Subject Your feelings To The Word – Pastor Chris
Sunday, March 12, 2017
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9).
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When you ask some Christians, “How do you know you’re saved?” they’d say, “I now feel close to God”; but that’s wrong. Salvation or being born again has nothing to do with how you feel. That you “feel” close to God doesn’t make you any closer to Him than another Christian who may not “feel” that way. It’s got nothing to do with feelings; it’s a matter of faith. The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith…” (Ephesians 2:8). We’re not products of our feelings or what our minds tell us; we’re who and what God says we are.
Refuse to be ruled by your feelings and emotions. Refuse to be dominated by your physical senses. Part of Satan’s stratagems is to make people slaves to their feelings. This is why you must “fight” your feelings. Subject your feelings to the dominion of God’s Word.
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With respect to salvation, the Bible says if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord of your life, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, salvation is yours. You’re catapulted from the kingdom of darkness into Light (Romans 10:9). Straightaway, you’re born again with the life and nature of God in your spirit. The Word of God is the proof that you’re born again, not your feelings. Romans 8:16 says, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.”
Feelings are deceptive; they change with situations and circumstances, but God’s Word is immutable. Believe, accept, and live by God’s Word only.
Dear Father, I thank you for ushering me into a life that’s beyond the ordinary plane of natural perception. I flourish in the blessings of salvation— deliverance, divine health, preservation, prosperity and wholeness—consummated for me by the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
further study: romans 10:9-10; romans 8:5-9; romans 8:12-15
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Mark 15:1-20 Numbers 32-33
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Matthew 22:15-22 exodus 21
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