Topic: Right Believing Brings Right Living – Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV)
The reason God has been patient with us is that He wants all of us saved and for this reason, there is a need for us to repent. Repentance is not just feeling sorry about something but turning to what God said. Turning from what the devil is saying and turning towards God completely. Paul advised in 2 Peter 3:18 (KJV) “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. …” Understand that by grace everything has been made available to you. Don’t try to earn what God has made available or struggle to become what you already are. As far as God is concerned, you are good. So don’t try to earn it or impress God. He knew there was no way you could impress him, and that is why Christ came and died so you can be lifted.
You see, understanding will create boldness in you. When you were a sinner you did some things right, but that did not make you righteous. You became a sinner not because of what you did, but because of the fall of Adam which made us all sinners. Such that once you are born into this world you automatically become a sinner. As the fall of Adam made us all sinners, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ made us righteous. So it is not what you did or didn’t’ do.
Right believing brings about right living. If you believe wrongly you will never live right. It is a blessing that is unearned, is not prayed nor fasted for. God has given it to us freely. Romans 5:18 (KJV) says “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” It is important that you are founded upon the truth that Jesus who is the rock of our salvation. The Bible says upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. The rock here is the revelation of the Lord Jesus.
Further Reading: Galatians 5:1-6, Romans 8:9-19
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 24-26; Evening- Titus 2
This message was written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.