My Thoughts for today.
God has called us to a new life in Christ, but so many time we let the old man nature be dominate over the new man, that happens when we simply do not believe what God say about who we are now in Christ, we can know from the scriptures who we are but what about in practical application?
God says in Romans we are to reckon our old man nature dead. let us not be schizophrenic believers up one day and down the next, clear direction one day and confusion the next day. God is not the author of confusion but of peace. Everything we do flows from a love relationship with God, as we recognize what God is sayings to us from His word, all we need to do is put it into practise, from a heart of obedience and love towards God.
God shows us we are to put off the old man by reckoning it dead and put on the new man who is created in righteousness and true holiness. You already are a new creation in Christ, this is the new you, righteous, justified, sanctified, redeemed, Justified, seated at the right hand of God in Christ, holy, pure, beloved and loved, clean through the word, you have incorruptible seed, you have an abundance of Grace, love and mercy, forgiveness, you are not condemned, you are favoured, you are as Christ is now, you have Christ in You, the love of God is shed abroad in your hearts by the holy spirit, you have access to God, He will never leave you or forsake, or forget you.
So we have a new set up as born again spirit filled Believers sons and daughters of the living God and heirs of God and Joint heir with Jesus Christ, this is where we are and what we have and more and we can live this daily, let us not let the old man nature rise it ugly head, but let us walk daily in newness of life. You are loved and blessed these truths we should daily keep in our hearts, and when dealing with others we need to remember they have the same if they are born again. and those that are born again let us be as shining lights of God love from a pure heart
Bless you xx
Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness
Romons 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom_6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom_7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Rom 5:17 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.)
Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Col_3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world.