The Death Of Self | 01.01.23 | Sunday | On Fire Christian Church

The Death of Self

  1. “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.” Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬-‭7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    1. Put to death carnal appetites
    2. “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.” Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭8‬-‭10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    3. The revival message encourages believers to take responsibility for fleshly behavior, comparing their old man to an old filthy garment that must be willingly put off and exchanged for the new man who can only be renewed through relationship with God
  1. There is personal responsibility for the death of a carnal man
    1. God does the delivering and empowering but there are things He commands and if we obey we will have authority over our flesh
    2. “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭12‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬‬‬
    3. Vs 16 says let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
    4. Personal responsibility to read and memorize the word
  1. Jesus knew the word in His conflict with the devil and temptation
  2. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    1. “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” Colossians‬ ‭4‬:‭2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    2. Serious and zealous prayer
  1. Matt 6:5. When you pray
  2. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” John‬ ‭15‬:‭5‬-‭7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    1. “Then they said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?” And He said to them, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days.” Luke‬ ‭5‬:‭33‬-‭35‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    2. Jesus fasted 40 days. Matt. 4:2
  1. Moses fasted when meeting with God
  2. “When I went up into the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the Lord made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water. Then the Lord delivered to me two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words which the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. And it came to pass, at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the Lord gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant. “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Arise, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt have acted corruptly; they have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them; they have made themselves a molded image.’ “Furthermore the Lord spoke to me, saying, ‘I have seen this people, and indeed they are a stiff-necked people. Let Me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.’ “So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire; and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands. And I looked, and behold, you had sinned against the Lord your God—had made for yourselves a molded calf! You had turned aside quickly from the way which the Lord had commanded you. Then I took the two tablets and threw them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes. And I fell down before the Lord, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you committed in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the Lord was angry with you, to destroy you. But the Lord listened to me at that time also.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭9‬:‭9‬-‭19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
  3. Moses fast was in preparing to meet with God and then for intercession for a people
  4. Exodus 19:9. Consecration in reverent fear of God

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