Gal 2:20-21, My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless.
There is an old song of the church called, “The Things I Used To Do” and it explains that when you give your heart to Jesus there has been a “GREAT CHANGE since I have been born again.”
What kind of change? GREAT CHANGE.
The difficulty is that the studies have shown that those who call themselves Christians live the same kind of life that they did BEFORE they said the sinners prayer. They go to the same places, say the same things, do the same doings, act the same actions, drink the same drinks. THERE WAS NO CHANGE!
WE ARE CALLED TO BE CONVERTED, not say a prayer.
CONVERT – cause to change in form, character, or function.
When we accept Jesus there will be a change. We are not the same. We are alive to Christ and dead to sin. We are called to be holy, and not live like the heathens.
SO WHY ARE SO MANY WALKING AWAY FROM GOD IN THESE LAST DAYS?
When you are not CONVERTED and have just said a prayer so you will not go to hell, then the passionate fire of Jesus is not CONTROLLING your life.
Gal 2:20a, My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.
WHEN WE SURRENDER OUR LIVES TO JESUS WE ARE CONVERTED, CHANGED, TO START BECOMING LIKE HIM!
WHEN WE ARE NOT CONVERTED, AND ONLY SAID A PRAYER TO GET OUT OF HELL, WE WILL ALWAYS REVERT!
Revert – go back to what we know and used to be.
TODAY IF YOU SEE THAT YOU ARE SLIDING BACK INTO YOUR OLD LIFESTYLE, OR YOU NEVER LEFT IT…….
It is time to get back to the altar and give your life to Jesus, BE A CONVERT, or YOU WILL SLIDE AWAY FROM JESUS AND REVERT TO BECOMING A HEATHEN AND HELL-BOUND LIKE YOU WERE BEFORE.
There is a heaven to gain, and a hell to shun!!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy