Sunday, May 6, 2012

ARE YOU READY TO DIE?



 



     

          " And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. And at once the curtain of the sanctuary of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; the earth shook and the rocks were split. The tombs  were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep in death were raised [to life];  And coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. (Amplified--Matt 27:50-53)

  I know that my title will draw some attention, but again I ask the question----Are you ready to die? Death is not a pleasant subject. Nobody likes to talk about it. We tend to put it in the back of our minds, but death is a reality. o talk about death in the spiritual sense. A deatIf you are saved, you have an anointing inside of you, which can get to its  maximum level when you die to self.(I John 2:20)  Elisha the prophet had such a strong anointing that even after his death, his bones brought life to a dead man. (II Kings 13:20-22)  I deal with requests for prayer as a Minister of the Word. Many are worried and stressed out, but, if they knew that they have the precious promises of God, life would be so different. God knows the end from the beginning and he calls us more than conquerors.(Rom 8:37)
               We need to die to self and learn how t  In fact, we need to kill the old man and take him back to memory lane. To the time when we got baptized in water and buried him there. (Col 2:11-13/Col 3:5) Brethren, that is why baptism in water is so important. That is the place where you made covenant with God. That is the place where you buried the old man. If the old man has resurrected again, take off his clothes and kill him. Take him back to memory lane. Remind him that he is buried in the waters of baptism and move onto glory!     
      People pay big money for memories. You see commercials on songs of the '60's and '70's taking you to that first love...to those high school days, how much more should we do it with Jesus? He is our first love! He is our everything. Understanding the importance of death in Christ and the potential for anointing should help us to strive to the point of excellence. Today, unleash the power inside of you by partaking of his death! Great surprises and wonders will be yours for a lifetime. 

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