1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Are you living like you are in the presence of God?
It does not matter whether or not you think you were worth the sacrifice. It was not up to you, and it’s done. Jesus died not only for you, but for the entire world. Because you accepted His invitation to salvation, He brought you to God.
Ephesians 2:17-19 The Great Preacher of peace and love came for you, and His voice found those of you who were near and those who were far away. 18 By Him both have access to the Father in one Spirit. 19 And so you are no longer called outcasts and wanderers but citizens with God’s people, members of God’s holy family, and residents of His household. (The Voice TVT)
The benefit is not only heaven, but there is also much more.
- You will never be forgotten, left, or abandoned by God.
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (New King James Version NKJV)
- You have clear communication between you and the Holy Spirit, and He becomes your teacher.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
- You don’t fight alone.
Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].” (Amplified Bible, AMP)
- You have the Spirit of God dwelling in you.
John 14:17b But you know him (The Holy Spirit) intimately because he remains with you and will live inside you. (The Passion Translation TPT, edited)
- You are a partaker of God’s Divine nature.
2 Peter 1:4 By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (New King James Version NKJV)
Armed with these truths, live like someone who has access to the Father in all you do and say. You are dead to sin and alive in Christ. It should be evident.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for the revelation that Jesus’s death brought me to You. While I am alive, the only way I can be in Your presence is in the Spirit. My flesh has to be crucified. I repent for not laying aside what I think, how I feel, and what I have determined You should do in any situation when it is time for You to speak. My ego has no place in Your presence. My intellect should not determine how I should act. I am so grateful I do not live in the days where the priest had to wear bells at the bottom of his robe in the event he came to You unworthily. I submit myself to You completely. You decide the who, what, when, where, why, and how of my life. I come into Your presence to hear Your heart and get Your instruction and direction. Our relationship is spiritual. Thank You. This rhema word will forever change how I live my life…