Good Morning Precious One!
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, Love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7. Many of us live with a spirit of timidity, fear and cowardice. When things get tough, we just give in to the opposition because we believe the lie that we are weak, powerless and stuck. To be timid and cowardly is to be: faint-hearted, chickenhearted, spineless, timorous, without strength, fearful, shrinking backwards, weak-kneed…….
This verse says that we have not been given this type of spirit. God HAS GIVEN to us a spirit of power, Love, self-discipline, sound mind, courage, valor, bravery, heroism, being more than a conqueror, lion-hearted, stouthearted, daring, dauntless, fortitude, firmness, resolution, tenacity, grit, guts, strength, unshakeable, unswerving, unyielding, forceful, strong-willed, strength of purpose, victorious, heart of a champion…..
The Spirit of Christ is within each and every person who has received Christ into their heart and has born-again into a new creation in Christ Jesus! This Spirit of Christ is a gift of pure grace to every believer! Many Christians do act out of this new heart, but the Truth remains that every person who has received Christ, has His heart and Spirit within them!!!
We don’t go backwards and try to fix our old heart that had been wounded so desperately, in many cases! We don’t fix the old heart, Jesus takes the old heart out, at salvation and puts His new one inside of us. “I will REMOVE your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26. We receive, believe, take hold of the new heart Of Jesus, His heart of a conquering, victorious champion!
We may have been the weakest person on the planet before we received Christ Jesus, but once we receive His Spirit and heart into our heart, we became new creations, full of the Life of Jesus!!!! We set the eyes of our heart onto Jesus now, not who we were, or even who we may be acting in the present. We set the eyes of heart on Jesus, in all of His glory and see ourselves In Him, as Him, one with Him, perfected and glorified In Him!!!
We look away from the law which keeps us in bondage to weakness and sin, and now we look to the glory of Jesus, and see ourselves completely and totally inside of Him, with His heart and His spirit! We are to see ourselves completely as we are, right now, where we ARE seated In Christ in the heavenly realms! It honors Jesus and His sacrifice on the Cross when we see ourselves as the new creations that He made us to be!
When see ourselves in the flesh, we are ignoring the Truth of who we are in Christ Jesus. This completely ignores what Jesus did on the Cross!!!!! But when we see ourselves in the Light of what He accomplished for us the Cross, we see the Truth of who we are, perfected and glorified In Him!!!! We look away from all of our weakness, lack, sickness, disease, poverty, and we see ourselves In Christ as He is!!!!!
We now fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our Faith! We set our heart and minds on things above, the heavenly realities, not on earthly or fleshly things!!!! We behold the Lord’s glory, with an unveiled face, a part from the law which exposes weakness, and we now see ourselves completely and only in Christ Jesus, filled with His all-powerful, Loving and Joyful heart!!!!
As we behold the Lord’s glory, with an unveiled face, and see ourselves in His glory, we are being into the likeness of Christ, with ever-increasing glory, from the Lord, who is Spirit!!!! So we take hold of our new heart given to us of power, Love and a sound-mind and self-discipline! SHALOM!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 9-17-2013