November 15, 2023

Ephesians 2:1–2 (NKJV) — 1 And you He made alive, who were dead in
trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of
this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now
works in the sons of disobedience,
Are you a Christian? Are you a believer, a follower of Christ? I see many
professing Christians who are no more than the walking dead. Without a real
relationship with Christ, we are mere zombies, sleepwalkers imitating a
believer in Christ.
The believer in Christ was at one time separated from God. Once a person
has truly accepted Christ, he becomes a part of the body of Christ. He has
been made alive in Christ. He discovers his true purpose in life. God has a
plan and purpose for all people. Outside of Christ we cannot know our true
purpose in this life. We were created to know and fellowship with God. We
are to worship and serve God. So many see worship and service as
True worship of God can only be accomplished by those who have been
made alive in Christ. It is not that a believer in Christ no longer walks
according to the course of this world, he has no desire to walk according to
the course of this world. No longer is the believer controlled by the “prince of
the power of the air. He is now controlled by the Holy Spirit who lives in him.
The dead cannot worship God! Before we accepted Christ, we were
spiritually dead. But now we are made alive in Jesus Christ. No longer do we
need the artificial stimuli to motivate us to worship God. We are motivated
by the power of God’s Holy Spirit that lives in us. We have the desire, the
want to, to worship God. To be with God’s family. To fellowship with other
believers. We live in the world as a light on a hill not so much to expose the
darkness of this world but to show the Light of Christ.
As a follower of Christ, we are to walk according to the spirit of God not that
of Satan. Choose this day who you will follow.
Joshua 24:15, “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for
yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your
fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the
Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will
serve the LORD.”