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Lori Cline
Deliver Me From This Body Of Death
Lori Cline
Aired on Oct 31, 2023
Oct 04, 2023
00:03:07 Minutes


Psalm 118:24, Psalm 24:1, Romans 7:24-25, Romans 8:10, 2 Corinthians 4:16

Although our bodies are temporary and will die, our spirits are eternal.   ~~~   Do you need a reminder of who holds this day? Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it! There is not a day that the Lord has not made or does not reign over. Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; Rest in that beautiful truth today and everyday. While you may not be dressing up and pretending you’re younger than you are so you can get full sized chocolate bars from your neighbors, did you realize you are carrying around a body of death? Forget the zombie apocalypse, we are all walking around in this flesh that is subject to death. The Apostle Paul explains it a bit more for us in Romans chapter 7. Romans 7:24-25 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Sin brought the curse of death upon the world. God delivered the law, which required perfection, something we could never attain. Through Jesus alone and his death and resurrection, our sins are forgiven. The debt was paid, yet still the battle rages within us. This body of death still craves sin while the spirit within us desires to do God’s will. Paul is wrestling with the desire of each. He delights in the law of God and longs to do what is right while still the law of death pulls him toward sin. It’s the classic angel on one shoulder and devil on the other whispering in our ears. One pulls us one way and the other the other way. We walk around with the same body of death and the same struggle as Paul. While the power of Christ lives in us, the flesh is so easily tempted. Thanks be to God, we too are delivered through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. Yes we are walking around in these bodies of death, but with Christ, on the inside we are renewed and more alive than ever. What great news to share today! That’s the truth. If anyone asks you tonight what you’re dressed as… you’ll have a great truth to tell. I’m Lori Cline.  

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