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Problems Made Me a Better Person

How Problems Made Me a Better Person

There are no problems I encounter that can leave me utterly hopeless.

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Hopelessness is not in the vocabulary of the believer.

We, as children of God, always have hope in our possession.

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Cure

Don’t be a doctor that only tells you how bad the different diseases are, be the one who offers the cure!

Benny Perez

Sin is bad. Try not to sin. We get it.

Constantly telling people the different kinds of sins and how bad they are is not necessarily going to make them not participate in them. You have to give the answer and show them something better. You must tell them of how grace delivers us from sin. You must tell them of how Jesus is better. You must tell them how they are dead to sin and don’t have to answer it’s call.

I’ve quoted it before, but Tullian Tchividjian has said, “Everything we need, in Christ we already possess.”

For any earthly pleasure you want there is a better heavenly alternative.  We have to train our minds and bodies to turn to the real thing rather than settling for the knock-off version.

But the bottom line is, you don’t have to sin. Will you? Odds are yes. But, there is forgiveness. There is grace. Should you continue to sin?  NO! There is grace!

Grace is not only the forgiveness of sin but the power to overcome it! That’s good news!

and from Jesus the Anointed, the Witness who is true and faithful, the first to emerge from death’s cold womb, the chosen Ruler over all the kings and rulers of the earth. To the One who loves us and liberated us from the grip of our evil deeds through His very own blood

Revelation 1:5 Voice

So here is how to picture yourself now that you have been initiated into Jesus the Anointed: you are dead to sin’s power and influence, but you are alive to God’s rule

Romans 6:11 Voice

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Better

The only way you can swallow the painful truth is to wash it down with a refreshing drink of grace.

You can tell someone all day long to fix issues they aren’t capable of fixing on their own. The only hope of seeing real change is to accept that Someone has given them the power to change.

 Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit.”
Mark 2:17 (MSG)

This verse shows that we can’t just “fix it” or “get a new heart” in our own self-will. We must rely on the One who has fixed it all and allow Him to empower us to change.

You were once spiritually dead, as confirmed in your constant failure; being bound to a lifestyle ruled by the distorted desires of the flesh, but now God has made you alive together with him, having forgiven you all your trespasses.
Colossians 2:13 (MIRROR)

What can a dead man do to save himself? Nothing.

What does “self-improvement” look like after you’ve become a new creation? Allowing God to point to anything that can hurt us and allowing Him to empower us to fix it.

Being afraid of “not being used by God” until we get it all right is what keeps the “congregation” striving to be “used” by God. All while the “clergy” are the only ones that are deemed worthy of changing the world. That’s what I call “platform empowerment”.

This is not the kingdom. This is the empire.
This is not the good news. This is self-salvation.

Love will never invoke fear. Perfect love expels fear, particularly the fear of punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been completed through love.

1 John 4:18 (VOICE)

There is a better way. Tell people the truth, yes. The no-holds-barred truth. The in-your-face truth. But, don’t stop there. Give them the good news of grace.

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