Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In Christ


It is the duty of every Believer in Christ to Check, Challenge and Change what we believe to line up with the Word of God … even what we believe about ourselves. What we believe matters.

Proverbs 23:7  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he …

We think what we think, feel what we feel and want what we want because we believe what we believe …

Romans 12 NLT
1 ¶  And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
2  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
3  Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

An honest evaluation of ourselves should include the fact that although we are living in this world we are not of this world. When we are born again we change in ways that are not always discernable to the naked eye of natural man. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, we are “born-again”. The next morning we wake up a different person – a different kind of being – what the Apostle Paul described when by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit he called us: A New Creation in Christ Jesus!

Because we have changed in ways undetectable by man and are destined to go through a metamorphosis. It is God’s hope that we would begin this process on earth and not wait until heaven’s call jerks us into reality. This new creature we become has some new creation realities that affect us.

If, for example, you woke up tomorrow and you were a frog … there would be some new frog realities which you’d need to identify and embrace.

If you woke up tomorrow and found that you were an angel … there would be some new realities that would govern your life and abilities as well as a new set of expectations you had for yourself and others had for you.

When we get born again we become new creatures freshly created by the hand of God as the newest member of a new immortal species. Once we pass through the portal of this life into the dimension known as eternity we will more fully recognize these things. However, in this life we need to accept and embrace the things which have changed for us as new creatures in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

3 New Creation Realities
1.  You are “In Christ”.
2.  You are endued with transformational powers.
3.  You have been made righteous.

2 Corinthians 5:21  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Accept and embrace the change. Don’t continue to be conformed by the pressures or the problems of this world. You have transformational powers because you are in Christ. Use your righteous platform to obtain and maintain audience with God. Check, challenge and change those things which need to be changed in your mind.

Philemon 6  that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

We think what we think, feel what we feel and want what we want because we believe what we believe … Believe God’s Word!