Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 15:31 (KJV); I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
There are many kinds of deaths in the Christian faith. It is not merely the physical death where the man’s heart stops beating and all his vital organs cease to function. Death in the Bible is a much broader concept.
It is important to understand the many ways that God defines death because when you do, you will also understand how he defines life. Many who have not appreciated this truth are deceived like the Church in Sardis, of which the Bible says, “I know your record and what you are doing; you are supposed to be alive but [in reality] you are dead” (Revelation 3:1 AMP).
Some people under the grace dispensation have understood dying unto sin, of which the Bible says in Romans 6:11 that you should reckon yourselves dead indeed unto sin. With this revelation, they are living lives of holiness even as they are kept by God in His righteousness.
However, a man may be dead to sin when there are other parts of him that are not dead. I know men who have tamed the flesh but they are not yielded to God in many other areas of their lives, and as such, they are not really alive.
In our theme scripture, Paul says he died daily. Death became to him a manner of life. He did not merely die to sin, he died in all the ways that a man should die so that he may live. As such, more than ever before, we need to yield ourselves to the process that kills all manner of carnality in us so that we can truly be alive unto God.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Thessalonians 2:4 (MSG), Romans 6:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: It is important to understand the many ways that God defines death because when you do, you will also understand how he defines life. More than ever before, we need to yield ourselves to the process that kills all manner of carnality in us so that we can truly be alive unto God.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You for what You are doing in my spirit. I know that You are preparing me for Your greater work. I am fully yielded to You as You mould, shape and bend me to Your purposes. You have said in Your Word that I should give You my heart, it is all Yours my Lord and King, to do with as You please, in Jesus’ name, Amen.