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You die if you're out of order – and you're not dead yet! And He's in you. And we all know that we still have sin in our lives, right? -1John 1:7,8; 2:1
    How can this seeming-anomaly be, and what is the key to getting more of the power of God active within our lives? The key is belief -Ephesians 1:19 "And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward-(or 'to us', as a division or group, being a group of believers, called and sanctified by the Father thanks to Jesus Christ)-who believe, according to the working of his mighty power."
    So what is belief? And believe what?

And we all know that God avoids sin and won't hear the prayers of the unrighteous-(Isaiah 59:2 "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." Isaiah 64:7 "And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee. For thou hast hid thy face from us and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities")-and sinners -John 9:31 "Now we know that God heareth not sinners....." This apparent anomaly can be understood when Christ is added to the picture. The above verse is again talking of things the way they were in Old Testament times. It's now a new ball game!
    It's His righteousness, given to us as a gift, that puts and keeps us in a right relationship with the Father. 
    That's why it's important to pray for your departed ancestors who may not yet be in God's good graces.

When you believe you are righteous – thanks to Jesus – your life opens up and you have confidence and power -Ephesians 3:12 "In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him."-And all that, is based upon your acceptance of Him and what He did for us. This acceptance is by faith, that is, you are sure that it is true. This then becomes your basic belief structure.

So, you're pure, right? RIGHT! Pure because we have the gift of righteousness-(Romans 5:17) Jesus made possible to all who believe. In this way, we are righteous by belief and belief alone! 
    Hopefully, we now see ourselves as God sees us. God wants nothing in His presence that's unlike Him -Philippians 2:5,6. That's why he cast the devil and his demons down to hell – this earth! 
    That's why the original Greek word for 'intercession' in Hebrews 7:25 means 'to hit the mark' –-for us -Hebrews 9:15 "And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament-(due to the Mosaic Law)-they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance."
    Nothing approaches the absolute purity of God, unless it too is just as pure. He is separate from sin and sinners -Hebrews 7:26. Anything less than this brilliance of perfection and that which God has not consecrated cannot exist in His presence -Hebrews 12:20,21
    Pure, TOTALLY PURE – in God's eyes; maybe not your own or in the eyes of others who may know you.
    Learn to look at yourself the way God looks at you and you'll move away from all garbage living.
    Learn to see yourself as an equal in His brilliance of perfection – again, Philippians 2:5,6. That's what the matchless sacrifice of Jesus Christ did for you. Can you see how SO VERY MUCH God deeply loves and wants you?
    We've all been looking at ourselves far, far worse than how God sees us, feeling guilty-as it were, tricked into discounting what Christ made possible and falling into the guilt trap. We've been hurting ourselves and consequently our relationship with Him which in turn, affects our relationships with others. Guilt, in effect, 'kicks Christ out of our lives' and leads you to wanting to 'get right' with God by another standard
    Misconceptions! Misconceptions! What have we been fed for many years? Study your own Bible. Clean out the crap in your mind others may have placed there that has hindered you so much over the years. 
    Galatians 5:7 "You did run well. Who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?"
    The part of you where God dwells is holy, or absolutely perfect in God's eyes, heart and mind; or He just would not be there. The part of you where God dwells is not subject to corruption, no matter what you may think or do -1Peter 3:4 as in the original-"But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in-('in' is a primary preposition denoting fixed position {in place, time or state}; and, regarding 'that which is' part of the verse – it's not in the original Greek)-not corruptible....."-In other words, know that you are never again subject to corruption (1Corinthians 15:42-58), as far as the Father is concerned, thanks to Jesus Christ's sacrifice to bring us into a relationship with the Father. His one sacrifice for us did it all for all time.

1Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." Romans 8:9,10 "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.....And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because-(in the original, 'because' is a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; it's saying that, as far as God is concerned, if you have the Holy Spirit of God, sin no longer counts regarding God ever again viewing you that way)-of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." Romans 6:11 "Likewise reckon-(recognize)-ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."-...continues


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