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The Provision of a More Abundant Life

Dan Augsburger
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  • January 19, 2008
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him grateful that we are here discussing this subject is this really so wonderful I'm grateful that the Holy Spirit is present and I pray Lord 's people and listen that they have been blessed and that they have been now able to learn some things that will hopefully help them gain experience in the more abundant victorious life that you want them to have Lord we know it's it's it's it's an ongoing work it's it's it's the work of a lifetime I'm grateful that you're the one that that determines that the pathway that you are the one that helps this and that in the end Lord Joe we can find ourselves in a celestial city help us Lord to live in such a way that others want to know that city as well something so be with us again Lord you know that I'm only an instrument ammonium mouthpiece and I really need you to get you to speak through me Lord so that the people 's time here will not be wasted I ask this in Jesus and others one good thing about knowing these things and that is when you go and and and and talk the way that that I have been in any view by the way can do as much as I've done some day the Lord willing we'll be sharing just as I have one it's not about you when it's all about God you don't have near the wording now is Dana before people big as you literally look for God to impress you as an issue sharing and I can assure you that you've been to other seminars and mine there but the subject matter 's assignment illustrations always change their pocket as I'm going along and I just let the spirit moved and that's one of the reasons why I don't like PowerPoint because PowerPoint just hold you in and you can be flexible at all for the Spears promptings so it's good it's good to know Jesus in this way let's look at Galatians chapter two verse twenty has a pickup Galatians chapter two verse twenty welcome back Galatians chapter two verse twenty fifth as I have been crucified with Christ it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me he says I've been out crucified with Christ because it's no longer I who live but it's Christ now who lives in me let's look at another one on Galatians chapter six verse fourteen it says that God forget that I should boast except where in the cross of Christ of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom the world 's been crucified to me and I to the world also when I look at what's made the substantial difference in my life it's in the cross of Christ that I don't want to boast anywhere but the cross and you know when when Paul went to Athens you know and there he attempted to reason with with those those those people were caught up in the mysticism of their day and he tried to reason using the illogic he discovered that that didn't work any says unite you only know one thing and that Christ and him crucified Paul came back to Christ and him crucified let's look at first in chapter two verse two first trenches Chapter two verse two him to assess therefore I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified I guess I just referenced that but here's the point Jesus said if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto myself I'm arrives at the University of Michigan 's teaching a little bit to the to the campus group the commissioners that they work on University Michigan campus and I found the holy talking about what it means to really lift up Jesus that you know we have been called the lift him up and how sometimes you spend more of our time lifting up programs and and and good preachers and and we have a great music program but it's pretty rare we say here in our church you really experience Jesus we don't do that much and and and is it any wonder they said if I be lifted I will draw all men to myself is it any wonder that we don't get gain greater results in numbers to grow me after the fact and said yet again she said for the first time when I realized he was me and my enthusiasm it was all about Jay-Z said it changed completely when I get my Bible studies in LA it is just a huge change in huge change in how we view overdoing unnoticed Romans chapter twelve verse one Romans chapter twelve verse one go right ahead said I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice holy acceptable to God which is what your reasonable service we called to him our lives as reasonable sacrifice that if you gave a sacrifice out what would happen if you sacrifice something you would take it and it would be he would surrender completely and put on the altar for the purpose of what I think being completely consumed right hand hall calls us to give our lives as living sacrifices because they give it for the purposes purpose of it being what consumed by God that were lucky in our day when I really think you have analyzed being consumed you know I'm not a martyr 's Hiawatha under fire and were not talking about that kind of thing but but the surrender should be to the same extent and ugly that's what her brother Jeffrey was talking about this morning as we don't know when it when the times the change were called that way and as he so rightly pointed out he said it's it's it's it would be easier to die for Jesus and to live for Jesus because living for Jesus is is in the ongoing dying to self experience that goes on from day to day now I'd like to have us looking at a few quotations first of all headline forty one it says the new birth is a rare experience in the age of this world this is the reason I'm an page nineteen by the early nineteen forty one forty two something in there the new birth is a rare experience in the age of this world this is the reason why there's so many perplexities in the churches many so many who assumed the name of Christ and sanctified and holy they had been baptized that they were what they were buried alive self did not die and therefore they did not rise to newness of life in Christ I think the reason there are some major accidents and as many have been buried alive soft and not die and therefore self came back up just as alive in doses as active reminded something as before now if you went to the funeral home and they were very nice people would you have a problem with sure they would further fuel that the FEMA director in jail for that one day and then I say this without throwing any stones but I am I am absolutely amazed that we don't even mention dying to self their fundamental doctrines if you read what the Bible says newlywed Ellen Weiss was on the subject and invest that's foundational that his foundation and I will prove that you are in a greater way okay just imagine what it would be like to be in a church where every person is wanting only God 's will to be done I remember there was a time when I attended a church where were with that as a whole bunch of people that Willie had like a novel attendance of one hundred fifteen hundred and twenty and I think with three baptisms we had almost eighty people and we work him out we were thinking about the future and some people quickly figured out that when they held the next business meeting these on fire members these new members could come and vote every single officer out of the church and it's interesting that that that that the stress I became to how to keep the status quo you know I don't know what the membership is here but if for example how many members of the couple thousand maybe okay whatever the finished three thousand is for discussion purposes imagine if you had twenty five hundred people join your church you know him in one month your church would know what to do with why the vision be so afraid that they would leave the church away and I believe there's a great pictures you want to know and do God 's will at whatever the cost now and no matter what the cost because if that is the stress there is no fear about new people coming in because everyone wants the same thing and got as many tell one person one thing another person other than ten but it doesn't really become so accustomed to listening to men sincere well-intentioned and insincere well-intentioned women instead of hearing God that they did we haven't really learned the need to hear from God George Milosevic said some things about the discussion about how to know God 's will and we haven't done as much in educating that respect as we could either but anyway the new birth is a rare experience because there are many who go are going down into the water thing you forget something I'm reluctantly come out of the water they had made a public statement that from now on justice as this represents death from now there's only one voice I want to hear and obey and that is the Lord Jesus Christ and I believe that the reason Jesus was baptized was not just as an example you know that you'll need to be baptized so I need to go through this book but it was his public statement as well I'm dying to self insane from note in my ministry in a special way will only be one voice heard matters the voice of my father a K Le Guin baptizes not just no forgiveness it is also a public declaration that there is now a new person in charge a new person in charge turn with me because I've mentioned not to page twenty one line twenty eight this is a quotation I see from George Miller George Miller said there was a day when I died and as he spoke he been low until he almost touch the floor continuing he had indicted George Miller his opinions his preferences taste and will him who wills its approval or censure died in the approval online even my brother friends and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God so there was a day when I got I got to my will my preference is my case I died whatever the world is either good or bad I dined there praise I die to to to to to their censure to the negative no feelings I died and most of the praise and censure of my brothers so there's only one thing I carried on from that point and that was to know into whenever God wanted and I believe that's the reason that God used in such a great way it's interesting I tell you how in eighteen seventy four he was able to support knowledge missionaries in and feed all of those twenty one hundred children ten thousand pounds overseas and all those things and he wrote at one point he together those who think that they got less negative and more spiritual than most visitor center he said to the degree that I have followed God 's will to that degree got his last name that is a secret that is suited to that degree and you know what it suddenly truly died to self and God is a myth on the way he wants to and that he can truly blesses and in unstinted measure now I'd like to share with you a few quotations line on page twenty line twenty two that says we cannot retain our own self and be filled with all the fullness of God we must be emptied of self if heaven is getting better that will only be to the renunciation of self and in receiving the mind the spirit of the will of Christ Jesus are we willing to pay the price for eternal life are we ready to sit down and count the cost whether heaven is worth such a sacrifice as to die to self him that I will be back in fashion into perfect conformity with the will of God until this shall be the transforming grace of God will not be experienced by us and to hear that until we than us we will not experience the transforming grace of Christ just as soon as we present our emptied nature to the Lord Jesus and his cause he will supply the vacuum by his Holy Spirit we can then believe you will give us of his fullness he does not want us to perish with you there is there is a relationship between art dying to self of being emptied of self and the Holy Spirit survey to fill us with himself missing something let us say the question is that Dan will talk about and so does that mean no year your clients to become doormats and benevolent nobody zero this feels good walk all over me know I the purpose of dying to self the purpose of being emptied itself is for the sake of being filled by the Lord Jesus Christ okay and I can tell you that when he is the one in charge he has you doing things and going places that you never dreamed possible I told you you know I I wander last year and haven't been in New Zealand four times of India Fiji twice and in England to Canada to the United States I'm going to Cambodia Thailand later to England back to New Zealand probably Australia all by the way by faith no payroll no one saying Daniel pay you sometimes the money comes out and sometimes the money comes during the time sometimes he comes within days after I get back home but God knows what he's doing any of these busy and you don't say no okay busy I believe it when when when when being that comes is not for dance for him and if I say no I'm in a faxing over him and I can do that and it's amazing what you can do it because it's a life is not about dance about him from beginning to end let's continue now forty four the same page after you are aware that they had darling idols that they had cherished sins God sees them since which may be blighted any words for this pruning knife to strike deep and separate these chair sends from you you will want to choose for yourself the process of purification how hard it is for you to submit to the crucifixion estoppel when the work is also made to God he who knows our weaknesses and our sinfulness he takes the very best way to bring about the desired results we all want to configure know how God would purify us have other changes but only God really knows the best way can we trust him can we trust him line page twenty one now the top of the page of line three in order that we may die to self we are called upon to endure trials and when the chastening hand of the Lord is laid upon us were not to fret and complain and not to rebel not to worry ourselves out of the hand of Christ where to humble ourselves before God pleading with him to get his rest in peace we enter the furnace of affliction with our hearts darkened by selfishness but if patient under the crucial test we shall come forth reflecting the divine image okay if we are willing to trust God trust what he's doing he will make an entire change in our lives line thirty three same page on one occasion spoken reference a genuine sanctification which is nothing less than what a daily dying to self and a daily conformity to the will of God turn to page twenty two now two more quotations on this in the little stores and will move to the last section line eighteen you are to die to self to crucify the flesh with the affections and lusts you need not devise ways and methods to bring in sure on this affection self-inflicted penance deserves no they will be found worthless when the test comes upon you were to surrender the heart to God that he may renew and sanctify us and that is the family courts I remember when I was sharing this and I know why the church and pastor to identify once again you convinced us about the need to die to self but you can leave and tight you tell us how we die to self is out of the question absolutely timely notice of what elitist reader she says that it's not for us to do to figure out devise ways and methods of bringing about your own crucifixion okay we can devise our own method line twenty seven no outward observances can take the place of simple faith but no man can empty himself of self we can only consent for Christ to call this the work then the language of the soul of the Lord take my life for I cannot give it it is our property keep it pure for I cannot keep it for the save me in spite of myself I week on Christlike self mold refashion the raise in Egypt Jordan holy atmosphere where the rich currant of our love can flow through my soul is not only at the beginning of the Christian life that this renunciation of self is to be made at every advanced notice no man can empty himself of self you can do that how does it happen I believe that from my experience and I can show you one good example in the Bible is a God providentially orchestrates the circumstances that forces to release into his hands those things that we find so impossible to surrender okay he knows each one of us and he will literally sometimes bring us kicking and screaming because we don't want to surrender and helpless in situations where we have to accept this way of working as a result of that we die to self and entered into some bad at the time door not a process we learn think of the children of Israel you know they they had severe problems in Egypt and they for eighty years their life is falling apart wasn't more than that went when they were being enslaved and an end the female babies were being killed and they were playing with a in a wider harassment mean answer that they are praying blessed me need your prayers and God is not in the business events and Leslie need your prayers when we pray must need your prayers you know it happens God makes a life more difficult instead of better companies a lot harder because this is so hard to get Egypt out of our blood when they finally are ready to go what do they always think about both we were back in Egypt right but I journey through the wilderness was a progressive journey of dying to self first God 's voice is serious you have to accept it God 's direction going to the Red Sea accepting God 's way of deliverance and then accepting God 's timing three days of the hot desert sand accepting God 's bitter disappointment at my accepting God 's blessing accepting the Sabbath accepting God 's way of of of of health accepting the ten Commandments accepting God 's leadership all of that stuff was a progressive journey I'm dying to self and easy to take each one of the stomach journey providentially okay they are not the ones they just go to the Red Sea okay it seemed an asset shop no there was the water before the mound then each side and Egyptians behind and and for all they knew there mid-January to go back to the God spoke to Moses and Moses you know he he raised his right in the waters parted right forward and in that which had been the obstacles of them became God 's way of deliverance in the I say for us often dispositive dying to self the way forward looks impossible and I decide are circumstances that we can change in behind us guess what is running from behind our past and the doublethink is never change before don't expect to change now but hey that's what he says that as we backed they obey God takes us through that elected some of this even though we have had knowledge sometimes they haven't learned to trust in the Natasha do what we know unsolicited crossing over the river to take Jericho I hear this morning we go back into the wilderness is a this morning because the uneducated a few minutes there documented in Jericho they went back to the winners and their danger and wilderness lessons that promised land blessings and many of us have become so accustomed to two wilderness lessons that we think that's all there is eventually came back across the river and got to the city death now it happened to have a consistently feel they are unitedly they obeyed in its earlier way no never seen them before but because they did their part got to do his part and those walls came down that which is impossible doesn't we will obey Truscott will come down to is a progressive journey where God leads us intentionally in a way that allows for change a little illustration of my own life sometime back I was dating someone thoroughly in love with her at the event divorced and single and I were talking about things like marriage I just wasn't convinced that she wanted to have the vagabond kind of like the dad had this and present on the road for two months and I'm in a different house every couple of days and that means the choicest fish Illinois any claim with people and not doing all the things in two months this is long but that's okay but I wasn't convinced and solar wind I don't recognize said you need to really make a decision about whether you wanted they may need to save no other kind of lifestyle that I have and Mrs. Willis unless it means like you know that's between you and I can be between you and me and I was fine this has fairly convincing contact but one day she started dating someone else told me about it I think she is one who has incentives between you and she's married to the person has abated overnight enemies on that I went into the depths of despair over the whole thing I spent the rest of sleeping and was horrible forget Weight Watchers and all those other things that were not seriously for damages China's as whole lifestyle some of you know what I'm referring and finally in desperation to God when they got initially help me I am not survive and that evening though it's only spoke to me out of the blue and got has a MySpace it's it's a short but it's absolutely profound you know it's only happened a few times it's a device again write her a letter goodbye and by the way your struggle is not with her ears to listen me do you trust me wow that change things and I was worried about whether she was making the right decision you know what this guy was right for her it had identified the guiding sex ed I'm the one that impressed you that you needed to know in the space can't you trust me and I said yes and where I had felt no peace before suddenly I felt peace went to sleep for the first time rushes up to four o'clock in the morning woke up and enough is that I never written a letter like that before but I think divider rescinded by the relation writing what was going on and in the maybe the father waking up I imagine that perhaps there was a whole open in the row next to me and I can look to the ground and I imagine that she was down there and I was kind of no very my problem is and I like it too much I would never do that nonetheless will begin us know it's not it's not heard on the whole issue addendum I get to hold the shovel no longer have to worry about the service I have a great deal about dying to self times others not getting rid of your problems at Thanksgiving your challenge is to guide and accepting what happens from him is somehow he knows what he's doing that's at issue in the hole in and got no shovel but as a trust got at the raises forward that which is so impossible before becomes very possible images life-changing so we talked about to cost one was private no accepting our nothingness which we receive Jesus as our personal say receiving his pardon and receiving his righteousness and the other problem is the cost of pay of control losing control of our lives so that he will be the one in charge have to point out some continuously going to come at last to the mini section of one and wanted to share and that is that that you we've only heard about what I refer to as big and teen half of sanctification we haven't heard yet about the filling half they finally stopped I would do you have a great disservice because we are emptied of self we die to self for the purpose of what been filled by the Lord Jesus Christ and Adventist are really good on the surrender side but but we rarely understand the need to receive Jesus as a living Savior as well so let's talk about that for just a few moments if you would turn with me to about age of twenty four and we will look at some of the things there first of all this first quotation online eighteen at page twenty four it says the work of sanctification begins in the heart and we must come into such a relationship with God that Jesus can put his divine mold upon us we must be noticed and to yourself in order to do what Jesus you have heard some these injured Chinese concept all through the writings of Ellen White incredible thing is you hardly read anything at all about it it just amazes me that we must come into relationship with God Jesus concludes mold must be emptied itself in order to give Randy GSM nine about eighteen now but how many have their hearts so filled with items that they had no room for the Redeemer of the world the world holds the hearts of men in captivity they center their thoughts and affections upon their business their positions their family they hold to their opinions and ways and shares them as items in the soul but we cannot afford to yield ourselves to the service itself holding to our own ways and ideas in excluding the truth of God line twenty three now we must be emptied of self but this is not all that is required for when we have renounced our idols the vacuum must be supplied and you notice that when we have renounced the vacuum must be supplied if the heart is left desolate and the vacuum not supplied it will be in the condition of him whose house was empty swept and garnished but without a guest to occupy the last year that man was worse than the first as you empty the heart itself you must accept the righteousness of Christ we hold of it by faith for you must have the mine in the spirit of Christ that you may work the works of Christ if you open the door at the heart Jesus will supply the vacuum by the gift of his spirit and then and then and then you can be a living creature in your home in the church and in the world you can diffuse light because the bright beams of the sun of righteousness are shining upon you your humble life your holy conversation and arthritis integrity will tell to all around you are child of God and air of heaven etc. he states dying to self just for the purpose of receipt Jesus as a living Savior if we do our part he will do his part to see that you follow that clear I'm curious with dangling on that but it produced it may be more recently sure this afternoon I hope so it certainly was something that they looked very very new to me when I first saw it look at Romans hashing out Romans let's look at John chapter fifteen John chapter fifteen figure because I am the true vine and my father is the vine dresser every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away and every branch that bears fruit he prunes that it may bear more fruit you are already clean because of the word which I spoken you abide in me and I and you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine neither can you unless you abide in me I define your the vine branches he who abides in me and I him bears much fruit for without me you can do nothing so for abiding how much will we bear much fruit if anyone versus does not abide in me he is cast out as a branch and is withered and they gather them and throw them into the fire in their burn if you abide in me and my words abide in you you'll ask that you will should be done for you by this my father is glorified that you bear much fruit so that you will be my disciples however think of the life of a branch what we know about the life of a branch to serve his suggestions when you think about the Herbalife for branch particularly in relationship to the line what we know about that Rex that is sad okay good what else requires a connection the connection right requires a connection what else is it has to be grown absolutely I have a notice to many great vineyards down here but up where I live the vehicle more more vineyards and they print them mercilessly okay mercilessly as otherwise it just be branches and efforts of it have to be prone what else does the branch have any identity apart from the vine is a branch ever say look at me look what I can do know that the branch it is completely dependent upon upon and its life is but an extension of the line run and when it's printed to say what's here we go again no it just sits it indoors because it has no choice but you know looking upon it because the one doing the printing knows what he's doing right and as I read in one book that is a very helpful thought that that the vine dresser is never closer to the branch has been sprung I can believe that that the person printing is never closer as one is actually doing so if were going to clean experience is that they got has abandoned us but it's because he is so close now the devil would suggest and I think we can understand the bigger picture now it was suggested that God is forgotten about us and that he doesn't want to stoop to do successfully undergo the dying to self process that can because our very dying to self allow the Holy Spirit to come in any defeats as part this is download this one is to do that the notice if you would with me some verses about the new life it is possible look at verse twenty chapter one verse thirty this is the kind of life that God wants us to have first confused chapter one verse thirty it says there but at him you are in Christ Jesus who became for us wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption through Jesus becomes what wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption all of those things become ours in Jesus I we've already read Galatians two twenty and let's look at it one more time in the context of what we just read Galatians chapter two verse twenty it says I have been crucified with Christ it is no longer I who live but who Christ who lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me I no longer lives there it is Jesus that lives in me and lives through me Philippians one twenty one we read that as well earlier but I think his seat in a new way for kids one twenty one for me to live is what for me to live is Christ look at Romans chapter eight verse two says for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death and you know I read it as for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has set me free from loss and death you can vary where there breakthroughs in that phrase and as the life how that life in Christ life is is the one that that gives us the new experience has made me free from the law sin and death look at first confused chapter fifteen verse twenty two says there for as in Adam all die even so in Christ shall all be made alive working Christ all shall be made alive to you breathing pattern somehow we all die you are relating price we all can live the verse says that I'm not convinced that everyone is as quick to believe that an action of that okay there were were were quite convinced about the fall were not nearly as convinced about the potential of the new resurrected life that's because we have such a tendency to as Agnes especially on this on to surrender the giving side not as much on the receiving side look at first in chapter fifteen percent fifty seven same chapter but thanks be to God who gives us the victory how through our Lord Jesus Christ thanks we go to visit the victory of through Christ Jesus our Lord second printings to verse fourteen that continues chapter two verse fourteen is now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph where in Christ always led in triumph in Christ look at Galatians chapter five verses twenty two and twenty three somewhere in here they're mere him the Spirit is love joy peace long-suffering kindness goodness and faithfulness gentleness self-control against such there is no law and those who are aware are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires we live in the Spirit let us also walk in the Spirit in other words the fruits of the spirit come in this relationship those who are Christ's have done would have crucified the flesh there has been a change look at second when his chapter five verse seventeen sister therefore if anyone is in Christ he is what a new creation old things have passed away behold all things have become new okay if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation old things have passed away behold all things have become new look at Ephesians chapter one verse three and said Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ who is blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places where in Christ I can we've been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ look at finally first Thessalonians chapter five verses twenty three and twenty four first Thessalonians chapter five verses twenty three and twenty four does now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ he says may you be completely sanctified first twenty four he who colleges faithful who also what do you say the hill also doing so please give it discouraged to look at yourself if you do your part then you can say God I then my part please come in and live in my heart living me live through me if necessary then in spite of me make an entire change make an entire change now let's look at some quotations to go with this page twenty five line twenty three a union with Christ by living faith is enduring every other Unionist pairs page twenty five nine twenty three Christ's first chose us to maintain an infinite price for our redemption and a true believer chooses crisis first last and best in everything but this union costs us something it is a union of utter dependence to be entered into by a proud being all the phone this unionist feel they need to be atoning blood of Christ they must have a change of heart they must submit their own will to the will of God there will be a struggle notice with outward and internal obstacles there must be a painful work of detachment as well as of the work of attachment pride selfishness vanity worldliness soon all of its forms must be overcome if we would enter into union with Christ the reason why so many find Christmas a deplorably hard whether Safeco is a variable is that they tried to attach themselves to Christ the first detaching themselves from these cherished idols to see there you see the need to the guide itself so that we can receive Christ now forty three again and I've read this quotation for but I must give it to you again the Lord Jesus love a single one they put their trust in him the pain wholly upon him he strengthens them he will live through them giving them inspiration to sanctifying Spirit imparting to the soul what a vital transfusion of himself the acts of their faculties and causes them to choose his will and to act out his character is that not goodwill this am always missing or even cause us to choose as well and act out his character could there be anything better than that would you not agree that that is truly the ultimate definition of righteousness by faith is not just a righteousness in a legal kind of friends that you know he has his his character has been placed your tonight to my credit is wet actually our lives become changed and become increasingly like like like the model like like Jesus line forty nine when the soul surrenders itself to Christ a new power takes possession of the new heart exchange is rock which men can never accomplish from self is a supernatural work bringing a supernatural element into super human nature facilities yielded to Christ becomes his own what is own fortress which he holds in revolted world and he intends that Novick no authority shall be known in it but his own assault is kept in possession of the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan is this life is is is about a new car in the new heart I like to say something to this quite radical victory is not so much a behavior then as it is a person music which is not something I have the victory is something that happens as Jesus is moving his life in and through me and so it are behaviors and issues and focusing more behavior so we needed to we need to focus more on Jesus and he will latest down that pathway of dying to self in whatever it I shall know often what we have chosen not to surrender and then he will lead us onward and then you go through it and then onward as well we see if there's anything else that that we should truly make sure we I have to share one more paragraph at starting a twenty six thirty and then I'll be done okay it is hard for those who are slaves to sin and evil habits they have long sought to overcome to believe that by simply accepting Jesus and yielding to him they instantly receive a new nature and of power enabling them to live in this is the McGuire at this moment okay this is hardly the by accepting Christ we get a new nature that this is true and countless thousands of experiences mighty miracle man himself has not only has elected no peace till victory no faith no righteousness to any other attribute of God the father gathered up all these blessings bestowed upon us and the precious gift of his son nothing has been withheld all this embrace and included in the one great gift is it not strange yes the question that every workmen are praying and pleading for that which is already been graciously given in Christ the King they pray for peace of the father as his envoy to disturb my peace upon you in Christ receive him and you have peace then pray for life enterprises and I given you eternal life it is in my son receive him and you have life than Carter got predicted yesterday is there is no victory for humanity except in the victory now Christ humanity in one everlasting thick enough himself but for men in the same way that life in peace against those that you give thanks to God which giveth us the victory why do men struggle and fight it what significant isotopic and this point again that plaintiff if they would only believe in Christ the victory on every point about that is not good news nine is a edition Alan White Mrs. kinder that the capstone and everything else I think he became Christ and I think you are to grow up in him by giving and taking decision steps to Christ now you are to give all your heart your will your service give yourself to him to veil his requirements you must take all Christ the fullness of blessing to buy in your heart to be your strength your righteousness your everlasting helper to give you power tool that the state was only give all we must take up and it brings about an entire change deficit is a more abundant life is not about me it's all about him and when we realize that we can't become your nothingness God is the latest providentially carefully correctly to the point of that we increase the empty ourselves of a various we don't want to surrender and has one finger time in a takings training base to leave this until we get to the point were willing to be God 's person doing God 's work God 's way and Hudson Taylor said God 's blessing as he put it as if it does what in God 's way will always bring God 's blessing and if or not extrinsic God 's blessing is a pretty good chance really not doing those were not doing God 's work God 's way and because of that we just know experiencing what we can do on our own God wants you to experience the Mormon as I have learned these things and I centered my life where God is in the and amazing journeys that we should ensure more stories I won't take the time but trust me it works it really really works I'm not perfect I don't claim any perfect but hey what good things are impossible for there no longer nation that is leading me further in my trust with messenger but now right and the break time this English lesson network for a while would you like to take a break for like ten minutes and I mean even if you have questions come back I'll be here to answer questions we should take a break on the downward of prayer and closing and then we'll take a break and get questions in comeback plotting heaven I'm grateful that you have allowed this to consider this matter of the more abundant life I tried to share how we need that life Lord that you called us to the world is looking for Adobe consequences in terms of our friendships in terms of our own lives if we don't pursue it learn it I've tried to show as well that there is a cost it mainly we can do it on their own that is not rushed by works at all and it's not some point you call us to die to self to surrender to be emptied so that you could have the last word in fact all the work from beginning to end the Lord to the Bible talks about counting the cost kind costs I pray that it is not a person here who doesn't trust you enough to say Lord I'm willing to give you a chance of my life as we give all pleas for this with your life that voice that that that saying this is the way walking into that I'm with you be of good cheer I overcome the world much of everything including our victory reach each one of us wherever we are today in thinking that you are with us as we studied together in Jesus and

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