Learning to Live LIFE in Christ Jesus

'I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, 
but Christ lives in me. 
The life I now live in the body, 
I live by faith in the Son of God, 
who loved me and gave himself for me. 
I do not set aside the grace of God, 
for if righteousness could be gained through the law, 
Christ died for nothing!”'

Galatians 2:20-21 NIV

Hello, blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ.

I thank God for you today
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ 
The Father of glory gives you the spirit of 
wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him

Bless you 
May the Lord Keep you and 
May His Face shine upon you 

What is man? 
Lord God that You should be mindful of.

The process of life  
Is learning daily to walk and allow grace to be part of it 
It is not about works

The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever

As I look at Paul sitting writing his letter to the Corinth in response to what he read. I am reminded that we are not alone in the walk of life. It so happens that at random nothing is random, as I was walking, the podcast of NT Wright was about the Cross which made me sit and look at what Paul was talking about.

1 Corinthians 1:18: For the message of the cross…

The message of the Cross
Words, oh words of men 
Wisdom of men 
Words only words does not have the effect of the cross
Let not our wisdom be the factor of our deliverance 
Let not filter or water down the message to go through 
For the words are not ours 
The effect does not belong to us
For the Lord our Father chooses
And always remember that 
The foolish man will think what he wants to think 

Wisdom will always excel folly 
As light excels darkness 
The wise man’s eyes is in his head
But the fool walks in darkness
Ecclesiastes 2:13

The gospel is the message of the Cross
Preaching anything else is not the gospel
The gospel is NOT about preaching the 
High moral standard… or 
universal fatherhood of God… or
brotherhood of man

The message – was at the time a cruel way to die like an electric chair but much worse than that! Can you imagine that? 

Oh let sit and look at the cross, come and see the Lord 

For it was a cruel, humiliating, unrelenting instrument of death – hence why Paul added

…. is foolishness to those who are perishing

For they cannot see beyond the Now 
For darkness has covered there sight 
So they mocked Him 
And will continue to mock His followers…
But do take heart 
For God did save Him 
And He did overcame it

To us who are being saved it is the power of God

The power that gives us strength 
The power that lets us see beyond the now 
The power that humbles our thinking into knowing that 
He is the Lord and King 

They both describe work in progress and each person moves towards one or the other. Saved or foolishness 

How can one look at the cross without the grace of God…
For without the power of God it is foolishness 
At the cross friendship is formed 
Because of the Cross 
Sin and death are both conquered 
For He is RISEN!

As I walk with Paul this week, I begin to understand life, well not as a whole but a little of it. 

Paul shows that life is not alone 

The power of the body of Christ on the Cross 
The Cross before he carried it
Before we even know what is going to happen  
Jesus took the place of Barabbas and all of us
Jesus took the place of our sins 
What evil has He done?....
Expect to LOVE us 

He was mocked and they took the purple off Him
So we would become children of God 
So we would be sons and daughters 
Having the rights to call God our Father 

The King on the Cross 
Shows us to cry for the generations 
For the days to come when they will need to know God 
Through Him we are one 
We become family through the Lord 

At the Cross, 
It is finished!

Paul shows us what Isaiah wanted us to know:  Isaiah 29: 14 what God says about the wisdom of men

  • About spiritual matter God opposes the wisdom of men
  • He will destroy the wisdom of men and not bow down to them.

The one clear point is that no one can do what Jesus has just done

Worthy is the Lamb 
The Lamb that is worthy to take the scroll
The Lamb that is worthy to direct our footsteps 
The Lamb that is worthy to lead the way of life 

And to open the seals of the scroll

For He was slain to redeem us to God by His blood
Through Him we are all made kings and priests to our God 
Through Him we are now sons and daughters 
Through Him we shall reign on the earth

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain 

To receive power and riches and wisdom 
And strength and honour and glory and blessing!
Worthy is the Lamb who sits on the throne
Forever and ever!
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

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Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Hope to see you soon 
Be blessed

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