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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The Dwelling Place (7) – Your Identity In Christ (91) – May 29 2021

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Restoring your Dwelling Place. God removed the veil so nothing separates us from him. Do you sometimes feel separated from God? Sometimes because you can’t see God, we can treat him like He is not a person.

Like a friend, God longs to talk with you. He is jealous for your love towards him. What is keeping you from spending time with God? Know, that whatever it is, God is always there for you. In fact, He will never leave nor forsake you. James chapter 4 verse 8 says Come close to God and He will come close to you.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:4, 1 John 4:19, Romans 5:8, John 3:16; 1 John 1:9; Philippians 4:7-9; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

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The Dwelling Place (6) – Your Identity In Christ (90) – May 22 2021

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Why just hear about Jesus, when you can KNOW Jesus?

Have you ever talked about cooking or watched videos on cooking? Have you heard others stories about cooking but never actually followed a recipe and made a meal? This is what it’s like to not actually be in something.

In John chapter 15 verse 4, Jesus says “Dwell in Me and I will Dwell in you.” Many times we can hear about being in Christ. We can talk about being in Christ. We even see the results from those who remain in Christ. All of these are great, but listening to someone else’s experience is not the same as our own relationship in Christ. It is like saying you are friends with someone while never talking to them, spending time with them, or learning what they like. We all want real relationships. Why should Jesus want any less?

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:4; Matthew 6:33; John 1:1-4; Psalms 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-22; Colossians 2:3; Colossians 2:5-7; Colossians 2:9-11.

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The Dwelling Place (5) – Your Identity In Christ (89) – May 15 2021

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Dwell in Me and I in you. John chapter 15 verse 4 invites us to a relationship with the True Vine and the Vine-dresser. We get to dwell, abide, stay, and so much more in Him. This is more than just a relationship. It’s a place to rest, renew, strengthen, and have shelter. The Lord’s dwelling place invites us to have a home in Him. A place to go and find Him, be in Him, reflect, and have peace. How? By thinking on things above and not below. Jesus is in us when we open the door, and let him in our hearts. When he is knocking on the door to our hearts (Revelation chapter 3 verses 19-20). We are In Christ when we do the will of our Heavenly Father who sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus, because God (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) loved us. If this is a place of rest and restoration, I say it’s home. Home is another name for dwelling. Is Jesus your dwelling place?

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:1; John 15:4; Revelation 3:19-20; Philippians 4:7-9; John 1:1-4; Proverbs 4:20-22.

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The Dwelling Place (4) – Your Identity In Christ (88) – May 8 2021

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In John chapter 15, verses 1 to 4, we get to see the nurturing process of the True Vine (Jesus) and Vine-dresser (God the Father). We learn of the firm, yet loving role of the function of the True Vine and Vine-dresser. Both desire to give their sons (us believers) a firm foundation, food and sustenance for now and future seasons. It is like having a parent who disciplines, loves, and punishes, so a child grows up straight, strong, and with a solid direction. This process re-occurs and fortifies the substance of a child in Christ. Part of the growth of that child is to seek Jesus as The Way, The True Vine, in order to increase in the bearing of fruit.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Hebrews 12:27, John 15:1-4, Psalms 23:1-6, Hebrews 12:5-11, Matthew 7:8-11; Matthew 7:21-23.

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The Dwelling Place (3) – Your Identity In Christ (87) – May 1 2021

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Surrendering to being in His Presence. In John chapter 15, verse 1 it says I am The True Vine and My Father is The Vinedresser. As you go further into the chapter you read about how the Vine and Vinedresser work together to bring you to a point of maturity in Christ. Before this process can begin of I in you and you in Me (you as a branch connecting into The Vine), you must surrender things and submit to the authority of Jesus as Lord.

Is Jesus your Lord? Do you come under the authority of Jesus Christ? Are you open to having Jesus be the Vine? Are you open to God, your Heavenly Father being the Vinedresser?

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 15:1; Proverbs 20:24; 2 Timothy 2:19.

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The Dwelling Place (2) – Your Identity In Christ (86) – April 24 2021

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We look at how the Vine’s roots serve as an Anchor. Jesus, being the (one and only) True Vine can therefore serve as our Anchor (if we choose to Anchor ourselves in Him). It’s up to us to trust in Him in order for us not to be carried away by the strong currents of the world, and led astray into temptations and other forms of the evil in the darkness. We can trust in the Lord more when we realize that He is always the same, yesterday, today and forever. Not to forget also that His Word is forever settled in Heaven (Psalm 119:89). The benefits of being in His presence are immeasurable.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): John 11:25-25; Proverbs 20:24; Psalm 103:3-10; Psalm 91:1; John 15:1.

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The Dwelling Place (1) – Your Identity In Christ (85) – April 17 2021

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Continuing the focus on our relationship with our Lord Jesus, we begin to look at the very first verse of John 15. The True Vine that Christ is. In subsequent programs we shall be looking to see what it takes to be the branch that is connected to Him, in order for the all-important abiding in Him, and Him in us. Not to forget that we also get to bear fruit for others who are hungry to come and receive from us. For without this abiding and focusing our heart on Jesus, we are needlessly disconnected from our Source, our Creator, the Way, the Truth, and the Life that He is.

This program covers the following Scriptures from the Amplified Classic version (AMPC): Matthew 6:22-23; John 15:1.

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