KINGDOM ENLIGHTENING DEVOTIONAL
13th July 2017
Text: Romans 6:1-2… What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?(KJV)
Memorise: 1 Peter 4:2… “That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God”.(KJV)
God wants us as his children not to respond or follow anything that is sinful; he wants us to be totally dead to everything that pertains to the world. A dead person does not hear or respond to anything because there is no life anymore in the body, a Christian who is dead to sin must not retaliate even when persecuted, embarrassed, accused or humiliated, though it touches us, our mouth must not say idle words, we must become a fool in the things of the world (sin), someone who is dead don’t think anything, so we must not think anything sinful, our lifestyle must be a total lifestyle of the kingdom, the world should not identify us as one of them because…
John 17:16…They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.(KJV)
We must be ready to speak the truth at all cost because we are like a dead person who don’t know anything for we are dead to lies, someone who is dead can’t move again so we must not move with the trend of the world..
2 Peter 3:17….I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends. Be on guard so that you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing.(NLT)
Whosoever is dead cannot be found in the land of the living so we must not be in worldly matters, we must not behaves humans in the natural but humans in the spirit, born of the spirit and our flesh is now dead John 3:3-6.
The world should not give us pleasures nor should we be found in worldly meetings, a Christian who is dead to sin must not be follow the pattern of the world in all areas such as dressing, business, education, finance, music, relationships, pre-marital sex affairs, we must do all things to please God and to oppose the world because sin is our rival, when the world speak is to condemn us, when they do anything it will be against us because the “living will not do anything that will benefit the dead.
Finally those that are dead are buried, so as a Christian you must bury all sinful (worldly) habits in you if you want to see GOD.
Note: You can’t be alive and dead at the same time, so be focused on GOD
Action Point: Watch and pray against all ungodly habits in your life for GOD will deliver you from all of it.