Getting recognized as a Christian
Mark 14:67 -
And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
We as Christians need to realize the dangerous truth that once we become Christians, which means that once we make Jesus Christ our Lord and Master and start to walk in His Word, then there is no way back to the life we came from.
A Christian is easily identifiable from the people of this world and the people of this world will not take time to point us out as being Christian. Even if we slide back and try to turn back to previous ways of life, it would not take time for any person of this world to know that there is something different about us.
I have numerous testimonies of people who tried to back lid to their previous way of life but landed in such great disasters that they would not have imagined. We need to understand there is not turning back to the point we came from. The moment we step forward in our spiritual life the land behind us tilts / slopes downwards. So a step behind will not allow us to stay in that place, it will keep taking is right down. Therefore if we slide back we need to immediately comeback; if we delay we will keep sliding more and more backwards even if we try to stay still.
Being a Christian makes us stand out of the people of this world. Our ways are not like their ways, our thoughts are not like their thoughts and our priorities are not like their priorities.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You came as man and became the Light of the world, as your disciples we too are to become a light unto others, shining your Light which is in us. Lord, we pray that by your Spirit we living in this world be not like the people of this world but more and more stand out as your people emitting your glory amongst us. Lord, we pray for all those who are spiritually not moving ahead or have slide back, that your grace be abundant on them and they move ahead...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
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.
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