GET TOGETHER- HE LOVES US ENOUGH TO CHANGE US
Ro 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (NKJV)
A few years ago, the Holy Spirit spoke these words to my heart. Yes, as we have heard God does love us unconditionally. He also loves us too much to leave us in our sinful condition. He does not love me anymore now than when He did when I was living in rebellion against Him. I will not go into what all was involved when I was living in rebellion here. I will just say that it was gross sin. I praise God that although He loved me then as much as He does now that He loved me too much to leave me in the sinful lifestyle that I was living.
We were all born with a sinful nature due to the sin of our first parents Adam and Eve. 1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. (NKJV) That sinful nature may manifest in us in similar ways and in different ways. Some of us have may have had a bent towards certain sins that others may not have had and vice versa. There is good news for all of us. No matter what sinful lifestyles that we may have been living in there is a Deliverer. His Name is Jesus.
There is more good news! When we repent of our sins and come to salvation by faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit indwells us 1Co 3:16 ¶ “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” Now He is ready to go to work rooting those old sinful desires out of us. He is ready to go to work bringing transformation in our lives.
Before we came to Christ, we were subject to the world system that is opposed to the Gospel fashioning our lives. The world will tell us that things that are contrary to a Biblical lifestyle are ok. The values of the world are subjective and they are always changing. The values that God has for us are objective and God desires to change us. The Greek term for transformed is metamorphoo, It means to change into another form.
Today in our culture people are being convinced that some of the ways that their sinful nature manifest is something to be celebrated. When really there is something greater to be celebrated. It is that through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit we can be transformed from our old sinful behaviors and lifestyles and be remade in the Image of God.
My prayer for all of us that is that we will allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives from the day that we accept Christ until the day that we go home to be with Christ. That He will work in such a way that He will take us from glory to glory. The Apostle Paul said it like this in 2Co 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”(NKJV) Don’t miss God’s best for you by accepting what the world says is to be celebrated in contrast to something that God desires to remove from our lives. He desires to give us something much much better. Remember He loves us unconditionally. But He also loves us to much to leave us in a sinful condition.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You for saving our souls. We thank You for the Blessed Holy Spirit. Thank You that Your blood has positioned us to be your children. We thank You that now the Holy Spirit is conditioning us in a wonderful way and that as we are being transformed more into Your image every day.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!