Monday, February 8, 2010

What Makes You Distinctive?

There is neither Jew nor Greek;
there is neither bond nor free;
there is neither male nor female;
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28

In Christ, NO earthly condition defines you. Do not allow ANY earthly thing to define you! Do not allow any man to persuade you to receive his label, for “you are complete in Christ”, and “he is our life.” You are neither a Jew or a Gentile in the world because “neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature” and “faith, that works by love.”

In Christ, you are neither tall nor short, black or white, young or old, American nor Asian, British, African, or Australian. You are neither Democrat, Republican, or Independent. If you are a part of anything other than Christ Jesus that makes you distinctive in this world, the Father is crying out to you, “Come out of her, My people!” There is nothing human about your Father, and in Christ, you are no longer human either, but you are deathless sons of God and ambassadors of the Father’s kingdom in this dark world.

Do not join any of the world’s religious clubs that set men apart from one another. In Christ Jesus, you are neither Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, agnostic, or atheist. Anything that divides you from other people, except for Christ, is of the world and is not of the Father. Do not call yourself by any earthly thing, for all of God’s children are “strangers and pilgrims” in this life with Jesus. Do not join or partake of anything that sets you apart from others, for in Christ Jesus, “we are all “one body, and one bread”, and everything except Christ makes us different from one another in ways that are not of God.

Let the love of God be what defines you. Let His power and His truth be what defines you. Let the fruit of the Spirit be what makes you distinctive in this world. Let Christ live in you, and He will set you apart, in every way, from what is not good in God’s sight. The difference that God’s holy Spirit makes in us is the only difference that needs to be made.