This is Day 3 of The Green Pastures Series with John
Every Christian wants to live in the freedom Christ died to give, but what they don’t want is to be controlled by a religious spirit. Often times when a believer has their eyes fully opened to the truth about the institutional system they make a knee jerk reaction out of pain and swing clear over into a false freedom called the lust of the flesh. They also have a tendency to sometimes lump Jesus in with the mix. This is where deception awaits. Can I just tell you that Jesus is not and never was the problem. Religion as a whole is the problem. Listen in for more of our story and some insight into this broad topic.
On our journey with God, we travel in a paradox of strengths and vulnerabilities. We have New Man perceptions and mindsets that are growing stronger and old patterns of thinking that are being renewed. And sometimes, they collide in ways that we didn’t see coming.
On the days we hope to rise to the occasion, but instead revert to old habits of self-preservation, what is Jesus doing? Continue reading “When We’re Not Who We Hope to Be, What Does Jesus Do?…By Allison Bown”
If Christ is the great Exchange, How much have we let Christ exchange, in our life? Meaning how much have we allowed Him to replace things in our life? Our thoughts, behaviors, ways, ideas, opinions, actions, benefits, attitudes, abilities, etc… So often we rely on ourselves to do the work! So, we double and triple our efforts to change and be better. But what we miss all the time is that it’s an EXCHANGE… a “giving up” to receive something better.
I was asking the Lord about this the other night… What’s our usual default question? “WHAT MUST I DO, TO HAVE THIS?! Yup… It’s not a bad question to ask… but too often our motives are to try and accomplish something in our own strength, to support our own sense of value and significance.
This was Papa’s response to me in regards to the above…