By: Jessica Huber
You Are Alive In Christ, it’s time to take off the coverings meant for Death and Go!
Walk! Take off the Old self and proudly sport the New! When Jesus rose Lazarus from the dead He said “take off the grave clothes and let him go.”
Remember Lazarus was dead for 4 days. His body was wrapped with linens and placed in the tomb.
When we were in sin, we were dead and wrapped with the same preparation for death.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
After the resurrection of Christ, Peter walked into the empty tomb, he found the linens that were wrapped around JESUS. They were lying there.
JESUS took off the dead clothes, and so should we!
Brothers and Sisters we have to set the Example for our future siblings. There are souls that are looking and seeking! Right now they may have no idea what they are even looking for, but they know they are tired of the same old cycle. They are tired wearing death day after day. I’m telling you, when God is displayed in our lives, it draws people in for a closer look.
When they see His work Glorified within our actions and behavior it’s hard to ignore. We are to be set apart for a reason, if we are blending in and wearing our old, how does it help them to find the New?
Who ever Finds Him, Finds Life!
Some of us are new to the family and some have been in it as long as they can remember. Just because we have proclaimed Jesus as The Lord of our life, it does not always mean we are setting a good example of it.
The thing is, the moment we accept The Lord as our savior, our New life begins. A New Creation is Born. Our head is adorned with a crown of life and our feet are positioned on a path and its up to us to walk.
It’s up to us to acknowledge WHO directs each step.
Sadly, a lot of us get lost in the glory of our forgiveness and we take it for granted.
Our legs are healed, but we forget to walk. We are forgiven and yet we sit.
We forget about the mission. We forget that there are people who desperately hunger for something more.
Isaiah 52:7 How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
1What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life
You are never too young or too old in this walk to make a difference.
Eyes are on the proclaimed Christians.
Will we be perfect and never step off the path? No, this is why we should be careful not to get too haughty or too mighty. No one is exempt from needing a correction. If you are going to receive Grace you need to be able to Give it.
Remember ..Forgiven, Loved, Redeemed!!
Not by Our works but by HIS!
No power of darkness Can separate us from His Love!
So are you getting the point of the walk?
The Father of the prodigal son still loved that foolish boy, even while he was off eating the pig food.
The point is, he was in a place where he didn’t belong. His place was at home with the Father. He was not to be wearing rags or eating scraps meant for animals. He was to be eating the finest food and sporting..,as scripture says, the BEST robe. Luke 15
What is The Point of being washed and cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, if we are going to turn around and enter a fashion show wearing our OLD dirty clothes?
What are new believers and non believers to gain by watching this?
Why eat junk and share it with our friends and family, when we have The Bread of Life? Why cover with rags, when The Father has given us the Finest robe?
There is a reason we were called to walk! There is a reason we were given The Holy Spirit “The Helper” while we walk here on this earth.
When we keep our feet on the path we are showing others, God in Action! We are a walking, living, proof of His Glory!!
Ephesians 4 :17-32
17So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
8Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, PRACTICE these things,
May God Bless Your Walk Today!