LIFE THROUGH CHRIST
Beloved, we were not only called to live for Christ. Yes, in the new covenant we are people who have been called to live through Christ. The secret revealed to the Church in Colossians 1: 27 is Christ in us is the hope of the glory. Furthermore, we are called to live just as Christ is right now in 1 John 4:17. When He has called us to live in this manner surely He has placed the empowerment in it. In other words, if we choose to live in the flesh how can we expect to live a life of the Spirit? How can we be empowered for a life that is not His new and living way for us? The good news is in this that when we choose to live according to the Spirit and truth we find empowerment and His grace enables us to continue on it.
Beloved, Jesus was fueled by the Spirit in every way, He was filled with the fullness of God. He lives inside of us. How can we then separate Him and us when He Himself has made us one with Him ? It’s only a matter of choosing to live like Jesus. When you do take that decision, commit it to the Lord and take the necessary actions you will find that the same life that Jesus lived is found in you. You will carry His integrity for God, you will carry His right standing for God, you will carry His purity in your life and you will carry His holiness. How can it not be so when you have given your life to Him ? Living His life is possible by the Spirit of God. He invites us to it. The only thing that can ever hinder you is if you believe you cannot live that way. But He has opened up this new and living way for us as new creation and it is possible!
We must be species of God that were never found on this earth and as new creation people we are this positionally. The fall of man corrupted our innocence in God and we have by living in this world try to grab what is negative by default in any situation. How about we all live in such a way that no corruption or impurity can ever be associated to us. Can we ever say looking at the life of Jesus through His word that He was selfish or had secret affairs or exploited people for money? If hearing such things about Jesus offends you and angers you then ought you not live in such a way that such accusations or doubts cannot even cross people’s minds about you?
At this point many of us may be wondering but we will always sin or make mistakes. But did Jesus ? This is the secret revealed in the epistles and letters of Jesus’ disciples that it is possible to live a life like Jesus did. If we set our minds and hearts to seek for living such a life then we will surely find it.
Jesus died to resurrect people with purity such that even if they were placed with temptations they will found worthy and not wanting.
Jesus died to resurrect people whose integrity is solid gold that even if it seems like God is not helping, they are able to willingly walk into the very fire that’s there to destroy them.
Jesus died to resurrect people who are so one with God that heaven laughs when accusations are made about them just because of how they live.
Your life lived as His new creation is what will change this world!