Oh Dear Parishioners, Be Conscious Of Who You Are
A Steemchurch Publication on Thursday August 9th, 2018
Be Conscious of Who You Are
To be conscious according to the dictionary is to be well informed, keenly aware and fully appreciate the importance of something. The only thing that can help you forget the devil and his demons are consciousness of who you are in the Lord.
In Paul's ministry, he always spoke and operated with an understanding of his personality in God through Jesus Christ. In Every first chapter of his apostolic epistles to the churches, he always began by declaring his personality in the Lord.
In Romans 1 vs 1, Paul declared by understanding, that he is a servant of Jesus of Christ, called to be an apostle and seperated for the gospel of God.
In first Corinthians, he knew that he was called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, because he understood who he is in the Lord. Hear him in chapter 1 vs 17 and 18: For Christ me not to baptize but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved is the power of God.
Brethren, Paul had no time for binding and loosing or praying fall and die prayers. Understand who you are in God. He understood that as an apostle he only has power to plant, but God alone has the power to give increase.
In his letter to the Galatian church, he declared by understanding that his apostleship did not come from him or any man, but came from Jesus Christ and God the father who raised Jesus from the dead. And because he understood who he was in God, he took his stand when the brethren of Galatia were being misled. By power and authority, he withstood Peter in Antioch face to face and blamed him when he acted hypocritically. Hear in Galatians 2 vs 11 -21;
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Please lets all endeavour we take our stand and fully understand who we really are in Christ. If we do this consciously, we will see that there is nothing that will scare us.
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