Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength (Vol. 1) - # 269
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It really is remarkable that many folks, including Christians, are totally unaware of anything that “Jesus has done in a person.” Crazy, isn’t it? Salvation is by God alone. Taking to Heaven is by God alone. But, life here in between…?
Only Trust What Jesus Has Done In a Person
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. --Galatians 2:20
Let me tell you a secret about others. The only measure of dependence you place on them should be on the things God has done in them. Depend on them for anything else and they will let you down. When we see strong people, we have the tendency to want to trust them. However, if it is a fleshly strength that we are trusting, then one day they will let us down. At times I have told people of my strengths, my boldness, or my knowledge, and I have heard others do it, as well. Such talk is foolishness, for we are covertly asserting that we can be trusted, followed, or listened to because of our strengths. This is proof positive that we are not to be trusted. It is better to hear of someone’s many weaknesses and work alongside that person, for in each place he is weak, he is reliant upon God’s strength. If a man tells me he was very critical until God worked in his heart, revealed his own wickedness, and then lifted him up, I know that such a man is safe with my problems; I will not receive judgment from such a one, I will receive grace.
Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point Green – IT, Incredible Truth
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches Pink – PV, Priceless Victory
“But, life here in between”…oh, wait, life with a small “l” is flesh….Life with a capital “L” is Christ’s Life. And Michael specifically tells us “that” is what we should only depend upon when looking to someone else. Well, amen!
May we Live His Life here in between Salvation and Heaven, and only trust in His Life in others. For instance, His Faith…
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