Topic: Leverage On Your New Birth [TREM Devotional 5 November 2018]
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Often, we think that the new birth is simply about getting saved and going to heaven. No! The moment you gave your heart to Christ, you became very important to heaven. You became a new species of being that never existed before. You became a royal priesthood, a peculiar people, a holy nation and the apple of God’s eye. Things cannot just happen to you. You have become too valuable for the enemy to toss about. If God be for you, who can be against you?
It is ignorance that is destroying the church. God is not in trouble. The last time I checked, He is sitting down. You only sit when you have finished what you’re doing. Jesus said it is FINISHED! It is finished and the work is completed. He is sitting relaxed at the right hand of the Father knowing full well that, no matter what, whatever the devil does is a waste of time. So your victory is already guaranteed. The devil cannot undo in time what God has perfected in eternity. God is not going to do it, He has already done it.
What is wrong with us believers is that we fail to receive. As believers, we don’t believe what we have seen. For we walk by faith and not by sight. For instance, if you are wearing a purple dress, I can’t say I believe you are wearing a purple dress. I know I am seeing it! You believe what you have not seen. That is why the Holy Spirit gave the name believers to the church. We have not seen it but we believe. If we understand this, we should also apply it to spiritual things. Take advantage of the new birth in Christ. Appropriate all that has been provided as a result of His death, burial and resurrection and enforce your victory on earth. God bless you.
Further Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17 20, 1 Peter 2:9
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 34-36; Evening- Hebrews 2
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.