We just celebrated Christ`s resurrection. His resurrection signals the initiation of a new age—one marked by life, in contrast to “this present evil age” (Gal 1:4) patent by darkness, sin and death. We live in a world where constant darkness surrounds us and we are face with an uncertain world. Darkness tells us we are worthless, doomed to get sick and die, offering no hope, but the power of darkness could not overcome Christ. As Christians, our identities are in Jesus, God’s opinion is the one that counts, we are not defined via the pattern of this world or by what we can do or achieve. Christ has been raised from the dead, initiating a new creation and a new age full of life to awaken us to the fact that we are no longer subject to a lower order of perception but we are people of promise in which we now have access, in Christ.
It is finished, it is done. We belong in the life and power of God. In His resurrection, we were resurrected to newness of life, that original life that God imagined for us from the beginning of time. Once we know where we fit in, how God has included us in His plans, we become aware of what’s available to us to live out our identity. If we were born of natural parents alone then we are the product of their lineage, we have a family history which guides our past and tries to define our future, but if we a have spiritual lineage, and we are born of the spirit, born of God then we have a greater purpose in this world. We are present /future people not present / past people. Here is our real reality, we are the sons and daughters of God, brought into union with himself, we are one family with Jesus… we are as He is in this world…As he is so are we 1John 4:17
In His ascension, we were raised to the most glorious place of honour, a place where God delights in us! In him was life, and the life was the light of men (John 1:4) Being full of His light must be our preoccupation, in His life we discover the light of life. How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance. (Ps 89:15)
The world is waiting for a different kind of Christian.
Will it be you?