January 1, 2013
Coming Into Christ Consciousness by Gary Sigler
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There is a verse in Hebrews that says Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith. We know that God drew us to Himself. He authored the birth of His seed within us. We had nothing to do with it. Anyone who thinks they had anything to do with his salvation and it was their goodness that brought them to God is a person most deceived. If you didn't bring yourself to God, if you had nothing to do with your redemption and your acceptability before God, then why do you think that you have to take Adam and perfect him? If God truly is the finisher of our faith, as the Word says, then when Adam rises up we simply realize that that is an opportunity for me to forgive myself. We should all walk in forgiveness. You must learn to forgive yourself when the flesh rises up.
How could I not be conscious of my sin? When I begin to walk in these truths that I am telling you tonight, not only did I lose a sin-consciousness, but I gained a life of peace. That's why I say, in reality, folks, there is only one reality. Seemingly there are two. But there is only one, and the reality; the truth of the matter is sin is no more. It was dealt with.
Because we haven't been living out of the right consciousness and we haven't been focusing on Christ, to us our carnality is very real. A lot of people say there is no sickness; there is no death. In Christ this is true. There is a lot of suffering in this world. There is a lot of pain in this world. How can we deny that? Yet, there will come a day when everyone of us will experience that death is no more. Sin is no more. Sickness is no more. Christ will come forth in us in all of His glory and then we will experience these things in their fullness.
If we are waiting for this like a fairy tale, that someday this is going to happen, we are missing the joyous journey of walking into it. If you are not walking into it, you will miss it until you do walk into it. We are so close today, and I am sure we all feel this, to see a group of people rise up on this earth that will absolutely bring the dominion and the kingdom of God onto the earth
Some of you have probably heard me share before how that the traditional Christian mindset is that someday Jesus is going to come back and we're going to rule and reign with Him. Are we? Not if He hasn't been ruling and reigning in us right now. The only way that we can bring the kingdom of God to earth is to recognize everything that should not be in His kingdom and make sure it isn't in us. If each one of us will do that individually, without making it a performance, we will succeed in bringing the kingdom to our earth.
If we soak ourselves in the presence of God and meditate in these truths we will begin to walk in the reality and freedom of not having the bondages of sin in the flesh. It is so wonderful. Nobody really knows except one who has been in the throws and bondages of the flesh how wonderful it is to wake up in the morning and to know that once again Christ is going to flow from your being. You don't have to worry about the pull of the flesh and make all of the resolutions and false promises to yourself. You just know that God is able to do that in you that He has promised to do.
Paul says that this is so important...to be renewed in the spirit of your mind. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but He humbled Himself." Phil. 2:5 A lot of people like that phrase "equal with God" but they forget about the humbling of themselves. Jesus said, "He that will be the greatest among you, let him be the servant of all." Mark 10:44
A lot of people want to preach the Word today. A lot of people want to get in pulpits. A lot of people want to do a lot of things. But when Christ really gets a hold of you, and you begin to understand who God has really made you to be, then you will become...not out of performance...but out of character one who serves. You will find it very easy to prefer others before yourself. It's your nature.
Author: Kingdom of God