It is only though the power of the gospel that God, can do a new thing in us. He wants to change our lives for life and  life is only in His Son. When we accept Jesus into our lives, by the power of the Holy Ghost, Jesus comes into our hearts by faith and He lives within us.

 

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things become new.”(II Corinthians 5:17) According to this verse and many others, there is an exchange or trading of places in Christ, when there is a new birth experience. Look at what Paul says in (Galatians 2:20).  “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son  of God.

 

 Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Paul declares, He is not living anymore, but Christ lives in him. In other words, there was a spiritual exchange of positions, in the spiritual body, by faith “For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)   This is the reason why Jesus says, “Come unto Me all ye that labor and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30) The power of the gospel is determined by faith as we rely on God and surrender to the power of the Holy Ghost.   As we trust the Holy Spirit, letting Him lead in our lives, He will bring the presence of Christ within with all the power we need to be victorious.

 

Joe Mitchell

 

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"Stay With the Word"

 

  Psalms 119:105

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