Spirit Life Walk

This Born Again Life

September 02, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 28
Spirit Life Walk
This Born Again Life
Show Notes

The phrase "life and life more abundantly" can be defined a lot of ways. Beyond blessings in this life of ours that are a result of our Father's kindness and mercy toward us, we receive greater blessings through our obedience to the Lord Jesus. That means obeying His Word which keeps us in His Way. The Holy Spirit is our Helper who guides us into all Truth. We cannot have Truth apart from Jesus, otherwise we are actually not in His Way, we're in the ditch! You don't get very far if you run your car into the ditch. Jesus is looking for believers who will choose to obey him in these great time of compromise. Jesus said this phrase in the middle of his teaching about himself being the Door of salvation. In John 10:10, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." This "life" that Jesus promised was Himself.  We must know His Word and His Spirit to be able to love and obey Him. In John 14:15 Jesus says, “If you love Me, keep My commandments."  Short and to the point. If we love Him then we will want to obey Him, to please Him! In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus defines the seriousness of choosing not to truly know Him, "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’" We don't take it very seriously that the Lord is looking for us to love Him and depart from evil. He doesn't give us permission to mess with His Words to come up with a meaning that discounts what He just got done saying. That would send us into destruction, and He's hoping we don't choose that route. Lastly, John 15: 5-8, Jesus clarifies the  “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. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples." Do you want to be His disciple? Abide in Jesus, Abide in the Way, Abide in the Truth and have His life.-------I had mentioned a couple of references in the podcast today for two different things, Andrew Wommack's ministry podcast can be found here. Jay Sekulow's website concerning their amazing legal work in the fight for life can be found here.

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