TREM Daily Devotional 3 February 2019 by Dr. Mike Okonkwo
Topic: In Christ, You Are Holy
Scripture: “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians 1:4 KJV
Message: Beloved, God chose you. And when you are presented, anytime before God, the way you are seen in the presence of God is holy. In Christ, every believer is holy in the sight of God. Sometimes I wonder why people are afraid of that word. You see, it is a lack of understanding that makes people to be frightened whenever they hear that word ‘holy’. They are full of fear! Am I sure God is going to accept me? But the truth is that you are already accepted in the beloved.
‘Holy’ means separated unto God. ‘Holy’ means separated for a service or separated for use. Just like you are holy, chairs can also be holy, set aside for sacred use. So let it not frighten you. Some people try to frighten God’s people with the word ‘holy’. But do you know that the Holiness of God does not draw people to God? “According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before him in love” Paul called the church in Corinth holy. And some of these folks were taking people’s wives, and that does not mean you should take people’s wives simply because you are holy in Christ.
TREM Daily Devotional 3 February 2019 – In Christ, You Are Holy
As a matter of fact, if a child of God goes about living a life of sin, I would doubt whether he is even saved. You can’t be saved and still be living a lifestyle of sin. No, that is not grace! It is sin! If you are in the company of those who say ‘now I have the license to sin because of Grace,’ then you don’t know Grace. You need to repent.
If you are truly saved, how can you enjoy sin? You can’t! You can’t be comfortable in sin. Hitherto, you were comfortable, but now you have the life of God in you. The life of God and sin cannot go together. They cannot cohabit. It is not possible!
Further Reading: Ephesians 1:4-7, 1 Corinthians 6:11
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 31-33; Evening- Matthew 22:1-22
TREM Daily Devotional 3 February 2019 was written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.
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