*”That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”*
It is very important for us Christians to understand the gospel we received. It is one thing to receive Christ and be born again and its another thing to know and understand what it really means. Though many have believed in Jesus they cant really say what it is about Jesus they’ve believed. They can’t substantiate their believing.
*Firstly, We received eternal life when we believed in Christ*
John 6:47 say “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Anyone who believes in Jesus ought to receive something; they ought to have everlasting life.
The ability to utter words brings man into a fellowship with God. He can express himself in words because God expresses Himself in words. Can you acknowledge those things that are in you in Christ Jesus? This is what makes you effective in your Christian life.
Christ has planted certain things inside you since you became a Christian and until you know them, you won’t be effective. You won’t be able to live the life you’ve received. God wants that which you have received to produce results in you.
” He that believes hath eternal life” (John 6:47) I have eternal life today! If you don’t know that you have it, you will never function in the realities of it. Just in the same way that an eagle living amongst turkeys may never fly to its potential, a believer who is not conscious of that which his believing has brought to him would not live in the fullness of God’s call for him.
*Secondly, you have the Nature of God as you received Christ into your life.*
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Pet 1:3-4)
Everything that is necessary for your life and to live a godly life is already given to you. Many are not enjoying it because of lack of Knowledge. Partakers means Associates; those associated in a real partnership. God has made you to be associates of the God kind
*Thirdly, Your. Confession matters*
It is not enough to believe in your heart alone, you need to speak with your mouth and act accordingly. You will never live the authentic Christian life till you say it with your mouth.
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Matt 12:36-37 ESV).
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Rom 10:9-10 KJV)
Your mouth was given to you to determine the course of your life. If your words are confusing, your life will be confusing. It is time to grow up!!!
Galatians 4:1 says Now I say, that the heir as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all.
*Lastly, Four things that can make you come out of the child stage.*
1)Fellowshipping with Gods people.
2) Speaking in other tongues.
3) Winning souls
4) Putting your faith to work.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Abba Father