Living A Sacrificial Life


Romans 12:1-9, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. (NKJV)


In this sermon, we see that when anyone offers up a sacrifice to God, God responds by fire. We must take responsibility, which is the ability to respond correctly to what God is saying. In the above scripture, the word conformed means to be fashioned. Satan has a fashion that he wants us to wear in the spirit that is completely opposite to what God wants. He wants to clothes us with his religious expression, the ministry of condemnation. If we would apply this word, we will find ourselves on fire!

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