“And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his son. He that hath the son hath life; and he that hath not the son of God hath not life” – 1 John 5:11-12
LIGHT FOR NOW: New birth is what gives us the capacity to house God.
In our fellowship with the Father and the son, Jesus Christ, we’ve been given eternal life – the God-life. It’s the life Jesus came to give to those who believe in His name. 1 Peter 2:9 describes those with this kind of life as God’s chosen breed, God’s chosen species, His peculiar treasure. That’s why they can boldly declare their completeness in Him, who is the head over all authority – of every angelic and earthly power (Colossians 2:10); they can declare that they are alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5); that they are far from oppression, and should never live in fear (Isaiah 54:14); that they are strengthened with all power according to His glorious might (Colossians 1:11). Interestingly, in Christ, the new creation is dead to sin, their relationship to sin is perpetually broken, they are alive to God, living in unbroken fellowship with Him (Romans 6:11).
Romans 5:17 that says, “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which RECEIVE abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ”, implies that in Christ, we’re different from the folks in the Old Testament. They couldn’t attain the God-kind status because they were men of the senses; God couldn’t live in them because it only takes a man who is born again to house God. New birth is what gives us the capacity to accommodate God. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” The word “creature” refers to “strange living thing,” something that really can’t be described; a type of being that’s only sourced from God; that’s who the believer is. Jesus came to give us this life; He came to undo what the disobedience of Adam brought on mankind, thereby making us possessors and distributors of the God-life. Because we were sourced from Him in whom dwells all the fullness of God (Colossians 2:9-10), we have taken over Jesus’ place here on earth. Halleluiah!!!
INSTRUCTION: You are sealed with the Holy Ghost; acknowledge this!
PRAYER: I am found in Christ; sealed by the Holy Ghost and I am a living and moving temple of God, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: The believer in Christ is sourced from God.
DAILY READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 14 EVENING: 1CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 15