“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17
LIGHT FOR NOW: Focus on the new. Forget the old.
To behold that all things are become new is to change your affections and appetites too. As a born again believer in Christ, you are to change the areas of your focus and desires. You are to behold the new things and not still the old things. In Colossians 3:1-3, Apostle Paul says, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God: set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God”. The scripture above shows that when you got born again, even your location changed. Your life is now hid with Christ in God. Ephesians 2:6 says, “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. Spiritually, you are now seated together with Christ in heaven. You must therefore begin to behold the new things you have in Christ Jesus rather than the old you had in the world.
Now, in Christ we behold the righteousness of God which is in Christ Jesus; we behold justification by faith; we behold Divine life, mercy, grace, health, prosperity, success, healing, fruitfulness, blessing, love etc; and not the opposite which comes from Satan. We focus on what Christ has done for us and not on what Satan is trying to do to us. “if ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections on the things above, and not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: …in the which ye also walked sometime, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not to one another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him…” Colossians 3:1-10).
INSTRUCTION: Focus on what Christ has done for you and not on what Satan is trying to do to you.
Prayer: In Christ, I have all things. Therefore, I refuse to be distracted by the suggestions of the enemy, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: What you see determines what you get.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 8; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 8