“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God” -1Corinthians 2:12
LIGHT FOR NOW: It is the spiritual that gives birth to the physical.
The understanding of the subject of salvation is fundamental to the spiritual growth of a believer. The man in CHRIST must understand the what, why, how and when of his salvation. Our understanding of salvation or new birth will affect the way we relate with God. The gospel you hear is also critical to how you relate with God. In salvation, a man receives life by faith in the gospel alone. Our faith or belief is the only response to salvation. Salvation is not an exchange of life but it is a new birth.
Believing in what Jesus gave is a law and it is the law of the Spirit. Romans 8:2 says, “For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”.
As a new creature you are not a continuation of Adam neither are you his improvement but rather you are born out of the word (CHRIST). You are not repaired or a renovated neither are you an unbeliever that has decided to live right or change his behaviour. You are a brand new man in CHRIST. The old decayed life of sin and defeat is gone and a new life in CHRIST is made available which is a life of justification and dominion in CHRIST.
You are not struggling to overcome a life of sin but you are dead to sin. This is your testimony and confess it always “ I have been crucified with CHRIST; it is no longer I who live, but CHRIST lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the son of GOD who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal.2:20)
As a new man in CHRIST, you are born of an incorruptible seed no sexual relation was involved in your birth. You are born of the Spirit (1Peter 1:23). You abide in CHRIST and HE abides in you (1John 4:13). You are made a son and not a servant or slave. You have full access to your father’s inheritance. Though you are in the world in the flesh (mortal body) but your operations are Spiritual. As a partaker of GOD’s divine nature, you are a co-creator, you are capable of changing any situation and circumstances.
Enjoy your divine nature. Glory!!!
INSTRUCTION: Be conscious of your identity in Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive grace to make use of every good thing that is in me, in Jesus Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW 26; EVENING: 2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 28