Many great products require activation to be fully functional. As a child of God, you are a new man, a new creature. The old creature is dead and buried with Christ, for good. Learn to activate the new man, the new you. Being born again is an essential first step. But that’s not enough. ToContinue reading “2 Keys to Activating the New You”
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Take Advantage of Your Qualification in Christ
Daily Devotional: Day 236 “Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12, NKJV). If you have ever applied for a job or recruited people for a job, you are familiar with ‘qualifications.’ In nearly all human endeavors, qualifications play a vitalContinue reading “Take Advantage of Your Qualification in Christ”
Daily Devotional: Day 110 “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” (Genesis 1:26, NKJV). From GenesisContinue reading “Created Special”
Jesus Has Made You a Saint. Act Like One
You need to own your God-given saint identity and become comfortable in that identity, because a shaky identity is the breeding ground for sin. Jesus pronounced you a saint the day you surrendered to his Lordship. It doesn’t get better than that. Don’t try to become a saint; you are a saint. Now go and live like the saint Jesus has made you.
Understanding 1 Peter (1:13-25)
Christians are born of imperishable seed (1 Peter 1:23). This means we are born of an incorruptible parent. Consequently, we too, are imperishable. We possess eternal life in our spirit, the very life of God. God made us saints when we were saved by grace through faith in Christ. Our old “sinner” identity was buried with Christ. Our new identity is “saints.” Our sainthood does not come from a human commission. Nor is it based on our performance on the holiness scale. Our new identity is a gift from our Father, and he does not take it back. If you’re confused about your identity, you’ll miss God’s plan for your life.
But after birth, we must grow. So, 1 Peter 1:13-25 lays out for us the importance of growing in holiness. How? By nourishing ourselves on the Word of God, obeying God’s commands, avoiding sinful choices and pursuing godliness. God is holy; so are we – his children. Therefore, let us live holy.