Saturday, 19 August 2017

'HOW DO YOU LIVE IN CHRIST?'

"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" - (2 Timothy 3:12).
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There are two ways people live in Christ: some live godly while some live ungodly. Those who live godly would face persecution but if they endure to the end, they will be saved.
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Those who live ungodly in Christ are those who He will tell to depart from Him because they work iniquity although they are raising the dead, performing miracles and they heal the sick (Matt. 7:21-23).
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What does it mean to live godly in Christ? It means to live like Christ. A life that would attract hatred from the world, not because you're deliberating making enemies but because your life doesn't conform to their practice and pattern. 
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It is a life that conforms to biblical laws and His personal laws (consecration). Those who have an intimate walk with God would have their personal consecration laws which God gives them and they would be victimized for adhering to it.
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It's a life that faces ill treatment because it promotes the cause of His kingdom on earth. If you belong to the world, you'll advance the cause of the world and she will love and accept you for it.
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Are you living godly for Christ? A life that shuns ungodly relationships, shoddy deals, illegal means of making or multiplying money; a life that is fully Christ-like and represents Him everywhere. 
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Paul said, "If anyone be in Christ, old things have passed away". As old things truly passed away in your life? And if you'd live godly in Christ Jesus, you'll face persecution. But note, you will overcome because Christ won't ignore you as He did for the Apostles and the three Jewish boys.
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Examine your life: are you living godly in Christ or ungodly in Him? Repent and make amends, the end is nearer than you think!




By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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