“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9 ESV)
When you got saved, you did not increase in height or experience any other physical change at all. However, everything changed about you spiritually.
Like our anchor scripture says, you were called into marvellous light, not a little light, like a popular song denotes.
There is a drastic difference between who you were and who you are now in Christ, and it ought to show. The world should see it clearly because God’s desire is to show off what He has done in you.
Apostle Paul said, “so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:7 ESV
If you blend in with the crowd, be afraid. The same Spirit that breathed on the earth at creation, that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. There ought to be practical evidence of that in your life.
Paul, in explaining our new realities, made a comparison between the Old and the New covenant. He said this to the Corinthian church, and to us by extension:
“For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it.” 2 Corinthians 3:9-10 ESV
Elijah is a great example of someone in the Old covenant that displayed the power of God. He called down fire from heaven to prove that the God of Israel was indeed God (1 Kings 18:20-40).
While we don’t focus on Elijah but Jesus, we can learn from him. Elijah knew what he could do and the lengths he could go for God with what he had.
Dear believer, you have something better than Elijah had. You have the spirit within. With your words, you can stir up the fire inside you.
Jesus spoke about you when He said “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38 KJV
You cannot be dry because you are able to take from within and put upon (Ephesians 5:18).
Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 13:14-31, 2 Corinthians 11:16-33, Psalms 106:24-48, 1 Samuel 29-31