KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND LIVE ACCORDINGLY
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:27).
As Christians, we’re different from those in the Old Testament. In the Old Testament, they were called to obey the Word; but in the New
Testament, we’re Word practitioners; we’re the expression of the Word; it’s called the mirror principle. God’s idea is that if He shows you who you are, you’d live accordingly.
Therefore, when you come across a verse such as Ephesians 4:25: “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour…,” act exactly as He said by putting lying away. The mirror
shows you as one who puts lying away, so do it. It’s not a commandment. In the Old Testament, it was a commandment not to lie; but in the New Testament, we do the Word and walk in truth. The Bible says “… the law is not made for a righteous man…” (1 Timothy
1:9), and we’re God’s righteous ones (Romans 1:17).
In the Old Testament, He gave them laws, but in the New Testament, He gave us His nature, His life of righteousness, so we can live right. It explains why if you did something that isn’t consistent with your nature
of righteousness, you’re troubled from within. By your own spirit, you’re able to tell and judge, because of His light in you. This is why we teach righteousness, so God’s people can become conscious of who they are in Christ and live accordingly.
I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, unblameable, and irreprovable in His sight. I’m conscious of this nature of righteousness in my spirit; therefore, every day, I produce works of righteousness, walking in perfection, and in the love of the Father. Amen.
Colossians 1:20-22; James 1:22-25
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 & Isaiah 64-66
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 7:11-28 & Ezekiel 12-13