Driven by Eternity DAY 9
When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand-new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!
(2 Corinthians 5:17 TLB)
Don’t you just love this statement? “Many Christians have no idea of just how saved they really are. This deception can lead to unfruitful living that puts eternity in jeopardy for those who think they are safe.” A lot of Christians live their lives as if the victory has not been won. That’s a lie. And if that lie is allowed to live, we will continue to live frustrated Christian lives because we will continue to believe that we have received a ticket to heaven but not the triumph of heaven.
As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, the risen Savior, we live and fight from victory, not for victory. Jesus won the victory. Our problem is that live listening to a dying and defeated flesh as though it was alive and well. We’re used to hearing that voice. What we need to learn is how to hear and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Fruitful living comes from living in and by the voice of the Holy Spirit, not from listening to and living by the voice of our dead and dying flesh. And the author is right, “listening and living under the influence of the old self is dangerous” to the new life we have received from Jesus, the Victor of sin and death. It’s a new life, listen to the new voice of this new life.