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Zoe Life 04
by Michael Holohan
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John 5:26 For as the Father hath Zoe in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have Zoe in himself;

John 10:10 I am come that they might have Zoe, and that they might have it more abundantly.

We already have it, Jesus came to give it to us and now we have it…

Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Now that we know we have it we have to fight to not allow the enemy to steal it from us, he cannot steal the Zoe life of God from us but he will do everything he can to stop us walking in it… We need to renew our minds to walk in Zoe Life and the way the enemy attacks us is through our minds…

• Through Philosophy
• Vain Deceit or empty Lies
• Traditions of Men
• Principles of the world

All these things attack our mind and attack the knowledge of Christ… John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

The thief cometh not but to kill, steal and destroy, or for no other reason but to kill, steal and destroy, that is his only purpose, he is out for our destruction… We have a battle, Jesus came to give us Zoe and the devil is doing everything he can to stop us walking in that Zoe…

Col. 2:9-10 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: We know that we are complete in Him but now it’s time to walk in it…

Prov. 4:20-27 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they ARE life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it ARE the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

• Listen to the word, incline your ear to it…
• Keep them in the midst of your heart… or ponder them, meditate on them…
• They are Life to you and health to you
• Keep your heart, don’t meditate on other things, meditate on the word
• Put away a forward mouth, distorted or deceitful
• Perverse lips put far from you, crooked or false

Psa. 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Psa. 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Matt. 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matt. 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Matt. 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

2Cor. 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Casting down everything that rises up against the knowledge of God or knowing what God has done in us…

We need to see ourselves the way God sees us and remove the limitations we have placed on ourselves…

2Cor. 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We have the treasure but it is in an earthen vessel, sometimes we pay more attention to the vessel than we do the treasure…

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.

Let me tell you something that might help you, God is not regressive, God is progressive… Regressive means reverting to an earlier, less developed condition or way of behaving, sometimes when we talk about redemption we think that God has redeemed us back to Adam’s position, but that is regressive, God doesn’t want us back there, God wants us to progress, to go on, what we have now is far greater than what Adam had…

Sometimes when we miss it we think, I wish I could be back to where I was a year ago or whatever, but God doesn’t want us to go back , there is nothing back there… God wants us to go on to progress…

Rom 8:29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

God had a plan even in eternity God predestined for us to be just like Jesus… conformed means to form according to the pattern of Jesus… that sounds like Gen. 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

Zoe sets us free from sin…

Rom 7:18-25

Rom. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Rom. 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Zoe delivers us from death…

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

You can’t have death and Life at the same time, when you received Zoe you were delivered from death…

We have changed kingdoms…

Col. 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

The thief cometh not but to kill, steal and destroy, or for no other reason but to kill, steal and destroy, that is his only purpose, he is out for our destruction, so how do we protect ourselves from his constant schemes?

Rom. 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

The law of the spirit of Zoe sets us free…

Gal. 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Sow to the spirit…

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Sometimes we think we are the ones that have to produce the fruit, but all we have to do is abide in Him, he will produce the fruit…

Zoe causes us to walk like Jesus walked…

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

1Cor. 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

We need to think like Jesus, meditate on these things… One thing we must remember is that if we God say we can do it then we can do it, Do you think God is telling us to do something we can’t do?

1 Cor 2:9-16

1Cor. 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Phil. 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Prov. 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

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