This is a transcript of Brother Pieter on Sunday 6 Jan 2019.
We have two lives one life is the life I live in this world and enjoy the things of this world. Its called the flesh life (psoo-kay Matt16:25 or bee-os Luk 8:14). Then I have another life in me, that is the spiritual life, that is the Zoe life living in me.
Jesus said the following:
John 12:25 : 25 Whoever loves his life (psoo-kay) loses it, and whoever hates his life (psoo-kay) in this world will keep it for eternal life. (dzo-ay zoe )26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
Where do we follow Jesus? Through the cross. Jesus had to face the cross and death before He could give us what we have today : Eternal Life. I saw in a vision rows of crosses and I saw on one cross my name, Jesus said:
Matt 10 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life (psoo-kay) will lose it, and whoever loses his life (psoo-kay) for my sake will find it.
Mark 8 :25 “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
There is a Cross for me. For I have to take my life in this world and let it be crucified with Jesus, unto death, and if that happens in my life and my old sin life is crucified an new life will come that will grow up for the Glory of God. So the Lord invites us to bring our old lives before Him and be crucified with Him. Its not easy folks, it is a hard battle, but its real and its truthful. Your Christian life will be empty without being crucified with Christ.
Heb 12 Let us look unto Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
May God bless you you cannot do it yourself let the Holy Spirit lead you into the death of Christ. A cross less Christian society is empty, mere words,no victory, no fruit. But the life beyond the cross is where the new life can be found.