No Confidence…..

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Posted on July 08,2012 under Uncategorized

What is something you have NO CONFIDENCE in doing ?
If someone had me go up and sing in front……I would get up there KNOWING….
I would get up there in the worst possible way…KNOWING I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE…
Why ?
Because I KNOW who I am NOT.  =  NO CONFIDENCE.

Phil 3 : 3
” ……we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus and
WHO PUT NO CONFIDENCE in the flesh…..”
vs 8)  What more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing
GREATNESS OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORD.”

No confidence = FLESH…….
Think of ourselves on earth ~ ” in the flesh “…..
What can we do in the flesh spiritually ?   seriously ?   =  NOTHING

Think of a frog and you squat like a frog, you stick your tongue out quickly like a frog…
But YOU CAN NEVER –  be a frog, unless YOU BECAME A FROG….

SPIRITUAL – on earth….
IN THE FLESH  = we are but mere FROGS….trying to jump spiritually = nothing
trying to speak words of spiritual greatness = nothing  ( in the flesh )
trying to overcome, fight against satan =  nothing  ( in the flesh )

BUT…..  vs. 8 )

”  to the surpassing GREATNESS OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORD. ”

it is in the KNOWING……
another vs. says that ETERNITY IS KNOWING GOD.

If I know Rock….as we cleaned up all the wood, cut wood, hauled wood….
in the KNOWING of his strength, I KNEW what HE could pick up and my weakness…
picking up limbs, and scrub and driving the gator….but in Rocks’ strength…. we got it DONE.
( alot more to do, as the storm wreaked HAVIC on the woods )

But, it is IN THE KNOWING GOD…..
that we walk and do what ever God asks of us…..IN HIS STRENGTH.
It is in the GREATNESS of KNOWING CHRIST JESUS my LORD.

The LORDSHIP = the KNOWING CHRIST JESUS
HE is LORD, over every thing in our lives….. LORD,  not ourselves, what we do…etc.
but, HE IS  – – – – LORD.

Then the greatness, of  all of who HE IS…
Jesus coming to earth, choosing to die, rising in the victory over satan once and for all…
victory,  wisdom, all knowing, all powerful, all compassionate…..
KNOWING who HE IS, in us…on earth…..today….

Eternity started the minute we got saved …walking with GOD.
Knowing , literally tasting that and knowing , you have seen HIM DO GREAT THINGS, knowing.
YOU have experienced the words HE has given you and spiritually others hear and are changed.
You have experienced answered prayer
You  have felt the deep touch of HIM with YOU alone.

YOU KNOW CHRIST JESUS….” In the GREATNESS Of KNOWING CHRIST JESUS as my LORD.”

The knowing……YOU now KNOW…..CHRIST JESUS…..

vs. 3)  ” who put no confidence in the flesh  ”

do we jump as a FROG on earth  ?
we are not FROGS….
but we are not just flesh either…….for the HOLY SPIRIT  indwelt us upon salvation….

” we KNOW the GREATNESS of CHRIST JESUS “……
and so we have been asked to sing, to talk, to take JESUS to those HE gives us….
in the flesh ?

Has HE asked us to live in the flesh and do spiritual things ?
NO CONFIDENCE…..for He has not.
Has HE asked us to live on earth in the Spirit ?    YOU BET….
and in that ~  THIS WEEK, we walk with COMPLETE CONFIDENCE….

for I am not walking with just ROCK TAVIANO in the woods…

I am walking in the ” SPIRIT “….
I am walking in the  ” SPIRITUAL”  w/ confidence in HIM ALONE.

“KNOWING THE GREATNESS OF CHRIST JESUS my LORD.”
You have seen, tasted, experienced…don’t deny it ….walk in it.

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