…I felt new and whole!
Exit of the Old Man!
Entry of the New Man!
It’s a New Dawn!
2 Corinthians 5:17: ‘Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold all things are become new’.
Colossians 3:9-10: ‘…seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is RENEWED in KNOWLEDGE after the IMAGE of HIM that created him;’
More often than less, we tend to be sentimental in making some decisions and taking certain steps that will do us real good, either as believers in the Lord Jesus or an unbeliever.
For unbelievers, you cannot break away from the hold of Satan if you do not accept the Salvation that is in Jesus Christ.
Believing He is the Son of God, in fact God Himself who came down to earth, took on human form, died that you might be saved from sin, delivered you from the claws of the devil and committed to reconciling you to God, the creator and master over all things, now and for all eternity, is the only guarantee of living WELL.
Living well is not having riches, fame, status and all other forms of human success and comfort. Living well is being at peace with GOD! So, if you have not by faith, confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and asked Him to take the control over your life, do it NOW!
For believers, it is expedient we are committed to knowing what life entails in Christ. Reason is, life there is a totally different ball game from the natural. We will remain in bondage, which needs no special prayer service or deliverance before it is lifted, except we are filled with the knowledge of Christ who has saved us as Colossians 3:9-10 put it.
John 8:32, ‘Ye shall know the Truth and the TRUTH shall make you FREE.
The reason believers wallow in sin, guilt, are overwhelmed by the works of the flesh and full of some erroneous beliefs is because we are not committed to knowing the Truth; we are not committed to growing and coming into the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; we are FAITHLESS!
A line in Hillsong United’s Hosanna reads, ‘…break my heart from what breaks Yours…’
This, our pastors cannot do for us, neither can our loved ones, we are to (as Grace has been made available unto us to live righteously, pleasing our Lord), to mortify our flesh (Galatians 5:19-21) and live daily by the dictates of the Spirit as God’s own children indeed(Romans 8:14). Only by hearing the Word of God as His Spirit gives insight (not doctrines, men’s philosophies/ideologies, experiences) and living by the Understanding will break the jinx. The devil knows this and is doing all he can to ensure we remain under him.
Sin (going out of the Way i.e, Jesus) is not to have dominion over us anymore. All we need do is harness Grace, stand today and BREAK its hold through the knowledge of the TRUTH and experience freedom!
For where the Spirit is Lord, there is Liberty!
Eyes are opened,
The curse is broken,
As Christ is revealed!
Mary Joy Orola is a Nigerian, a child of God whose passion is to dispense the Life of Christ in all sphere of human interaction and endeavour through Writing, Singing, Public Speaking, and the Media, generally.
She is a Graduate of English Language; teaches English Language and Literature in a private Secondary School; writes on topical issues, especially those pertaining to Christian values on her blog www.lovebeingblog.wordpress.com; a Culture and Environment writer on International Youth Journal; an editor at her local church and one who loves baking.