17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Every born-again person has a new life in Christ Jesus. For to be in Christ is to be a new species of being. Your old Adamic nature wasn’t modified – you have been given birth into a brand new life from God.
However, there are not many believers who know how to walk in this life. I have come across quite a few who literally have zero interest in knowing what they have. They prefer going for a miracle to knowing what can come out of them straight out of the box.
The truth is, even though it is still relevant, knowing how to live the life you have in Christ Jesus is better than seeking miracles – especially if you are a child of God. Before you fall off the cliff, wait until you read the whole devotional.
17 And these signs will follow those who [d]believe: In My name, they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues. Mark 16:17
The truth is, miracles are signs that follow believers. In other words, a true child of God is a miracle worker rather than a miracle seeker. It is, therefore, important to know how to live the life you have in Christ Jesus so that you can be in a position to also work miracles.
Seeking Knowledge About The New Life In Christ Jesus Is The Best Way To Live
9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him. Colossians 3:10
The only way you are going to live the new life in Christ Jesus is through knowledge. Without having a clear understanding of who you are in Christ and the quality of life you possess in Him will only lead to being deceived by the devil.
To put on the new man is a way of saying you should live the new life. And the way the new life in Christ Jesus is manifested is through knowledge. The life you have in Christ is not ordinary. It is divine – one equated to the very life of God. It is a life that brings the glory of the Father into you. Without knowing the scope and benefits of what this life brings, the enemy may take advantage of your ignorance to hinder your progress.
I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2
Your transformation is linked to the renewal of your mind. Having accurate knowledge of the life in Christ Jesus will transform you into the very standard God desires for you. Every life ought to be lived. To fully enjoy what we have in Christ requires kowledge.
If your knowledge about life hinges on your old Adamic nature, then it easy for the enemy to cheat you. For instance, some believers still think that the devil is more powerful than them. However, the new life in Christ Jesus places even the least believer far above the powers of the devil. As a result, you find these believers seeking miracles when they are supposed to be the ones working them.
You are new in Christ! New to the extent that you have the right to strike down anything that attempts to rise up against the knowledge of God in your life.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6
It is so important you know who you are in Christ Jesus because Ignorance kills. The new life in Christ Jesus is superior to what the devil has. You have been giving the mandate to walk over ALL the power of the enemy. Don’t give the devil any chance to infiltrate what you know about your life. Stay blessed
Read Further: Ephesians 4:22-24, Romans 6:4
Prayer For Today
Precious Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus for your life at work in me. I walk in the knowledge of this life by appreciating the truth that in Christ Jesus. Thank you Father for granting me an awesome life. Amen