What do you live for?

by - 14:11




...Know not yourself after the flesh. Don't be led by your senses but by the Spirit of God... [Introductory Quote]

Bible text => 2 Corinthians 5:15-16.

(AMP)
"And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.
Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh]"

What does it mean to live unto oneself?

It's about estimating oneself after the flesh

[How do I know this? Check the next verse. It says "consequently" meaning "as a result of..."
The next words in verse 16 are as a result of what has been written in verse 15. It buttressed it]

Let's take it like this:

And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake...
... AS A RESULT, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]...

How do you estimate yourself?

We're to live unto God (the One Who died and was raised for our sake). When we estimate ourselves, we must check Christ's report and not our senses and feelings. As a result of how we estimate ourselves, we'd "shine" it to others too.

The way we treat other people starts from the way we treat ourselves.

If anyone has been viewing him/herself from the flesh FOR HIS/HER PERSONAL LIFE. For instance, if he has been following natural standards of value, we don't expect such not to do that with others...

Because we live unto God by estimating ourselves unto God, we extend it to how we see others.

We show God's nature of love through that...


Seeing "things" from the flesh brings limitation, hopelessness and death. Gideon saw Himself after the flesh when he saw the words in Judges 6:15.

"And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." (Judges 6:15- KJV)

Manasseh was the least in Israel, his family was poor in Manasseh and he was the least in the family. Human point of view would say it's not possible for him to save Israel. And glory to God! He lived after God's view and triumphed.

The problem of many Christians is not witches, evil power or "some people fighting them", it's because they fail to live according to God's view.

Fine, the devil is seeking who to devour, but he can't do anything to you if you have the truth and stand on the truth of his defeat through Christ Jesus.


Moses was a stammerer and he was judging if he'd be able to deliver God's message to Pharaoh by that. Hence, he was limiting himself. And of course, human logic would say that it's not possible. Someone that should talk to a king, not just any king, but an Egyptian king, must be eloquent in speech. But Moses was just the opposite, but then God chose him. Moses did well because he finally followed God rather than what human standard says.


I don't know maybe what you're experiencing is totally opposite the life you should be living. Like Moses, I'd encourage you to dwell on what God is saying about it.

Also, you might have been thinking that you won't be able to achieve something, I'd encourage you to follow the view of Christ concerning that thing and think God's view about it always.

Don't let your thoughts deviate from Christ's view about it.

Confess God's word [anytime the thoughts of limitation come to your mind] too.

Do not live unto yourself but unto the One Who died and was raised for you.

He was not raised for you (His body) to still dwell in limitations. Shake them off by living unto Him!


Say this confession:

I dwell on God's word.
I live unto God henceforth.
I no longer judge myself and others by the flesh.
I am Christ's body, I reveal the reality of the cross.

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