Life for Death, Beauty for Ashes

When a Rose is picked and placed in a vase… Is it still alive for another week while it looks beautiful and smells sweet?

No, we know it is dead and yet we admire it wholeheartedly cut from the vine. It’s been plucked from it’s life source and therefore cannot produce any more life though it may look beautiful, it is completely dead.

We as Humans are the same way… Although it takes much more wisdom to see our death than what we see in the cut flower. We too were cut from our life source when we ate of TOKOGAE, The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. And until we replenish that life source with Jesus’ Life, we continue to be caught in sin and death with no life to offer.

But as Believers! His Life becomes our Source for True Life! And we become Life Sources ourselves for all the lost humans on Earth who are trying to find that one thing that will make them feel alive again.

Some people look at other and relationships, some people look to their jobs or their possessions to make them feel alive. Some people even jump from planes with pieces of cloth called parachutes to feel alive! What do you do that makes you feel alive?

As Believers, we are encouraged to sit with Jesus and feed the Spirit that is within us. The knowledge of the Lord, it more commonly called the Word. It is our resource that enlightens our Spirit to the Life we have within us through Jesus Christ our Savior. That is why the Word consistently tells us not to count on the World for our knowledge because that kind of corruption will only lead us to our demise and death.

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

The world’s ways are not our Heavenly Father’s ways and therefore should not be our ways. The world cannot ease hunger pains when we are hungry for something greater than ourselves or quench our thirst when we seek righteousness. Is is full of death and lies and the more we rely on it to be a life source, the more we wilt.

The Good News is that no matter how long we have been spiritually dead, we can be Born Again by Believing that Christ died for us on the Cross in order to save us from this deadly sin and redeem us through His Righteousness for His Name Sake! Hallelujah!

Today, check your Spirits life source. What you looking too fill up on today? Is it Renewable Energy? Or is it dead energy that will continue to wilt your life away? Jesus is the answer to every single problem we have. No matter how big or small, He can bring us to resolution unlike the world and its ways.

Isaiah 61:1-3
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted , To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD , that He may be glorified.

The meaning of our lives change after uniting with Jesus. Believers we are here to do one thing after Redemption, spread the Good News! When our eyes are fixed on the Son of God and not the Son of Man, our perspective becomes that of unworldly decision. We are no longer focused on the ways of the world but see through deceit and see Truth. We no longer expect what we used to from people because we understand their position of death without Christ. We become Strangers in a Strange Land and this world starts making less sense from the place we are in with Christ.

We must learn to adapt. We cannot have one foot here and one in the Kingdom. We either choose the ways of man, or choose the ways of God. We can not have our cake and eat it too. For when we reach for death it will sting our flesh with corruption, bring deceit to our tongues and confusion to our minds.

As James spoke to the Christian Jews, “humble yourselves in the sight in the Lord and He will exalt you.” from Verse 10, Chapter 4. But we see him point out their divided hearts of world and Christ in Chapter 4, verse 8 where he says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

We must be of one mind with Christ if we are ever to be separated and purified by the Lamb. The offering of God’s only Son to be the one and only true and lasting offer for our sin. Let us be in constant reverence of this offering that we now live by! Let us give Praise and Worship all the moments of our days. Let us speak boldly of our Salvation as it is the only Life Source left on Earth that can truly bring the great nourishment we all crave as Human Beings.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the LIFE, period. There is no way to Eternal Life, but through Him and Him alone. We have a never-ending life source, we must simply wake each day and make the concience choice with our renewed minds to live by Him rather than by the world. This way, we can enjoy the Eternal Lives that have been given to us by Grace and Grace alone.

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