INFEMI SOE 2014 (Day 3) – The Shepherding Of Christ: INFEMI Sermon By Bishop Mulumbi
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.Galatians 2:20
If we are walking in the knowledge of Christ, we will be able to manifest the life of Christ on the earth.
Only Christ was able to conquer sin in the flesh and the devil.
Jesus released His life to us so we can be partakers of His divine nature.
By ourselves, we cannot conquer. That’s why God gave us Jesus Christ’s life so that we can conquer. It’s an exchange of life.
God wants to give us the life that has already overcome. It’s an exchange life. Receive the exchange that Christ brought. Stop trying to change.
He became poor that we may become rich.
For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).2 Corinthians 8:9
It is an exchange. He became who we are that we may become who He is.
In His life we are complete. The Church needs to live in ultimate victory. The only way this can happen is by the church receiving an exchange.
Jesus became the curse, so that you may become the blessing. It’s an exchange program. Stop trying to change and accept the exchange.
Gifts are not prayed for. They are received. They are accepted.
The things of God are believed, accepted and received.
Jesus gave Himself for us. What we were to conquer, Jesus conquered for us. Then He gave us His life that we may walk in His victory.
He became who we are that we may become who He is. This is the only way to walk in the fullness of God and the fullness of His Holy Spirit.
When we accept the exchange life, this is what we are accepting – the fullness of God. Only believe, accept and receive the life of Christ.
When you receive the life of Christ, you receive the life that overcame all.
When the devil sees the life of Christ, he sees the life that crushed him.
You can never put on a man unless you put on his life. The Church needs to put on the life of Christ.
Holiness is not something you work out. There’s nothing you can do to become holy. Only receive it. Accept the exchange.
We become righteous and holy when we accept the life of the One who is holy. When we receive the righteousness of Christ.
If your heart can be dealt with, everything in your life can be dealt with.
House the life of the one who conquered all. Christianity is a life that expresses Christ through us.
The Bible doesn’t talk about attaining. It talks about obtaining – receiving because it is given. You do not work for it. It is given to you.
Only the life of Christ has overcome the world. The church is supposed to be living in the life of Christ.
There is no exchange unless you are willing to fellowship, relate and commune with God. Only then can impartation take place.
Only Christ can give you the exchange of His life. He gave Himself for us.
By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [in Him].1 John 3:16
Jesus is the head of the Church and we are the Body of Christ. Christ is the life of the Church. All the knowledge is in the head.
The exchange life, the life of Christ in us, is a victorious life.
For you to walk in the fullness of Christ, you must know Him. The Holy Spirit reveals Christ to us. We must know both Christ and the Holy Spirit.
The life of Christ can never manifest in your life unless you yield to the life of Christ.
Yield yourself to the righteousness, holiness and character of Christ and His righteousness, holiness and character will manifest in you.
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.2 Corinthians 3:18
Real people will receive the life of Christ. Not hypocrites. Only with unveiled face can we can be changed into His likeness.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.John 1:12-13 (NKJV)
Only being born of the Spirit can break the things born of the flesh. It is a change of lineage. It is an exchange life.
There is a God that defeats the mind of humanity. His name is Jesus Christ.