IT’S TIME TO LIVE THE LIFE!
Text: Romans 6:4
“ Therefore we were buried
with him through baptism
into death, that as Christ
was raised from the dead
by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should
walk in newness of life. “
It’s time to live the life!
But what life? The heavenly life. The life you are born again to live. The kind of life God sent Jesus (the Word) to model for us here on earth.
That’s what 1John 2:6 is talking about :
“ Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ( born again), ought also to live as Christ lived.” – MSG.
The question is, what kind of life did Jesus live?
* John 10:30 –” I and my father are one… “
* John 8:29 – ” for I do always the things that please him. ”
* John 5:30 – ” I can of my own self do nothing… I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me. “
* John 5:19 – “… the son can do nothing of himself but what he sees the Father do, for whatever he does, the son also does in like manner. ”
WHY ARE YOU BORN AGAIN?
¤ To become a new creation – 2Corinthians 5:17-18.
¤ To become a son of God – John 1:12-13
¤ To become a partake if God’s divine nature; to participate in the God life – 2Peter 1:3-4.
¤ To become as he (Jesus) is now in heaven – 1John 4:17.
¤ To enter into God’s class – Jon 3:3-8.
¤ To imbibe the culture, values, nature, principles, character, mindset, attitude And lifestyle of heaven, so as to advertise it on earth; literally colonizing people with it wherever you are found.
And much, much more…
NOT TO CHASE AFTER THINGS!
We are not born again to live ostentatious lives and chase after positions or
the same things the people of this world are chasing after. No!
Neither did we become new creations to continue living the old life of sin and enormity with God. No!
What does God expect of us?
* To seek first his kingdom and the right ways of doing things in the kingdom – Matthew 6:33.
* To live a life of the Spirit and the Word – John 4:23-24; Romans 8:6-8; Galatians 5:6, 16.
* To pursue after divine purpose, not your own desires and ambitions – John 9:4; John 4:34; Jeremiah 1:5.
WORK AT IT!
Nothing just happens in this life. You must work at it. It’s time to begin to live the life that will give back to God and humanity the profit of his investments in you (his new creation, his special treasure).
It’s time to live the life – the new life in Christ! You cannot afford to be a bad investment for God. Be determined that your life will give him full joy. It’s not about you at all!
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