Originally posted by backcase
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Okay, but what do you mean by the "Body"?
I always figure that we must flip the switch in our perception to that we live in what we formerly thought was death, and die to life we formerly
lived in the world.
Know what i'm saying? To be alive in Christ is to be dead in to the world, or rather, a sheep facing slaughter.
But I always thought we had a weapon: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be
troubled and do not be afraid."
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33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
God asked Abraham to give his son as a sacrifice. Was God after his Son? Not at all. What Abraham loved was kept by him, just in the correct
context of faith. God provided the sacrifice in place of the son. "All these things" we need for life are not what we give up. We sell all we have
and follow Christ by our willingness to do this:
Romans 12 Audio (LISTEN)
His good, pleasing and perfect will covers all things. Give and never take.
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat
you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to
everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good
to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even
sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything
back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just
as your Father is merciful.
Selling all you have is willingness to do so if needed. Seeking God's kingdom and His righteousness offers what you offer back again. God does not
need it. You need to let go of it as a sign of willingness. Can a person take this to the letter and sell everything and give it way, lacking what
we need to take care of the family? Is this what God said? No. It is our heart we must offer over the goods of the world.
The heart fixes the rest.
What was the body of Christ in the audio above?
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