Writer: PreacherOliver Onoriode
Text: Colossians 3:1-3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.(KJV)
Memorise: Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.(KJV)
Greetings in the name of the LORD JESUS,
Dear reader , As Christian who wants to make it to Heaven, we must be dead to sin (world) so that we can live for Christ, Now the word dead means to die, and when one dies he no longer feels, hear or do anything. Now dead to sin means you no longer feel sin anymore, when someone dies his/her passion will also die, now as a believer who wants to reign with Christ, in paradise, your passion for the world must die, i.e. material things, pleasure, unholy relationship, greed, selfishness,clubbing,fashion,immorality must also die because a Christian who is craving for material things and as made them his/her number one priority can certainly not live for JESUS CHRIST as it is written in
1 John 2:15-16
Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.(KJV)
You must not desire those things in the world, you must not behave like an unbeliever, A Christian who is dead to sin must not go back to the world, everyday of your life must be for Christ, you must let go of pleasures, sexual provocative dressing to the opposite sex and worldly lifestyle….
1 Timothy 2:9
And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes.(NLT)
Things of this world should not be found within you for a dead person cannot live again he/she is lifeless, the life of sin should not be in you for your focus should be all about the kingdom Romans 12:1-2, because you are now dead to sin so hatred, pride, bitterness, wickedness, covetousness shouldn’t be in us… for we must not walk after the flesh
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.(KJV)
Compromisation is of the world and is sin, so you must die to it, ungodly thoughts will flow through your mind but cast them away for they will lead you astray, and we must everyday guide our hearts…. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;(KJV)
So finally, We must always Fix our eyes on the Cross of our lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer Point: Father, deliver me from lust of the flesh…. Pray for 10 minutes.