15th November 2019
Believing requires our self will to be broken, which is something self doesn’t gravitate towards at all. Anything that has self in it is not of God. Self righteousness, self ambition, self works, self control, self help, self sufficiency, self determination are all of man, and are wisdom from the kingdom of darkness. These are the attributes that man promotes and aspires to live from.
Self must be crucified by the Word of the cross and be put to death. Paul said I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.
Can we hear what Paul is saying?
I, the will of man that lives in all our soul, has been crucified with Christ. In other words, I has been put to death and ceases to exist. It’s not being crucified, it has been crucified.
This must become all of our reality if we are to come into and experience the fullness of life Jesus promises us. The relinquishing of our will in our soul is non negotiable.
This is a work that only the Holy Spirit can perform within us.
Zechariah 4:6 says: Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, ‘ Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.
Too many in the body of Christ are still operating from their might or power that comes from the Will of self. We say this dying to our will is a process, and yet this isn’t what the scriptures teach. Paul said his will WAS crucified. To say dying to our will is a process, is to not have our will crucified and put to death. When you are dead you are dead. If you are in process you are not dead but alive and are fighting to stay alive. There is no death of self yet. Our will is still alive and well and wrestling with God. Its no different to saying Jesus did not die on the cross but was in process.
Paul says I have been crucified WITH CHRIST, because Christ was crucified and died.
This human strength is complete foolishness to God and needs to come to the end of its existence. It needs to breath its last breath.
My prayer is that the will of man will surrender itself to the Will of the Father, and cease to exist, so we all become who He intends and calls us to be.