Under The Age headline, ‘Stop being a loser. Wake up , we are winning,’ there appeared these remarks by economics writer, Ross Gittins.
‘One way to be a loser is not to have the wit to realize when you are winning. Being a winner but not knowing it isn't all that gratifying.’
He was writing about the economy. But He could have been writing about Believers who live in a sin instead of a son mentality, or who live in the old dead way rather than in the new and living way. Then again he could have been writing of those encased in the old covenant rather than alive in the spirit of the new. Or maybe those who are attached to the law by way of a distinctive belief or because they are living a modified knowledge of good and evil existence under the umbrella of Christianity. Either way Christ is our life or we are not awake and not fully alive.
Why live as a loser when Jesus has made you a winner? In Jesus you are able to reign over circumstances, yourself and the Enemy. Because all things are under Christ’s feet, they are under yours - if you are living in Him and not as a loser in a construct, a culture or a religious climate that smothers the reality of Christ.
Anyone who takes the name of Jesus is potentially a winner, if our Christ is the Christ of God, not a false christ, a reduced christ or a christ made irrelevant because we are so involved in what is really His role and joy - being our life! We are LIVING WITLESS when we do not realize that we have already won!
Unfortunately we live in the reality our mind creates. This is why we need the mind of Christ, our Father and the Spirit and not the mind of mindless religion and ‘loser doctrine.’ Many Believers think they are free of the law, yet they live in it as a matter of course. Not that they are living out of Moses. They are living out of themselves and a culture of ‘christianity’ defined as ‘what church folks should do.’ Our freedom, our pleasure and our real life is living in Jesus and what He has done. If you don’t know what the new covenant is, find out and live in it.
Being a loser can result from not having the wit to realize that doctrinally, you have been sold a furphy and a lie. Having the Holy Spirit will never equate to a new covenant life beyond the law and in the Spirit of Sonship. There is no genuine apostleship for those rooted in the law. But there is when our being is rooted and planted in our Father as was Jesus. The Enemy wants you lame and a faint phantom of yourself in order to castrate you and impede the new creation. Christ is our life. This is His Kingdom among us and the new creation advancing in the world!