Today is Day 5 on the 12 Day Journey To Transformation!
God wants you to know that when you were born -again you moved from the status of sinner to saint!
We are the righteousness of God in Christ because of Jesus’ shed blood and the power of grace alone (2 Corinthians 5:21). Religion, self-effort, philanthropy and men’s good works could never suffice in meriting a position of worthiness before God.
However, there is deeper revelation to the efficacy of the blood of Christ. God says, “…the life is in the blood…” (Lev. 17:11). When we were born-again, we were given new life (Romans 6:4). This new life is nothing less than the very nature of God Himself abiding in us. The New Testament clearly delineates this truth. 2 Peter 1:4 states we have become partakers or sharers of the divine nature. John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is even more emphatic: “Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God” (1 John 3:9, New Living Translation).
The traditions and teachings of men as well as an innate sense of personal unworthiness often keep us from fully appropriating this revelation. We must let God be true and every man a liar! The truth is: you are not merely “a sinner saved by grace.” On the contrary, you are a “saint empowered by glory!” As such, you can live like Jesus did on the earth, overcoming sin and the powers of darkness, performing miracles, signs and wonders.
Failing to be fully persuaded of your dominion destiny and powerful potential will produce an antithetical form of Christianity that is impotent and nonlethal. The powers of darkness scoff at such powerless religion!
Many religious teachers, on the pretext of keeping you humble, will unwittingly dissuade you of embracing your potential in Christ as a son of God! However, here is what the word of God says: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move [enable, aspire, empower} you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezekiel 36:26-27, New International Version, Emphasis added).
Remember that when Jesus came to earth, He emptied Himself, became like other humans and took on the form of a servant (Philippians 2:6-7). Every miracle He performed on the earth, He did as a man in the Spirit, not as God in the flesh!
“When the crowds saw this, they became frightened and glorified God for giving such authority to humans” (Matthew 9:8, International Standard Version).
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says“(Mark 11:23).
PRAYER FOR POWER
Lord God, I thank you that I am holy because of Jesus’ blood! I choose today to live out of my new identity in You! It is not fit for royalty to live like a pauper. Help me to walk in the revelation that I am a child of God and am holy and righteous because your Spirit lives in me! Amen.
DAY 5 CHALLENGE:
Read Ephesians Chapters 1, 2, and 3