When Jesus can work in your life is when you begin to examine the real state of your nature. Welcome to the club, because the more I find that I examine myself and look at Jesus the more I see why we have all sinned and fall short of his glory. As the word of God says in Romans 3:23- for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and in 2 Corinthians 13: 5- Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? I find that the more we examine ourselves the more we can begin to grow in the Lord . Just being simply honest with the Lord just like David did . IN Psalm 51. And just straight up admit to the Lord that we have sinned Lord and we are a fallen nature. ANd there is no one who can deliver us but Jesus. Thats why I love how Paul said that their is nothing good in me. AS the word of God says in Romans 7: 18- For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. I'm starting to see that all this talk about somebody is good person, is not true. People like to think your evil because you do evil deeds publicly. ANd that is true as well .But what about secret sins of the heart. You know clearly if we would have the right judgment of ourselves, I believe the Good Lord can break us from bondages that have tied us up. We have been deceived by certain doctrines. But truthful we live by faith in the heart. Not by mind that appeals to our human reasoning. That is why it is so important that we cast down imaginations. Imaginations are the conclusion that we plant in our heads, and perceieve to be our interpertation of our reasoning. and yes the devil can intervene and put his tainted tongue on your mind.Just like he did with eve. As the word of God says in 1 Timothy 2:14- And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. So we need to let the Holy Spirit guide us into all knowing truth so that we can come to Jesus the right way. Just like Isaiah did he rightly examine God and himself. Examine in Isaiah 6: 1-7-
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim,each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LordAlmighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Because when we look at the truth . Seeing how Jesus is lifted up, and how filthy we are and how some churches are making it seem that it is our works. And how they say we found the Lord. That is not true. We did not find the Lord he found us . He is the one seeking us. As the word of God says in John 6: 37-
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. and Luke 19:10-
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” So if we are lost and not thinking about the Lord. How can a lost person find someone who they know nothing about. It is the Holy Spirit that will convict us about sin, righteoueness and judgment for the ruler of this world. Inside us a fallen nature that wants to rise up and put us under its power but when we come back to Jesus and see him lifted up. We know that we need his righteouesness to take our dirty deeds and make us whiter than snow. as the word of God says in Isaiah 1:18-
“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool. I'm not saying this as though I have arrive, or that I have all the answer. I have not .I'm just striving for the high calling in Christ Jesus and hopes this helps you as well. As it is still delivering me from the deeds of old nature and its power.God bless all of you my friends.
If you want to have a relationship with Jesus say this prayer: Lord Jesus I rightly examine myself to see how undone I am. ANd that I am need of a Savior . You are the only one who can rescue me from my corrupt nature. And bring me into a new nature. I am a wretched person, oh save me from my fallen nature. And make me into a new creation. Take away my old life and let your new life spring in me. I love Jesus you are my Lord. You blood has brought me back. And fill me with the Holy Spirit. IN Jesus Name. AMen
Praise God you are a new creation. Go to a God fearing church, Get a New King James Version bible,Pray daily, read your word of God daily, and let it change you . Eat Jesus words up like you do food. Receieve his blood like drink. You are his child. and always felllowship with the body of Christ.