Reality Check: Am I In Christ Jesus??? (Part 1)

Sabaoth Spring 2022


The Spirit of Holiness & The Sanctification of Man Part 2: Our Freedom From Sin.

PLAN A2, BACK ON TRACK – Transformation: The proving of Faith and The Glory of God                                                                           Section F -THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS


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Reality Check: Am I In Christ Jesus??? (Part 1)

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. (Romans 1:4)

God is not out to reform our life. It is not His thought to bring it to a certain stage of refinement, for it is on a totally wrong plane. On that plane He cannot now bring man to glory. He must have a new man; one born anew, born of God. Regeneration and justification go together.

He That Hath The Son Hath The Life

There are various planes of life. Human life lies between the life of the lower animals and the life of God. We cannot bridge the gulf that divides us from the plane above or the plane below, and the distance that separates us from the life of God is vastly greater than that which separates us from the life of the lower animals.

Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his

Watchman Nee in trying to explain the choice that confronted Adam  in his book The Normal Christian Life, gave this illustration:

In China one day I called on a Christian leader who was sick in bed, and whom, for the sake of this story, I shall call Mr. Wong’ (though that was not his real name). He was a very learned man, a Doctor of Philosophy, and one esteemed throughout the whole of China for his high moral principles, and he had long been engaged in Christian work. But he did not believe in the need for regeneration; he only proclaimed a social gospel.

When I called on Mr. Wong his pet dog was by his bedside, and after speaking with him of the things of God and of the nature of His work in us, I pointed to the dog and inquired his name. He told me he was called Fido. Is Fido his Christian name or his surname?’ I asked (using the common Chinese terms for personal name’ and family name’). Oh, that is just his name’, he said. Do you mean that is just his Christian name? Can I call him Fido Wong?’ I continued. Certainly not!’ came the emphatic reply. But he lives in your family’, I protested,

Why don’t you call him Fido Wong?’ Then, indicating his two daughters, I asked Are your daughters not called Miss Wong?’ Yes!’ Well then, why cannot I call your dog Master Wong?’ The Doctor laughed, and I went on: Do you see what I am getting at?

Your daughters were born into your family and they bear your name because you have communicated your life to them. Your dog may be an intelligent dog, a well-behaved dog, and altogether a most remarkable dog; but the question is not, Is he a good or a bad dog? It is merely, Is he a dog? He does not need to be bad to be disqualified from being a member of your family; he only needs to be a dog.

The same principle applies to you in your relationship to God. The question is not whether you are a bad man or a good man, more or less, but simply, Are you a man? If your life is on a lower plane than that of God’s life, then you cannot belong to the Divine family. Throughout your life your aim in preaching has been to turn bad men into good men; but men as such, whether good or bad, can have no vital relationship with God. Our only hope as men is to receive the Son of God, and when we do so His life in us will constitute us sons of God.’ The Doctor saw the truth, and that day he became a member of God’s family by receiving the Son of God into his heart.

Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-2)

For there to be “no condemnation’“ it is essential  (a must) to be in Christ Jesus – ALIVE UNTO CHRIST (In Spirit)

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  (Romans 8:3-4)


These are the questions we will be looking at in this two-part series on Reality Check that shows that the righteousness of the law cannot possibly be fulfilled in the non-Christian :

Am I In Christ Jesus???

BORN AGAIN OR NOT – Is there really anything like a “carnal Christian”????


Father let your Holy Spirit be with us to open the hardest parts in us to flow with the milk of kindness. Let the power of your Holy Spirit energise the inner man of each and every one of us to the point that it breaks every yoke that is not of you so that the inner man of each and every one of us starts to yield the fruits of the Spirit which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Lord, as this attributes are limited to the extent of our human tolerance, compassion, and maturity, let the Holy Spirit take total and pre-eminent control of the inner man of each and every one of us and let the inner man of each and every one of us take total and pre-eminent control of each one’s body, soul, spirit, will, emotions and intellect; that there may be an endless supply of this fruits as we surrender to the Spirit’s work in our lives and allow the shaping of our characters by your grace,

Give us the grace to confess our sins, forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness for you are faithful and just. By the cleansing power of the Blood of Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, bring the spirit of each and every one of us into union with Christ; for he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in the Spirit. Let the each and everyone’s spirit actively dominate him / her in full co-operation with the Holy Spirit.