Topic: Be Conscious Of Who You Are In Christ [Monday October 16, 2017]
“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.” (1 Corinthians 15:34 KJV)
One of the things you must understand, as far as the gospel we are preaching is concerned, is the gospel of grace upon man. If you truly receive the gospel of grace, it will make you love God so much that sin will not have dominion over you. In fact, you won’t be thinking about sin and you won’t be sin conscious. You will be righteousness conscious. That is why Paul, writing in our text says awake to righteousness and sin not. He said, be conscious of your righteousness and you will not sin.
You don’t overcome sin because of self will. Your will has nothing to do with it; it is because of grace. When you are conscious that you are in right standing with God, that God has accepted you unconditionally and unreservedly, you won’t wake up with sin consciousness. I don’t know what sin is because grace has swallowed sin. I don’t even pray confessing sin because there is no sin to confess. The Lord said I’m in Christ. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. It is not what you enter and come out of. I am already there. That is where I am seated, in Christ. I have the same holiness that Jesus has, the same thing, the same experience. It is not because I’m a Bishop, but because I believe what the bible says.
Put yourself in Christ and you will have the same quality of holiness Jesus has. Holiness is not how long your dress is. It is not whether you wear jewelries or not, whether you wear a headgear as a woman or not. It is a matter of where you are located. Who are you living in? Christ has been made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. He said be holy for I am holy. Sanctification means holiness. When he said be holy for I am holy, he’s not telling you to try to be, he means you were created in his image. So be and live who God has created you.
Further Reading: Romans 6:1-15, 2Corinthians 5:17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 47-49; Evening- 1 Thessalonians 4
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.