“You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behaviour, slander, and dirty language.”
Friends now is the time to get your life right with Christ. It is time to stand in who you are in God’s eyes. It is time to reject the lies about who the devil says you are and start accepting the truth of who God says you are. We are longer slaves to this world. We have been set free to live in holiness, in truth, and in victory. We no longer have to stare life’s problems in the face with fear or defeat but from standing in victory. Let us identify the areas in our lives that we need to walk in victory over, recognise them, repent of them, rebuke them and replace the emptiness with God’s truth and what His word says about us.
Friends, we are called to be the “holy people He (God) loves..”(v12). We are chosen to be loved. We are chosen to be His children. We are set apart to be holy. We are forgiven by Jesus. It is a free gift of grace. We are loved. We are equipped and we have Jesus living in us and we are living in Him. That is our identity. That is our position in Him. That is who we are. Now is the time to walk in that truth.