Monday, 19 December 2016

Today Reminder – 19 December 2016

A reminder for today
You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world. (Colossians 2:20)

How are you my friend? I surely hope all is well and that your faith remains steadfast as we journey onward towards eternity. Our path my be separated now but soon they will be united when our Lord returns. But more importantly you my seem to journey on another path because you may live in a different country or you may suffer because of your religion, yet we are are connected. We all are connected by the Lord. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. (Verse 9 and 10).

We are not bound by the structures and boundaries of this world. Through Jesus we are set free and in this freedom we are also united because we share the same faith and the same goals. We seek the same path and we desire the same fullness of faith. We dwell differently from that of others because we see with Holy Spirit eyes and we live with Holy Spirit guidance. We are immortal and a mutation from the rest as we travel through this live knowing it is only temporary. We live by faith and we seek only Him for in the end we will live in the house of the Lord forever. This is our immortality and this is our reward when we finish the race and stand victorious before our Lord. 

When you think of this it is funny that people desire immortality in this world when we know it is coming to an end. It is funny when we see people who live for their possessions and greed as it is worthless in the end. It is only when you start to think like that, that you realize how many is lost as the moment and how people will allow worldly possessions and wealth misguide them and harden their hearts for the salvation that awaits us. Our treasure is not here, my friend, our treasure lies with our Lord. This is where our hearts are and this is where our faith lies. We are no longer chained by our sinful nature, yet we are free from it all.

So today remember when you came to Christ, you were "circumcised," but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross. (verse 11-15)

Lord, you are all we need and all we desire. Fill us with your Spirit and strengthen us against the rulers of this world. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.