME to, so pay attention.  Remember you are listening for My Voice not man’s.

THE GOSPEL FOCUS

Thursday 07-28-2017 Galatians 1:10-  QT

10 Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

11 Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin. 12 For I did not receive it from a human being, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

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Could it be that we are expanding the idea of the Gospel beyond Jesus and making the gospel embrace personal preferences beyond Jesus being our central focus of fellowship?

Jesus, what do I do when Your expectations of my personal relationship with You run amuck with what others think? 

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. (Romans 12)

GOSPEL – REVELATION vs OPINION

Thursday 07-27-2017 Galatians 1 8-  QT

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach [to you] a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed!

Father, if I understand gospel, it simply means the good news concerning Jesus.  His story, His grace, His life, His attitude, His character, His plan, His goals, His thoughts, His EVERYTHING, and if my life is not governed by Jesus Christ of Nazareth the Son the living God then I am exemplifying a gospel other than the ONE You have in Your Written Word.

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” (Galatians 2)

FREEDOM OF GRACE vs LAW OF GRACE

Wednesday 07-26-2017 Galatians 1 6-  QT

I am amazed that you are so quickly forsaking the one who called you by [the] grace [of Christ] for a different gospel (not that there is another). But there are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the gospel of Christ.

Father, are you telling me that there are people who are attempting, for one reason or another, to change the FREEDOM OF GRACE IN CHRIST into the LAW OF GRACE IN CHRIST?

Are people, really, saying that performance gets grace rather than Jesus gives grace, why that’s just a sneaky way to teach Christ didn’t need to shed His blood; we just need to perform better.

FROM AGE TO AGE AND BEYOND

Tuesday 07-25-2017 Galatians 1 4-  QT

who did give himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of the present evil age, according to the will of God even our Father,

to whom [is] the glory to the ages of the ages. Amen.

Jesus, thank You for your setting me free not just from sin but from the need to partner with the wickedness this world promotes. 

Father, thank You for supporting Jesus and I in this freedom that allows me to call you my Father.  I will, along with all the others, sing Your Praise, throughout our lives on earth and beyond.  FROM AGE TO AGE WE WILL SING YOUR PRAISES.  

EXPECTATION NOT COMPETITION

Thursday 07-20-2017 Chapter 13:11-12   QT

11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the holy ones greet you.
Terry____________ be excited to hear from each other concerning your intimate walk with Me.  Stop acting as though you’re in competition for My approval and since of significance.  Embrace one another as members of My Church, for you’re all saints because of Me.  Encourage and build each other up.

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