Living Life Through The Eyes Of Christ

You were born a sinner.  It wasn’t because of something bad you did.  It was inherited.  There comes a time when you will have a choice to make.  Do you want to remain a sinner and live by the world’s way under the ruler of the kingdom of the air and a spirit that works in you causing you to be disobedient?  (Ephesians 1:1 & 2)  You can accept Christ, repent of your sins and become a new person or “born again”.  The spirit of the world can be replaced by the Spirit who is from God.  (I Corinthians. 2:12)

An illustration is that there are two worlds.  One world is controlled by Satan.  The other world is under the control of God’s Spirit.  Those who are disobedient to God live in one and those having received salvation live in God’s world.  There is only one way to escape Satan’s world and that is through the cross on which Christ died.  That means you must die with Christ and be resurrected with Christ.  Romans 6:3 & 4 – “Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death?  For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.”

The Bible says we can live life using Godly wisdom or we can live the life of a fool.  We learn that Godly wisdom is when we see things from Christ’s view point or through His eyes.  The Bible is very clear that we can have the mind of Christ and if we do we will see the world quite differently.  Godly wisdom is knowing what choices to make and what the consequences of our choices might be.

Wisdom tells us that we cannot live according to God’s Will without the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us.  Paul wrote to the Corinthian church because of their unspirituality.  They were emphasizing the speaking in tongues and miracle while at the same time they were not living as Paul had instructed.  They had received the Holy Spirit but they continued to remain very spiritually immature.  We need to realize that our bodies our spiritual temples and Christ, through the Holy Spirit, is there to help us see life differently than before we received salvation.  What that means is that God is living in us.  He is there for more than just an influence.  I Corinthians 3:16 – “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” Wisdom tells us that a living Person lives in us.  What if your eyes were opened to the fact the infinite God is living in you?

We live in a world where problems exist because of the curse and sin.  In addition, we have Satan and his millions of demons continuously influencing and interfering with how we live.  No matter what circumstances demand do you know you have enough power living in you to meet every need?  Think!  God dwells in your heart.

Let me ask this question.  If you have $50 dollars in your purse or wallet how does it make you feel?  Now put $10,000 in your purse or wallet and see if you don’t feel differently.  Was your mind on the fifty dollars as you walked along?  What was your mind on when you had the $10,000?  I would assume you kept your mind on the large amount of money and carefully protected it.

Do you wonder why some Christians seem to find more joy, peace and calmness in their lives than others?  Some treat the Holy Spirit as if He were no more than the $50 dollars.  Others realize they are carrying around more than the $10,000 with them.  One does not sense the power of the Holy Spirit and the other realizes the significance of having God dwell in them.

Once they realized that God was with them they became obedient to His Will.  They wanted to live a life that they felt would please Him.  They realized that they were bought with a price, paid by Christ on the cross, and they were no longer their own.  They were now a part of God’s family and they did not want to disgrace the family.  It isn’t that some Christians have the Holy Spirit and others do not.  It is that one recognizes what they have and others do not.  If you are wondering why some Christians are always positive while others are often negative you know the answer.

You see many Christians are just not willing to surrender their worldly nature and live a holy life.  Their eyes are on worldly desires rather than storing treasures in heaven.  Do we believe that everything we have accumulated is ours or are we the stewards of what God has given or allowed us to have?  Do you see how important it is to have Godly wisdom?  Am I using what I have been given or do I own what I have?  Whose is it; is it God’s or mine?  Don’t you suppose that those who realize God is living in them see what they have differently?  Have we made the commitment to allow the Holy Spirit to direct our lives?  God has given us a free morale will to choose.  Don’t let the devil convince you that you are better off on your own pursuing worldly pleasures.  Otherwise you will end up a defeated Christian rather than a victorious one.

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