2012 16 Jun

The Five C’s

Author: Apostle Don Moody Categories: The 5 C's

The Five C’s of serving God

Conviction, Confession, Cleansing, Consecration, Conversion 

(The concepts contained herein regarding the teachings of the “Five C’s of Christianity” were derived from the writings of Charles Grandison  Finney)

This has been a long time coming. I allowed the post on the Holy Spirit to run for the last month or so because it is extremely important in being a witness. You can’t be a witness unless you have actually seen something or been right there. The Holy Spirit was right there with Jesus leading him and we discussed how he will be right there to lead you as well. We will now pick the pace up again and be much more active!

You will see the posts become more interactive and shorter but not less informative and instructive. We are ready now to start your daily walk with the Holy Spirit and live in continual VICTORY.

This post will address what is called the 5 C’s. This posts will be a summary of what it is like to live the Christian life by explaining the process.  This is the what do I do next, step by step.

These steps will be broken down into 5 different posts individually over the next couple weeks. We will thoroughly hit the points necessary for you to live as a light in this dark world and not just talk about it.There is no way to cover the issues properly by glazing over them in one post.

Be secure knowing that what I list and explain is exactly what you need to be doing and it will be backed up by the instruction manual (Bible). That is how you will always be re-assured that what I am telling you is a concrete step in your walk with the Lord. I am so excited for all the thousands of people who have joined in and are following now because if you actually do what is being taught (again based directly out of the instruction manual-Bible) YOU WILL LIVE A VICTORIOUS LIFE FROM DAY TO DAY!!!

I am so excited for you all, so let’s jump in and get the summary started. Remember this will be explained point by point over the next 5 posts.

The prior posts covered the proper foundation to build on so if you are just now joining us, take time and go back over the past 3-4 posts.

For those in step-let’s start building, growing and maturing in Christ…

 

Matthew 7:24-25 (New King James Version)

 Build on the Rock

   
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

This is why it was so important to establish the foundation found in our prior posts. Without this solid information to apply (coming straight from the Bible only) you will have a faulty foundation. All faulty foundations will not stand the test of time or peril, which is also eminent as promised in this scripture.

You see that the storm WILL come, but IF you have the proper solid foundation you will be able to continue to stand the tests and trials (or have victory). This is the exact promise I presented to you in the introduction to this post. YOU WILL LIVE IN VICTORY! Gods word says “IT DID NOT FALL, for it was founded on the rock”.

Just to be clear, this foundation or rock that we stand on is JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED. He is the chief corner stone to our building. It was his shed blood and death on the cross which gives us victory for all who believe.

John 3:16-17 (New King James Version)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

 With that being said…

The Five C’s of serving God

 Conviction, Confession, Cleansing, Consecration, Conversion 

CONVICTION- You must be convicted of your sins. We all fall short of the glory of God. The Holy Spirit has the power to reach your heart and let you know that you are wrong or sinned. Notice it is not man who convicts but Gods Spirit. I am not in the convincing business, I am in the proclaiming the truth under the power of the Holy spirit business. Once you can recognize you are in need of help, then you are in position to get it.

Romans 3:23 (New King James Version)

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

 

CONFESSION- You must confess your sins unto God (notice I didn’t say man- man can’t help you). Confessing your sins to God is saying “you are right Lord, I am wrong”. Admit your circumstance, this is a form of submission and a necessary step.

Psalm 32:5 (New King James Version)

 5 I acknowledged my sin to You,
         And my iniquity I have not hidden.
         I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” 

         And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.  Selah
 

 

CLEANSING- Our sins are dirty in relation to God, and separates us from him our only helper. The blood of Jesus cleanses your sins. Again, this is where the shed blood of Jesus at the cross gives you salvation. When Jesus said “it is finished”, everything you need to have your sins wiped away, and live a sanctified life was accomplished. His blood was shed so that yours would not have to be (a spiritual concept).

1 John 1:9 (New King James Version)

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

CONSECRATION- To be set apart for Gods work or doing what God says daily. Another way to say this is “living for the Lord”. To do what God says daily is impossible to do on your own efforts. We will walk with his Spirit daily to be guided on the correct path. This is a hard concept to grasp but the most freeing part of your Christian life.

Luke 9:23 (New King James Version)

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

 

CONVERSION- Help others through this process or the conversion of other souls. Helping others through the process of conviction, confession, cleansing and consecration. This is exactly what Jesus represented. He succeeded at the cross and this process is how we succeed. Through this blog site, thousands are being helped to walk through the process.

Acts 15:3 (New King James Version)

3 So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren.

 

This is the process of living a Christian life. I only want this post to reflect the process and have not gone into deep biblical explanation or example. I have only given snippets of scripture per topic heading to qualify our direction but will go into full detail over the next five posts.

It has been great hearing from all of you. I appreciate all the comments and support and will continue to bring you “what God meant, by what God said!”

Much more to come…

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