There’s No Negativity in Heaven
I am absolutely overtaken with the truth that Jesus took all negativity. He bore it in His body and took it to Calvary so we could be free.
He took all our afflictions - mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.
So, the curse of living in negative ways, of being hooked by negative thoughts and of tainting the atmosphere around us with negative speaking has been broken by His sacrifice.
Old Truths Revealed Anew
How is it that we have not seen this truth before in its depths? How is it that so many have walked through life with negativity being a core aspect of their thought life which then becomes the basis of their speaking and behaving?
Seriously, when you begin to see the revelation of truth regarding this area of negativity, and the fact that “the curse of living in negative ways has been broken by His sacrifice”, you will be staggered at how deeply society as well as the Church has lived in this pattern of thought and speech.
A Way that Leads to Death
We have negative ways of relating that lead to soulish, negative hookups between people and those hookups lead to death - not life.
Humor is often quite negative. Sarcasm is an obvious way that expresses life’s concerns and happenings in a negative way, too. We laugh at such “humor” and yet we walk away empty rather than uplifted or strengthened in our walk with Jesus. It’s like eating junk food filled with empty calories that keep us in an unhealthy state physically.
We blame our reactions and ways of thinking on our DNA. “It’s just the way I am” is our line of defense. “My mother was like this,” or “my father had a sharp tongue.” Therefore, “I have inherited such traits and it just comes out of who I am.” Others apply this tactic to their current living condition as justification for why they think, act, and speak as they do.
However, the truth of God’s Word indicates otherwise. Jesus didn’t just come to save us only so we could go to Heaven one day. When God put Christ in us, He did so that we might live by another nature – His Divine nature. That nature cancelled out our old nature by sacrifice. We have been given a new nature so that we might express Jesus on earth. It’s why we were made in His image.
We don’t have to stay stuck in the tyranny of the past or the ways of past generations, or even our own inclinations. We have been given a new DNA. With our new identity comes a new nature. Are we going to let the old nature or the new nature rule our lives?
I’m telling you, God is after every bit of carnality that expresses itself through us. God is reprograming our inner pre-disposition so that our internal disposition is focused on the nature of God. Everything we need already exists in Christ and is transferred into our life by the Holy Spirit as we receive from His fullness.
Our old nature is dead and the new nature is learning to abide in Christ.
How will you choose to live? It’s decision time.