Gal 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
He carries me everyday…He sustains me…It is His faith inside me…we are one….Right here right now..Jesus and me always together as one inside me…but manifested outwardly to the world as simply ME.
I do not try to be like Jesus. I do not try to do Christian things. I simply am me and I know that He is the one who lives in me and as me every moment, regardless of how much I pray or read or worship or attend meetings.
This came about through being burned out in religion…..the tread mill of endless religious doings led me to cry out for reality…and to my utter wonder I found that Galatians 2:20 is literally who we are.
No longer you who live…Christ lives as you!! you live now by THE FAITH OF JESUS…not faith in Jesus….which is pathetic at best.
There is a rest for the people of God.
Just being yourself –YOU–is the revelation and manifestation of Jesus Christ in the heavens and the earth. You might say, but I am a mess!! Yes and so am I. Take God’s Word seriously!!
“I am crucified with Christ” -That MEANS YOU DIED!! SO WHY ARE YOU STILL TRYING TO DIE TO YOURSELF? That is a religious spirit teaching you that. You are crucified with Christ–you died already!
Many say “If only I could get out of the way, then God would flow through me”…..or they say “When I completely disappear then everyone will see God”….
Do you believe the Scriptures or not?
It is no longer I that live—I am crucified with Christ!!(Gal 2:20 KJV & NKJV) Or try Colossians 3…For YOU DIED and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Trying to die is UNBELIEF!! It is religious nonsense and only appeals to the pride of man…a martyr mentality.
Jesus came to LIVE IN YOU… AS YOU….WITH YOU…..FOR YOU.
“Nevertheless I live, YET NOT I but Christ lives in me and the life I now live in the flesh”….
When Paul writes that bold clause right there—the life I now live in the flesh—that I is as he just said…it is CHRIST!!!
I live–NOT I—CHRIST LIVES….the life I NOW LIVE… WHAT IS PAUL SAYING BY THE SPIRIT?
He is shouting at us—that the new I that YOU ARE is CHRIST AND YOU AS ONE SPIRIT!! And that new I (YOU)lives by the faith of the Son of God..
No striving to have faith…you now live by Another Person’s faith and yet that Other Person dwells in you and is one S/spirit with you.
You just relax and cease working to be like Him…for brother…sister….GOD HAS MADE YOU LIKE HIM ALREADY just the way you are!!
But what about what others will think about me and my Christian walk if I just be myself?
What a relief!! That is what they will think!!
Every time you try to be like Jesus YOU ARE SETTING ASIDE THE GRACE OF GOD….and walking in UNBELIEF. You are setting yourself up for pride on one hand and condemnation from the Accuser on the other hand.
Give it up and believe the Gospel! You died….that old man who was joined as one with the spirit of the air…Now you have been raised up to newness of Life in Him…so that HE HIMSELF is your LIFE.
There is not 2 lives in you….There is ONLY CHRIST and YOU as ONE LIFE!!
In that day you shall KNOW that I AM IN MY FATHER…AND YOU IN ME…AND I IN YOU!! John 14:20
There is no separate life from God in you….all you are you are in Him…all the time!! Every moment of every day you are one with Jesus inside the Father and the Father is inside Jesus inside you!!
You keep asking God what is it You want me to do? And God says, I believe—JUST BE YOURSELF!!!
Someone I have been blessed by over many years now wrote this recently and I just had to post it here….
The “sore spot” is this: you speak more than once about “moment by moment” abiding or being led or being obedient. You say, “We dwell in God’s rest by following the leading of His Spirit moment by moment throughout the day.”
I do not think you have seen that you died. Because if you did see that, you would know that there is no one around who can do the “moment by moment believing.”
Everything you write and express depends on you making sure you do the “moment by moment” believing, obeying, yielding, etc. This is a big stumbling block for some, because they cannot let go of the fact that they must “operate” this to “make it work.” I have been sharing this truth for nearly 40 years, and I have seen this over and over and over and over. In fact, for myself, it was “trying” to do everything you have stated on a moment by moment basis, that finally brought me to my “death” in Him.
As far as I can see, there is one more “I” still in there, hard-pressed to give up its position as controller, since the whole ballgame, as you seem to describe it, is still up to you. Moment by moment believing. Moment by moment obeying. Moment by moment determining which course is the Spirit’s leading and following it. Don’t be offended with me, please – but it seems to me you are still in the Old Testament.