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90 Days of Prayer – Day Forty Seven
“Nothing in Common”
2 Corinthians 6:16
“What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
To drive home the point that believers are new creations Paul demonstrates the contrast between the old and the new by asking a series of questions. Here the apostle asked the Corinthians the last of five questions of comparisons. He was asking what relationship can there possibly be between each of these things? The answer of course is none, they have absolutely nothing in common with each other.
The lesson here is that you have been restored to God. You are now being restored to His image, and the character and righteousness of God is being imparted to you. This is what you were originally created for. Paul makes it clear through his letters that you are now one with God, your sins have been put away and you have been justified.
You must now come out from seeing yourself as you were and begin seeing yourself as the new creation that God sees you as. In essence you are to use God’s Word as you would use a mirror. A mirror is simply a reflection of what you actually look like. Everything God’s Word says about who you are now in Christ is exactly what you look like to God in Him.
Your transformation is a fact and must take hold in your thinking. You need God’s Word driven deep into your subconscious mind to help you change how you think about yourself. Keep in mind that the Holy Spirit uses God’s Word to change you into the image of Christ.
Meditate on God’s Word until it floods your heart with light. Confidently confess who you are in Christ and God will confirm it. Everything God says about you as His son or daughter is true, so you are not lying by confessing what you do not yet see in yourself. Remember that even God calls things that are not as though they already are. It is not a lie to say what God says regardless of what you may think of feel.
Your new life is a miraculous fact, and you now belong to God’s family. You are recreated in His image. Believe that you are being changed into the image of Christ whether you feel it or not, begin to act as though you are different because you have nothing in common with your old way of life.
Be convinced that you are who God says you are, believe that you can do anything God says you can do, and Be Encouraged.
John S. Picarello