Life Exchange Test

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each characteristic or experience in the appropriate blank.
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1. How you see future: 
Proverbs 3:6  "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Matthew 6:33-34 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
2. Your greatest accomplishment: 
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."
3. Your greatest failure: 
Psalms 37:23-24 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.   Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand."
4. Your sex: 
Mark 10:6  "But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female."   Galatians 3:28  "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."
5. Your greatest fear: 
Isaiah 41:13  "For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."   Psalm 56:3  "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee."
6. Your worst sin: 
Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."  I John 1:9  "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
7. Your greatest tragedy: 
Deuteronomy 23:5  "Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee."   Romans 8:28  "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
8. Your nationality: 
Romans 10:12  "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him."
9. Your physical appearance: 
Isaiah 53:2  "For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him."
10. Your marriage status: 
Proverbs 18:22  "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD."  I Corinthians 7:32  "But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord."
11. Your greatest desire: 
Psalm 37:4  "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."   Luke 12:32  "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
12. Your childhood: 
Psalm 25:7  "Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD."   Isaiah 43:18  "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old."
13. The time of your birth: 
Esther 4:14 "For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
14. Your physical ability: 
Exodus 4:11  "And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?"
15. Your intellectual ability: 
Philippians 3:8  "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ."
16. Your emotional stability: 
Philippians 4:6-7  "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."   Psalm 42:11  "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God."
17. The amount of  your faith: 
Matthew 17:20  "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
18. Your greatest offense: 
Matthew 7:1-5  "Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?    Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."
19. Your physical health: 
III John 1:2  "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."  Proverbs 4:22  "For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."
20. Your occupation: 
Ecclesiastes 9:10  "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."   Colossians 3:23  "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men."
21. Your financial status: 
Proverbs 22:2  "The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all."  Deuteronomy 8:18  "But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."
22. Your greatest battle: 
Romans 8:31 "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" I John 4:4  "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
23. Your greatest hurt: 
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised."
24. Your greatest worry: 
I Peter 5:7-8  "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
25. Your family: 
Luke 14:26  "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."
26. Your race: 
 Revelation 5:9-10  "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;   And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."
27. Your greatest struggle: 
I Peter 4:12-13 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."
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  "And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.    And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.    And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.    And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand"  (Exodus 4:1-4).

Dear reader:

What is in your hand?

Moses was groomed as a child to become a prince of Egypt.  However, he knew that God had also called him to lead the Hebrews out of Egyptian bondage.  At the age of forty, he killed an Egyptian who was abusing a Hebrew.  The next day, he tried to break up a quarrel between two Hebrews, but they questioned his authority to interfere.  In fact, the Hebrews revealed that they had seen him kill the Egyptian the day before. Moses fled from Egypt and became a shepherd on the back side of the desert.  He lived there for forty years. He had come from living a palace to living in a tent or cave. He had lost his grooming and eloquent speech. He had been "somebody", but now he is a "nobody".

It is now that God meets and speaks to Moses out of the burning bush. God begins to renew his call upon the life of Moses. However, Moses' response is, "Who am I that I should go?  I am just a nobody.  Furthermore, the people won't believe me." Moses was AFRAID because he was looking at his past efforts in the flesh to deliver Israel.  Then God asked him, "What do you have in your hand?"  Moses responded, "A rod".  Reader, it was more than just a rod, it was Moses' rod.  It represented everything that Moses was, a poor shepherd.  Moses had most likely cut the rod from a tree and shaped it to fit his hands.  He probably had his name carved in it.  Therefore, when God told him to throw it down .... it meant that he was throwing his life down before God.  When Moses did throw, it became a poisonous snake.  Moses fled from it. (Our life in our own hands is like a poisonous snake.)

What is in your hand?  Are you willing to cast it before the Lord?
Then God called him back and told Moses to pick it up by the tail, leaving the action end open.  For Moses to obey God, it meant that Moses had to put his "life" into God's hands.  It was a matter of total trust.  If Moses had picked serpent up before God told him to do so, the serpent would have bitten Moses and he would have died on the spot.  However, at the word of God, Moses picked it up and it became the "rod of God" in his hands. It was no longer just "a rod" or even "Moses' rod", but the "rod of God" representing the power and authority of God in the hand of Moses.  When Moses went before the magicians of the Pharaoh, the rod of God devoured the rods of the magicians.  Later, God called for Moses to initiate the various plagues upon Egypt often using the rod.  When Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt and came to the Red Sea with the Egyptian army hot on their trail, God told Moses to raise the rod.  When Moses raised the rod, the Red Sea parted, and the Hebrews crossed on dry land.  After Moses crossed the sea, Moses again raise the rod and the sea closed upon the Egyptian army, destroying them.  When Amalek, an warring tribe, came against the Hebrews, Moses held up the rod to gain victory.  When the people needed water, Moses struck a rock, and a river of water came out.  Over and over again, we see the rod as a symbol of the power and authority of God.
What is in your hand?  Are you willing to cast it before God and not to pick up again unless or until God tells you to do so?
This is what Paul said about his life: "For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus"  (Philippians 3:3-12).

Paul was an highly educated man under the well known teacher, Gamaliel.  He may have spoken as many as five different languages. He was of the strictest religious order of the Pharisees.  He went to great lengths to obey the law of Moses.  He was a Zealot in every way.  However, he said that he saw all that he was in the flesh as a pile of manure compared to knowing who he was in Christ.

How do you see your life in the flesh?
Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3).   Here we can see 3 D's.
1. Destitution = The roof in caving in, the walls are falling down, and the floor is giving away.  Every thing that is bad that could happen, seems to be happening.
2. Detachment from self =  We have come to the end of our rope and there is nothing more to hold on to.  We give up.
3. Dependence upon God = He becomes our only hope and salvation.
When we walk through these 3 D's, then we experience "kingdom" living.  We come to see the power and authority of God working in and through our lives.  We step into the supernatural realm.

Have you given up on self?

Here is the conclusion:

    In whatever way you filled in the blanks on the test is your life, your rod.  God wants you to EXCHANGE your life for His life in Christ.  To do this we must daily throw down our lives and consider ourselves crucified with him, but also pick up the resurrected life of Christ. "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me" (Luke 9:23).

You can exchange your life for a resurrected life in Christ!  Amen!

    "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20).

If this Galatians 2:20 is true for you:
    1. Go back to the bottom of the test and hit the "Clear all entries" button.
    2. Then you may highlight and copy the statement: "I exchange my life for Christ".
    3. Now paste "I exchange my life for Christ" in each blank and print the test.