The primary function of your mouth in your life is not for eating food, but for charting your path in life by the spoken Word. Pastor Obi continues his teaching on how our identity is found in Christ alone.
Your outcomes in life will be determined by your view of who you are. You can't carry on for long on someone else's view of your personality. The believer, although born into an enviable position in Christ, will live like ordinary human beings, will have the same life outcomes like the unsaved because they do not understand that their identity is in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 2:20-21 NKJV
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”
Psalm 82:5-7 NIV
“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’ But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”
John 1:11-13 NKJV
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 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.”
1 Peter 1:23 AMPC
“You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.”
John 3:5-7 NKJV
“Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’”
Romans 8:2 NKJV
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:10-14 NKJV
“And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin [NIV - then even though your body is subject to death because of sin (Rom. 5:12)], but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds (practices, transactions, misdeeds)of the body, you will live. For as many as are led (brought forth) by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Genesis 1:1-3 CEVUK
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was barren, with no form of life; it was under a roaring ocean covered with darkness. But the Spirit of God was moving over the water. God said, “I command light to shine!” And light started shining.”
Hebrews 4:12 AMPC
“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.”
Proverbs 4:20-22 NKJV
“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings (utterance), Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health (curative; medicine) to all their flesh (body, skin)
Ephesians 6:17 NKJV
“And and (take)the sword of the Spirit, which is the word (utterance) of God;”
Hebrews 13:5-6 NKJV
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Revelation 1:12-16 ASV
The glorified form of the Lord Jesus:
“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And having turned I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the candlesticks one like unto a son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about at the breasts with a golden girdle. And his head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace; and his voice as the voice of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.”
Matthew 4:4 ASV
“But he (Jesus) answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
There is a different principle of life at work in your life. Your body is no longer sustained by blood, but by the Spirit of God through the active agent of the Word of God!
Which life do you choose to live? To live according to the flesh and die, or to live according to the principle of the Spirit of life and live?
THE CHOICE IS YOURS.