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Topic: 1 Corinthians 6:11,12
1 Corinthians 6:11, 12 (NKJ) And such were some of you.(fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners) But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
We were given a new, purified soul the very moment we gave our hearts to Jesus. We were given the same fixed position of innocence and freedom that Jesus has. We were given everything you can think of that is associated with the name 'Jesus'...and all it brings to mind; His character and authority. We were given the very Soul/Spirit that God holds; the nature of God.
Because of this, everything on this earth is 'right' for us.
The EXCEPTION? Those things that aren't for our spirit/soul's advantage. Those things that don't contribute to the good of our spirit/soul. Those things that could bring us under 'foreign' control or power. (and it's under OUR control what power/control we give away)
I have Jesus and all His character and authority in me. Because of this, I also have the authority over what may try to control me. I can give away my power/authority to people or things. Or I can give my power/authority to Jesus in complete surrender to HIS power/authority.
I can let peoples oppinions of me rule my life, or let Jesus' oppinion rule.
I can give power to food, or I can take control of that.
I can give power to many things or people, but that's my choice.
When I 'see' this, I get the control. When I understand the ability I have in who or what I give power to, then I can choose to take or give that power to the proper Person, Jesus.
Today, THIS is what I choose: to give Jesus all control, authority and power over my life.
Jesus, take the wheel! I give You, and You alone, the control of my life. I choose to see what authority I have given away and I take it back. I give YOU that power, in Your name, authority and character!