by: Pastors Olumese & Ogechi Edward Olumese
NEW LIFE, NEW DESIRES, NEW ACTIONS
Romans 7:21-22 (AMPC), “So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands. For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my innermost self [with my new nature].”
Yesterday, Pastor Ogechi showed us a most glorious revelation from scripture that we have in us (in our spirit) the very life of God! You must know with assurance that you have a new life and you have a new nature. Just like Pastor Ogechi asserted yesterday, when a man is born again, a new spirit is created by the release of God’s own life into him. Remember that John 1:4 says, “In Him was life and that life was the light of men.” The life we receive comes with His own light in our newly recreated spirit.
God doesn’t expect us to keep this light hidden, He expects us to allow this light shine out, until it dominates our flesh and our mind. Matthew 5:15-16 (NIV) says, “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.” Dear friend, it is time for you to allow the life of God dominate everything about you. Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) says, “Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is…”
As a wise man once said, “Christianity is the miracle of changed desires,” and this miracle has taken place in you if you have accepted Jesus. Joyfully allow God’s word affect your thinking pattern, your actions and your attitude. You are a new person in Christ!
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 3:9-10 (NLT), “Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your creator and become like Him.”
CONFESSION: I BOLDLY CONFESS, A GREAT MIRACLE HAS TAKEN PLACE INSIDE MY HEART. I NOW HAVE NEW DESIRES TO PLEASE GOD ALWAYS, BECAUSE GOD IS WORKING IN ME BOTH TO WILL AND TO DO THE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING TO HIM.
ACTION POINT: Put your body under submission to God’s word and God’s ways.
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Psalm 1-3; Acts 17:1-15