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Exposing Satan’s Master Scheme: To Be Like God WITHOUT GOD – Pt. 05

[Part 5 of 5] While Satan’s plan to keep us away from God is devious — by distracting us with DOING to be like God — God’s REALITY for the new order of our being is INFINITELY better than DO — it is CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of glory. In this episode we learn:

  • That we don’t live “for” Christ, but Christ HIMSELF is our life, who is IN us (1 Cor 1:27)
  • The zenith of Christian living is because of our union with Christ, who lives through us, AS US.
  • Living by The Spirit vs. living by the flesh (our humanity)
  • God is not interested in you “becoming”. Believer, you ARE because Christ IS.
  • The NEW ME: a humble vessel, honored to carry and manifest The Lord Jesus Christ!

[Various scriptures]

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Exposing Satan’s Master Scheme: To Be Like God WITHOUT GOD

Satan’s #1 goal is to keep us away from God at all costs. His #1 strategy to achieve this goal is to get us to believe that we become “like God” because of what we DO. This is the great “DO to be like God” lie, related to Satan’s lie “I will make myself like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14, ESV). It ultimately leads to believing, “I can be like God, WITHOUT GOD”.

In this provocative series we trace the origins of this diabolical strategy of “DO to be like God” all the way back to Satan’s own fall, when he was the great archangel Lucifer. We also examine how Satan used this same strategy with our first parents, Adam and Eve, turning them away from God. Then we look at the perfect Man, The Lord Jesus Christ and His radical counter to Satan’s “DO to be like God”, when He said that He can DO NOTHING of Himself (John 5:19). From there, we look at the great secret of Jesus as perfect Son of Man: His union, oneness, with His Father. We learn further that union with Christ is the great secret of the real Christian life:

Exposing Satan’s Master Scheme: To Be Like God WITHOUT GOD – Pt 4

[Part 4 of 5] If Satan’s #1 strategy to keep us AWAY FROM God is to have us believe that we must DO to be LIKE GOD… then what is GOD’s way and plan for us? In this episode we explore God’s brilliant plan in the new creation: not “just you”, but the NEW YOU in union (one) with Christ:

  • We examine the reality of Christ’s oneness with His Father in John 17. This is BEING based not on “doing” but on UNION WITH GOD.
  • What it means when the Bible says that we CONTAIN Christ: as earthen vessels, branches of the vine, in Last Adam (Christ), temples of the Holy Spirit, slaves of righteousness, members of the body of Christ, as the wife (bride) of Christ, as the Father is in Christ.

Scriptures: John 17:20-26, John 15 & others

CC by-nc-nd 2016 Mark D. VanOuse
This recording is under a Creative Commons copyright license.

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Hebrews Pt 20: The New Spirit — GOD Alive IN YOU

It’s the great secret of the Christian life: GOD alive and IN us, as promised in Ezekiel 36:27, the parallel to Hebrews 8:10. God says: “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.” You’ll learn about this most important part of the New Covenant and God’s brilliant design for success in Him!

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The Incarnation: The Greatest Thing That Ever Happened For You – Part 2

In this podcast, we take up the question, “So what does the incarnation have to do with me”? This question is answered by taking up the reasons for the incarnation that we discussed last time and then connecting the dots to understand the great many benefits Christ’s incarnation give us for the victorious life. (Part 2 of 2).

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The Two Realities of the Believer Seen in 1 Corinthians 1:30

By Mark VanOuse

1 Corinthians 1:29-31 (NKJV)

[29] that no flesh should glory in His presence.[30] But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—[31] that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”

I am now seeing that verse 30 here, which I have loved for years, contains both realities of the believer: being in Christ and Christ in the believer.
The “in Christ” part is very clear:
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus
How glorious this is! The wonderful fact that I am IN CHRIST is because God did it. “OfHim are you in Christ Jesus”. All of the wonderful treasures, infinite privileges of being in Christ are all mine, because God was the One who baptized me into Christ in the first place!
And yet this incredible verse reveals also the second great reality of the believer: Christ in us the hope of glory. How is Christ in us seen in this verse? (more…)