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Baptized into Christ

The word “baptized” is not the translation of the Greek work in Romans 6:3-4, but a transliteration spelling it out in English letters. The word in the original language means to dip. The figurative use of the word means to take on a new identification. After I dip a white shirt into red dye I no longer refer to it as the “white shirt,” but the red shirt. It has a new identification.

The apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?” (v. 3).

The word Baptizo in Romans six means “the introduction or placing of a person or thing into a new environment or into union with something else so as to alter its condition or its relationship to its previous environment or condition.”

Paul is referring to the act of God when He introduces a believing sinner into a vital union with Jesus Christ. In this vital relationship the power of his sinful nature is broken and the divine nature implanted through his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. The believer’s relation to his previous state and environment is changed and he now has a new environment which is defined as being “in Christ.”

God placed us in Christ when He died so that we might share His death and thus come into the benefits of that identification with Him. We were placed in a new environment, Christ. We have a vital union with Christ. Paul declares we are “in Christ.” In our new environment in Christ we have righteousness and life. Our condition is changed from that of a sinner to that of a saint.

The Holy Spirit baptized us into Christ. He placed us in Christ in order that we might share His death and be separated from the evil nature. He also placed us in Christ in order that we might share His resurrection and have His divine life imparted to us. The Spirit of the resurrected Christ imparts to us a new quality of life. It is a new source of life that God imparts to us. It is only through this new source of life that we have the ethical and spiritual energy to live the Christian life.

Why did God do this for us? We share Christ’s resurrection in order that we may order our behavior in the power of this new life. With the power of this new power we can consistently say no to sin and yes to the indwelling Christ. We do not have to sustain the same relationship to sin that we were in the habit of before we became Christians.

“Therefore we have been buried with Him, through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life” (v. 4).

Water baptism symbolizes the power of the sinful nature being broken, because we are dead in Christ, and the divine power that we have in our identification with His resurrection. We have now been permanently delivered from the power of sin. God has imparted to us a divine nature, new life, spiritual birth and we can now respond to it rather than sin.

The apostle Paul commands us to live “as instruments of righteousness unto God” (Rom. 6:13). We do not do this in our strength, but in His power of the resurrection.

It is a resurrection that restores the lost image of God, in which we were created by making us to awake in the likeness of Christ. We are new creatures in Christ Jesus.

One day when Christ returns we will stand with Him with resurrected bodies in glory. Our whole nature, body, soul and spirit” will be “made alive in Christ.” And if we are in our Lord, our physical restitution is assumed to us with equal certainty with our spiritual.

We enjoy the righteousness of Christ now and on the great day of the resurrection we will be clad in the incorruptible glory of redeemed bodies (Rom. 6:9Rev. 20:6).

We share in the resurrection power today (Cot 3:1, 3). The believer cannot deliberately live in sin because we have this new relationship and identification with Christ. We have died to the old life, and have been raised up to enjoy a new life in Christ. Because we are alive in Christ we are admonished to “walk in newness of life by abiding in Christ.”

Dead in Christ—risen from the dead—alive in Christ and free to walk in the newness of His life.

SELAH! Pause – reflect- just think of that!

Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006 Anyone is free to use this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold under any circumstances whatsoever without the author’s written consent.


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To be Replaced With

It is when I am in the beauty of His creation that the weight of the world disintegrates to be replaced with Gods amazing peace and love. Joseph- Anthony: Green


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It is Like WordPress.

You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! 2 Timothy 3:1-5 The Holy Bible The New Living Testament

Have you ever had anyone one wordpress follow you just so you will click their articles or buy something from them but they never read or like your articles? Then why are they following you? Because they want you to give them something while they give you nothing in return.

The same is true of all of the false Christians.

The only reason they “ follow “ Jesus is because they want something from Him. They never offer Him anything, the only time they want to talk with Him is when they want something from Him and when He gives them their request they are too selfish, lazy and arrogant to even say thank you much less offer something in return.

Maybe you are not receiving anything from Jesus because you are ungrateful and offer Him nothing in exchange. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Seleh. Seleh means to stop and think about it. Let’s think about how many times we have thanked Jehovah for His gifts whether they be big or small. Let us stop and think of how many times we have offered our time, resources and or labour to Him as a gift of love and appreciation.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireth (Genesis 22:14 The LORD Shall Provide ) for abundantly providing for my material and spiritual needs every day. Thank you for blessing me with The Holy Spirit who gently enlightens me to each blessing so I may show proper respect and appreciation for them and joyfully thank You for each of them. I praise You in the name of the greatest gift You have blessed me with, Jesus Christ. Amen

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The Attitude of Christ

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5).

The Christian faith of the first century of Christianity was centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. The preeminence of Christ was the focus of the early preaching in the church.  Christianity is Christ, and as in many other passages, Philippians 2:5-11 makes this emphatically clear.

Even before His incarnation, Jesus was in the form of God and was equal to God.  Jesus Christ eternally possesses all of God’s attributes.  He is God.  “He existed in the form of God” (v. 6), is not referring to a bodily appearance, but is a strong way of proclaiming the deity of Jesus Christ. His deity never alters or changes.

Jesus, in His high priestly prayer the night before His crucifixion, referred to His “glory which I even had with You before the world was” (John 17:5).  He was referring to the glory He enjoys on par with His heavenly Father. The apostle John wrote of this same pre-incarnate glory in John 1:1-414.

The event that staggers the mind almost beyond comprehension is the fact that the Second Person of the Trinity laid aside the manifestation of His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a common household slave. He became flesh.  He is the God-man.  He was fully God and fully man.  He is God in the flesh. The Word became flesh, and pitched His tent in our very midst, testifies the apostle John (1:14,18). The one who enjoyed glory that was inherently His throughout eternity past “did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men” (v. 7).

Jesus Christ exists eternally as the Second Person of the Godhead, and as such He is equal with God the Father.  Everything the LORD God Almighty is, so is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Before He became flesh, Jesus Christ shared to the full the divine nature and was clothed with the splendor that always surrounded God’s person.  He was identical with God both inwardly and outwardly.  When Jesus became flesh, what remained was God’s glory in the inward sense because even in His flesh Jesus was God and retained that full divine nature.

The Second Person of the Godhead Jesus Christ was not selfish.  He did not cling to the outward glory of His deity, “But emptied Himself,” not of His divinity, but the outward visible manifestation of it.  He did not consider equality with God something to be grasped.  He made nothing of Himself.  He was obedient to His heavenly Father as a bond-slave.  He only limited Himself of His outward visible glory because He was still God.

In addition to being God, Jesus took on “the form of a bond servant.”

The essential attributes of God were unchangeable and unchanging.  The essential nature of Jesus Christ is the same as the essential nature of God.  The nature of Jesus is the nature of God.  The “form” signifies that which in God never alters and never changes.

Jesus laid aside His divine privileges and became the servant of Jehovah.  The Son of God became the Servant of God.  “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (v. 8).

Jesus Christ gave up the glory and honor of heaven to become one of us so He could die as our substitute and provide a means whereby God could offer us eternal life.  “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).

No one with a spiritually discerning mind can read those words without a deep sense of thanksgiving gratitude for a humble and obedient Savior.  “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5).  He was humble and obedient even unto death.

Do you have this humble attitude of Jesus?  When we have that attitude toward ourselves, we will, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3-4).  That is the mind of Christ in the Christian.  It is a humble attitude of denying self, bearing the cross of Christ daily, and doing the will of God at all costs.Selah!


Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006 Anyone is free to use this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold under any circumstances whatsoever without the author’s written consent. Pause – reflect- just think of that!


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For What They Have Done.

“So my advice is, leave these men alone. Let them go. If they are planning and doing these things merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown. But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God!” Acts 5:38-40 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

Every government or group or agency that wages war against Christians and Jehovahs values wages war against Christ.

Who do you think is going to win that war?

This is exactly what has happened through out history.

Whenever tyrants have tries to eliminate Christians the exact opposite happens. It not only thrives but it grows.

Just look at China for prove of that during Mao’s reign of terror.

The ones that persecuted the Christians look like they are winning for a while but their downfall comes quickly and they suffer for their wicked deeds.

Just look how Pol Pots final years were spent.

So, do not be afraid of the tyrant wicked politicians or the woke crowd which is nothing but a bunch of Whining Willies that have spaghetti for a spine.

It looks like they are winning now but their doom is signed by the blood of the Christians they persecute.

O Lord, You will punish them for what they have done. Lamentations 3:64 The Holy Bible, The New Life Version

Seleh. Seleh means to stop and think about it.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Hashopet (Judges 11:27 The LORD the Judge ) that you are a fair and impartial judge and each one of us shall receive our appropriate rewards for the deeds we have done on this planet. I praise You in Your just name. Amen

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Living Our Daily Life With

“Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with Him who alone can deliver us from solitude.” — Georges Lefevre


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When We are Faithful Unto

When we are faithful unto Jehovah, He is innumerably more faithful unto us. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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So Stimulates My Faith In

I know of nothing which so stimulates my faith in my heavenly Father as to look back and reflect on His faithfulness to me in every crisis and every chilling circumstance of life.
W. Phillip Keller


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With Confidence That He Will

I asked the Lord for help, and he answered me. He saved me from all that I feared. Psalm 34:4 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

If you do not ask, you will not receive. It is such a simple recipe for success yet most refuse to use it.

Why, you may ask?

It can be best summed up in one word: pride.

Most men and women foolishly believe it would be below them to ask for help. I have seen so many fools suffer needlessly because of this disease.

And of course being to full of pride they blame everyone but themselves for their hardships which they cause themselves.

Now the wise men and women are humble and call out unto our Heavenly Poppa when trouble comes our way with confidence that He will answer us.

This not only calms our fears but blesses us with courage to step out into the unknown with confidence The Holy Spirit is walking right there beside us.

A fool is his own worse enemy while a wise man and woman depend upon our Heavenly Poppa to guide us through difficult times. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim Ozer Li (Psalms 54:4 GOD My Helper ) help me to instruct the proud to become humble so that they may benefit for Your loving kindness. I humbly request this in the name of my humble, generous King Jesus Christ. Amen

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You are Under a Curse.

“Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me!

“But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’

“You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse. Malachi 3:8–9 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

Yes Jehovah still considers tithing a duty ( which is an act of love and appreciation for the gifts Jehovah blesses us with ).

So, when you refuse to tithe you are being arrogant and ungrateful towards Jehovah.

Why should He bless you if you do not appreciate either Him nor the gifts?

Now when we give we are to give wisely at the guidance of The Holy Spirit.

So instead of giving for a so called charity where the CEO makes millions and you fan your ego by feeling good perhaps The Holy Spirit will guide you to give to support a Christian Bible School.

If you are poor The Holy Spirit may guide you to help clean up the animal waste at a local animal adoption agency ( it is not pretty nor glorious but they do need the help ).

Give, but give wisely. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah El Deah (God of knowledge. Romans 11:33 ) bless me with the knowledge of where, when and how much to give so that it will go to the proper places You desire it to go. I humble request this in the name of He who knew His gift to us could only be accomplished on the cross, Jesus Christ. Amen

Article and photo @ Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah 2022