“I thank my God, making mention of thee in my prayers, hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast towards the Lord Jesus, and towards all the saints; that the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” – Philemon 1:4-6
LIGHT FOR NOW: You are born of the word and your realities are in the word, so know the word.
We’ve established in our previous studies that the world cannot define the born again, only the word can. A believer in Christ must not let the world define him because the world doesn’t know him. You are only revealed in the word; outside the word, you cannot be revealed. Recall from Jesus’ word in John 17:11, you are one with him. Though you are in the world, you cannot be defined by the world because by faith in Christ, you now belong to a new world which is Christ and it is only in that new world that you can be defined. Hear Jesus further in verses 20 to 23 of John 17; it reads “Neither pray I for thee alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me”. By faith in Christ, you are one with Him, stay in Him and know yourself in Him. You are known by the word not by the world. Little wonder Apostle John in his epistle echoed this which reads “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not” (1John 3:1). The world did not know Him, so the world cannot know you. The born again man cannot be known or revealed by a scientific observation. No medical encyclopedia can reveal the man in Christ to the man in Christ. A medical doctor cannot reveal the man in Christ with medical knowledge because the man in Christ was not read by the medical doctor in medical school; the medical doctor only studies human body but has no idea who the born again man is and what he can do. Psychologists are deficient of the revelation of the born again man because the man in Christ is not known by studying psychology but by the word. The psychologist doesn’t know you; sociologist doesn’t know you; medical doctors don’t know you; you are only known in Christ. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: You are not a scientific innovation; you are in Christ. Stay in Christ and know yourself.
PRAYER: My eyes of understanding are opened up to my realities, in Jesus name, Amen.
QUOTE: The born again man is not a product of scientific innovation, so he cannot be known by scientific observation.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 17 EVENING: 1 PETER CHAPTER 1