When you remove Christ from the word Christianity, the remaining letters make no meaning.
Without Christ, there can be nothing like Christianity.
What makes you and I Christians is Christ.
Therefore, Christianity without Christ has no meaning and anyone or any Church that tells you that you can practice Christianity without Christ has been deceived.
Many are deceived to practice Christianity without Christ.
They take part in all activities but without Christ so Christ does not know them.
The Bible says in Matthew 7:22 that;
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?”
Some have done great miracles, gave gifts to many people, paid tithes and gave offerings but God does not know them because Christ is not in them.
It is not our works that will take us to heaven but our faith.
Anyone practicing Christianity without Christ in his/her life is a candidate of hell.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says;
“Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new.”
One of the signs, when you carry out self-examination after we give our lives to Christ, is that old bondages are passed away.
One of the things that make you reject food in the dream is the Spirit of Christ living inside you.
Until a Christian is in Christ, he/she is a practicing Christian without Christ.
Until a Christian is in Christ, his/her Christianity is counterfeit.
Until a Christian is in Christ, he/she does not have a passport to heaven.
What does it mean when we say Christianity without Christ?
These are Christians who have not been born twice.
This was recorded by our Lord Jesus Christ himself in John 3:3-6.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
Nicodemus was a leader in the Church.
He was a ruler of the Jews and a man title.
But after listening to our Lord Jesus Crist asked, how can a man be born when he is old?
Our Lord Jesus answered him except a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Anybody practicing Christianity without Christ is worse than the unbeliever.
He will not even see the way to the kingdom of heaven.
What truth do we need to know from John 3?
- We are all born of the flesh.
- We all came to the Church with the flesh.
We all came with the flesh and blood but we must not remain the same way we came to Jesus.
If you still do the things of the flesh, that means you came and remain the same.
- We all came to the Church with the spirit of the flesh.
The spirit working in many of us is the spirit of the flesh.
We were born with the spirit of the flesh.
The majority of Christian ministers are like Nicodemus.
They work for God with zeal but they are in the spirit of the flesh.
When temptation comes they fall easily because they are still in the flesh and blood.
There is so much confusion and pollution all over the world in the Church because many people are not born of water and the spirit.
Even some Pastors fall easily for temptation and people refer to them and say, “And you call yourself a Christian”.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said you have to be transformed from the flesh into the spirit.
Many men of God preach the Bible very well but they hardly do what they preach.
The book of James 1:22 says,
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
Some people can quote the Bible like a parrot but they cannot practice what the word says.
It is not what we hear or say but what is inside us and we do.
What happens when a Christian remains in the flesh and blood?
- They cannot live a holy life no matter how they try.
- They cannot live a righteous life.
The righteousness of God cannot live in them.
There is a difference between the righteousness of men and the righteousness of God.
The righteousness of men is hypocrisy and living a life of pretense. These kinds of people cannot live a holy life because the spirit of holiness is not there.
They cannot live a faithful life.
You cannot commit anything into their hand and they will not abuse it.
- They cannot live without sin.
They have another Bible when it comes to sin.
Living in sin is different from making a mistake.
With the law of fornication, for example, our Lord Jesus Christ said when you look at a woman lustfully, you have already committed fornication with her in the heart.
This is because every sin committed comes from the thought and if you allow the picture of what you see to develop in your heart it will result in sin.
There are mistakes for example when you accidentally set eyes on a naked person but when that happens and you repeat such actions, it results in sin.
As long as you are still living in the flesh you cannot live without sin because the food of the flesh is sin.
The flesh cannot survive without sin.
The only solution to escape sin is to kill the flesh.
If you find it difficult to fast, it is because of the flesh.
As long as you remain in the flesh and blood your life cannot please God.
As long as you remain in the flesh and blood your sacrifice cannot please God.
As long as you remain in the flesh and blood your tithe and offering cannot please God.
As long as you remain in the flesh and blood your work in the house of God cannot please God.
As long as you remain in the flesh and blood your singing cannot please God.
God has nothing to do with a man/woman living in the flesh and blood.
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
Our Lord Jesus came and died to take a man from the flesh to the Spirit.
So it does not matter how many years you have been in the Church, your position, your contribution, you cannot please God when you remain in the flesh.
The food of the flesh is sin and sin is the poison of death.
When you are in the flesh many things you say will bring a problem to you.
When you don’t need to be angry you will get angry.
When you don’t need to talk you will talk.
When you don’t need to fight you will begin to fight.
As long as you live in the flesh you will walk into the trap of the enemy yourself.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was not born of the flesh and blood and that is why iniquity was not found in him.
You and I are born of flesh and blood and iniquity in inside us.
Iniquity is in the blood that is why deliverance is very difficult.
For example, if your father lived a polygamous life you need to pray well otherwise you will have the same traits because it is in the blood.
When your mother was a victim of polygamy, you need to pray well so that you will not suffer the same problem.
When the flesh is still there you will hate correction.
When the flesh is still there you will be speaking in tongues and still be keeping malice, telling lies, stealing, having unforgiving heart and fornicating.
When the Holy Spirit is inside you, you don’t struggle to lie righteous life and you will not struggle with sin.
Unteachable spirit is a sign of the flesh.
Until a Christian is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot live inside Christ.
Deliverance prayer cannot help that person in the flesh.
Deliverance is for those that are born again and not for sinners.
What a sinner need is a repentance.
Until you are born again you cannot see the kingdom of God and you cannot enter.
Unfortunately for you, what you are looking for is inside the kingdom.
Until a Christian is born again he cannot have spiritual power.
Until a Christian is born again he will continue to suffer an attack.
Until a Christian is born again he cannot be free from sin.
Until a Christian is born again he cannot be free from bondage.
Until a Christian is born again he cannot enjoy God.
Until a Christian is born again he cannot have salvation.
Until a Christian is born again he cannot make heaven.
A Christian cannot be born of water and the Spirit unless the flesh and blood die.
To be continued ….
- Anything in my life that did not allow the Holy Spirit inside me, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Spirit of the flesh inside me, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Blood of iniquity inside me, die in the Name of Jesus.
- The water of iniquity inside me, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Roots of iniquity and sin inside me, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Any property of hell inside me, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Serpent of the flesh growing inside me, die in the Name of Jesus