1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
As children we thought and acted like kids; but now we are to grow up and become all that God planned for us to be!
Luke 13:13-14 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil its lusts.
I can remember as a young child, at I was 7-8 years of age my friends, John and Peter lived next door to us in Ireland. We used to tie a towel around our necks and pretend to be super-heroes, amazingly the towel did the trick and we were all transformed into the amazing characters we had been watching on the old black & white television!
We could run fast and fly like an aeroplane or leap over tall buildings [all in our imagination of course] and save the village from alien invaders.
The principle in Christianity is the same, when we, as mere humans put on Christ, we add His super to our natural and put on His character. We dress in His superpower, but instead of a towel around our neck, it is grace and mercy and love, as we put on the New Man.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Weymouth’s Translation So that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old state of things has passed away; a new state of things has come into existence.
Ephesians 4:24 ..And put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Colossians 3:10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Colossians 3:12-14 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
As Christ’s life covers up and changes our sad lives we become more like Him every day. We stop living for and about ourselves and start living for Him and the Kingdom, pressing into His anointing and power.
So what are you wearing today? Is it a cover-up towel, which is an imagination, or is it the REAL THING being in Christ?
Is your reflection still the old you, or are others seeing Christ when they look at you?
Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org
We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.
We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!