Crucifixion of the Flesh (A Work of our God’s Grace)

Galatians 2:19-21 (Disciples’ Literal New Testament) 19 For through the Law I died to the Law in order that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ! 20 And I no longer am living, but Christ is living in me. And what I am now living in the flesh, I am living by faith in the Son of God; the One having loved me and handed Himself over for me. 21 I am not setting aside the grace of God! For if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died without a reason!

Watchmen all over the world, do not be deceived through any doctrine that justifies entertaining carnal thought, speech, or behavior (ourselves or anyone else’s).  Carnality is the activity of the flesh or fallen nature of humanity.  It is the sinful (rebellious, contrary) nature used by satan to taint the nature of the first Adam (male and female man: Genesis 5).  It is the nature that thinks, speaks, and behaves in opposition to God; it is influenced by the spirit of the anti-Christ, who is obsessed with jealousy that humanity is made in the image and likeness of our God, Master of All.  Flesh or carnality must die; it must be crucified, and we must use the tools of the kingdom to crucify it!

Don’t Entertain nor Justify the Flesh/Carnality; Crucify It!

Watchmen, the operation of the flesh or carnality is satan’s well-thought out plan against the manifestation and success of the sons of the Most-High, Holy, Sovereign God. The purpose of carnal thought, speech, and behavior is thinking, speaking, and behavior in ways and characteristics that fall short of who we truly are.  Carnality causes us to live beneath God’s original design, privilege, and entitlement for our lives. 

The Story Behind Carnality

Believers all over the world, we must understand that jealousy and hatred fuels satan, as he relentlessly waits for an opportunity to influence and deceive us into using our faith, thoughts, words, and deeds for his purposes.  Entertaining and justifying carnality provides the open door for satan to gain access to our lives; it is entertaining, justifying, identifying with, or agreeing with satan!  It must die; WE must crucify it!

Watchmen, we must understand that satan seeks to influence our thoughts and beliefs, so that WE use our faith, confession, and deeds to create and promote confusion, hatred, disappointment, discouragement, depression, oppression, sickness, disease… in our lives, the lives of others, and the world around us.  Ultimately, his goal is murder, theft, and destruction to all that looks like our God; he still wants to be god, even though he is a completely defeated foe and servant of our God and His Christ (in whom we live with power and authority)!

The Operation of Carnality

What happens when we entertain carnality? 

(1) To give our attention to (We allow our focus to be moved, drifting away from the mind, nature, and things of our God)

(2) To allow ourselves to be amused by (We choose to find unChrist-like thought, speech, and behavior funny, rather than being repulsed by immorality)

(3)  To be attracted to (We allow our emotions and appetites to be ministered to by immorality)

(4)  To be tempted or consider agreement with (We imagine what it would look like, sound like, feel like, smell like or taste like and lust is birthed.)

 What happens when we justify carnality?

(1) To give reason for (We make excuses for unChrist-likeness.)

(2) To adjust (We choose Scripture that “fit” our personal agenda, authorizing thinking, speech, and behavior unbecoming to God.)

(3) To declare right (We use human intellect and understanding as the measuring standard to determine that our thinking, speech, and behavior is acceptable to God.)

Believers, when we entertain and justify immorality (anything contrary to the Person, character, heart, mind, nature, authority and power of the only Good and Holy Living God), we leave His protection and give place to satan.

Ephesians 4:27 (AMPC) Leave no such room or foothold for the devil; give no opportunity to him.

Let us ask our God to anoint us to be open and sensitive to His Holy Spirit alone, so that we sense His loving conviction and close the door to carnality.

The Operation of Crucifixion

Crucifixion of the flesh (the carnal nature) is the process of overruling or overpowering (making as dead or nonexistent) the part of our being that thinks, speaks, and behavior contrary to, or in rebellion to the image and likeness of our God. 

To crucify means:

(1) To destroy the power of (We conquer that lower nature rule and tendency to arise and express itself, through the authority, power, and love of our God’s Word and Holy Spirit.)

Romans 8:12-14 (NLT) 12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

(2) To mortify (We destroy the strength, vitality, or functioning of the lower nature that opposes the nature of our God.)

Colossians 3:5 (AMPC) 5 So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members (those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin): sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

(3) To treat cruelly (We have no respect, regard, or patient for or with carnality.)

1 Corinthians:26-27 (AMPC) 26 Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. 27 But like a boxer. I buffet my body (handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships) and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit (not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit).

(4) To put to death by nailing or binding the wrists or hands and feet to a cross (We agree with our God by reckoning the sin nature to have been crucified and fully conquered by Jesus The Christ, who thoroughly, completely, once and for all conquered sin and rebellion against God, through the death of His flesh.)

The murder of the innocent Jesus The Christ, created a debt that satan cannot repay; he cannot give life.  We must understand that satan is nothing but darkness and death; we must understand that he uses deception and trickery to influence our thinking, speaking, and behavior.  This type of rebellious thinking, speaking and behaving is sin working through flesh/carnality:

Galatians 5:19-21 (ICB) 19 The result of sin’s control in our lives is clear. It includes sexual immorality, impurity and wild living, 20 worshiping false gods, doing witchcraft, hating, making trouble, being jealous, being angry, being selfish, making people angry with each other, causing divisions among people, 21 having envy, being drunk, having wild and wasteful parties, and doing other things like this. I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not be in God’s kingdom.

The Tools of Crucifixion

(1)   Acknowledge sin

(2)  Confess sin

(3)  Repent of sin

(4)  Give and receive forgive

(5)  Embrace our God’s Word and will concerning the matter

(6)  Depend on His promise and power; press in to trust and obey until victory manifests and carnality is conquered.

(7)  Stay diligent to deal with it harshly unto death, every time it shows itself

 Our God has graced us; He has given us the tools we need to live a life crucified in and with Jesus The Christ.  Faith, true repentance and renewing our minds and beliefs with our God’s Word is our sure anchor, that keeps us safely hidden, yet empowered in our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King!  We crucify carnality with our faith, by and through our God’s grace (His Loving help to be and do the impossible). 

We are fully capable of crucifying the fallen carnal nature, while living a life filled with love, joy and peace.  Living the crucified life in The Christ, is living the kingdom life of our God’s righteousness (morality), peace (wholeness), and joy (supernatural well-being); it is living a Holy Spirit led life!  Hallelujah!

We are the offspring of the Only True and Living God; He made us in His own image and likeness.  He established our inheritance through the sacrificial life of His Living Word made human, Jesus The Christ.  Through Jesus, our God has provided keys to the doors of His kingdom’s storehouses, which are never, ever empty, nor unable to meet a valid need.  We have access to all our Heavenly Father is, to all He has and will do, because of Jesus The Christ. 

The Tables Turned Where Turned on Calvary’s Cross!

Watchmen all over the world, the mightiest threat and weapon satan had to use against we was death, or eternal separation from our God.  Jesus has made open shew of satan in his own domain (bowels of hell). The power vested in Jesus, because of His obedience, consumed the power of death; He lead every demonic captor into captivity and now death is our God’s usher who leads His beloved from this dimension into His presence! Hallelujah!

To the Pure in Heart, Nothing is Refused

Matthew 5:8 (AMP) “Blessed (anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature) are the pure in heart, those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character, for they will see God.

Psalm 84:11 (KJV) For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

As the opening Scripture declares, we live out our lives in authority and power because we fully believe the Gospel of our God and His Christ (Anointed One and His anointing).  We are able to do all things through Him; that includes crucifying the flesh/carnal/fallen nature.  It IS necessary that we crucify the carnal nature and abide in our God’s Holy Spirit, as He tells us:

 John 15:6-8 (AMPC) 6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a broken-off branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you live in Me (abide vitally united to Me) and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. 8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

Watchmen all over the world, let us crucify the carnal nature/flesh and abide in the nature of our God.  In this He uses us to transform the kingdoms of this world into the kingdoms of our God and His Christ.   

Hallelujah!

God’s Grace Through Christ

Romans 5:1-2 (NIV) Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 THROUGH WHOM we have gained ACCESS BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE in which we now stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Watchmen all over the world, have you have heard the saying, “Hidden in plain sight?”  Though all creation (all that we can see, hear, taste, touch, and smell in nature) declares the existence, wisdom, intellect, excellence, power, and authority of our God (Romans 1:20); still the multitudes are ignorant of the Ultimate Authority of Creation, our God, Yahweh, Jehovah, The I AM, The Light, Love, Abba Father, Elohim, Adonai, The Ancient of Days…. 

The immeasurable grace of our God (His Loving help to be and do the impossible) is at work all around, in, and through us, continually, as we invite and allow Him (Philippians 2:13).  The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the immeasurable grace of our God at work revealed. 

We Must Seek with a Believing Heart!                                                                          Hebrews 11:6 (AMPC) But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must necessarily believe that God exists and that He is the Rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him out.

Watchmen all over the world, when we choose to take our God at His Word (Scripture and Jesus The Christ), and apply His Truth (guided and helped by His Holy Spirit) HE walks us into revelation knowledge of those things hidden by sin and the deception of satan’s deception. 

Heaven’s Truth and treasures have always belonged to humanity; but has been hidden in plain sight by satan and the kingdom of darkness. The kingdom of darkness has nothing to do with color! Spiritual darkness is simply ignorance!  It is as our prophet Hosea declared, “God’s people are killed, stolen from, and destroyed because we lack knowledge of our God, who He is, His ways, and His authority and power.  We are ignorant of His Christ, Jesus, His Anointed One (Hosea 4:6).  We are ignorant of the Truth that we are residents in Christ and therefore just as anointed as He is (1 John 4:17)! 

Watchmen, as we submit to our God’s Truth, He rewards us with His anointing of understanding and wisdom, backed by His authority and power.  In other words, He walks us into the revelation knowledge of His immeasurable, undefeatable grace, as we embrace His Gospel.  We discover the immeasurable power of our God’s grace, as revealed in the life, ministry, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and seating of Jesus The Christ, the first of the many sons of the Most-High God (Romans 8:28-29).

Once Hidden, Now Revealed in the Gospel of Jesus The Christ                                       The Gospel (Good News) of our God’s work in and through Jesus The Christ is our God’s Truth communicated to humanity.  Our God’s Truth communicated and received by humanity is called “revelation knowledge.”  This Truth is the foundation upon which the following biblical account is built:

Matthew 16:15-18 (KJV) 15 He (Jesus) saith unto them, “But whom say ye that I am?” 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art The Christ, the Son of the Living God.” 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven.”  18 And I say also unto thee, “That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Watchmen, this rock is the revelation of Jesus as The Christ, the Son of the Living God; this rock is the key to understanding who humanity was created to be.  We are our Father’s offspring, created in His image and likeness.   The Gospel of Jesus The Christ is heaven’s testimony that believers are given a new name (just Simon was now named Peter) with the tools to walk out our own faith, our own sonship, as we replicate our God, through Jesus The Christ, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King.

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ is our God’s message, His promise, His proof that He is well able to restore all who believe, back to the life He originally intended.  Revelation of the wisdom, authority, and power exemplified in the resurrection of Jesus The Christ is The Rock, the Cornerstone of the strong foundation that satan and darkness are completely and thoroughly defeated.  His life and ministry provide the Way, Truth and Light, equipping us to fully and forcefully enforce the will of our God and His Christ in the earth, with our faith, by our God’s grace, in Jesus name.  Hallelujah!

Our God’s Grace Works for and through All Who Believe

1 Corinthians 1:28-31 (AMP) 28 God has selected for His purpose, the insignificant base things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are, 29 So that no one may be able to boast in the presence of God. 30 But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God (revealing His plan of salvation), and righteousness (making us acceptable to God), and sanctification (making us holy and setting us apart for God), and redemption (providing our ransom from the penalty for sin), 31 so then, as it is written in Scripture, “He who boasts and glories, let him boast and glory in the Lord.”

Watchmen all over the world, the Gospel of Jesus The Christ is written to and for all humanity, that we may believe and depend on our Loving Creator God, our Loving Heavenly Father.  He desires that we see, understand, and know Him for who He is, AND that we may see, understand, and know who He has made us to be.

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the revelation of the fulness of the Person, nature, character, heart, mind, authority, and power of our God, our Heavenly Father, The Source of every good and perfect gift, The Covenant Maker and Keeper, our Great I AM!

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the revelation of the fulness of the unlimited inheritance of His Offspring. It is our God’s great grace exercised, explained and walked out by His infallible Word made human.  It is proof that any human believer can do all things through our God and His Indwelling Christ, who covers and strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).

The Gospel of Jesus Christ IS the mysteries of our God revealed to humanity.  

Watchmen, let us be fearlessly grateful as we watch our God fulfill His promises.  Let us praise Him as He breathes on humanity afresh, opening blinded eyes, unplugging deaf ears, and loosing tied tongues.  Let us rejoice as He brings humanity to the valley of decision, to the decision to receive or reject Him.  Let us worship together as we draw closer to the return of our King, Jesus The Christ.

Watchmen all over the world, I give thanks, as our God’s Faith and Great Grace  encourages, equips and empowers us all to stand, trust, pray, say, and obey!

                                                       His Word to His Watchmen                                                     Romans 16:19-20 (TLB) 19 Everyone knows that you stand loyal and true. This makes me very happy. I want you always to remain very clear about what is right and to stay innocent of any wrong. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.

Let us stand strong in faith, watchmen, as we watch the prayers of the righteous long gone, be fulfilled before our very eyes.

Romans 16:24-27 (KJV) 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

Stand strong watchmen, as we declare and decree the will of our God together.  As it is written, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess” the God-appointed Lordship of Jesus The Christ.  The nations shall honor The Christ, God’s Chosen One, by choice or by prophetic fulfillment.

EVEN SO, COME LORD JESUS!

 

 

RISE UP WATCHMEN, ENFORCE THE VICTORY OF OUR CHRIST

WE MUST BELIEVE: 

Watchmen all over the world, we know the tactic of the enemy of our souls is to oppress, or give and maintain pressure in the life of the believer, until one grows weary, gives up or in, and quits believing in our God and His ability to protect and provide for His own.   The kingdom of darkness is not concerned when we simply believe God exists.  All of evil is terrified when we please our God; we please Him by agreeing with Him and embracing His Truth that He is exactly who He says He is, and that He is willing and well able to keep His promises:

Hebrews 11:6 (CJB) Without trusting (faith), it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.

WE HAVE OUR GOD’S PROMISE:

When WE decide and agree that our God’s Word is the Ultimate Truth, that He is the Ultimate Teacher, and that He teaches through His Word (Scripture and Jesus The Christ), under the guidance, instruction, power, and authority of His Holy Spirit, revelation begins to flow into and out of our innermost being (our spirit) like running water:

John 7:37-39 (NASB) 37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

WE HAVE THE GOOD NEWS, THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST:

Our God explains His Person, His character, heart, mind, purpose, and plan towards humanity through the Person of Jesus Christ; This IS the Gospel, the Good News that all the world is dying to hear:

Hebrews 1:1-3 (AMPC) 1 In many separate revelations (each of which set forth a portion of the Truth) and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets, 2 But in the last of these days He has spoken to us in the person of a Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time (He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order).  3 He is the sole expression of the glory of God (the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the Divine), and He is the perfect imprint and very image of God’s nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty WORD of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high.

Jesus Christ lived, ministered and died, giving His sinless human life as full payment for the sin-stricken lives of all who choose to believe.  Led by the Word and Holy Spirit of our God He arose from death, the grave, and hell.  Jesus fully and completely conquered ALL the works and maneuvering of satan and his kingdom of deception:

Colossians 2:9-15 (NIV) 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the Head over every power and authority. 11 In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self-ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through your faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; He has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

WE HAVE OUR GOD’S GOAL AND PURPOSE:

Watchmen all over the world, let us remind ourselves continually that our lives are hidden in Jesus Christ, and that our God’s goal and purpose is that we come into the revelation knowledge of who we are and what He designed us to do (as He has revealed in Jesus The Christ, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King):

Romans 8:28-29 (AMPC) 28 We are assured and know that God (being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, of whom He was aware and loved beforehand, He also destined from the beginning, foreordaining them to be molded into the image of His Son and share inwardly His likeness that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.

Our God has declared that the name of Jesus carries His Sovereign authority and power, far above every name that is named.  He has provided us with the same access to all He is, just as He did with His Great Example, Jesus The Christ, by His shed blood and power-filled name.  Our God fully defeated all wickedness and placed the victory in our hearts, mouths and hands. 

Let us stand together and work the works of Jesus, in the appointed greater measures.  Let us stand together in faith and enforce the manifestation of the end of demonic and fleshly oppression.  Let us stand together, armed with the Word of our God, backed by His Holy Spirit and the heavenly hosts.  Let us stand together, knowing that our Conqueror, Jesus The Christ, Himself sits as the Right-hand human of our God, interceding for us! Let us stand together, knowing our lives are hidden in Him, and we already have the total victory!

Hallelujah!

WE HAVE OUR METHOD:

Matthew 18:18-20 (AMPC) 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven.

19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever (anything and everything) they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in My name, there I AM in the midst of them.

Watchmen all over the world, we must continue to agree with our God and one another, as we stand as one against the deception of the kingdom of darkness.  Let us pull down the deception of the enemy of our souls, and expose his works with the Light of our God’s Word!

WE HAVE OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

Acts 10:36-38 (AMPC) 36 You know the contents of the message which He sent to Israel, announcing the good news (Gospel) of peace by Jesus Christ, Who is Lord of all. 37 The same message which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee after the baptism preached by John. 38 How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by the power of the devil, for God was with Him.

Watchmen all over the world, let us follow the Writer and Implementer of our faith in our God (Hebrews 12:2).  Let us walk out this faith life, while keeping Him in plain sight.  Let us wield the Word of our God, understanding we are only who we are because of Him.  Let us recognize and embrace Jesus The Christ’s total victory and enforce the end of the oppression of our God’s people, in Jesus name, by His Holy Spirit. 

FATHER GOD,

Thank You for increasing our faith and fortitude.  Thank You that we can walk in Your resolve and resilience.  We, Your watchmen, stand together declaring “We are well able to take these mountains for our God and HIS Christ!”  Anoint us the more and thank You for allowing us to see the downfall of our enemies, for Your name sake.  Be it unto us as You have said. In Jesus name we pray.  Amen and amen.