14 Feb RENEWED
Text: Ephesians 4:17-28
Message by Pastor David Alabi 14/02/16
First and foremost, the most important thing is to get the Life of God before the works of God. That was the problem of the Old Testament Israelites, they had the works without His life. It is a waste of time to do the works of God without His Life. That’s why the disciples asked Him about His works (John 6:29)
You will see Jesus having a lifestyle of total dependence on the Father. That is the Christian lifestyle. Being renewed is how you will perform the activities of God without stress. The way you can work for God is to believe on Him John 17:3
Christianity is the life of God. You can’t operate in God’s realm if you do not live there.
Jesus came to give us life eternal John 3:16. Eternal life starts now, not when you enter heaven. If Jesus is boring to you, you cannot enter heaven because heaven is Jesus. You have to carry eternal life now (John 10:10). At the beautiful gate, Peter was talking about eternal life, he possessed it. Eternal life is not accepting Jesus mentally, it is accepting Him in your heart.
The whole commandments according to John 13 is summed up in love. When you walk in love, you are walking under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. So when you receive eternal life you must carry the life that Jesus carries, the life if God.
The lordship of Jesus Christ is the love life.
In Ephesians 4:17, Paul says we should not work as the Gentiles do.
There are two reasons why unbelievers behave the way they do
– Their understanding is darkened
– They do not have the life of God.
They are not dogs because they bark, they bark because they are dogs.
They are sons of disobedience.
We need to help saturate people’s minds with Christ. You need to educate your spirit man. Let one of your greatest pursuit be to learn about Jesus.
You must train your spirit and train your mind on the things of God.
The reason why you are where you are is because you have not learnt Christ not because he didn’t give authority.
The extent to which you renew your mind is the extent to which you can have more about Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:18
You become what you look at often.
You can only replicate what you see.
The life of God you are carrying reflects when you look in the mirror.
How are you to step up on your Christian life?
It is not to struggle or to try, just spend time with God.
Do not think about it, instead try to behold the word of God