“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise; God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” Hebrews 11: 39-40
LIGHT FOR NOW:The man in Christ is a redefined specie.
No born again Christian was redeemed with a corruptible thing like silver and gold unlike the Old Testament heroes of faith who through the sacrifices of bulls had their sins atoned for, periodically. The Bible says; ‘For as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Jesus as a lamb without blemish and without spot.’ (1 Peter1:18-19). Your redemption as a believer in Christ Jesus was purely divine through the blood of Jesus Christ. It was not through the observance of laws or by circumcision but purely by the grace of God. It is not by works but by faith or belief in Jesus Christ and His finished work at the Cross. The Old Testament Prophets did all they could, within their power to see Jesus but could not.They prophesied about Him, saw visions about Him, even spoke about Him in types and shadows;yet, could not see Jesus with their eyes. They subdued kingdoms through their faith, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouth of lions, quenched the violence of fire , escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong , waxed valiantly in fight, turned to fight the armies of aliens, the women receive their children who were dead back to life. These great men and women did not have the opportunity to see Christ!
Many of them were tortured, not accepting deliverance just to obtain a better resurrection, yet could not receive the promise. Who is this promise? CHRIST! Now you see that all they did to have new life was counted as works because they didn’t do it in faith but works. Jesus is faith and without Him there is no Christianity. As believers in Christ Jesus, we have received and believed in Him; hence, we are better than any prophet of old. Why? It’s because our minds are set unto Christ Jesus. Except you have not received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, only then is Elijah better than you. I implore you to make up your mind right now. Accept Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. Openly confess your belief in Him and be saved!
INSTRUCTION: Always proclaim your supremacy in Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to live in the consciousness of my new position in Christ Jesus.
QUOTE: Every believer in Christ Jesus is superior specie.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MICAH CHAPTER 1; EVENING: 2 KINGS CHAPTER 22