After reading a well-written post by a Christian who has understanding in the Word, certain aspects of the doctrines I subscribe to have to be challenged or further established. In fact, I realized that I’m not sure about so many things, including:
There are many scriptures that support one school of thought, yet plenty that support another school of thought. How do we reconcile everything?
It’s time to dig deep into the Word! If you have any good Scripture and material to share, feel free to do so.
Nevertheless, I know one thing is for sure: Jesus loves me.
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” - 2 Tim 2:15
Some thoughts to share with you guys and to preach to myself.
Being in Christ produces 2 results:
1) A new creation; the old things have passed away; all things have become new. (2 Cor 5:17). This is a personal, individual transformation.
2) Unity in Christ: that we may be one in the Father and the Son. (John 17:21). The is a corporate transformation.
The truth is we are already in Christ, if indeed we believe in Jesus the Son of God. Those who are in Christ are already a new creation and united in Christ. As He is, so are we in this world.
But why do we struggle in old ways and do not behave like we are united? Because we do not fully believe in the word. We do not believe that we are already a new creation. That would result in our love being cold to one another.
Believe in the abundant grace and love of God.
Pray for a revelation of the love of God.
Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit.
Once we know the height, the depth, the length and the breadth of the love which God has for us, we will never want to go back to our ways. Instead, we will want to lay down our lives for Him. We will want to love one another with same love which Jesus loved us.
We need to pray for a move of the Holy Spirit like never before! Because “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." (Rom 5:5). It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the love of God!