Saturday, November 28th .
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23).Imagine someone who’s Japanese or Korean—in the flesh. It’s in the flesh, because there’s really nothing “Korean” or “Japanese” inside that person’s body! Nevertheless, because of the way he’s been raised or cultured, his ways of doing things, and behaviour that’s peculiar to the culture of the Koreans or Japanese, it won’t take long for someone to be able to tell that he’s from either of those countries.
Now, what God expects is for us to be so inundated with the Word, so soaked in the Word until we’re known by our heavenly culture, rather than an earthly nativity or culture. Now, this can only happen through the right spiritual upbringing through the Word. As you receive and assimilate the Word, letting it get into your consciousness, you’ll naturally think and act accordingly.
The Word of God was delivered to us to give us a certain culture; a different way of doing things, because the world already gave us a culture, consciously or unconsciously. We had picked up from our environment some of the world’s ways of doing things. That’s why now that you’re born again, you must constantly renew your mind with the Word.
As you hear the Word, it ministers faith to you and you’re cultured for the life of the Kingdom. As you learn the Word of God, see through the Word, and understand by the Word—you’ll walk in the culture of the Word. This gives you a new lifestyle altogether, and causes you to function from a totally different realm; the realm of glory.
I’m born of the Word of God and that makes me more than a conqueror and an overcomer in this life. I’m cultured by the Word to think and produce excellence, and express the righteousness of God always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ||
|| 1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. ||
|| Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 2 Peter 2,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 15:20-27,
1 Chronicles 28
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