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CHRIST IS YOUR LIFE
BY Sylvia Pearce
Colossians is very clear in instructing us not to lie to ourselves, or one another. “Since you then be risen with Christ seek those things which are above” (Col. 3:1), and “lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Col. 3:9-10). These passages are admonishing us to say the truth about ourselves and not live in the lie concerning our true identity in Christ.
 
The human cannot produce the power to overcome the fleshly mind where the devil voice is heard, but we humans can put our faith in the One, Jesus Christ, who is the power and has already overcome in us, the flesh (Ga. 5:24), the devil (Heb. 2:14), and the world (Gal. 6:14 & I John 5:4-5). Take it by faith, and see the Spirit put to death all these “Middle Ground” lies (Rom. 8:13). 
 
We learn through the analogy of “Slaves” and “Branches” that we never exercise any kind of in between life as self-operators. We experience these symptoms simply because we are living in a false kingdom.  There is no such kingdom unless we believe the lies voiced there. If we do believe the lies, it becomes a reality in us even though it is a lie and a delusion.
 
We are slaves of either one (Satan/sin) (Rom. 6:17) or the other (righteousness/Christ) (Rom. 6:18), but we never, never have had a life of our own doing some good and some bad. That is the insidious lie, and a vast human delusion permeating our minds, and therefore putting us squarely into Satan’s hands.
 
There is no “YOU” with an in-between life of your own. That “YOU” is Satan disguised as you, and not the new creation you joined to Christ.  God is calling us to rise out of the Middle Ground and He wants to lift us up to live on the Higher Ground of Spirit reality and Spirit identity.

Sylvia Pearce

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