RENEWED LIFE IN JESUSStella Dhinakaran

"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"    (1 Corinthians 15:55)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved,

Apostle Paul says, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

The world in which we live is evil and lies under the sway of the wicked one (Galatians 1:4; I John 5:19). The devil, the adversary, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (I Peter 5:8). We should be able to stand against his wiles (Ephesians 6:11).

In the Bible, we read about Saul who was highly literate with excellent wisdom. Before he accepted Christ, he did not know about His love. However, one day, God met him and transformed his life completely. He also spoke to him about what he should do further (Acts 9:11).

Yes, dearly beloved, God tells us, “It is My will and decree that you should become Mine.” Perhaps, you may be living far away from the Lord. If so, in these days when we meditate on the sufferings of Jesus and remember His resurrection, commit your life to Christ. As St. Paul says, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20), let us receive this assurance by the grace of God. It is certain that knowing the desire of your heart, the Lord will change your life and give you this blessing! He Himself bore our sins in His own body that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness (I Peter 2:24)!

Dearly beloved! Kneel down right where you are and cry out to Him saying, “Lord, I need this new experience. It is enough that I led a life after my own wish. Wash me and cleanse me with Your blood shed on the cross as we read in the Bible, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin’ (I John 1:7)”.

The Bible asks, "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" (1 Corinthians 15:55). Jesus triumphed over death on the Cross. You who have placed your faith in Him are made righteous in Him and have eternal life.

Prayer:

Loving Lord Jesus,

You loved me and gave Your life for me. You triumphed over death on the Cross so that we might live for righteousness. I commit my life to You. Wash me with Your blood and make me righteous in You. Transform my life completely and live in me.

In Your matchless name I pray.

Amen.
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