Just as you excepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your savoir as your substitute. How were you saved? By trusting your effort? (NO) It is none of your effort, it is totally the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work, that is how you got saved.
God wants you to understand that you are now in Christ Jesus. What does it mean? I am in Chris Jesus? That mean when you excepted Christ as your salvation and forgiveness of sins and you except Him as your true self, not the struggling self, this in not your true self
Pastor Lydia, I am struggling , this is not your true self, true self in Gods eyes is the true man at Gods right hand.
Your identity in Gods eyes has changed, God is not looking at you he is not seeing your struggle, as far as God is concerned we have been died and crucified with Christ.
Let me tell you your history in Christ, when Jesus was at the cross, God took all of us ad put us in Christ, He didn’t just died for us, JESUS DIED AS US, As far as God is concerned you are no more alive.
But Pastor Lydia you are still alive you are still talking to us, I live yet not I, but Christ lives in me.
Tomorrow when you face you problems, your finances or marriage problems, know this it is not your problem it is Christ facing the problem for you.
You rest in HIM, You live you but Christ lives in you. So this is what God is saying, LOOK AWAY FORM YOURSELF, LOOK AWAY FORM ALL YOUR SHORTCOMING, LOOK AWAY FORM YOURSELF AND SEE JESUS AT GOD RIGHT HAND, HE IS YOU TODAY .
If God looks at you He sees Jesus because Jesus is the new you…..
This is what it means in Christ Jesus, Jesus represents us. Jesus is 100% man and 100% God, but He did not die as God, God cannot die. He died as man, he rose as man (He is always God)
God’s hear is resting in joy in the perfect man, heaven has found a perfect man, that man is you as far as God is concerned. God eyes are always on this right man Jesus, God is looking at you in Him.
But Pastor Lydia how do I go about my lust, you are looking at yourself and not to Jesus, we have died with Him and our identity before God is Jesus Christ
1 John 4:17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment because as he (Jesus) is (present tense) ,so are we in the world.
This is not saying do your best to be like this…. No (This is faith) As Jesus is so are we.
You must accept Chris as your true self today
We are still trying to do our best! We think I can do it, I can overcome lust, anger you will find yourself going on a Merry go round.