Again, we thank you for journeying with us to the conclusion of the Mixed Heart discourse. To the so many of you who’ve reached out to discuss the discourse, we exalt the name of the Lord Jesus with you in reference to your sharing and your confessed commitments to yield yourselves totally to the Holy Spirit to be conformed to the very image of Christ. The makeover process is not always delightful and there are some areas in the process that are made over more quickly than others and less painful. The results and awards of the makeover is what we focus on and delight ourselves in. The old school veterans use to sing a song in the church when I was a child attending church entitled More like Jesus. The lyrics are: to be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, oh how I long to be like him. So meek and lowly, so humble and holy. Oh how I long to be like him. Of course the veterans would name other things about the Lord Jesus that they longed to possess. To pray like Jesus, to talk and walk like Jesus. Oh this Jesus possesses character that anyone who knows him and loves him will want to possess. In our own strengths, abilities and intellect we cannot be like him but when we yield ourselves to the working power of the Holy Spirit we will find ourselves becoming more and more like Jesus.
For those of you who are now joining us in the mixed heart conclusion and missed out on audible and personal interactions with us on the mixed heart discourse, we want to update you on what all of the makeover talk is about.
Many of our readers and followers were taken with the Three conditions of Man’s heart and many of them were stuck in the mixed heart condition oblivious to the condition. Some confessed to feeling pain in their hearts when they discovered their conditions. Others confessed to being angry and expressed the anger that was geared at me for even writing about the mixed heart. The most exciting moments of the confessions of that anger is the confession of being provoked to yield the mixed areas of their lives over to the care of the Holy Spirit for a perfecting work. Here we will quote Jesus’ testimony of the Holy Spirit as has been quoted in other discourses on this site. “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. (John 16:13 New Living Translation)
There will be many things said in the conclusion of the mixed heart discourse that will infuriate some and set at liberty; others. Again we ask that you take the information that you read on this site to the Lord in prayer and he will by his Spirit tell you if what you’re reading is truth or error.
Teachings has great significance in our walk with and in Christ. Having conversed with others referencing the teachings of the mixed heart discourse, we keep hearing teachings on and about defeat and failures and not teachings on triumph and victory until after defeat and failures are greatly magnified. When this concern was taken before the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit said to me this: “Man will set goals for himself in the earth pertaining to gain and achievements and will press towards those goals with his or her focus and mind attentive to those goals and reaching those goals. Man will diligently adhere to those of them who encourage and press them to maintain their focus and press to reach those goals whether it is a material goal, a financial goal, an academic goal, and what others goals are set. Yet, when it comes to a holy and righteous walk in Christ, for many, there are no goals set and many are the excuses and supposed justifications for failures, unrighteousness and little maintenance in his or her walk in Christ. The ” I’m only human” excuse brings insult to Me and to the word of God for the walk of unholiness and unrighteousness. By this I mean: If any man be in Christ he or she is more than “JUST HUMAN”. Being just human is a claim that the sinner man can make and be right in his or her claim because I do not indwell them. Therefore, being just human, the sinner man will walk in and practice the things of sin. Yet, the believer has dwelling within him or her the Spirit of Christ and that makes him or her more than just human. Galatians 6:16 from your King James Version of the bible says the following Joyce from Apostle Paul’s admonishments: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. The key to a successful walk in Christ is to follow me. The “I’m just human claims; insults me and the word of God that says and teaches something entirely different. The New Testament does not teach defeat nor does it magnify failures. The New Testament does not dwell on failure but teaches victory in Christ through the Spirit. Now what I am about to say Joyce is going to hit nerves because it will tear up some of the teachings presented in the church. Jesus Christ did not leave this earth leaving man in charge. The church somehow has gotten things twisted. Throughout the many discourses on our site Joyce, we continuously reiterate that it is by the Spirit that a successful walk in Christ is attained. Setting goals in your spiritual walk is more important than goals set in the earthly walk. The current heaven and earth will indeed pass away but he that does the will, the want to and the expectancy of God will remain forever.
To the believer who habitually lies; a goal should be set to yield himself to my care to assist him or her with speaking the truth to others. The goal should be set to be helped not to lie today, tomorrow, next week and the press should be to reach the goal. With the practice of not telling lies, the practice will then become a way of life. The cliché of the world with truth is: “practice makes perfect”. Many of the older religious ones will say that the liar needs to be delivered. The liar has already been delivered. He or she simply needs to walk in that deliverance. One of the definitions Joyce that I love about the word delivered is the definition of “to hand over or surrender.” This definition indicates that the believer has his or her part in the success of their walk; hand over and or surrender what is not like Christ in your lives to the care of the Spirit of God for annihilation and be clothed in the perfection of the Lord Jesus.
We are concluding the mixed heart discourse with the 32nd chapter of a Desire so Strong with the intent of bringing home or to the forefront the importance of daily maintenance in the believer’s lives. One of the errors that grieves me Joyce is the errors spoken by much of the leadership in the church. When I hear the leaders say that they do not teach or preach on sin it grieves me simply because sin is what separates man and God. Sin destroys perfect unions; ask Adam. This was the very purpose of the first coming of Jesus. He came to pay the penalty for the sin that separated man and God. After that price was paid through shed blood, Jesus went back to his Father’s Kingdom and I was sent in the fullness from the Father for many reasons yet, one of the more outstanding of those reasons was and is to help man to live lives acceptable to the sacrifice of Christ. If sin among the believers isn’t addressed and believers will, can and want to, walk in those sins; then the death of Christ was and is in vain in that person’s life. Throughout New Testament scriptures the fluent bible reader will find that in every letter and or epistle written by the apostles, sin is addressed. Do we beat people in the dirt about the sin? No we do not yet, we will shine the light of truth in reference to the sin in a believer’s life and contingent upon the heart of the hearer; conviction, convincing and cleansing will take place. One of the major goals that should be set by the believer is the goal to submit to me and to turn away from that which is not like God. Is holiness and righteous living impossible? Of course not. The Christ like way of life becomes hard when a believer does not want to submit or turn away from the unrighteous acts and thoughts that besets him or her. Saying this will now take us into “Walking in a dead man’s shoes.
Record for me Joyce if you will, Romans 6:1-14. Use what ever translations you choose. The translation will not take away from the truth that I will reveal.
“Okay Holy Spirit. May I record from two translations.?
You may Joyce. There are some who are strictly King James Version and others who gain more insight through other translations. All in all the translations will not twist nor turn the truth that is in me.
Thank you Holy Spirit. I will of course record the King James Version and the New Living Translation. Romans 6:11-14 from both Versions reads as follows:
(NLT) Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. 5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. 12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
(KJV) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
“Thank you Joyce.” “You are most welcomed, Holy Spirit.”
Before we proceed Joyce I must address the ignorance of man with the word ignorance here meaning; disbelief. For those of you our readers and followers who dare to discredit the Holy Spirit of Christ to say that I do not have conversations and teaching sessions as this; I challenge you to go to the book of ACTS to read. The challenge in this challenge is to underline in your bible every mention of the Holy Ghost and the act that follows the mention of me. You will find very interesting insights about my person and work.
“I do apologize Holy Spirit.” “Joyce we do not apologize for the ignorance or disbelief of men and women. We challenge the ignorance and or disbelief.” “Understood Holy Spirit.”
“Now Joyce, let us go on to the topic at hand: Walking in a dead man shoes. From the King James Version that you recorded I want us to look at the word reckon. Please define the word reckon.
“Reckon in its simplest definition Holy Spirit means to “think of” or “Consider.” “Thank you Joyce.” “You are most welcomed Holy Spirit.”
“Think or consider. Apostle Paul admonishes the believer to think of him or herself to be dead to the “power of sin; to consider him or herself to be dead to the power of sin. He asks the question of, ” how can the believer walk in a power that is dead?” When the electricity is cut off to a house or building the power is inactive. It has no effects. Inactive power produces nothing. When a battery goes dead on a car, the car will not start. The battery has to receive power from another source in order to operate; be that power coming from another battery connected to cables to transfer a source of power or the battery be put on a charger to build its power to operate. In both translations recorded Joyce, Paul says that when the believer is baptized into Christ, he or she is immersed in death with Christ and resurrected to life in Christ; becoming a new person and the life of the believer should reflect the newness of which he or she was brought to life in, through Christ Jesus. As long as the believers are taught and told that they can not and will not stop sinning then know that they will not stop sinning and feel as well as think themselves justified in practiced sin because this is the message of many leaders in the church. I also must add that I am not pleased with those messages. One of my works is to conform the believer into the very image of Christ. He knew no sin and practiced no sin. Since the believer has been put to death through Christ and has been resurrected to life in Christ, why then would practiced sin be acceptable? It isn’t. We have before; in several of our discourses on flip the scripts, stated the accusation of incompetency that is hurled at me when the teachings of imperfections are uttered. The teachings of imperfections says that I, the Holy Spirit of the Most High God; am not able to bring a believer or believers into the perfections of Christ.
Chapter 32; Walking in a dead man shoes. Herein, we follow two men. One man in the beginning is on his way to death unknowingly and the other is on his way to life as he would think life to be; unknowingly. Now in order for the one who is on his way to life, to be able to experience the life that will unknowingly present itself, he has to first have an encounter with death. He finds a dead corpse in an alley that has all the things pertaining to life except life itself. The corpse holds the money, the jewelry, the fashion and even keys to a plush penthouse. The finder of the corpse is a vagabond, a bum, or a hobo as the world would describe him. The vagabond strips the corpse of what he considers valuable. He had no idea of what kind of dwelling the keys he held would give him access to. The vagabond even takes the shoes of the corpse and puts them on. The shoes were a perfect fit and the shoes of the dead man led the vagabond to the luxuries that the corpse in the alley no longer had access to. One can only imagine the joy and excitement that the vagabond experienced having all his new found comforts and riches. Putting on the shoes of the dead man gave the vagabond not only new possessions but, the vagabond had a new identity. The identity was that of the corpse. Let’s give the vagabond the name of John and the corpse the name of William. Now to people who knew the vagabond John; John was considered dead because they didn’t see him any more, they didn’t interact with him anymore. John was no longer a part of a vagabond’s circle. The death of the corpse William, removed the vagabond from his old life.
Let’s take a look at William the corpse. William is just that: a corpse. There was no reaction from him when his possessions were taken. There was no reaction from him when he was almost stripped naked. There was no reaction from him or even concerns about his worldly possessions because he was dead. The life that William lived prior to death would have never found him in the alley where he now lay. He is not affected by the stench, the filth, nor the type of people who hung out in this environment. Why? Because he is dead. Observation of William’s current state shows what and how the believer is supposed to be; dead and unaffected by sin to be obedient to it. The believer is suppose to not be effected nor drawn to the things that he was removed from through crucifixion and death. Believers are crucified with Christ and so many are they in the church and through professions of Christ who have yet to grasp this truth in their hearts and minds and not through confession only. Through our administrator George I spoke this truth: THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH DEAD FOLK IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH DEAD FOLK IN CHRIST. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH DEAD FOLK IN THE CHURCH!!!
We said that we can take a dead man and drag him where ever we want to without him rejecting, fighting, rebelling, rationalizing, resisting, displaying attitudes, being stubborn, showing anger, acting unseemly, coming out of the character of being dead, being insubordinate; picking and choosing where he will or will not go or what he will or will not do, griping and complaining, taking upon himself to make decisions inside of the decisions that has already been made and set, being phony. A dead man can not fake being dead. William is a prime example.
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