God’s Simple Solution

February 8

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
ROMANS 13:14

God’s Solution to the problem of sin, self, and satan is to have us put on the Lord Jesus. Only through Him can we “make no provision for the flesh,” and only through Him can we “stand against the wiles of the devil.” We dare not make it more complicated when the Lord has made it simple.

To focus on our flesh and on our enemy is a huge waste of time. Instead, we must perceive just how glorious the Son of God is, and press deeply into Him. Do you have a method, or a Man? It is not about me, my flesh, or the devil – it is all about Christ, and as He is increased, none of these other things can do anything but be decreased.

Source: “Lord of All” by Chip Brogden
2017-01-28T10:26:15+00:00 By |Infinite Supply|

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CHIP BROGDEN is an author, teacher, and former pastor who shares "real, simple, truth" about a Christ-centered faith that is based on relationship, not religion. Learn more »

9 Comments

  1. sherry Feb 8 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    The world we live in today is very hard to separate from. If we have separated ourselves materially, there is still a mentality that has to die also. I believe if we truly died to self and the influences around us, we would be mocked and hated to a degree that would be obvious in our lives and also very hard to bare. How can we put on Christ when we are mixing with worldly things? Are we hated by family and friends because we choose all of Christ? Do people say that we are carrying our walk with Christ too far and that we need to lighten up and live a little? I myself have been faced with this lately. I honestly don’t think I have a true friend and family member left that encourages one another as we give up all for Jesus. I believe having joy in our suffering is not how the world views joy. I believe joy that Paul speaks of is actually accepting and getting through suffering and rejection. If we put on Christ, WE WILL BE HATED!!.This is a sure sign if we have all of Christ or not.

    • sherry Feb 8 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      After thinking on the message today and thinking of scripture that helps with our new life, the hardest to do is separating from unbelievers in fellowship. Gods words says to not be unequally yoked with unbeliever. When people say that Jesus sat with the sinful people and fellowshipped with all, was for the sole purpose of reaching the lost and saving souls, or rebuking the religious world. This is the very reason He came to earth. Jesus did not mingle with worldly people as if their sinful lives did not bother Him. If we put on Christ we will be His hands and feet and also His mouthpiece. When we look at Jesus and who He represented, His Father was well pleased. When people confronted Him about who He said He was, He was rebuked, mocked, threatened, cursed and spit at and put to death. If we are to be His image this side of heaven how will we be treated by all who do not put on Christ in the same manner? This is the question, are we willing to stay home and be isolated so we don’t have to be hated or do we go and what ever happens people are really hating Jesus, but because we have on Him we are also hated. What are we really willing to give up?? We have to give up our entire life and being for Him that saved us! This is the price we will pay if we are truly all of Him and none of us.

  2. Brian Hennessy Feb 8 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    How glorious he is, indeed! It is staggering to think one of our own is seated at the right hand of God interceding for us daily. “Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.” (Ps. 80:17)

  3. Eve-Loraine Feb 8 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    This surely spoke to me today, Sherry. I sat here on my own feeling sorry for myself I see that wanting fellowship is lusting after the flesh. Jesus is enough. Chip’s words so often straighten me out.

    • sherry Feb 8 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Yes sister Eve, Jesus is surely enough! Taking Jesus in us to the streets will be very hard but we cannot stay isolated. We look to self too much when self is all we are around. I have a hair salon business, so I’m around all kinds of people all day. Some days are very draining when some have hardened hearts towards the gospel or they don’t want to give up their life for Christ. Then again some days are very exciting when I can hear the Lord speaking through me His precious words of love and concern and I have seen peoples lives turn around. The Lord has a plan for you Eve!! Brainstorm some wonderful things you might could do that would fill your soul. I love to draw, paint, read, garden and do yard work. I love to cook and share it with neighbors. This may not be your thing, but pray and ask God what you could do that would bless Him and others at the same time. You will see that each day becomes a blessing because there is always a prayer to pray, a song to sing, something or someone to write, etc. Focus back on the special gifts that the Lords has given you and start small with something great, your sufferings will surely turn to joy. Blessings!!

      • Eve-Loraine Feb 17 at 2:11 am - Reply

        Sherry, I didn’t explain my situation to you and feel convicted that I should explain. 12 years ago I had a brain haemorrhage which means that the right side of my body doesn’t work and I live in a wheel chair. In December I broke the ball off my left arm at the shoulder. They put it in a sling. I couldn’t even feed myself or turn the pages of a book . In the last 2 months I have been to the hospital 3 times and out twice for coffee as it is very difficult to get in the car. with no working arms. Since I read “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil its lusts.”
        ROMANS 13:14″
        and repented of wanting company I have found things to do. I can use the computer now if I am gentle with my arm and listen to talking books. I have set up a face book forum and am getting a little interaction in the village.

        • sherry Feb 17 at 10:02 am - Reply

          Bless you Eve, my sweet sister,
          Yes you do have reason to feel the way you do. The Lord has given you a task that only you can accomplish. The Lord knows how strong you are or He would not use you as a witness for Himself. I have a dear friend with advanced stage MS that is also in a wheel chair and has to depend on others for everything she needs and others that have advanced stage cancer. It amazes me at their spiritual and mental strength. Once you really begin to see God using use in a way that ministers to Him and others you will be blessed all the more. I’m remembering Johnny Ericson Tada here in America that is quadriplegic since teen years and is now around 60 years old, along with fighting advanced stage breast cancer. She paints while holding the brush in her mouth and makes greeting cards with her artistry. She has a beautiful singing voice that she uses to bless the Lord and others. She is still blessing the Lord with her strength and dedication to see herself to the finish line of this life. You are strong Eve even though I sure some days seem very long. I’m thankful you have found things to keep your mind busy as you keep Jesus front and center of all you do. I always say know matter what one goes through in this life, there is always prayers to pray and praise to praise. Keep on keeping on Eve, may the Lord brighten your days with joy and laughter as you enter into His presence. I will keep you in my prayers Eve.God bless you, in your journey as you conform into the image of our Savior forevermore.

  4. Eve-Loraine Feb 9 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Sherry, this is so true. “We look to self too much when self is all we are around.” Thank you for replying to me. I need to keep my eyes off self and on to Jesus and find something useful to do.

  5. Garry Ballard Feb 8 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you Brother Chip,
    Even in Isaiah God was calling us to fix our eyes on Him. “Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. ”
    The focus? Him
    The result? Perfect peace!
    Perfect peace is like a thermostat, if we’re in turmoil we have no peace. If we turn our eyes back to Him – turmoil disappears and perfect peace reigns!

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