Tag Archives: Union

Living by the Life of Another

Every negative, every embarrassment, every movement of self effort, knowledge based spirituality, any leaning on anything except Christ as my life must be exposed for what it is- The Illusion of independence and the ability to BECOME more spiritual. There is only ONE holy Life. Because of my union with Jesus, I am a partaker […]

Intercession is not Prayer

“Christ Jesus … is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” – Romans 8:34. Our great High Priest has been the unique Intercessor. None but He could be a propitiation for our sins. But we also, as priests, have a law of intercession to fulfil, and this helps us to […]

Spiritual Authority (Adapted)

Man likes to build reasons as strongholds around his thought, yet these reasons must be destroyed and thought taken captive… the strongholds need to be stormed before the thought can be taken captive. If reasons are not cast aside there is no possibility of bringing man’s thought into surrender to Christ. There must come a […]

The Marriage Union

A paraphrase of Psalm 45 by Jim Parker: Lord God You have appointed Your Son Jesus as Sovereign, and anointed His head with the oil of joy, ordaining Him as King and establishing His Kingdom. He’s a King whose lips are anointed with grace, a monarch who God has blessed forever. You are a Messiah […]

Living With Jesus Today

When we live our ordinary, everyday life, God promises that He will live through us. We are vessels to contain Him. He moves us, urges us, motivates us to do His will, so that we can say with Paul that it is no longer we who are living but Christ who lives in us (Galatians […]

You Cannot Live in Sin

Did you know that you cannot live in sin? Well that’s exactly what Paul says in the first two verses of chapter six! He anticipates the objection that grace encourages people to sin in order to get more grace. Apparently, some had accused Paul of encouraging sin in just this way (Rom 3:8), and he […]

Fulfil the Law? Is that all you want?

“For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never by the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near” (Hebrews 10:1 NASB). The written Law is the shadow of the reality. The Reality […]

Living By the Law is Separation

The law presupposes the separate self to obey it. The fact that we see the law outside us as something we have to attain to, something which we are not now but should or ought to be, is our perpetual admission that we are lawbreakers and in separation from God. In this separation, we can […]

Three Quotes

Christ has no body now on earth but yours; yours are the only hands with which he can do his work, yours are the only feet with which he can go about the world, yours are the only eyes through which his compassion can shine forth upon a troubled world. Christ has no body now […]

Evil is the absence of God?

What I had trouble with from the beginning reading that, was the “absence of God.” I could not fathom it. And yet the more I let it sit there, it began to occur to me that even though there can really never be, anywhere, anytime, any place, an absence of God, yet to a creature, […]