When you get born again you receive the life of Christ (Christ in you – Col.1:27). Your spirit gets imparted with the life (zoe) and nature of God. Remember this is spiritual, you don’t have to feel something for you to know that you are born again, but if you feel the impartation that’s fine. Just don’t get troubled if you feel nothing because Romans 10:9 the scripture for salvation doesn’t talk about feeling but believing and confessing Jesus as your savior and Lord.

But most people are saved for heaven and are not practicing or living the christian life. Christianity is a life not a religion so everything that has life has to grow. We have christians who have been born again for over 40 years but they are babes in the things of God (Hebrews 5:12-13 )and they live a defeated life so when they see others progressing in life they begin to have question marks. I don’t blame them because they are being reared like pigs and NOT being raised like sons. Romans 8:19 tells us that the whole creation is waiting for the manifestation of the Sons (raised) of God. The word sons here refers to the one who has been adopted as a son (Roman kind of adoption) where even if you are a biological son (teknon – by birth) in a royal family you have to be trained and come to sonship (huios – by adoption) in order to sit on the throne. Even though as christians we are kings and priests (Revelation 1:6) you have to get the right teaching (doctrine) to function well. How?

1 Timothy 2:4 says, “ Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”. Truth here refers to reality, the Word. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Even if you are born again until you know the truth you are not free indeed. Jesus brought you out so that he will bring you in (Deuteronomy 6:23). Most people are in a limbo because they haven’t gotten in, this means they are deformed. Brethren my heart’s desire and prayer for you is that you be transformed.

TRANSFORMATION (Romans 12:2)

This a process called transfiguration, it’s a metamorphosis, a change in state,  a change in habit, a change in form from one degree or level to another. The more you look (gaze) at the Word of God the more you are changed. If you don’t look you won’t be changed. If you look at the wrong things you will get wrong, talk wrong, act wrong and live wrong and eventually die wrong. You have to put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge (Ephesians 4:24). All your life until you received Christ’s salvation your senses (soul) got trained by the things of the world (environment, people around you, family influences etc). Now that you have received the new life in Christ you have to begin to train your senses to live the new life otherwise you will fail in this life. The best way to train your senses is to meditate on the word of God, then talk the word. Stop talking the former things but the new things based on the word of God otherwise you confuse your spirit. Don’t mix the old and the new. Do the new and living way (Hebrews 10:20).

Jesus said to the adulterous woman, “sin no more – John 8:11” meaning don’t go back to your former ways. In the world you are deprogrammed and in the Word you are reprogrammed. The only one who can reprogramme you is Jesus because he knows you. He bought you with a prize.

Finally brethren I commend you to God and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32). So if you continue to walk in darkness it’s up to you not to God.

AMEN.

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