YOU ARE GOD’S TABERNACLE OF MEETING

YOU ARE GOD’S TABERNACLE OF MEETING

Under the Old Covenant, God’s people are not God’s temple. Whenever God wanted to use any person, the Spirit of God would rest upon him and thus empowered and furnished him with supernatural abilities to accomplish a specific assignment or task for God. Afterwards, God’s Spirit would leave until when needed again.

The Old Testament saints did not have the privilege of being God’s spiritual temple where God could abide and dwell continuously. This awesome privilege is one of the beauties and blessings of the New Covenant. It is exclusively reserved for the New Testament believers…

THE NEW CREATION (Part 2)

THE NEW CREATION (Part 2)

From the point you became born again through faith alone in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ, you have become an entirely New Creation in Christ.

From God’s perspective, you are now a new self, a new being, and a new person in Christ. While many people around you may still see you or deal with you as the same old person, God will never again deal with you or relate with you according to your former sinful, selfish, corrupt and rebellious self. In the first part of this piece we began to examine who the New Creation is and what He has from God’s perspective…

THE NEW CREATION (Part 1)

THE NEW CREATION (Part 1)

The product of the new or spiritual birth is not a better, improved, reformed, or refined old self, but an entirely new creation, a new self, a new being, in Christ.

The Greek word translated “new” in this scripture is “kainos” and it simply means “new in every respect.” As respects form, it implies “recently made, fresh, recent, unused, and unworn.” As respects substance, it implies “new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of” (BLB Lexicon). In other words, the day you were born again, a brand new, fresh and unprecedented being came into existence…

THE NEW BIRTH EXPERIENCE

THE NEW BIRTH EXPERIENCE

We all were born with sin securely embedded or engrafted in our nature. This is why we are sinners by birth and not by just our actions. The nature we inherited through the physical birth is absolutely sinful, corrupt, and rebellious to God. It cannot be reformed, refurbished, renovated, rehabilitated, repaired or refined by any religious rites, regulations or institutions. It has to be destroyed or put away!

The only way to get rid of the sin which has been firmly embedded in our nature from birth is death (Rom. 7:7). Therefore, God’s redemption plan entails our death so that our sin-riddled nature can be done away and replace with a new and holy nature…

DIVINE GUIDELINES FOR RESOLVING CONFLICTS

DIVINE GUIDELINES FOR RESOLVING CONFLICTS

While you may not always be able to prevent a conflict or disagreement with someone from happening; however, you can always prevent it from degenerating to malice, bitterness or resentment by seeking to resolve it quickly.

Many breakups we see today in relationships, marriages and churches are terrible consequences of the failure or negligence of many believers to diligently pursue peace by seeking to resolve conflicts quickly following God’s guidelines in the Bible. When a believer has a conflict, dispute or disagreement with another believer, the Scripture offers some guidelines on how to resolve the conflict quickly and amicably…

THE PARABLE OF THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT

THE PARABLE OF THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT

When Peter asked, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? He quickly suggested, “Up to seven times?” Apparently, Peter thought he was being very generous by offering to forgive his brother seven times in one day.

But, Peter was shocked when the Lord answered him, saying, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” (Matt. 18:22 NKJV). Apparently, it would be impossible to have someone wrong or sin against you 490 times in one day. Jesus is simply saying there should be no limit to your forgiveness. The Lord Jesus further illustrated His answer with the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18:23-25…

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