December 1, 2009


My King..
Is the King of the Jews
The King of Israel
The King of the ages
The King of glory
The King of ALL Kings
And the Lord of Lords

He's enduringly strong
He's entirely sincere
He's eternally steadfast
He's Immorally graceful
He's impartially merciful

He's a sinners savior
He's the center piece of civilization
He's unparalleled
He's unprecedented
He's the fundamental doctrine of true theology

He supplies strength to the weak
He's available to the tempted and tried
He sympathizes and He saves
He strengthens and sustains
He guards and He guides
He heals the sick
He cleansed the leapers
He forgives sinners
He delivers the captives
He defends the feeble
He blesses the young
He serves the unfortunate
He regards the aged
He rewards the diligent
He beautifies the meager

He's the key to knowledge
He's the wellspring of wisdom
He's the doorway of deliverance
He's the pathway of peace
He's the roadway of righteousness
He's the highway of holiness

His life is matchless
His goodness is limitless
His mercy is everlasting
His love never changes
His word is enough
His grace is sufficient
His reign is righteous
His yoke is easy
His burden is light

He's indescribable
He's incomprehensible
He's invincible
He's irresistible

You cant outlive Him
You cant live without Him
The pharisees couldn't stand Him,
but they found out they couldn't stop Him
Pilate found no fault in Him
Herod couldn't kill Him
Death couldn't handle Him,
and the grave couldn't hold Him!


S.M Lockridge

The Exchanged Life

What is "The Exchanged Life?"

In a nut shell, the exchanged life is Christ living His life through us, rather than us trying to make life work through our own efforts and resources. It is made possible by the believer's union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection
(Romans 6-8).

God created man with certain essential, or basic, needs. Among them are the need to be loved and accepted and to have value and worth. The moment you are born, you are driven to get these needs met. The unique ways in which you try to meet your basic God-given needs for love, acceptance, value and worth is your "flesh."
Your particular versions of flesh are the unique ways that you have lived by and depended on to meet your needs. Your flesh "patterns" were developed based on the messages that you received about yourself as you were growing up. These messages helped form your "identity."

It is you trying to meet your needs independent of Christ with the only resources you have available to you: your mind, will, emotions and your physical body. The flesh is the primary thing that hinders us from knowing and experiencing the victorious Christian life. Living in the flesh is also known as the self-life.

Because we are all born in Adam, born without the life or God in our spirits and thus spiritually dead to God, we are forced to live out of our resources. As a result of dealing with the impossibility of getting our needs met, we are driven to make up for this deficiency. The desire to have our needs met is so great that it consumes our energy; we become solely focused on that longing. We become thoroughly and intensely self-centered in our quest for love, acceptance, value and significance.

The final result of being born spiritually dead is the loss of identity. We were created to have the life of God within us, (in our human spirit) yet are brought into the world without it. Therefore, our very reason for existence is not apparent to us. We are born in a condition of not knowing who we are, but being driven to find out.

There are only 2 kinds of inner life, Adam-life or Christ-life (Romans 5:14-19). All of us are born with Adam-life; a spirit without the life of God. It was the life of God that Adam lost in the garden. Therefore, our sins are not our only problem, but rather the dead spirit within. The blood of Christ washes away our sin, but it does not wash away the Adam-life.

How can this inner life be changed? Our dead spirit is not to be patched up but put to death and exchanged for a new life. That inner dead spirit cannot be changed. It has been exchanged. Galatians 2:20 states, "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me."

This is what happens when a person is born again; he receives the life of Christ. He is no longer the same type of human, possessing Adam-life, but is a child of God, acquiring the life of Christ, and thus a new creation, and one with a new identity.

We believe the Scriptures that Christ was crucified for us. Do we not also believe the same Scriptures that teach we were crucified with Christ? God has created something completely new inside of you. This is a spiritual reality, not just positional truth. That is your true identity.

"If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it." Jesus says the way to life is through death, and if anyone is to follow Him, they must deny self.