Episode 56 is here! Today we talk about the laws of our nature. Just like the law of gravity, people feel it’s impossible to live UP to up Christ because this world will always bring you back down. The impossibilities only exist because we lack the faith in God that makes all things possible. Your walk with God doesn’t have to end in sinking… Hope you all enjoy this episode!
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Breaking The Laws Of Nature
18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in m y inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
2 Laws at work: Law of God (law of the spirit) and the law of sin & death
- I serve the law of God with my inner being (mind)
- I serve the law of sin with my members (body, flesh)
Desire vs. Ability: The possibilities of desire versus the impossibilities of our abilities
8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
condemnation in this sense meaning “down or according to”
• We are free from a life of living according to the law of sin & death
With God It Is Possible | Matthew 19:23-26
23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Faith In God Makes It Possible | Matthew 17:20
20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
- Faith in God defies the law of sin and death, Heaven obeys none of the laws of earth.
- The miracles of God defied the laws of nature as a symbol of how His spirit defies the laws of our physical nature.
The Possibilities of Heaven Meet The Impossibilities of Earth | Matthew 6:10
10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
We Are Rescued From The Power Of Our Nature | Daniel 6:27
27 He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth,
he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.”
27 And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them.
We do not succumb to the forces of nature because the God in us is greater!
1 John 3:20
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
We Are Able To Walk On Things We Used To Sink In | Matthew 14:25-31
25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
Things That Were Seen As Dead Can Have Life | John 11:38-44
38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”