lørdag 6. april 2019

Bringing transformation

The Gospel is not just bringing life, it brings transformation. This is because the life it brings, is ‘new’ life. A person who accepts salvation, becomes a new creature (1). To have confidence in the gospel (2), includes the belief that the Word of God is inspired, it is ‘God-breathed’ (3).

It is the combination of the Gospel and The Holy Spirit that is THE transforming power. The Word of God gives a lot of good advice, and teaches us how we should live our lives. This is all good and can even bring some change. However, there is a big difference between putting on ‘make up’ and undergoing a total ‘make over’ directed by The Spirit in the Word.

The ‘make over’ happens when the Word of God becomes a part of me and becomes what I live. Make-up is for the outside, make-over takes place on the inside and provides a solid foundation:

“… everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock”, said Jesus.
Matthew 7:24
That is where the transformed life comes from, that is where the transformed life rests, that is where the transformed life will stand firm in the midst of the storm.

The Gospel and The Spirit can be said with one word: Jesus. In him, and only in him, can I reach my God-given potential.

‘Manna’ for today:

In Christ alone!
(1) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
(2) A CALL TO CONFIDENCE IN THE GOSPEL: As we share the good news of the gospel, we must recognise its power for salvation and transformation. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, people can be released from everything that stops them reaching their God-given potential.
(3) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
* Source: http://www.marketingjournal.org/the-continuous-transformation-imperative-john-hagel/

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