I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
I have come across some believers, even some pastors, surprisingly quoting our opening verse to make a point. After the marvelous works done by our Lord Jesus on the cross and His subsequent resurrection from the grave, this verse has no merit in the life of the believer. We are born again in life when it comes to our position in Christ. We don’t choose life.
Those under the old covenant were carnal with death being their master because of sin. Through the covenant, a people were raised unto Israel formally called Jacob. The law of Moses brought an opportunity for them to have experience life the way God intended it to be as long as they kept them.
However, they couldn’t keep the law. The story is completely different for those of us in Christ. We are already born again in Life – there is no option for us to choose from. We come from our Father who is Life itself – why will He put us in a position to choose between life and death? That is not possible!
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His [c]own, and His [d]own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [e]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:10-13
But thanks be to God our Father, who through his eternal grace has granted us the right to be called His children the moment we received the gospel of salvation- praise the Lord! We cannot be different from our source. His life flows through us.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
The life of the believer is not a matter of choice – it is inherent. We have nothing to do with death – our Father is Life – He has given us His Life. We are born again in Life and live because our Father is living.
We Are Born Again In Life To Reign On The Earth
17 For if by the one man’s [g]offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
We are born again in Life to reign in this world. Some believers may be struggling to manifest their glory because of ignorance. Life has power over death. Jesus came and proved to the world that His Life is superior to physical death.
This must be your mentality from today: there is life in you, and I’m not talking about just physical life but the real life of the Spirit (God). Make your nature known in everything you do. You are on top and not below. Stay blessed always
Read Further: 1 John 3:2, 2 Corinthians 5:17
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you for your Life in me. I reign in the world by the efficacy of what you have deposited in me. No weapon formed against me shall prosper – for your Life can never be defeated. Thank you for this privileged life; I’m forever grateful. In Jesus’ name I have prayed- Amen!