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Who a Christian is in Christ makes Demon Possession Impossible

The saints who are apart of the Church (body of Christ) are the Holy of Holies. The Spirit of God indwells them, which no other group has had or will have this type of relationship with God, 1 Corinthians 3:16. The Holy of Holies of God has no agreement with idols – demons are behind the worship of sticks and stones, 2 Corinthians 6:16. Christ indwells those in the Church, Colossians 1:27. Therefore, no demon can enter this house (the flesh of a saint).

Satan (and his demons) is not permitted to touch a Christian. 1 John 5:18 We intuitively know that everyone born out from God does not habitually sin, and the malignantly evil one cannot touch him.

Satan can only ensnare a Christian to do his desirous will, 2 Timothy 2:24-26 …they should come to a right mind out from the snare of the Devil, having been captured alive by him for the purpose of that one’s desirous will; 1 Timothy 3:7.

This is not being demonized. One who is demonized is in fact possessed by a demon not just tormented. During the earthly ministry of Christ, He cast out the demons from those who were demonized, Matthew 8:16; 9:32, 33; Mark 1:32-34. We only see this type of activity during the time Jesus was walking the earth. After the Gospels, Scripture does not use this word; rather, it says they had a demon or spirit, Acts 16:16.

Although the Old Testament reveals the workings of demons among men, the concept of men being possessed is not used; rather, the evil spirits manipulate unsaved men, Judges 9:23; 1 Kings 22:23. Even within the Dispensation of Law, prior to the Son’s incarnation, we see […]

Who a Christian is in Christ makes Demon Possession Impossible2013-05-10T22:56:13-07:00

Feeling at Ease with Who You are In Christ

John 15:1, 2, 4 I am the true vine and the Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in me not bearing fruit He lifts up and every branch bearing fruit He cleanses in order that it may bear more fruit…. Abide in me and I in you. Just as the branch does not have the natural ability to bear fruit from itself except it abides in the vine, thus neither can you, except you abide in me.

When we believed the Gospel for Salvation (Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures) we were placed into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. This body is a new creation by God in which Christ is the head and we are the body. In this new creation, old thing have passed away. We are no longer in Adam and therefore no longer condemned. Behold, all things have become new. We are in Christ, were we are now counted to be righteous before God, our spirits are connected to God, we are no longer a slave to the sin nature, we have a quality of the mind of Christ, and share in a quality of the Divine Nature. The change that happens at salvation is not a visible change because it begins in our spiritual part, and ends with our full redemption at the rapture with a resurrected body and a saved soul. Nonetheless, this change is very real. We are now able to receive the things of the Spirit and live a life that manifests the character of the resurrected Christ.

How comfortable are you with who you are in Christ? When Jesus first revealed the […]

Feeling at Ease with Who You are In Christ2023-11-23T10:32:24-08:00

We are who We are in Christ because of God’s Grace

1 Corinthians 15:10 But, by the grace from God I am who I am. And His grace, the one upon me, will not come to be without results, but I toil more abundantly than all of them. Indeed, not I but the grace from God, the one with me.

Paul received the position of an Apostle because of God’s attitude by which He gives a benefit without consideration of merit (grace). A position that Paul felt he did not deserve because he persecuted the church, yet, God saw fit to place him in it. Understanding this, Paul states that this grace will not come to be without result, for he labored intensely far above the other Apostles. However, Paul does not give himself credit for the toil, for it was not him, but the grace that was with him.

What part of the body did God place you in? All to often we get our minds focused on the things of this world and forget who we are in Christ; forget to see things as they really are. We are who we are in Christ because God chose to give us a benefit without consideration of merit. We did not earn it, but that does not mean we should not use it. Will His grace come to be without result in you? Or will you live a life that glorified Him by showing forth who you are in Christ?

Since you have been raised with Christ, set your mind on the things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God, not on the things of this earth and put on the new man, the one being renewed unto a full experiential knowledge […]

We are who We are in Christ because of God’s Grace2016-10-12T06:02:47-07:00
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