You are set apart as a gift to Jesus

May 29, 16 You are set apart as a gift to Jesus

It is the Devil’s lie that we feel unworthy. 

As Christians, we are set apart from the world. Set apart for Jesus, who gave up the world and His life, for the sake of our salvation

  
He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen

 (1 Timothy 6:15 – 6:16 NKJV)

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Are you justified? 

– made righteous by the blood of Jesus 
Are you redeemed? 

– price of sin is paid by Jesus’s death 
Are you holy? 

Holiness has two meanings. We are set apart for holiness in both ways.

– positional: holiness related to your position with God. We are set apart 
– progressive: relates to the process by which we increasingly become like Christ. We are being transformed to be like Jesus

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The heart of God: loving us the same He loves Jesus 

I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 

“And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: “I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me (John 17:20 – 17:23 NKJV)

We are … Children of God 

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. (1 John 3:2 NKJV)

We are Set apart from the world, but in the world 

I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world (John 17:14 – 17:16 NKJV)

You are the light of God

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NKJV)
You are God’s gifts to Jesus 

“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. (John 17:6 NKJV)

What did Jesus get out of all that suffering and death? 

You.

Jesus turned down the world, so He could gain you and me

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ’You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ “ (Matthew 4:10 NKJV)

“I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. (John 17:9 NKJV)

  

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for your website,it has blessed my heart since there is the
    truth for today and every christian should stop and look at it if they
    desire to grow spiritually. Please Pastor can you come and help us grow
    spiritually and share with us this truth. We lend a hand of fellowship
    to brothers and sisters in Christ .Hoping to hear from you soon

    God bless you

    Pastor Alex
    Kenya

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