Walking by The Spirit

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: