TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I love you too much to let you stay the same. When I saved you out of the pit of sin, a dusted you off, gave you a ring and a robe. You are already clean, now follow Me to get your hands dirty serving others.
I know I’ve already told you that when Jesus Christ reveals Himself to John on the Isle of Patmos, it’s a word to the Church – that means people who have been born again – you and me. Here’s one of those words:
“…among whom we also all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” – Ephesians 2:3-6
It’s saying there was a time in our lives when everything we found ourselves doing was fulfilling the desires of the natural man. By nature, we were called children of wrath. That’s what an unsaved person is and what we were before God initiated anything in our lives.
Even while we deserved His wrath, God in His mercy stepped in. All of a sudden, we were invaded by the love of God and His grace, and He saved us.
When we were sinners, God made a move on us. God initiates and we respond. We’re responders. Our purpose in this relationship and fellowship with our Savior, King and Lord is we respond to everything He initiates.
Most of us are reading this devotional and living the life we’re living for Him because we responded to His call of giving us unconditional love.
So, here’s my point today. You and I are saved. We can’t get any more saved than we are. So if we don’t need to get saved, what is God calling us to that we need to respond to?
Upgrade. Intimacy. Relationship. Identity, purpose and destiny. That’s what He’s initiating. We are no longer under wrath, but if we don’t respond to His new call, we will miss the heart of King Jesus. Be a first responder in somebody’s life today and initiate the Kingdom in them.
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