2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?.
Today’s Inspiration: God has His process of time to realign us to Him. Romans 6:2. We must be in God’s acceptable time. This is the day of salvation as we see many gave their life to the Lord yesterday which happens to be the 9th day of 2019. Several testimonies at workplace were also received. Indeed 9 is a fruitful number and 2019 is gong to be a fruitful year.
After salvation, we need cleansing from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit to perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord. We had the whole family cleansed yesterday. Romans 7:1. Many in Christ do not realise this fact. Mere announcing and renouncing is not enough. Dealing with all the sins of the past is important.
Walking by faith will be difficult without cleansing and true repentance. We need to remind ourselves that if we still live the old lifestyle, we will not be pleasing to God and will continue to be exposed to the demonic oppression. We are supposed to be pleasing to Him Romans 5:9. We must close all doors to the demons. Every negative emotion belongs to the devil. We can only live a healthy life with the fruit of the spirit. True character is what God desires of us.
God directs us to trust Him with all our heart. Proverbs 3:5. He died for us so that we do not live for ourselves but for Him who died for us and rose again. Romans 5:15. We are supposed to be ministers of reconciliation to God. Therefore we should give priority to the extension of His Kingdom by giving all of ourselves to this service. Romans 5:20. Finally as believers we are to face the judgement seat of Jesus Christ to account for the things done on earth whether good or bad. Verse 10.
It is only through faith that we attain righteousness. Therefore upright walk with God is important.