Key Verse: Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
Day Seven of Week Four (Day Thirty-Five)
Today’s Key Verse: Romans 8:19 “… creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.”
We have been offered new life in Christ; a fresh start and a new beginning. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says “… if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come! “
The Bible gives us a picture of Jesus as the vine and we as branches that are newly grafted in on the stalk. The original stalk; branch; staff; rod; and root; and even seed, are all names referencing the foundational core which holds all the branches in place. For the most part with just a few notable exceptions, the original branches have all been Jewish. So, we, as new branches are engrafted, they become part of that which has been growing since God brought the seed of faith to Abraham, some 4,000 years ago. That means that all the branches of the family tree from Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob, to Joseph, and Judah, and the other patriarchs, to Moses, and Joshua, to Caleb, and the Judges, and the prophets, and kings, and priests like Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, David and Solomon, not to mention the mighty men of war, political advisors and administrators, like Miriam, Deborah, Esther and Mordecai, and those servants like Ruth and Rahab who brought great strength and wisdom in humbleness to the royal ancestry. New birth in Christ connects us legitimately to claim royal heritage with great courage and valour, and wisdom, and miraculous workings and accomplishments beyond of what we may think of ourselves. These giants of faith and courage are a part of the record to which we may attach our names, if we, like they, agree to walk according to the rule of Christ, which is faith to believe, and faith to do great exploits.
New creation faith acts beyond who we were, “the old is gone!” Who we were, is gone!
New creations take stalk nourishment where they are grafted, and flourish. New creations are grafted in Christ.
Be encouraged as you look back at those who have paved the way for your future. Take your positions today in full confidence and assurance that is deserving of the family tree to which we have been called to be a part of.
Remember, it is not because of who I am, but because of Who’s I am!