If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ (1 John 2:6 CEV).
There is the education of the human mind, but there’s also the education of the human spirit. In these last days, through the ministry of the Word and the Spirit, we’re raising God’s people to become effective witnesses.
The Body of Christ is growing, and thanks be unto God for making it possible for a whole lot more people to hear the Word of God and be raised. It’s akin to watching newborn babies grow up; it evokes some kind of excitement in parents as they watch their children go through various stages of growth.
At a certain level of growth, all that the parents are required to do is give the required instructions, guidance, supervision and direction. They ensure the babies are feeding well, getting the right treatment, living in the right environment, exercising their bodies, and so on.
But soon enough, through observation, the babies begin to talk and attempt to act like the parents. That way, they’re being raised; the things you do affect them, and they tend to become more and more like you. It’s the same thing spiritually. The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
Now, because the Lord is in fellowship with us, talking to us, teaching us, feeding us and doing things before us, and we have His Word to give us a good picture, we become more and more like Him, acting, talking, relating with others as He would.
The Bible says, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15). Open your heart to be raised by the Word. Receive with meekness the love, hope, faith, power, prosperity, truth, strength, soundness of mind and body that the Word brings to you. Embrace the Word, which is able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, my life is the expression of all that Christ is. I unveil Him to my world today through my thoughts, words and actions. The world sees Jesus in my eyes; I show them love they can’t deny. His divine life is manifested through me. I live in the consciousness of my divine life and origin in Christ, knowing that His wisdom, ability and power are working in and through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1-year bible reading plan
John 15:18-27; John 16:1-16; 1 Chronicles 5-6
2-year bible reading plan
Mark 14:22-31; Numbers 34