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Topic: Matthew 12:33
Matthew 12:33 (NKJ) Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
We each have a choice. We can either go through life, dying as worthless, or we can go through life in excellence. Each of us is dying. It's HOW we die that shows what carries us through this life. This is our character, or what lives inside of us. We are both worthless and decaying inside, or are excellent in stature and nature and building spiritual life inside. We get to choose how we die. Our choice determines our character and what is 'living' inside of us. We can die kicking and screaming, or by allowing God to put new life into our 'spirit-man'.
Each of us is dying. When we were born, we started to physically die. It's HOW we die that shows what is inside of us. This shows our inner character and what REALLY is alive inside of us. If our spirit is dead, then we ARE dying. But if our spirit is living, then we are truly LIVING and living from the inside-out. This is our character. If life is inside our spirit, then we go through life knowing we aren't ever going to die.
This is what Jesus did for us on the cross. He gave us life by putting 'death of our spirit' in the grave. He was the first 'Man' to die and come to life again in His Spirit (resurrection). He paved the way for OUR spirits to follow Him. And all we have to do is BELIEVE in what He did for us. He left Holy Spirit on earth for us in order that He would teach our personal spirits/inner-men to LIVE...and HOW to live rightly!
I CHOOSE LIFE! I choose for my spirit to live even though I'm physically dying. That is what shows the 'action' of my spirit...my character. And that is the difference in a Believer in Jesus and an Unbeliever....it's all in our CHARACTER! (fruit of the spirit)
Jesus, I thank You for dying for me....and showing me how to truly live. Holy Spirit, help my spirit to live fully. Teach my spirit to live the way YOU do!