I Have A Roommate | 12.14.22 | Wednesday PM | On Fire Christian Church
I Have A Roommate
“I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20 AMP
Christ lives in the believer and has moved in!
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” I Corinthians 3:16 NKJV
Jesus has moved into our lives, our minds, our family life. Every aspect of our being.
Jesus comes in with His Own will. Two Wills now abide within the believer
“For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” Matthew 12:50 NKJV
For two people to live together it takes the power of God. How much more the living perfect Jesus dwelling within the believer expecting the utmost perfection from you and I?
Vs 20. No longer I!
But Christ! A true believer is on a quest to surrender his will to Jesus!
No longer where I want to work or what I want to do or where I want to live. You have a roommate!
“Come now [and pay attention to this], you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and carry on our business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen in your life tomorrow. [What is secure in your life?] You are merely a vapor [like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot] that is visible for a little while and then vanishes [into thin air]. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and we will do this or that.” But as it is, you boast [vainly] in your pretension and arrogance. All such boasting is evil.” James 4:13-16 AMP
I must crucify my will, and my desires
““I can do nothing on my own initiative or authority. Just as I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just (fair, righteous, unbiased), because I do not seek My own will, but only the will of Him who sent Me.” John 5:30 AMP
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but that I [give new life and] raise it up at the last day. For this is My Father’s will and purpose, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him [as Savior] will have eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day.” John 6:38-40 AMP
“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to completely finish His work.” John 4:34 AMP
Our roommate moves in with a will and a purpose! Jesus said His food was to do His Will and finish His Work.
Our only passion should be to do the same
“Teach me to do Your will [so that I may please You], For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalms 143:10 AMP
Our lives should be consumed with His purpose and will. We are not to be consumed with this realm but with Christ
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.” I Thessalonians 4:3-8 NKJV
His Will personally and then between our spouse our family our work our church.
Vs 20 I now live by faith of the Son
It’s His faith in and thru me!
3:13 He redeemed me from the curse to the blessing