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NowFaith.TV Advanced Ministry Training Lesson #26

Are YOU a Temple for Jesus to Live In?

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit,
which are God's. 1 Cor 6:19-20 NKJV

Do you really see yourself as as a home, a temple, a comfortable place - for Jesus to abide and to be Himself? Are you one who welcomes Him daily and you are one spirit with Him? Are you enjoying being one with Him as He prayed in John 17? Does He know that you will drop what you are doing any time He wants to spend some quality time with you?

In order to be an effective minister of the gospel, you must fully "believe and receive" the gospel of Jesus Christ. As long as you see yourself as somehow separated from Him, as unworthy, incomplete, inadequate, inferior or not loved, you have not yet fully received His Truth about who you are in Christ.

Like a beautiful home, Jesus chose YOU to be His abiding place. His chief desire in creating you, was to have a relationship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, abiding in you and you abiding in Him. Obedience is a natural result of truly abiding in agreement with Jesus Christ, the lover of your soul. Obedience shouldn't be a way to earn God's love and approval. Walking in obedience to Jesus is a result of our new nature being in harmony with His.

In marriage, it is wrong to prefer another person over our spouse. We can understand that our spouse will have serious anger if we want an intimate relationship with someone else. Whenever someone replaces Jesus in our heart, He says it is adultery to Him. He wants to dine with us, to commune with us in intimate relationship, day in and day out. It takes union with our Bride groom or spouse, in order for us to become reproducers.

Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Cor 6:16-17 NKJV


What is the most satisfying relationship you have?
Who do you run to in order to get your needs met? Who gives you your security? Significance? What do you need to die to in order to really be a Bride to Christ? What inflates your carnal pride and is most difficult to lay on the altar? Is your identity based on the fact that you are His precious dwelling place or temple?

Let me ask you something: If you could have anything you want ... what would complete you? If it was OK with God, what would you ask for right now? What is it that you need that you don't have? What are you waiting to get, to be or to attain -- in order to be all you can be? What has become an idol of dependence in your life? Are you living in fornication or adultery with another source? or are you truly abiding with the Bride Groom as His Bride?

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
2 Cor 6:16 NKJV

Can we believe that we can fulfilled in our spirit, even if our mind, will and emotions do not seem to be together yet? Can we be fulfilled if we don't believe Jesus wants to fulfill us? even if we don't feel like we are fulfilled? if our bodies don't seem strong enough to fulfill our destiny? Jesus has already provided a way for us to cast every mountain into the sea.

Yes, we are like plain beige melamine cups. We are just RECEIVERS and RELEASERS, receiving Jesus Christ, walking in Christ, and helpless to do anything of eternal value but to release Him to live His life through us. He alone is our source of everything.

 

Do you have the revelation that born again believers have everything they need? We really have all the fruit of the Spirit inside us in Christ already. We are rooted and grounded in Him regardless of our circumstances and every perceived need. He allowed challenge so He can show us that He is greater than anything that may challenge us. He has all the power in the universe and He has all that power in us! Needs are just stages for a miracle from Father.

As we abide in Him, we acknowledge that He is our all in all. He has already answered every prayer, provided for every need, solved every problem, equipped us for every task, discerned every situation and prepared every connection we will need to bear fruit that remains. By His death, He has done His part -- provided forgiveness for every sin, freedom from every bondage, truth to replace every lie and has taken every curse that could come against us. As we do our part and die to our ability to bear fruit by keeping the law -- as we accept Christ as savior, confess our sin, are born again, are filled with His Spirit and pray appropriating each promise -- we experience all that Father God has promised.


Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another -- to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.
Rom 7:3-4 NKJV

As long as we try to get out needs met by others, He will let us pursue them until we find out that ultimately, no other person or thing can meet our needs. He gave us the law as a tutor to point us back to the love and grace of Father God. We don't need [demonic] spirit guides to assist us in life because God's Holy Spirit is all we need. He is wisdom, knowledge, counsel, power, strength, etc. in us.

We must learn to trust Father God 100% to complete us. As we continually confess the Word of God, our spirits will eventually receive God's Truth: believers really are holy, righteous and blameless in Christ, as Ephesians 1 and Romans 5 say. Through grace by faith (Eph. 2:8-9) we receive God's truth that we are totally forgiven, loved and lovable, chosen and the ideal place for Jesus to live. We have access to him 24/7 because He is inside us every moment.

Let's choose again now, to receive God's Truth about ourselves. He intends for us to allow Him to live His life through us without stressing over deceptions and lies that say we are incomplete, inadequate, insufficient and insignificant. Father God says we have more than enough of everything we need to live His life in Godliness. The reason is that we have it all in Jesus.

Like Jesus said, without abiding with the Father, we can do nothing. Apart from Him, we can do nothing -- but in Him, we truly have everything we need to do allll He asks us to do. When we abide in Him each day, we are filled automatically with all the wisdom, knowledge, power, insight, love, gifts, fruit etc. we will need for the day! and night!


Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you,
the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for
whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father
loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and
He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel."

John 5:19-20 NKJV

Our problem was in believing the lie that we were missing something. Jesus has not withheld anything we need for life and godliness. If we have received Jesus Christ as our only Lord and Savior, we are complete in Christ. We simply choose to abide in Him and to agree with Him and He abides in us. We hear His will and we speak in agreement with Him, speaking His supernatural provision into the visible realm. As we believe He has given us the very desires our heart should have, we ask and speak, believing He told us to ask and has provided the answer already. Every need is already met in Him. Blessings, Carlotta Waldmann

Jesus Christ is not a time creature and has already provided. Amen?

All that is important about a cup is that it is filled and
that it is willing to pour Jesus out over and over.


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