“The Real You” series – Week 2: You Are Alive To God In Christ Jesus!

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How do you deal with a frustrating situation, a frustrating person or frustration toward yourself?

As a Believer in Jesus, did you know the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you! You are alive to God in Christ Jesus!

As a result, you have the privilege everyday of placing your faith in the life of Christ within you instead of trying to do life in your own strength and by your own self-effort.

Trust me when I say, the first way is the best way. In fact, it’s a very restful way to live. I know. I’ve tried life both ways!

Here are some comments from others about this video:

“Such a wonderful message!!!! I want to watch it again and again!!” – Jacci from Calgary, Alberta


“Defer to the life of Christ that is in you” Love it!!  – Angela from Maddock, North Dakota


“His life in and through me!!! Woohoo” – Gwen from Fort Mill, South Carolina


“Thank you for being so relatable Sandra! Makes me know we can live this beautiful new fresh life of Christ in us!”  – Brenda from Fort Worth, Texas


“My true life is hidden away in God in Christ! I am one with Him in His glory!” – Connie from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma


“We can’t but Jesus can.” – Erin from Arnold, MO


“Permanently grafted into Him” – Sally from Smithville, Georgia


Here’s the foundational verse for this series:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMPC)
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Here’s a list of some Scriptures and personal quotes I use in the video below:

Romans 6:4-5 (TPT)
4 Sharing in his death by our baptism means that we were co-buried and entombed with him, so that when the Father’s glory raised Christ from the dead, we were also raised with him. We have been co-resurrected with him so that we could be empowered to walk in the freshness of new life. 5 For since we are permanently grafted into him[a] to experience a death like his, then we are permanently grafted into him to experience a resurrection like his and the new life that it imparts.

Colossians 3:1-4 (TPT)
1 Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority![a] 2 Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.
3 Your crucifixion[b] with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ. 4 And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory!

Galatians 3:23-27 (MSG)
23-24 Until the time when we were mature enough to respond freely in faith to the living God, we were carefully surrounded and protected by the Mosaic law. The law was like those Greek tutors, with which you are familiar, who escort children to school and protect them from danger or distraction, making sure the children will really get to the place they set out for.
25-27 But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise.

Galatians 2:20 (TPT)
20 “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!

Romans 6:11 (NLT)
11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

I will not sit here and tell you that I am perfect in my actions.

I will also not sit here and tell you I struggle all the time because I don’t, not because I’ve become disciplined enough to improve myself and not because I’ve been able to muster up enough willpower, but are you ready for this because right here is the simplicity of the gospel – I have chosen and continue to choose everyday to place my faith, not in my own self efforts but in the life of Christ within me!

Don’t sell yourself short! Remember, if you are a Christian, you have the resurrection power of God living in you!

I hope you enjoy week 2 of this video series!

Note: Be sure to click on the settings gear and change the video quality to HD after clicking on play.

If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!

Sandra McCollom

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Thank you for this important teaching that I now recognize as absolute truth and something I wish I could have understood many years ago. Perfectionism and self will operated alongside my faith in Jesus until I had a serious brain injury in my early 50’s that forced me to surrender my controlling and bossy ways. . I was shown, via a series of small miracles, how to slow down and wait for Jesus to heal me. I had nothing to do with it. Your message to stop relying on personal effort to improve self or solve a situation is such… Read more »

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