Daily Manna 29th Sep 2020
Here is todays daily manna from Peter Pollock:
DEAD AS A DODO!
Bible in a year: Isaiah 7, 8 Ephesians 2
Scripture: Ephesians 2: 1: And you He made alive, who were dead in trespass and sins
You once were “dead”, now you are “alive”. What a stark challenge! Before you got “born again” you were in God’s eyes, deceased! You breathed, you thought, you worked and you succeeded! You ate, drank and played sport! It is inconceivable to think that you were “ dead” but that was your spiritual condition and that is really all that counts into eternity. If you are dead spiritually you are separated from God and when you are separated from the very source of life, then believe it or not, you are as dead as the proverbial Dodo! You “once walked” that way, explains Paul because that is the natural course of this world. Yes, we were all born sinners thanks to Adam and Eve and their “fall” in the Garden of Eden. They “died” spiritually, as God had promised, and have passed that problem on to the whole lot of us as members of the Adamic race! In the genes, as it were! This was according to the “prince of the power of the air “- that is of course the devil- and his influence has a marked affect on all of us. The spirit of disobedience and rebellion against God is within us all and that manifests itself as we live our lives purely for our own selfish lusts. By nature we are the children of wrath, born into evil circumstances and surrounded by evil influences! But God, who is rich in mercy and grace, expressed His great love for us by giving us an opportunity to change our situations. Even though we were dead in our trespasses and our sins, God sent Jesus to die on the cross and open up the way for us to be restored “in the heavenly places” and “sit together” with God. This re-linking process would have the effect of establishing the God’s presence and testimony here on earth and would help to convince others of His exceeding grace and kindness. This salvation is all a gift from God, not something we have earned or can even work towards. It was intended that way because man always loves to boasts about his achievements. This is one that nobody can boast about! We have become His workmanship, created in Jesus Christ to become His church. We now have access by one spirit to our Father in heaven and we are now no longer strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints in the household of God. Could you wish to be in any other place?