Dying to self will come,
when you are intimate with the one whom you love.
The circumcision of old
by the unfolding of the Word.
The cutting of the flesh transpires
when the love of God is discovered.
You can try to do it in your own power,
but I wouldn't even bother.
"It is not by force nor by strength,
but by His Spirit that we are overpowered.
Instead of focusing on the law,
which is a dim shadow of good things to come;
Let us to focus on the One,
who brings faith, hope and love.
Since Jesus is the perfecter of our faith,
let us keep our eyes on him.
He is the final sacrifice,
and his blood covers it all.
He alone brings new life.
because he rescues us from the Fall.
How long will you fumble and fall?
How long will you put up new walls?
"Why would you rebuild the old system of law
that I have already torn down?"
Who do you think you are,
to run around and try to rebuild your own town?
Do you not have eyes to see,
how you consistently desecrate me!
Do you not listen to my command?
It's the greatest of them all.
Love God and Love People
This is how you have been called.
Why do you continue to run,
back to the wall of you?
Why would you not look up,
to the SON that died for you?
"but Father...what can I do?"
"Am I not to look different than the others,
the ones who don't know you?"
But I tell you this,
"You're definition of different just is not true."
Have you not heard,
"Unless the Lord builds the house, you will labor in vain."
Do you not know,
"Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."
So this I say to you,
"Do not move in my name, unless I tell you to go."
"How are my children to appear?"
I tell you,
"They will walk in peace, not fear."
"I am expressed through my fruit,
to the destitute and the prostitute."
"This is who the world will see,
when looking at those who are grafted into me."
You children who love the law
are the ones who rely on human reasoning for applaud.
This is not my way.
I am the one who molds my clay.
It is a twisted version of truth.
Read ALL of Galatians and Hebrews
and you will find your proof.
"Did you receive the Holy Spirit
by obeying the law of Moses?"
"Of course not!"
"You received the Spirit because you believed."
"You believed the message you heard about Christ."
"After starting a new life in the Spirit,
why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?"
"Since you are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses to the life of FAITH,
strip off every weight that slows you down, especially the sin that so easily trips you up. Run with endurance the race I have set before you."
"Set our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of your faith."
For while he endured a physical death,
it was not the end of the story.
Jesus was resurrected, with confident hope
to bring home the lost and brokenhearted.
Dying to self comes when you live for Me.
"I lay before you life and death,
choose life so that you and your descendants may live."