Born again believers are those who have believed in the lordship of Jesus Christ and His life now exists in them.
DEVOTION by Erasmus Makarimayi
The presence of God now resides in them and they manifest this in every facet of their being.
They have become the abode of the eternal Spirit of God. God dwells in them without ceasing.
Since God is everlasting and eternal, His stay in the heart of the believer isn’t intermittent but forever.
It’s a spiritual reality for the regenerated heart irrespective of feeling and posture. Those walking in the revelation of the finished works of Jesus will easily accept this truth.
It’s not every Christian, who appreciates that the grace of God has delivered eternal life to them even though scriptures are quite clear and emphatic.
Something cannot be periodically terminated if it’s eternal.
Unending means that it can’t and will not end.
This is the nature of the life we received from Christ. This is clearly stated in the invitation scripture to Christianity.
Jesus declares in John 3:16, Amplified: “For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
Our salvation is sealed in the forever powerful blood of Jesus and cannot be lost. This is the peace, comfort, strength and assurance of believers. We don’t perish.
God doesn’t play games. Numbers 23:19, Amplified, makes it plain: “God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised].”
We’re not stressed, we’re relaxed and resting. The believer is deity’s eternal home. This is the mystery of the new creation ushered by the Gospel that is the Grace of God that God now lives in humanity.
The incarnation of God in Christ Jesus was to the end that God can live inside His people. Matthew 1:23 states: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Jesus Christ didn’t come to put a wedge between God and us, but to reconcile us to God the Father.
He teaches in John 14:16, Amplified: “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another comforter (counsellor, helper, intercessor, advocate, strengthener, and standby), that He may remain with you forever.”
Please note that He abides in believers forever. Believers’ eternal salvation and redemption are a forever sorted out issue.
We have accepted God’s love and received Jesus Christ into our hearts. His love testifies in and through us and produces fruit by grace and not works.
Jesus gives us the promise in John 14:23: “Jesus answered and said unto him, if a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
The Godhead, that is God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit abide in us forever.
Reading this through the New Testament eyes will help us understand the value of God’s abode in us.
Romans 5:19 assures us: “For as by one man’s disobedience, many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
We love God on the basis of Jesus Christ’s accomplished works. That’s the grace of God. Jesus has made the way for God to come into us. The grace of God has availed to us the finished works of Jesus Christ as a completed issue permanently sealed in eternity. It cannot be undone nor reversed. God’s nature is to do everlasting work. You’re safe and secure. Believers don’t panic; they rely on and trust in the Lord.
Hebrews 7:25 gives us peace: “Wherefore, he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
There’s no need to worry. The issue is sealed and settled.
Jesus shows in John 4:14: “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
You won’t thirst and you’re forever fresh. Barrenness and lack are not your portion. You’re fruitful, productive, successful and progressive.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you through knowled
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