Dare To Be Different
DATE: SUNDAY, 4th OCTOBER 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: BE THAT LIFE WORTHY OF EMULATION THROUGH WHICH THE WORLD CAN SEE GOD.
TOPIC: DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.
TEXT: 1PETER 2: 21″ To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, living you an example, that you should follow in his steps.( NIV).
“Dare To Be Different”
Every nation and tongue under the heaven have their lifestyles and it is in no way different from the kingdom of God and the king of this kingdom. There is such as kingdom lifestyle in the kingdom of God, which is a divine blueprint and a standard for everyone who is already in the kingdom or aspiring to be part of the kingdom. This lifestyle in general is called an Exceptional Life.
It is called an exceptional lifestyle ; because it exempt and rightly differentiates between the standard of God and his kingdom and the lifestyle of the world.
The kingdom of God has it’s foundation on this kingdom life setting which attracts Righteousness, Holiness and Love amongst others. A person whose life is centered on righteousness and holiness will effectively represents God and man at any level of service required of the person anywhere in the world.
This lifestyle is not wished for but worked for. It is a calling and those who are determined in pleasing God must live this life, knowing that they are called to live this kind of lifestyle by God which is the standard initiated and approved by Him.
Any person who says he knows God must make Christ standard of living a priority. This lifestyle should be nothing less than the original intention of God, where sinners can reach Him through our attitudes. This standard of lifestyle is an effective tool in the hand of a believer in winning souls for Christ. This lifestyle is not cheap neither does it have a substitute for God’s people. It should be hallowed by men through the consciousness of the presence of God, and His demand of this lifestyle most especially in this end time.
This lifestyle should not be hidden, but publicly outlive by every child of God to the glorifying of God by men.
Mathew 5:16 ” Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven.
This lifestyle is a call unto good works. A person that outlive this lifestyle knows what to do and what not to do, knows what to say at every point in time to people, knowing that we shall be accountable for the souls we win and the ones we consciously or ignorantly lost to the devil through our actions and inactions. God is conscious of souls and believers are representatives of Christ here on earth. We must live the life worthy of emulation and direct all our actions to pleasing the Lord in everything. Because the kingdom lifestyle is a life that shows who we are and the God we represent.
“Dare To Be Different”
This lifestyle demands absolute consecration from everyone who are apt to manifesting this lifestyle through righteousness and holy living for effectiveness in the kingdom of God and to the world; thereby bringing glory to God by men.
Righteousness and holiness may seem the same but they are not the same. Righteousness is a free gift a person receives the moment the person accept Jesus Christ as Lord and personal savior. The moment a person receives the gift of righteousness it becomes a ladder unto holiness.
Genesis 39:9 ” No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” (NIV)
When you are tempted always know that you have not committed a sin. You only Sin when you fall to temptation. Joseph was tempted severally by potiphas wife, yet he did not fall to sin as she pressed upon him to sleep with her. To some people sleeping with potiphas wife will be considered an opportunity. Joseph was a youth yet he resisted several attempts of his master’s wife to lure him to sin against God. If Joseph could consistently resist his master’s wife you can resist all forms of sin ; knowing that you are called to live a life here on earth worthy of bringing glory to God and the wages of sin been death. A sinner who fails to repent has it’s reward as death, In fact the person is dead. Age is not an excuse and should never be seen an excuse not to live this life which you are called to live by God.
Anyone who is conscious of the presence of God like Joseph , who was conscious of God and was not ready to conform to the world’s pattern or to compromise his faith in God can effectively represent God and his kingdom in true Sanctity of life.
I RECEIVE GRACE TO LIVE THE LIFE DESIRED BY GOD FOR ME, IN ABSOLUTE CONSECRATION NOT COMPROMISING HIS STANDARD TO PLEASE THE WORLD 🏼.
“Dare To Be Different”
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