Crucify, Mortify, and Die!
By ReAsOn DiSciPLe
Let’s start off right by laying our foundational truths for this new blog series.
Actually this series is taking from a future book that I was going to do, but it did not materialize when the Lord took me another direction.
“I AM crucified[Gk: ‘to impale (pierce, stab, run through) on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness:--crucify’] with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth IN me: and the Life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith OF the Son of God, who LOVES me, and gave Himself FOR me. And they that are Christ’s [that belong to Christ’s flesh—Body] have crucified the flesh with the affections [Gk: ‘something undergone, i.e. hardship or pain; subjectively, an emotion or influence:-- affection, affliction, motion, suffering’] and lusts [Gk: ‘a longing (especially for what is forbidden):--concupiscence (strong sexual desire or lust), desire, lust (after)’].” (Galatians 2:20 & 5:24).
“For IF ye [ALL of you] live after the flesh, ye [ALL of you] shall die: but IF ye [all of you] through the Spirit do mortify[Gk: ‘to kill (literally or figuratively):--become dead, (cause to be) put to death, kill, mortify’] the deeds of the body [flesh], ye [all of you] shall live. Mortify therefore your members [body parts] which are upon the earth [in the flesh]; fornication [sex sins (adultery, harlotry, incest, homosexuality, etc)], uncleanness [moral impurity], inordinate affection [strong lust], evil concupiscence [lusting after God would now what you to have], and covetousness [material greed], which is idolatry [hero worship, demon worship, putting anything before God, self-worship, PRIDE].” (Romans 8:13 & Colossians 3:15).
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth MUCH FRUIT [Faith, Hope, Love]. I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die[Gk: ‘to die off (literally or figuratively):--be dead, death, die, lie a-dying, (present as a living sacrifice to) be slain’] DAILY. Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened [the seeds that you so do not grow and come to life until …], except it DIE. For to me to live is Christ, and to die IS GAIN. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment [judging and correcting self (see 1 Cor. 11:31-32) will produce GAIN, LIFE, AND MUCH FRUIT].” (John 12:24, 1St Corinthians 15:31, 36, Philippians 1:21, & Hebrews 9:27).
In this blog series of articles we are going to talk about the process of how one is actually called to the Five Fold Hip-Hop Ministry.