Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In Christ, You are a Superstar!

"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;" (Philippians 2: 15)

While Paul was writing about his superabounding joy, he called the Christians in Philippi lights, or stars.

We are stars because of what Jesus did at the Cross:

"12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:" (Colossians 1: 12-14)

Of course, God had predicted in advance that everyone who believed on Him would be stars:

"And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness." (Genesis 15: 5-6)

"Tell the stars. . .so shall your seed be."

Beloved, you are star because of what Christ did, who is the seed of Abraham (Genesis 3:29). Because of His death, you receive the Holy Spirit, the spirit of adoption (Romans 8: 15), and you become a child of light (Ephesians 5: 8; 1 Thessalonians 5: 5). Because of Jesus' death, you are translated into the Kingdom of God, and you are a citizen of this eternal kingdom (Philippians 3:20) through His Holy Spirit:

"For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost." (Romans 14:17)

In Christ, you are a superstar. Shine for the glory of God today!

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