When I say Faith is not about Killing your self.. I don't mean to say that we are not crucified with Christ.. There is a difference between Killing and "Being Crucified with Christ." When it comes to Killing it refers to hate and kill thevery existence of the inner being. Being crucified in Christ, refers to willingly put your sinful part only to death with the hope of resurrection, so that the good (Christ) part lives in me.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Ephesians 2:10For we are God's handiwork,created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Some people think Faith is to ignoring the feelings, emotions, passions and hate this life. But Jesus Christ came to save usfrom death and tobring us to everlasting life. He healed the sick people, He delivered the people from the hands of death, He delivered people from evil spirits which were Haunting them.Through His death on the cross He has given us His Spirit and it is our commitment to keep italive in us. What He has given usnot a Spirit of death, suffering and hopelessness. It is a Spirit of Joy, Love and Peace. Being filled with His spirit we walk the path of deliverance and salvation. We also guide others into deliverance from the evil one. We have the spirit of Victory over Sin and death. We walk on this earth with the life everlasting, singing the glory and praises of the Lord.
2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
We cannot go ahead and suppress the Joy of victory, which lives inside us. Though we live a life of Simplicity, still we are the Children of Heaven.I am not here to keep crucifying Him again and again. I cannot keep going back to sin and death.Through my Baptism and by accepting Him, I was crucified with Him and after that with His Holy Spirit, I have to be alive and move towards everlasting life. My Faith should raise my spirits above Sins. It should give me authority over sins. Both to overcome it and also to have victory over it.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.The weapons we fight withare not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine powerto demolish strongholds.We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,and we take captive every thought to make it obedientto Christ.And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
Again I have to say that I have been so blessed by this blog.