God Kind of Life
INTRODUCTION: Jesus Christ is light. He is in us and we are in the world. We represent the light of God in this world. Jesus Christ is shining on this earth through us. We shine through the Holy Spirit.
John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
There are certain ways of life God expects from us after salvation. He expects a life of the spirit because he that is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6. Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new. 2Corinthians 5:17. It is important that everything becomes new. If as a child of God, people cannot point out one “significant change” in your life since you have become born again, then your salvation is questionable. This is because another word for salvation is “change”.
Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
God expects us to live a life of light. Light shines in darkness (world) and darkness cannot overpower it. If light however doesn’t shine, then darkness is in control. The life of light is a life that brings solution to problems. Light gives life. Light gives hope. The Lord Jesus calls us light of this world. He didn’t say this with double mindedness. He meant what He said. It is the will of God that we shine our light into the darkness of this world that they may come to light because light attracts attention; it is our shining that draws men to the Lord.
The Lord explicates in subsequent verse that your good work is light. This good work will make people to glorify God’s name through you. Have you done anything to anybody that makes him thank God? Have you met the need of someone that makes him glorify God? Has your life drawn people to the Lord? Can your neighbour go to church because of your character? Can your unbelieving family be drawn to the Lord by your idiosyncrasies? Can your children be challenged by your devotion to God?
God is Light and His children also should be… In Matthew 5: 14-16, Jesus said you are the light of this world… If we are not, He wouldn’t have said that… He is truth personified! Doubting what He said about us is sin. Unbelief in God’s word is equivalent to other sins in the Bible.
I claim the Lord’s prophetic declaration that I am the light of this world in Jesus name!
A child of God born and trained by the Holy Spirit most often becomes a mystery to others because people don’t really understand how he lives and survives. He lives a life of wind. An unpredictable lifestyle.
John 3:6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
The Lord Jesus wants every child of God to live a life of the wind. Nobody can *predicts* a wind whether it will *uproot* the house or the tree or scatter the whole things or blow the dust etc Everybody cannot understand a true child of God because He is a spirit. Wind refers to the bulk movement of the air. The Holy Spirit came like a rushing mighty wind on the day of Pentecost Acts 4:1-5. When the Holy Spirit acts, He acts *unchallenged* and so also is the wind.
Can everybody understand God? A child of God is a god. Everybody understands the *undefeatable* strength of the wind when it blows; it’s *strength* is great in such a way that it can damage trees and other human made structures. What about its *speed*. The rate of the wind’s speed is *uncontrollable* and *unchallenged*. The Lord says, the life of born again is like that of the wind.
It is also worth noting that nothing can obstruct or hinder the flow and manifestation of the wind. Nothing can hinder the manifestation of any child of God. The wind overcomes every obstacles in it’s way and so shall your case be also. I prophesy, every obstacle in your way shall be destroyed by your blowing as a wind Jesus name!
NOTE: Wind has some characters of God as explicated above. Wind also does as it pleases unless God Himself controls it, it does as it pleases.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION: I receive grace to blow away every obstacle in my way in Jesus name!
1) Father I thank you for today
2) Father please help to survive in this earth
3) Father please draw me closer to you
4) Father please enable me with a wind-like strength to fight all my enemies
5) Father please enable me to live holy in Jesus name