Wisdom For The Day Devotional 4 February 2024 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – You Must Be Born Again
TOPIC: You Must Be Born Again (TREM Devotional 4 February 2024)
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
“…If any man be in Christ…” This is the In-Him reality! You were brought into Him after Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. When you receive Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you are brought into Him. This is why everyone must be born again. It is the new birth that ushers you into Him. “… Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3 KJV).
You must be born again! It is not a choice! If you are not born again, then you are not in Him. If you are not Him, then you are not His. You must be born again! The fact that your brother is a Bishop, a Pastor, or an Elder does not change anything. You must personally invite Jesus into your heart by yourself.
In Christ, we have been reconciled to God, and we have been made righteous. “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV).
In other words, outside Him, you are not the righteousness of God. Outside Him, you don’t have the right standing with God. Your shame, guilt, condemnation, accusation, judgment, and reproach have not been dealt with outside Him. This is why you must be born again.
God desires to put you in Him through your salvation. The devil wanted to prevent it from happening. Everything was done to make sure that Christ did not resurrect so that you would not be put in Him. But the devil failed; you are already in Christ.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Morning – Exodus 34-35
Evening – Matthew 22:23-46
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.