Because of their salvation (Peter wrote, to the Jewish believers in Jesus living among the Diaspora), they had been profoundly altered, moving from the covenant of God with the Hebrew people to the covenant cut in the blood of Christ with every believer.
Each person who turns to the Lord in faith becomes the beloved son or daughter of the King of kings. As Jesus described this process, a person must be born from above, that is to say, born of God, begotten in heaven and in a certain sense brought forth from heaven, created anew so as to be a completely new person.
To borrow an analogy, this birth from above alters the spiritual DNA of a person, so that along with the privilege and responsibility of divine parentage comes the Father’s own genetic characteristics, God’s holiness and God’s ability to love, everything a believer needs to fulfill the call of God.
“Therefore,” Peter continued, they were to prepare their minds for action, discipline -themselves-, but set all of their hope on the -grace- Jesus brings. Their new birthright would bring them—and us today—hope, holiness, reverence for God, and a life of love.
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Dear Joanne; I am convinced every human being is born with a measure of Faith and Grace DNA and that certain measure of Faith because of Grace must be increased or Resurrected in order to over come the junk DNA inherited from our progenitors. That Junk DNA curse is what Abraham the father of Faith took from the corrupt worldly kings and then dedicated it to His LORD as His Tithe and in doing so his measure of faith grew day by day. True Tithing has nothing to do with money but every thing to do with your junk DNA that must be crucified Daily as you present your earthly body as a living sacrifice. The single word to define Love is SACRIFICE and Gods work is born out of a intimate Love that willing devotes its self to the one they LOVE Most. Church Communion will never grow any thing but Daily Communion of Self Sacrifice will change every thing. Psalm’s Chapter 91 starts with He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the most high. The Secret Place of Prayerful Meditation every morning face to face; one on one in secret in order to be energized with power for the daily walk of Faith by Grace is the answer. When Abraham the Father of the Spiritual Faith Seed comes into Sarah the Mother Egg of Grace life a true Son of God offspring is born; Isaac. It all has to do with the source of DNA and which DNA charges You. The negative carnal Junk DNA or the Positive Spiritual DNA and its all up to each individual to Know and Grow the truth because truth is the only thing that will set you free. Thank you for your enlightenment and may you be Blessed with all Spiritual Wisdom and Understanding AMEN
Thank you for this fresh way to describe being created in the image of God, and of the dignity of humankind.
Yes, God grants us opportunity after opportunity to draw closer to the Lord. May we answer God’s call with “Yes” in Christ. Grace and Peace to you, Joanne
Joanne may I share with you the Mystery of the Christ Anointing that Few Christians know ant thing about. The Apostle Paul was commissioned and sent for the purpose of revealing to Mystery of Christ to the World; the Jews first and then to the Gentiles. The first thing any Christian must know in order to grow Spiritually is what that Mystery is because it is My Story = My Missed Story of who and what I am as a Child of our Creator. The word Mystery is found 28 times in the New Testament and yet you will never hear in Church any thing so important from the CHURCH pastors. If Paul considered the Subject his major priority you would think the first thing any pastor would teach his people is what that Mystery was and IS. To confirm I will give you 8 Bible verses to read and consider and Pray you do so as and then go into Prayerful Meditation and Ask the Christ Spirit to Reveal the truth. A true Disciple = Disciplined one always first Ask and then diligently seeks the answers to the questions ask. The Mystery of the Good News of Christ verses; Mark 4:11 – Romans 11:25-26 – Romans 16:25-26 – 1st Cor.2:7 – 1st Cor. 4:1 – Ephesians 1:9 – Eph. 3:8-9 – Eph. 6:19 1st Tim.3:9 1st Tim. 3:16 and the final verse Colossians 1:26-27 . Joanne I am sure you Know the Word Christ is a Title and means Anointing and comes from the Greek Christos and Hebrew Massiah but did you know they both come from Egyptian word KRST and means to Anoint a Body with a sacred anointing oil for the purpose of healing and or resurrection. Also did you know we get our English word Massage and Masseuse from the Hebrew word Massiah. After Reading the above verses I ask you what is the Mystery Paul Reveals as the Angel Messenger sent by Jesus. The true starting point of a resurrected Life is Knowing what is on the inside in Spirit form that sets a person free indeed. Our purpose in assembling together in person or in writing is to Provoke or Stir up one another unto LOVE and GOOD Works and that is all I try to do in my Walk of Faith. Hebrew 10:24-25. And Note it say’s nothing about a certain Time, Place or Ritual when Assembling as Saints. Fellow Ship takes Place any where at any time and my we take advantage of ever opportunity to unite in one accord. Peace, blessings Hope, Faith and Charity to you AMEN
Thank you for those word etymologies, I did not know about the Egyptian word KRST, though the association does make sense. I also had not heard of the association between Messiah and the English word “massage.”
The mystery Paul was speaking of was in understanding God’s great mercy to all people equally rather than just to God’s own people, the Hebrews. This is the great mystery the writer if Hebrews speaks of in Hebrews 8, the better covenant which places God’s law, life, and Holy Spirit with in every person who comes to the Lord in faith.
Paul speaks again of the this mysterious union in Ephesians 2, 4, and 5, the same great mystery Jesus Himself prayed about in John 17, that all who come to Him in faith recieve Him within themselves, becoming one with Jesus by His indwelling life, the life of the Father, and thereby also be owing one with all other believers.
Grace and peace to you, brother in Christ.
Joanne you have not read the verses in Colossians 1:24-29 and note verse 27 as it reads THE Mystery of Glory among the Gentiles which is CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF New Covenant GLORY. Yes there are other mysteries such as the one you stated above but THE MYSTERY that Gives Life is The Christ Anointing in you that gives the New Covenant Glory unto Salvation to Each Person. Christ Consciousness is what it is all about and that Anointing state of Consciousness is what a Person must Confess unto Salvation. That is why 1st John say’s = any one who confesses that Christ Jesus Is Come into there Flesh is of God and any one who does not is not of God. The Words Anti Christ is found only 5 times in the Bible and 1st and second John is where they are found. The word Anti means a Alternative way and there are only two Way’s; the Right way and the Wrong way. Please Read 1st John 4:1-6 and 2 John 7-10 in order to confirm the point. 1st John 4:4 reads You are of God little Children and have overcome the world because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU than He that is in the World. Note the Word IS Present Tent 3 time in this one verse and 6 other times in the other 5 verses. Total 9 Times in K.J.V. to make sure you understand. Just food for thought. Peace and Blessing AMEN