TOPIC : AGAPE – EVIDENCE OF THE NEW BIRTH
Scripture : 1 John 3: 13. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter!
It was on my convocation day, when the Registrar said ‘haven’t certified the requirements of…,we therefore conferred on you…. And then we file out to receive a scroll, when I opened it, low it was just a piece of paper named certificate. I then ask myself a question, is it just this paper certificate I have been labouring for five years?
All the assignments, test and exams was it just to collect a scroll with tiny paper inside it?
The obvious answer was; it is not just the certificate that we laboured for! However, the certificate is an evidence that I have truly graduated.
Similarly, when I became born again, something happened in my spirit, no man could see what transpired in my spirit, yet I have been born anew!
The spirit of God has made my heart His new home without any iota of doubt about it, but how do I convinced my world of what has happened to me?
It is by providing evidence of my new birth! The certificate that shows really something has happened in the inside.
What then are the evidence of my new birth?
1. Evidence of walking in love, the more excellent way;
1 John 3: 13. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
The death according to the above scripture signify your original life of been separated from God. So the evidence that you have cross from the realm of natural to supernatural is love.
The evidence that you are no longer in the realm of death is deliberate attempt to walk in love. The evidence that you are genuinely born again is walking in love.
It is normal for human being to love those that love them! But to love those that hate you can only be by Divine love:
Matthew 5: 43. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
How could you have love those who are outrightly against you?
How do you love someone that uphold a different value system order than yours? I bet you that can only happened by Divine help! This is the evidence of walking in love.
2. The evidence of obedience :
John 13: 34. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Obeying this scripture is still very difficult among the body of Christ.
As some seems to love only those who share denomination affiliation with them, while some those who share cultural bias or language with them. But what Jesus is expecting from us is love amongst us irrespective of your denomination, culture,or ethnicity. Until we obey this injunction, our new birth is questionable.
Beloved, if you are not born again, you can never demonstrate this divine love! So are sure you are born again? If you are really born again why walking in bitterness and malice? This is a food for thought.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. If you miss heaven you can never miss hell! So get ready for eternity today.
Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Lord, I receive grace to walk in love as commanded by your word in Jesus name.
– I prophesy your story is changing for good now in Jesus name.
– You will not be victim of evil circumstances today in Jesus name.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.