“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…”
“I’ve done a lot of terrible things in the past…I need to cry, weep and tarry at the altar before God can save me and make me His Saint…Oh I
just feel so dirty.”
Statements like this dotted lots of Christian circles, especially in the last century, and are still prevalent in certain parts of the world today.
While it is important to be genuinely repented of sins committed in the past, it is also crucial to note that repentance, without faith in the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead and accepting Him as Lord and Savior, will not result in the Recreation of the Human Spirit or the “born again” experience.
Prior to the Recreation of our spirits, we were all sinners and rebels against God’s orders (Romans 3:23). We were sinners not necessarily because of what
we did or did not do, but because we did not have the nature of God (Zoe or life of God) in our spirits. Instead, we had the nature of the devil (death).
Paul noted this fact in Ephesians 2:3 by stating that we were children of wrath because of our nature. If this was our story prior to the recreation of our
spirits, now that we have been born again, we need to realize that we are saints and children of God not because of the righteous things we did but because
our nature changed on the inside. We now have the nature of God (Zoe) in our spirits if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We belong to
the household of God and we are Saints! This is the point God was making through the writing of Paul in Ephesians 2:19.
Does this mean that our conducts are unimportant? Absolutely Not! In fact the sole reason God changed the nature of our spirits is so that our conducts can
change subsequently. Once we have the life of God (eternal life or Zoe) flowing in our spirits, we will have the spiritual energy to live godly lives in
Christ Jesus. God sees the presence of His life in our spirits and sets us apart as His very own called unto good works. This stamp of God in our spirits
makes us eligible for all the blessings which are reserved for God’s children. If you’d like to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior and become a Saint
please say this prayer with a sincere heart:
“Lord Jesus, I recognize that I have been a sinner, refusing to accept You as my Lord and Savior. I repent of this sin and confess You as my Lord, Master and
Boss. I believe that you were raised from the dead for my justification to connect me back to the Father God. I receive my forgiveness and my salvation by faith
right now. Thank You for saving me in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen”
If you’ve made Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, but are being dogged by the guilt of a sin, we want to invite you to read the article titled
Repentance from dead works
in the Milk Section of
Follow the instructions therein and return to refresh your memories of how God sees you as His
Saint in Christ Jesus using the following scriptures.
Please reference additional scriptures below to renew your mind in this regard, and access resources on www.heroesmart.com
to feed your spirit and grow your faith in Christ Jesus.