Act like who you are!
2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
This is what you ARE not something you'll "become someday"; This is your current state!
I've been reading a book by Ruth/Warren Myers and some of this next part is their ideas and my understanding of them...
"Dead to sin and alive to God means we become partakers of Christ's death and all it's benefits"
Romans 6 Dead to sin, Alive to God.
Dead to sin doesn't mean sin no longer appeals to, entices or effects us, it means we no longer have to obey sins beckoning to us.
I was listening to a message recently that talked about circumcision in the new testament and how it essentially means to remove a body part and throw it away forever. So we circumcise our sinful nature when we choose to follow Christ. We cut off what is ungodly and throw it away forever. However, we still wage war against the flesh until Jesus comes and gives us our new bodies.
Imagine for a moment when we will finally have our new bodies that are untainted by sin. Imagine the glorious feeling to finally just
to not have to fight within yourself!
Christian!! Your own spirit is already in that perfected state!! Our souls have been made completely holy and righteous!!
The only reason we continue to sin is because we believe lies that the world tells us!
How much easier does the battle to live a righteous life seem when we look at ourselves the way God sees us?
=) Praise Him for He is too good and gracious to His children!!