For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
(2 Corinthians 5:14-21).
(2 Corinthians 5:14-21).
Today's Morsel: Let me ask you a few questions:
1. Did you repent of your sins when you got saved?
2. Did you get baptized in Jesus name?
3. Did you receive the Holy Ghost, evidenced by speaking with other tongues as the spirit gave the utterance?
4. Are you living a holy and separated life from this world and are you following peace with all men?
5. Is Jesus number one in your life?
You may say, shouldn't question number five be question number one. No! Because if you haven't did the first 4, question number 5 will never be question number one, then you are still out. Some people say that they are in, but really they are still out. You see, you are born into Christ, not signed into Him. Shaking the preacher's hand or filling out a membership form doesn't put you in Christ. Attending church every Sunday is not a guarantee that you are in. Even the religious folks in Jesus day went to church and were still out. Jesus called them vipers. He told Nicodemus that we must be born again of the water and the Spirit. Paul said that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away and behold all things become new. When we are in Christ, there is a totally different attitude about who we are and where we are heading. We become trees of life and our fruit produces life. So are you in or out?
Sing: Born again, there has been a change in me. Born again, just like Jesus said. Born again and all because of Calvary. I'm so glad, that I've been born again.