Repost from previous blog: Posted 07/12/2011

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We have to get out of “VICTIM” mode.  It can only lead to defeat – weighed down, burdened, depressed, and in constant fear.  I can say “we”, because I lived it for so long.  I learned it growing up, and in recent years have learned a new name for it – “ENTITLEMENT” mentality – i.e. “the world owes me something! – AND IT BETTER PAY UP!” or “I DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS!” And in the past few years I’ve learned, I deserve NOTHING except DEATH and HELL.

 

When I got Saved at age twenty, I had begun to learn to live as a SURVIVOR.  But that was just it, I was just surviving, just getting by, mediocre, enduring.  But many days would default back to Entitlement.  I soon learned, and am still learning that as Christians we are never called to just exist and endure.  I can’t say it’s something that comes naturally.  I still fall back in the victim and survivor modes, more often than I’d like to admit.

 

We are called to be OVERCOMERS – Victorious.  Powerful not pitiful.  We can’t be both at the same time.  We are either one or the other.  AND when we are being pitiful, there’s no way for GOD’s POWER to do it’s perfect work in us.  Yes with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.  But we have to keep this in context.  When we are being pitiful, we are NOT Trusting/Believing God.  The whole verse says, “23  

 

Jesus said,”33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

 

John wrote, “4  5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (I John 5:4-5) 

 

He also wrote, “3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.  4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.” (I John 4:3-5)

 

If you are Saved, you are a child of the KING of KINGs, and HE has already defeated the law of sin and death. (Romans 8)  Don’t live a defeated life any longer.  Stand up and live the life that HE died to give you.

 

If you don’t know what I mean by Saved, or you do and wanna be.  Let me explain further.  

-* Jesus (God in the Flesh – or God with skin on, if you will) was born of a virgin

-* He lived a sinless life.

-* Then was crucified on the cross to die and pay for your sins and mine

-* He died for our sins because we couldn’t pay for our own, the sacrifice had to be INNOCENT,

-* And Jesus was the only one INNOCENT that coul pay the price for all

-* So something/someone had to die because the LAW of sin and death says, “22  

-* So Jesus died on the cross, but HE rose on the third day.  Jesus said, “17  18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”  (John 10:17-18)  Remember He is all God while at the same time all man.  I know it’s hard to grasp, but we are not called to understand everything, just believe to HIM.

-* SALVATION comes by believing WHO Jesus is and WHAT He did for you. 

-* If you do, and would like to be saved, pray and ask Him to forgive your sins, come into your heart, and be your LORD and SAVIOR (You can’t have one without the other – my FIRE INSURANCE Blog will post tomorrow, also go back and read the one from yesterday YOU CAN’T JUST ADD A LITTLE GOD TO YOUR LIFE).

-* If you don’t know how to pray, it’s just like talking to someone.  If you don’t know what to say, say something like this, “God, I know I’m a sinner.  Please forgive me.  Come into my heart and life and be my LORD and Savior.  I surrender my life to YOU.”  – The only catch is you have to mean it.  There’s nothing magical about these words or the way you say it; it’s what you mean that matters.

Also, if you’re in these areas check out these websites for help finding a church:

Also, if you’re in these areas check out these websites for help finding a church:

FLORIDA

* Wellington, FL www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

MISSISSIPPI

* DeSoto County, MS area www.MyLifeFellowship.com

* Tate county, MS area www.LifePointSenatobia.com

NEW YORK

* Albany, NY  www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

OKLAHOMA

* Edmond, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* Midwest City, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* Oklahoma City, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* NW Oklahoma City, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* South Oklahoma City, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* Owasso, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* Tulsa, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* South Tulsa, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* Stillwater, OK www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* Yukon, Ok www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

TENNESSEE

* Hendersonville, TN www.LifeChurch.tv click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

* Memphis, TN area you can check out www.TheLifeChurch.com

TEXAS

* Ft. Worth, TX www.LifeChurch.tv  click on “locations & time” then click choose campus from pulldown

VIRGINIA

Alexandria, VA www.theaterchurch.com

Arlington, VA www.theaterchurch.com

WASHINGTON, DC

* Washington, DC www.theaterchurch.com

 

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Unless otherwise noted all verses in my blogs are NKJV

“Scripture taken from the New King James Version.

Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. 

Used by permission.  All rights reserved.” 

 

Alexandria, VA www.theaterchurch.com

Arlington, VA www.theaterchurch.com

WASHINGTON, DC

 

 

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Unless otherwise noted all verses in my blogs are NKJV

“Scripture taken from the New King James Version.

Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. 

Used by permission.  All rights reserved.” 

 

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