Thought for today; God Accurately Reproduces His Character In You


Thought for today: God Accurately Reproduces His Character In You – I know this
may not be the King James version but, please follow with me… This morning in
study this really exploded into my heart as I read it so I reread it in the
message, I believe God wants those that follow our ministry to know that  He Desires to reproduce His Character in
them. He desires to have that fellowship and intimate love with you once again…
I do not use this scripture to belittle or make anyone feel less than – quite
the opposite, when this really seeds into your heart, you will see how much the
God of Creation desires to have a relationship with you and heal you…  Ephesians4:17-24And so I insist—and God backs
me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed,
mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost
touch not only with God but with reality itself. They can’t think straight
anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go in sexual obsession, addicted
to every sort of perversion.

Going along with the crowd is never a healthy thing for our lives, it is a tool the
enemy uses all the time to lull us into being complacent with God.  Empty headed here to me implies that one
cannot make sound decisions and they are easily swayed by the tide of peer
pressure, or even the desire to keep up with someone else. Paul goes on to
write that they have lost touch with God….ever been there?… that is that
feeling of being so far from His presence you cannot feel Him anymore, a
dangerous place to be, yet, God is still there waiting for us to come to our
senses and come home. When we lose touch with God we do lose touch with reality
itself… and then enemy goes into full attack trying to destroy you completely. “They
can’t think straight anymore.”  One of the ways the enemy does this is to bind a person with drugs and alcohol. To me
this would denote the why the person cannot think strait…drugs and alcohol so
warp the mind it is not funny, telling an individual that wrong is right and
right is wrong, and they actually believe it…it also brings about a numbness in
one’s life and there are massive holes that began to bring depression and so
one goes to the next step, into the sexual arena trying to fill what only God can
fill and they dig themselves into a deeper pit… but I like what he writes below….
“That is no life for you…”

20-24 But that’s no life for you.
You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to
him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since,
then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean
everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through
and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a
God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your
conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.

I got good news for you… it is not too late to run Him…He will be there for you… Like Paul says though we have got
to be willing to get rid of the rotten filth that we have become so accustomed too,
and take on an entirely new way of life…A God led and fed life…not leaning on
the crutches of this world but letting God put His character and His ways into our
lives and being renewed from the inside out…Do not go by feelings!!! You now
walk by faith…and when the enemy comes and says, see I told you He didn’t love
you…RESIST HIM in the Name of JESUS and Through HIS Blood, and satan will have
to flee… Do not give him or his garbage a second thought…rather take your thoughts,
wants and desires captive, Arrest them in Jesus name…be silent, Speak it to
them…YOU – have authority now, the moment you let the Lord back into your life
and asked Him to be Lord of your Life, “old things that left you feeling
powerlessness, have left!!! and All things have become NEW…YOU have power in
Jesus… “I can do all thing through Christ Jesus who strengthens me…” You can
now say; I take that desire to drink captive…I take that lewd thought captive…
I take that immoral thought captive; I take that desire for feelings through
drugs, I take those thoughts of ANGER, CAPTIVE!!! In Jesus name! And I lose my
new character in Christ that reproduces His character in me, because I am free
in Jesus Name!!! Praise God I am FREE and I house His presence in my life, I
can worship Him in Spirit and in Truth….

Pastor Ron Crandall


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