Consider your call, brethren: not many of you are wise according to worldly standards, not many are powerful, not many of noble birth; BUT GOD chooses what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chooses what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chooses what is low and despised in the world, even things that are NOT, to bring to NOTHING things that are. No human being boasts of themselves if they are IN the Presence of God, who is the Source of our new, resurrected life IN CHRIST, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31).
The Word of Truth, the Word of Life, the Word of God, the Word made flesh in Jesus, is so DEEP and RICH and POWERFUL and MIGHTY and SATISFYING and TRANSFORMATIVE that it is hard to believe that any one would reject it!
“Continue in My Word and you will KNOW the Truth and the TRUTH will set you FREE” ~Jesus in John 8:31-32
“Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear My Word. You are OF your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires [antichrist; worldly wisdom, strengths, and beliefs of this fallen dark world system]. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is liar AND the father of lies…He who is OF God hears the Words of God; the reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God” ~Jesus in John 8:43-47
“For FREEDOM Christ sets you FREE; STAND FAST therefore, and DO NOT SUBMIT again to a yoke of slavery” Galatians 5:1
“Glory ONLY in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world is crucified to you, and you to the world” (Galatians 6:14). “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cursed tree, that we might DIE to sin AND LIVE to righteousness” 1 Peter 2:24-25
IF we are IN CHRIST, we are a NEW CREATION (2 Corinthians 5:17). IF you build up what Christ Jesus tore down, you prove yourself a transgressor. For through the law we DIE to the law, that we might LIVE TO GOD…crucified WITH CHRIST…no longer I who live, but CHRIST who lives IN ME; and the life I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH, I live by FAITH in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:18-20). IF you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, co-heirs with Christ according to Promise. But as long as you are still a child, you are no better than a slave, for only born again sons OF God OF Water OF Spirit inherit their Father’s Estate/Inheritance. Children are still under bondage, enslaved to the elemental spirits of the universe, but sons of God are led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14) given the spirit of sonship; no longer a slave but a son and heir. Formerly you did not know God, so in bondage to beings that BY NATURE are no gods; but NOW if you come to KNOW GOD and be KNOWN by God through Jesus by Holy Spirit dwelling in you, you will NEVER TURN BACK to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits, making you enslaved again (Galatians 3:29-4:9).
“We are in travail until Christ be formed in you” Galatians 4:19
We are kept UNDER RESTRAINT UNTIL faith is revealed…under custodians UNTIL Christ came…justified by FAITH…no longer UNDER a custodian; for IN CHRIST you are a son of God through FAITH. “Those baptized INTO CHRIST have PUT ON CHRIST” (Galatians 3:27). Don’t put yourself back under the curse under the old covenant under the power of sin and death and works of the devil, for “He who through FAITH is RIGHTEOUS shall live…ONLY CHRIST can REDEEM you from the curse of the law, deliver you from the dominion of darkness and transfer you into the kingdom of the beloved Son (Galatians 3:10-14; Colossians 1:12-13).
IN CHRIST we RECEIVE the Promised HOLY Spirit through FAITH (Galatians 3:14); acquire possession (Ephesians 1:14). God supplies ALL our needs according to his riches IN glory IN Christ Jesus so we can give GLORY to God our Father forever and ever (Philippians 4:19). Wait patiently with endurance and eager expectation until you RECEIVE the Promises of God found IN Christ. Boast in the Lord; God is no respecter of persons; God is NOT partial; but apart from Christ you can do nothing and the double-minded receive nothing. You are either a part of the one world order under the power of satan, influenced by unclean spirits, or you have come out of her and into Christ and Christ in you.
Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you” and I say, “Yes, Lord, Yes Lord, YES!” boasting in what Jesus did, is doing, and will continue to do until the Door is closed to those not wearing the white garment only Jesus can give (Matthew 22:1-113; Revelation 3:18) and those without enough oil of the Spirit in their lamps of the Lamb (Matthew 25:1-12; Revelation 1:4, 4:5, 5:6, 21:23). The Bride makes herself ready and stays ready (Revelation 19:7; Matthew 25: 1-13). “The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let those who HEAR say, ‘Come.’ And let those who are thirsty and desire, TAKE the Water of Life without price” (Revelation 22:17). Those who hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS are satisfied and blessed (Matthew 5:6). The kingdom of God is RIGHTEOUSNESS and peace and joy IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (Romans 14:17). “Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and his RIGHTEOUSNESS and all will be added unto you” Matthew 6:33
“O Righteous Father, the world has not known thee; but these KNOW thou hast sent Me. I made KNOWN to them thy name, and I will make it KNOWN, that the love with which thou love Me may be IN them, and I IN THEM” Jesus in John 17:25-26
Boast in the Lord!
“Give thanks to the Lord for his steadfast Love endures forever!” (2 Chronicles 20:21; Romans 8:39; 1 John 4:7, 9-11;; John 3:16; 1 Cor 13:7; Hebrews 10:23; John 15:9-17; Hebrews 6:19; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; Romans 5:5; 1 Peter 4:8; Colossians 3:14; Psalm 36:5, 7, 51:1, 86:15, 100:1-5, 117:1-2, 118:1,26, 136:6,26).