That’s Not Christianity!
Jesus did not come to make bad men good. He came to make dead men live. Christianity is not religion. It is not self-improvement. It is not about a person doing his best to be holy. Christianity is Life. It is God’s Life, imparted to you, working powerfully in you, flowing miraculously through you.
Look at how the Apostle Paul described what it meant for him to be a Christian.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NIV)
And again, Paul wrote,
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:3, 4 NIV)
Do you see it? We are not Christians because we are keeping rules, doing good works, and trying hard not to sin. That’s religion; that’s not Christianity! We are Christians for one reason only: Christ is our life. Christ is alive in us.
Turn on a lamp and no light shines. Plug it in and it comes alive. What made the difference? Electricity! Dead lamps shine when power enters. Dead people live when Christ comes in.
Here is Paul, once again, exclaiming the glorious reality of a life lived by faith in the power of the indwelling Christ: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13 NASB)
You are a Christian, not because you gave your life to Him, but because He gave His life to you. It is His life in you that makes you righteous, holy, and strong.
Christianity is not religion. It is Life! And you experience it by believing His Life is working in you like electricity in a lamp, like blood in your body. “Only believe,” said Jesus, “and you will see the glory of God.”
So stop struggling. Start believing.
God bless you Bishop, may He empower you with more wisdom to reveal the word of truth to us.
i will keep on believing in Jesus name because i want to see the glory of God in my life everyday.
Indeed! Christianity is life – because of Christianity, I live now and will live in eternity. Thanks God for this revelation!
Beautiful, living and gracious. In Christ Jesus, the fruits of Christ’s spirit is manifested. And the tree is made good. Matthew 12. Every good work outside of Christ, Jesus may have a motive, that is not compatible with God’s righteous interest, for mankind. But thank God that in Christ, his grace is sufficient, we are in His will, and His ways, as we stay focused in Christ, and live for him alone…in the Spirit. Roman 8:2…..I agree with you Bishop.
Thanks for such an inspiring words
awesome bishop! loved your post. simple yet profound.
i honestly believe Christianity is not even about transformation, becoming good people.
Christianity is about substitution. Jesus dying for me.
long time ago, i have fallen flat on my back. i though christianity will make me a good person. but the opposite just happen. the same is true for others when i see them.
but then i realized its
“more grace for sin”
“healing not health”
“abundant supply not wealth”
it is good to be good. but i think i have missed the point of Jesus death, burial and Resurrection if its all about transformation.
Christianity is not about transformation but substitution.
– grace and peace
Oh Glory!!!Christianity is Christ,nothing more,nothing less!!!I thank God ,He’s being revealed to the meek hearts in his Person
Daddy, thank God for his word through you! I’m revived every time I receive it and it keeps strengthening me. Remain blessed!
Dats de Gospel nt the Perveted Gospel that many are Deceived as par the prophecies fortold by our Lord and apostles.
Good Works of de Lord.
Blessed! This is an out pouring of divine secret.
I am so blessed to hear such a powerful,and an inspirational sermon.I bless god for such a spirit fill father and prophet like you in our time.A man fill with wisdom and the spirit of God.For no one amount of degrees can give such a revelation,except the spirit of God.I am really touched and blessed,Dad. Truly a servant of God.