Life In Christ

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What Will You Do?

1 John 5:4-5 (King James Version)

4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 Corinthians 15:57 (King James Version)

57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:21 (King James Version)

21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

I have searched these scriptures out and looked at key words in them. Look at the words; overcome, victory, faith, believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, victory through Jesus. Now look at the entire verse from Philippians, is there further explanation needed? The great old song says," I heard an old old story...........Oh victory in Jesus my Saviour forever." Did you catch the last two words, Saviour FOREVER? Jesus Christ reigns now and forever, He will never leave you nor forsake you. That is a promise He has given us. Friends witness for Him claim that promise. I mean Jesus Christ died on the cross for us, He claimed victory in taking our filthy sin stained rags and cleansing them with His precious blood. But we still hesitate to follow Him. I wrote the hub Tetelestai - It Is Finished. It was a hub that I could never come close to explaining the finished work of the cross. No one can, not anyone here on this earth in mortal flesh can explain Jesus saying it is finished. Even the great Charles Spurgeon claimed he could never fathom just what and how much was finished by Christ dying on the cross. My friends we need a prayer revolution in this country here and now. We need Christians on their knees in complete surrender to God Almighty praying this country turns back to Him, God the Father, God the Creator.

Follow Me

Jesus spoke to Peter in the end of John's Gospel and said," Follow me." This was signifying the death Peter would have by the cross. How will you follow Jesus? Will you give your very life for Jesus? He is your King, He gave His life willingly so you may not die. Yes your flesh still prone to the sin of the world may lay down one day and die but your spirit will live with Christ forever. What will you give? What will you do to spread the Gospel of Christ?  

The Essence of This Hub

The scriptures written above as stated say we have overcome through Christ. God told Paul," My grace is sufficient for you."

So you are probably wondering by now," brother Michael, where are you going with this hub?" Good, I am glad you asked. I am going where people are uncomfortable, laying everything on the line for Jesus Christ. I read updates daily of Christians around the world dying for their faith. They are being jailed, beaten, tortured even to the brink of death if not killed, all because they profess the Name above all names the Name of Jesus Christ.

Many here on the hubs and many I speak to everyday say they want to see revival in America. They say it is time to turn back to God. BUT, what are they doing about it nothing, not a thing, nothing for Jesus. He bled and died for us. He was bent over a post and beaten so badly He was not even visible as a man. Yet, through this He lived. He lived to carry the cross to Golgatha, the place of the skull. There He was nailed to that cross and raised up for all to see. Yet before He ascended He looked at Peter and said,"Follow Me."

TAKE UP YOUR CROSS

My friends with reports of Christians in Japan, China, Iraq, Iran, Russia, Yemen, Indonesia, and on and on suffering daily why do we let the immoral decay of America continue? We can preach in the streets, we can witness in the streets, we can invite people to church wherever we are. What will you do? Are you willing to really study the earlier mentioned scriptures and suffer for Christ if necessary? Persecution will definitely reach American soil if we do not stand up for Jesus and do it now.

HOW ARE YOU KNOWN

Who do people see when they see you? Do they see the truck driver, the accountant, the grocery clerk, or doctor, or student? Or do they first and foremost see Jesus? If they see your occupation, or know your name before they know you are a Christian then friends it is time to pray God changes your life and you truly become a new creation in Christ ( II Cor. 5:17) See Jesus paid it all, everything, absolutely nothing left to pay. He paid the price for our sins, He conquered death and the grave. He stands before God for us. Our advocate, our lawyer if you will. He has prepared for us a place in glory that we are better off with Him than in the world. Yet, He prayed for us in John 17 that we are not of this world and for God to be with us while we are in the world. My friends the social group agendas in this country today is putrid. They are waiting and willing to shut the very mouths of Christians. They want us to be Sunday only, in building only, and never to profess Christ outside the walls of the church. Persecution can and will overtake this land if we do not make our voices heard. Again I ask, what will you do?

REVIVAL

My friends please read closely here. Unless we unleash a prayer revolution and a mighty revival in this land persecution is on our very doorstep. James was called "camel knees" because of his devotion to prayer, will you be a prayer warrior? Will you start revival in your church? Before anyone knows anything about you as stated earlier they should know you are a bought by the blood sold out to Jesus Christ warrior for the Truth. They should know no matter the earthly manly outcome, you will FOLLOW JESUS! AMEN

Baptizing my daughter in The Little Miami River Beavercreek, Ohio
Baptizing my daughter in The Little Miami River Beavercreek, Ohio

Comments 16 comments

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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thank God for such a warrior as You.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

And thank you too


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Michael,

Wow, what a challenge! May he Holy Spirit of God infect (notice I said "infect", not affect) those that read this. I hope it's not as you say. "Many here on the hubs and many I speak to everyday say they want to see revival in America. They say it is time to turn back to God. BUT, what are they doing about it nothing, not a thing, nothing for Jesus."

We live in a day where we "add" Jesus to our life. The problem is Jesus is supposed to be our very life--big difference. Thank you for the truth of this inspiring hub, Brother!


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

When people see me, they see me for who I am, for what you see is what you get from me.


exjwlaurie 5 years ago

Michael, Up and AWESOME as ever!

Yes--we NEED a prayer revolution, we NEED a revival in our Churches! The Pastors should lead that charge--but so many aren't. It is so sad! You though, set a good example for us Michael!

Pastor Lifegate too--is such a good example of HOW to lead a charge for Christ, hopefully more Pastors will follow his example!

I think that the Christians in other Countries, even as they endure much persecution--they are assuring their reward more fully, through their faithful endurance-- than we are here--in the land of so many freedoms, where we are lukewarm in our profession of faith.

You make so many vital points here Brother--and I admire your courage and conviction for Christ! Great job on this hub!


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

lifegate,

Talk about wow! I like it "infect" and the "add Christ" instead of living IN Christ. It's like The Lord's Lamb Tam said, People go to church on Sunday and forget about it come Monday.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Dave,

That is great as long as people see Christ in us!


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

laurie,

Thank you so very much for the heart felt response, yes America is so lukewarm, God is ready to spew her out, I still believe though through it all America can be that beacon on the hilltop for all to see. It is a rough battle we are at war spiritually but we can win this fight, prayer and faith shall prevail.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

"It is a rough battle we are at war spiritually but we can win this fight, prayer and faith shall prevail." It certainly will. I think most "Christians" don't really believe that. Sad to say, but I see it everyday. It seems to me Romans 14:23 says something like, "...whatsoever is not of faith is sin". There's faithless sin in America's church house. If we don't deal with our sin, God surely will. Keep preaching, Brother!


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Amen Lifegate, amen.


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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

It is my prayer that those of us who claim the title of Christian really lived the life. Because it appears we have failed in this area, America is growing more and more secular which reflects badly on Christianity and what we are doing for Christ.

Great hub MA

Forever His


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Revlady

You are so right we have fallen so much, as America grows more secular unfortunately so do our churches.


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C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

Wonderful article and a great read. What touch me most is 'how are you known'. Thank you for sharing...


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

C-Bless,

Thanks for the comment, yes it is how we are known!


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sunkentreasure 4 years ago

PRECIOUS JESUS By BERNARD LEVINE

Whenever you're needing help

and don't know what to do

Give your heart to Jesus

He will help you make it through

You can always depend on Jesus

His power is Almighty

You will see amazing miracles

coming true just for you!

© Bernard Levine


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Michael Adams1959 4 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Sunkentreasure, amen very beautiful

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