What are you pursuing?

Author: Rev. Esther Holmes
May 10, 2018

Think about it!   Whatever it is will make you either decrease or increase in Christ.  You will either bring life or death to others.
As a Christian you can’t stand still or you will sink into self and die spiritually.  Peter was safe as long as he was walking on the water (putting action to his faith) but as soon as he stopped and looked at his surroundings he began to fall away from Jesus into the darkness of the sea.
John 3:30 – He must increase and I must decrease.
To increase is to add to and multiply.  To decrease is to take away and destroy.  John 10:10 – The thief comes not but to steal, kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.
We will either be increasing in Christ or decreasing, we will only increase if we are in under total subjection to God and pursuing His Holiness.  The moment we step out of subjection to His Word we begin to decrease.  The anointing diminishes – the anointing came from above and landed on Jesus – Father said this is My Beloved Son in Whom I’m well pleased.  Jesus stayed in total subjection to the Father and pursued Holiness always.
Paul learned how to allow the life of Christ to increase – he had to pursue holiness.  Holiness is not an option!  Heb 12:14
Follow (to pursue) – peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.  I Thes 4:1-7, 5:23 – command to be sanctified spirit, soul and body.  When you resist God’s sanctification you decrease in the anointing.
Rom 8:13 – obedience not victory brings holiness.  I Tim 4:7 – train yourself to be godly.
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