Sunday, August 7th 2022
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD DSc DD
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 423-24).
When you were born again, you were recreated in righteousness and true holiness. Unlike the unregenerate man, you’re completely awakened to the fatherhood of God; you’re alive to Him. 1 John 32 says, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God….” You’re in a sonship relationship with the Lord; you’re born of Him. That’s the meaning of 1 John 44 “Ye are of God, little children…”; you hail from Him; your origin is in Him. Hallelujah!
Peter calls us partakers of the divine nature (associates of the God-kind). You’ve put on the God-nature, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of God that created you (Colossians 310). This is your true identity. Walk in this light. You’re not the same person you were before you were born again. That’s why the Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation. OLD THINGS HAVE DISAPPEARED, and-look!-all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 517 ISV).
The old sin-nature was supplanted with God’s life of righteousness. People may still associate you with some of the wrong things you did before you were born again, but the truth is the person that did those things doesn’t exist anymore. What the Bible says about you now is that you are washed, sanctified, justified, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 611). Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for my new nature and identity in Christ; I’ve been washed, sanctified, justified, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Holy Spirit. I walk in the reality of the new life of righteousness, which I’ve received in Christ, producing fruits and works of righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ephesians 423-24 AMPC
And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], 24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 930-101-21 & Psalms 78
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Ephesians 621-24 & Isaiah 58.
EXCEPT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional
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