Monday, October 8, 2012

I die

This is a trustworthy saying, if you die with him. You will live with him today. II Timothy 2:11

Woke up this morning hearing from Holy Spirit, "Johnny Mengarelli dies this morning to the things of this world."
Now I know this sounds crazy, but no one said I was sane. What does it mean to die? What does it mean to die with Christ?
I was posed with these questions this week. Am I dying to the worldly matters?  Am I laying down all for the cause of Christ?
It seems weird to think that in order to live one must die to self. One must die to world matters. One must let go of worldly passions and run after the heart of God. Only through death can a resurrection anew appear. 

When I die, spiritually, then He can breathe life in me. He can resurrect my old bones and set me up right again. The shame of the church today is that they don't know how to die. We need to die in order to find true life in Christ. What are you willing to die to? What are you willing to let go? In today's world we make excuses for our sins by calling it a natural anomaly. The sin nature is not the original design for mankind. Holiness is at the core of our existence. Death in the spiritual is the journey we must take in order to live righteously in the King.

So today I die and tomorrow I die and the next day I die in order to live in Him.  I die again and again until each time I am revived I become more and more like Him. I realize I have not begun to live until my death. My grave has been filled with the dirt of sin and temptation. My flesh has been wrapped in the binding garments. I can't get out until new life has come.  Today I Die...........
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