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The Dwelling Place (17) – Your Identity In Christ (101) – August 7 2021

Christ expects that His new creation (that’s those who believe in Him and confess Him as Lord), shall bear an abundance of fruit. Romans 8:14 says that ‘For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.’ 

Where do we get this abundance of fruit from and how do we bear it?  We should never consider any alternative source but that of the Holy Spirit. Therefore in last week’s program we briefly touched on the fruit of the Holy Spirit by looking at Galatians chapter 5 verses 22-23. 

Colossians 2:9-10 (AMPC) states For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]. 10 And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power]. 

Since the Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead, and since the believer is in Him (Christ), the Holy Spirit is in Christ where we are, at the same time as Christ in us the Hope of Glory (Colossians 1:27). Therefore, the source of that fruit comes from the Holy Spirit, which is the best source and the purest fruit. The only thing in the way of this fruit that we are trying to bear and the person in front of us who desperately needs the fruit on our branch, is our free will. 

Is our free will focused on the things of the Spirit or the things of the flesh? We cover in detail in Galatians 5 in this program. 

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Galatians 5:13-24. 

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The Dwelling Place (16) – Your Identity In Christ (100) – July 31 2021

Summary

In this the one hundredth radio and podcast program on Your Identity in Christ, we talk about how to bear an abundance of fruit that Jesus expects of us. In this mini series on The Dwelling Place, we find out what is that fruit that is mentioned in John chapter 15, verse 16, as we reference the fruit of the Holy Spirit in Galatians chapter 5, verses 22-24. 

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:16-18; Galatians 5:22-24. 

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The Dwelling Place (15) – Your Identity In Christ (99) – July 24 2021

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John 15:8 (AMPC) When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. 9 I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. 10 If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:5-18.

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The Dwelling Place (14) – Your Identity In Christ (98) – July 17 2021

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Matthew 7:21-23 (AMPC) Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? 23 And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Matthew 7:21-23.

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The Dwelling Place (13) – Your Identity In Christ (97) – July 10 2021

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Few enter the narrow gate that leads to life, but many enter through the wider gate and the broader and spacious way that leads to destruction (see Matthew 7:13-14). Those who are lukewarm are about to be spewed out of Christ’s mouth (Revelation 3:16). What does it mean to enter through the narrow gate. It all ties back to whether we are confessing Jesus as Lord. If we are seeking Him with all our heart, wanting to know Him. Are we abiding (which also means dwelling and living) in Christ, thereby bearing good fruit, worthy of admiration (Matthew 7:17).

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Matthew 7:13-20.

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The Dwelling Place (12) – Your Identity In Christ (96) – July 3 2021

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This week we recap verse 6 of John Chapter 15, with teaching but also bringing in commentary from respective scholars. We have been talking for many weeks now about the importance of abiding/dwelling/living in Christ Jesus.  This week we focus on what Jesus Himself said would happen if we do not. The Word of God says those branches that do not bear fruit shall be gathered up by the reapers (angels) and thrown into the fire (hell) – see Matthew Chapter 13 (entire chapter for context), but specifically verses 40 and 41.

Tomorrow is not promised, not even the next hour is guaranteed. We are surely in the end times. Why gamble your next 15 minutes of life without Him? Receive Jesus into your heart today…now! (Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9).

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:6; Matthew 13:24-53.

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The Dwelling Place (11) – Your Identity In Christ (95) – June 26 2021

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This week we recap the first five verses of John 15, and bring in other verses to support them. We talk about how we are cleaned by the Word of God, how we can abide/dwell in that Word (which is Jesus Himself), abide in His love for us, and the overall importance of knowing Him.  Jesus said in John chapter 15 verse 5, Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

This program ends, preparing for next week’s teaching on the next verse that tells us what happens to those who the Lord does not know because of those that decided not to know Him.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:1-5; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 9:14; John 14:6; Revelation 3:20; John 21:17; Matthew 22:34-40; 1 John 2:6; 1 John 3:4; Colossians 2:6.

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The Dwelling Place (10) – Your Identity In Christ (94) – June 19 2021

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I was on my way to meet a new acquaintance. I wanted to bring something for them to the meeting. I had no idea what they liked or didn’t like. Not knowing them personally made meeting with them awkward.

How many of us are meeting with God and do not know where or how to meet with Him? When we get to the meeting, we don’t know what to say to Him. Do you know that feeling of awkwardness and not being prepared? It is like an interview for a company where you have not done research about the organization.

The good news is, in Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 13 God says, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” I strongly urge you, Beloved, to learn about God. In any relationship we must draw near to have a deeper understanding and a knowing of a person. In these times, of all times, it is essential for us to have fellowship with God, to hear God’s voice, to trust in God, to obey God, and have faith in Him.

If we have a better relationship with everyone except for God, we need to examine how to make the relationship with Him better.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:5; Revelation 21:3; Romans 12:2; Hebrews 11:6; Hebrews 11:1; Hebrews 11:5; Psalms 138:2.

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The Dwelling Place (9) – Your Identity In Christ (93) – June 12 2021

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The Dwelling Place Relationship

Can you get the benefits of a relationship if it is a Long-Distance relationship? The more you are around someone, the more you get to know them. The more you get to know someone, the more you see the blessings from that relationship. This week we examine the steps you can take to draw close to God as he draws close to you.

1. Remember you are a friend of God

2. Lean on and trust in the Lord

3. The Word is God, so learn more about God through the Word

4. Learn God’s personality through his nature and characteristics in the bible

5. Have faith in God and believe what He tells you

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): 1 John 2:3-6 ; Matthew 7:21-23; John 15:5; Revelation 21:3; John 1:1; Romans 10:17; Proverbs 3:5-6; John 3:16; Hebrews 13:8; 1 John 1:5; 2 Peter 3:9; Isaiah 40:28; Psalms 121:3; Hebrews 13:5; Hebrews 11:6.

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The Dwelling Place (8) – Your Identity In Christ (92) – June 5 2021

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Removing false walls between you and God. Does distance make the heart grow fonder? Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 13 says, “When you seek me, you will find me, if, you seek me with all of your heart.”

It seems God does not want distance between us and Him. In Jeremiah 29:13 He literally is telling you the benefit of seeking Him. We can only conclude that the opposite happens when you are not looking for God.

What things can cause you to not seek the Lord? As we look a little closer at Dwelling, in The Lord remember, It says in Roman’s chapter 8 verse 35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

I encourage everyone to draw near to the Lord. Remove anything that tries to pull you away from Him.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:4, 2 Corinthians 10:5-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:1, Ephesians 2:8, James 4:8, Jeremiah 29:12-13, Matthew 6:6.

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