MONDAY, APRIL 30
Scripture: Ephesians 3:5-12, 4:17-24
In Ephesians 3:5-12 we are told that we have a purpose and that purpose is to make people see the manifest wisdom of God that was ordained for the church to rule instead of principalities and powers. Verse 9 says God created all things through Jesus Christ and the purpose for us in the earth is to demonstrate to principalities and powers that they do not rule – God does. We do that through accepting His purpose and commanding it into existence. Those who stand against us have to see the glory of God through the rod of iron decimating their resistance. That is a missing link for the church. Ephesians 4:23-24 states, “…and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” If we do not put on the new man which was created according to God in righteousness and true holiness, then we cannot do the works created for us. When we were born again God’s creative Hand moved on us, we at that time became a new creation. We can run from that new creation or we can accept what it says. Once we accept what it says, all guilt and all shame depart because that was the old man and we have chosen to put on the new man which was created according to God in righteousness and true holiness. That is now who we are! We will never have the confidence and the faith to walk in all God has for us if we do not put on the new man. Because the new man is a new creation, we have to accept that! We choose to believe what Jesus did for us and then watch His creative Hand begin to move on us, in us and through us!