Have you ever searched your heart in an attempt to discern whether or not your Christian walk is simply based on repetitive brain-washing towards a certain set of principles, or right moral conduct? Have you ever pondered with any regularity the distinction between applying your will to the trials and temptations of life, verses a total reliance on the power of Christ in you?
My friends if these questions are yours and the desire of your heart be the diligent, yet, ever so patient quest for an answer to these questions, you are totally in the right place; because these questions are the super-natural utterances of a God who actually lives inside of us. A God that wants us to know Him above and beyond the often confusing confines of our own human intellect! A God who’s highest desire is that we would walk with Him, and talk with Him; all the while shrouded in the power of His perfect love; for this is the power of God in salvation, and to know Him, the victory which has overcome the world. He is Christ in us, our only hope of glory! Emmanuel, God with us! The Eternal One who has literally placed us into the God-head, thereby making us one with Himself!
There is a great distinction between the power and intellect present in the will of man than that which is given to man by God via the Holy Spirit. Now although this distinction may be difficult to pinpoint at times, a correct understanding of its origin makes it easy to discern. This can generally be achieved by honestly examining the motivations of one’s heart. Once this has been accomplished, we can give it all to Jesus and move on. We are looking for His love, His power, His intellect, His life! Not a mere brain-washing accomplished by external conformity to a certain set of moral principles or right rules of conduct; but rather a transformation performed by the spirit of life in Christ!
‘And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’ Romans 12:2
‘There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the spirit. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.’ Romans 8:1-2
George L. Miller
P.S. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.