Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 8:13(KJV); For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
There is a great, deep and fathomless difference between a believer and a non-believer; a Born Again Christian and one who is not.
Don’t be deceived.
Whereas believers and non-believers might all be of the same skin colour, have the same jobs and drive the same cars they are different!
God went so far as to draw this line of distinction by telling us that when we dare to compare ourselves to those of this world, we are UNEQUALLY yoking (2 Corinthians 6:14).
And this is how God thinks towards us. Take the example of sickness. If disease is to attack both a believer and a non-believer, to God, one of them is sick and the other is not. The believer is not sick because the Bible says, non in Zion shall say, “I am sick.”(Isaiah 33:24).
How about instances to do with money? If both a believer and a non-believer are having financial challenges, to God, one of them is poor and the other is not. The believer is not poor because the Bible has said that this is the grace of God that He became poor that you may be rich (2 Corinthians 8:9).
This is the mind of God!
He consistently looks at who you are in the spirit and it is solely on that basis that he seeks to relate with you as a Born Again Christian.
He requires us to always look to the testimony of who we are in the spirit. Our advantage over the non-believer is that by the spirit, we mortify the deeds of the flesh and live.
Yes, we might both “lack money” but I have the ability to destroy the works of poverty in the flesh that I may walk in the fullness of the riches of Christ.
Yes, sickness may come but I have the advantage of mortifying sickness in the flesh to live in the fullness of divine health.
We are different!
That’s why in our teaching, we never breach the spirit by ministering as though what is in the flesh defines what is in the spirit. If you breach the spirit, what hope is there for the body?
Look to what God has done in you. What is in the flesh is only temporary. Never compare yourself to the men of this world—you are a class apart; distinctive, unique and peculiar. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 6:14, 1 Peter 2:9
Look to what God has done in you. What is in the flesh is only temporary. Never compare yourself to the men of this world—you are a class apart; distinctive, unique and peculiar.
PRAYER: My loving God, I thank You for this Word. What a truth! To know that I am different! I am peculiar, distinctive and set apart by You! I walk in this understanding and look at life through the lens of this wisdom. Nothing in the flesh shakes me because I have the authority to mortify the transactions of the flesh. I manifest that which Christ has vested in me. To the glory of Your name. Amen!