You have doubtless heard a preacher, at some point, say “I haven’t arrived yet.“ This is super common to say in the church. But this is simply not true, at least not the way that they’re saying it.
Some Christians find themselves in a strange position. They feel like they lack desire and enthusiasm for God, but they truly want to desire Him more. You could say, they “want to want God more,” if that makes sense.
Being a “new creation” is a bigger deal than you think!
Let’s take a moment to look back on our article series and make a few very important points. This will encourage you!
In our last two articles, we have been explaining how we can see everything that Jesus put in us, manifest tangibly. Jesus told us that if we believe, we would see the glory of God manifest (John 11:40). This assurance that Jesus gave us, that we would see the glory of God, is called “hope” in the Bible. Hope is the sure expectancy that what we ALREADY have will manifest physically (Romans 8:24). That’s biblical hope.
In our last article we said that whatever we want to see manifest in our lives — as long as Jesus provided it — we can see it!
What Jesus did for us is meant to manifest in our lives. Whatever you need to see manifest, you can see it! Let me explain:
Mark 16:17-18 (NKJV) And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
When you talk to the world about the resurrection of the dead, healing of the sick, or anything that you have in Christ, most people will look at you sideways (even many Christians will).