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PERSON OF CHRIST, Tape 10, *page 1*
PERSON OF CHRIST - 5-17-98
Tape Ten, Jesus...My Way to Consecration
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
... as a part of your program this morning, on the back there is an outline,
Jesus is our means of consecration, He is the way for us to consecrate ourselves to
God. As we live our lives in this world, we can be satisfied simply to love the world
and the things in the world.
The scripture at the top of your outline says, "Do not love the world." God
teaches us that we have to make a choice in life about consecration. We either
consecrate ourselves to the world, worldly things, worldly pleasures, and profit,
worldly success, and that is our desire in life, that kind of success.
Or, we cross a line and we discover that worldly success is not what our lives
are all about, our lives are about significance. And significance only comes from a
relationship with God, where we do not love the world and the things of the world,
and instead we consecrate ourselves to God. So in an act of consecration, instead of
loving the world and the things in the world, we look at what Jesus said in Matthew
22:37, He said, "Love the Lord your God."
So we consecrate ourselves by telling God our desire, our intention in our
lives is to love Him, and the things of
His kingdom that last forever. And so an act of consecration is very simply, instead
of holding very tightly to this world and the things of this world, I release them, and
I don't hold them tightly at all. And instead, I hold very tightly to God and people.
What lasts forever? God is forever, from everlasting to everlasting, and the
people He made are going to live somewhere forever.
And so what God calls us to in Christ, is to invest our lives in what lasts
forever. And when we consecrate ourselves, it is then away from a love of the
world, to a love of God, and a belief that people matter to ...
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