BY JEFF BETTGER
Christ comes into human history as the apex of all things. He gives us this new heart and breathes life into us. This is what we say it means to be born again and regenerated. We are new. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and we are reconciled. Now at our core we know Jesus is the King of the Universe and we now have affection for Him. It is not simply a save yourself from hell kind of thing, I am literally talking about the eyes of our hearts being opened. We once saw dimly and now we see vividly even if still obscured. This in itself is a miracle, that we would have any thought care or concern for Jesus as Christ, Lord, King, God.
With these new found affection and desires we begin to see things for what they are. We begin to understand Gods revelation of His glory being revealed in the face of Jesus, and what this means. We understand that we are created for a reason and a purpose which is not our own.
Our own flesh is at war with our eternal purpose, and on top of that we get demons. These demons are always up in our face accusing us and lying to us. They do this so we will forget our purpose. We are either slaves to our small intellect, and our feelings. In which we end up being dictated by corrupted flesh that will one day die. Or we are new in Christ and can begin to follow His lead. Following Jesus is true freedom, because it is what we are made to do. There is meaning and purpose in being on His mission.
Written by Jeff Bettger Via Locust and Honey