Where to Now?
Now that you have given your life to Jesus, God says that he has given you power to live your life on earth as a “child of God” (John 1:11-13). The Holy Spirit inspired the Apostle Paul to speak about your condition now that you have given your life to Jesus. The Spirit says…
“21Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant” (Colossians 1:21-23).
God’s conversion is spiritual, and although you might feel a physical sensation now-and-then, God’s conversion is spiritual and not physical. The Word of God is the strongest evidence to prove the promises of God and we can take God at His Word because God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19). Observable evidence drives science, but spiritual evidence drives faith, so faith can be used to prove science, but science cannot explain faith.
God Promises to Make Us New Creatures
God says that when you have given your life to Jesus, he has given you the Spirit of Christ, and he put you in the Spirit of Christ which he has given you (Romans 8:9 KJ2000). God also said that if any person be in Christ, that same person is a new creation; old things pass away, and all things become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). When you gave your life to Jesus, God was at work by the saving grace of the Lord, but now God wants you to learn about the ultimate Power of God who raised Jesus from the dead. You need knowledge of salvation (saving grace), but you also need knowledge of truth concerning resurrection power. That’s because God wants all men saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
Faith is Not Enough
The Holy Spirit says, “Faith without works is dead”, so as we walk with Jesus, we need to make every effort to add to our “faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love” (2 Peter 1:5-7; James 2:20). Faith working together with these qualities, in increasing measure, will prevent us from becoming ineffective and unproductive in our knowledge of our Lord Jesus (2 Peter 1:8). The Holy Spirit says that the person without these qualities is near-sighted and blind and have forgotten that they have been cleansed of their past sins (2 Peter 1:9).
The Power of God who Raised Jesus from the Dead
We put our faith in “resurrection Power—also known as the Power of God who raised Jesus from the dead. Resurrection Power completes the calls made by Christ Jesus, so when you see Christ making any call, you know that completion is imminent. That’s because the Power of God makes the Word going forth out of the mouth of Christ the Lord, so it does not return to the Lord empty, but accomplishes what satisfies him. The Power also makes the Word out of the Lord’s mouth prosper in the thing that he sent it to do (Isaiah 55:10-11). The evidence which proves that the resurrection Power of Christ Jesus can do the impossible is the fact that Jesus is alive even though he died and was buried in a grave (John 20). People may have come back to life after dying, but no one except Jesus rose to life from the grave, never to die again. This was all done by the Power of God who raised Jesus from the dead, which Christ inherited by obeying the commandment of God the Father in heaven (John 10:17-18).