8 There is therefore now no
condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in
that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law
might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things
of the Spirit.8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Then remembered I the word of the
Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be
baptized with the Holy Ghost
But ye shall receive power, after
that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in
Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of
I want to do something different
this bible study as compared to many others that I have written and lead. To
truly understand what it means to be CONQUERORS IN CHRIST lets look at what and
why many in the body of Christ lead defeated lives in Christ and this way we
can know what not to do so that we can those CONQUERORS IN CHRIST!!! The
purpose of this bible study is not to condemn or judge but to let you know why
it is that you are not growing spiritually when you should!!! As I am being led
by the Holy Spirit I truly feel that there is 5 basic reasons why BORN AGAIN
CHRISTIANS are not walking in the identity of Jesus as CONQUERORS IN
CHRIST!!Yes there maybe more reasons but they all fall under these 5 basic
devices of Satan as to him trying to KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY.KILL YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
STEAL THE JOY OF THE LORD
DESTROY YOUR TESTIMONY IN JESUS
HERE ARE THE 5 BASIC DEVICES OF SATAN
THAT HAVE THE FAMILY OF CHRIST FOR THE MOST PART DIS FUNCTIONAL
1. MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY ARE WALKING
IN THEIR FLESH THEY DO NOT CRUCIFY THEIR FLESH NOR DO THEY CARE TOO BECAUSE
THEY ARE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH FOLLOWING THEIR EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS AND
CONSCIENCE RATHER THAN FOLLOWING THE HOLY SPIRIT. THEY POSSESS THE HOLY SPIRIT
BUT ARE NOT BAPTIZED BY FIRE WITH THE FILLING AND LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
WHICH IS THE POWER OF GOD
2 MANY CHRISTIANS DO NOT RENEW THEIR
MINDS BY READING, MEDITATING AND MEMORIZING THE WORD OF GOD BECAUSE THEY ARE
VERY COMFORTABLE WITH RELYING ON WHAT THEY KNOW RATHER THAN RELYING UPON THE
WISDOM OF GOD. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER BUT WISDOM IS THE APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE
And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is
that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For who hath known the mind of the
Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ
That ye may with one mind and one
mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4 (For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and
every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of
God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
3. MANY CHRISTIANS ARE STILL IN SIN
BONDAGE!!! YES JESUS SET US FREE BUT FREE FROM WHAT YES THEY BONDAGE OF SIN YET
MANY CHRISTIANS ARE STILL LIVING AND PRACTICING SINFUL WAYS AND THERE FORE DO
NOT RECEIVE THE LIBERTY AND FREEDOM OF JESUS!! JESUS SAID IT IS FINISHED
MEANING IT IS ALL DONE ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS REST IN HIS COMPLETED WORK OF THE
CROSS. HE WAS VICTORIOUS SO THAT WE TOO ARE VICTORIOUS BECAUSE WE ARE ONE IN
HIM, CO HEIRS TO ALL THAT HE ACCOMPLISHED AND POSSESSES
For as by one man's disobedience
many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous
Romans 6 :1,12-14
What shall we say then? Shall we
continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead
to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were
baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
12 Let not sin therefore reign in
your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as
instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as
those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of
righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
4. MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY ARE NOT
FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST BUT FOLLOWERS OF FALSE DOCTRINES AND FALSE GOSPELS. MANY
FOLLOW SELF GRATITUDE OR PROSPERITY OR A ONE SIDED THEOLOGY WHEN THERE ARE MANY
DIFFERENT ASPECTS TO GOD THAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT!!! THEY WILL NOT DIE TO
THEMSELVES NOR OR THEY WILLING TO PICK UP THEIR CROSS. THEY WANT RELIGION AND
THEREFORE THERE IS NO TRANSFORMATION NO MEAT OF THE WORD NO SURRENDER NO
SPIRITUAL GROWTH. MANY PASTORS AND LEADERS ARE BABES BOT AS FAR AS KNOWLEDGE
BUT AS FAR AS GODLY WISDOM MEANING BEING HEARERS AND DOERS OF THE WORD!!!
I protest by your rejoicing which I
have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily
am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth
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.
he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and
take up his cross daily, and follow me
18 For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power
5 MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY LACK FAITH.
ITS VERY SIMPLE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD WITHOUT IT, IT IS ONE THING TO
BELIEVE IT IS ANOTHER TO HAVE FAITH IN WHAT YOU BELIEVE MEANING LIVING YOUR
LIFE NOT ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU SEE IN THE NATURAL BUT KNOWING IN THE
SUPERNATURAL THAT IT IS ALREADY DONE AND GOING TO MANIFEST IN THE NATURAL DUE
TO YOUR FAITH!!! BECAUSE OF LITTLE OR NO FAITH MANY NEVER EXPERIENCE THE POWER
OF GOD IN THEIR DAILY LIFE!!!
But without faith it is impossible
to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he
is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him.
Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders
obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed
by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which
do appear. ...
So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
For as the body without the spirit
is dead, so faith without works is dead also
LISTEN PEOPLE I WAS ONE OF THESE SO
CALLED BORN AGAIN BUT STILL NOT ENJOYING THE JOY OR PEACE OF CHRIST!! WHY
BECAUSE I DID NOT WHAT TO RECEIVE THE VICTORY FROM JESUS WHICH MEAENT THAT JEFF
MUST DIE!!! FREEDOM DOES COME WITH A PRICE!!! SALVATION IS FREE BUT TO BE A
FOLLOWER AND DISCIPLE MEANS TO TRULY GIVE IT ALL TO HIM!! THEN AND ONLY THEN
WAS THERE TRULY A TRANFORMATION IN MY LIFE INTO THE IMAGE OF JESUS. MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD IT IS MY
DEEPEST HOPE AND PRAYER THAT IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN ANY ONE OF THESE 5 DEVICES
THAT SATAN HAS PUT UPON THE CHURCH OF CHRIST THAT YOU ARE NOW INSPIRED TO TRULY
WALK IN THE LIBERTY AND FREEDOM OF OUR LORD. WHAT A GREAT TIME IT IS WITH THE
DAWNING OF A NEW YEAR TO KNOW WITH OUT A DOUBT THAT YOU ARE A CONQUEROR IN
CHRIST AS YOU HUMBLY AND MEEKLY SUBMIT TO HIM AND SURRENDER TO HIM AND RECEIVE
THE VICTORY IN JESUS OVER EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE!!!