“I am a Christian first,” triggers in me this Scripture which says, “Make every effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the bond of peace [each individual working together to make the whole successful].” Read Ephesians 4:3 (AMP). I am immediately reminded that as a Christian first, my ultimate objective is to protect and preserve God’s gift of spiritual unity. Recall the Bible says, “This heavenly harmony [togetherness] can be compared to the dew dripping down from the skies upon Mount Hermon, refreshing the mountain slopes of Israel. For from this realm of sweet harmony God will release His eternal blessing, the promise of life forever!” Read Psalm 133:3 (TPT). Watch this, “I am a Christian first” outcome is eternal peace with God’s plan and purpose; which leads to His eternal blessing – eternal life together with Him in glory.
Ladies and gentlemen, “I am a Christian first” we don’t have the luxury to see ourselves as superior to anyone. I am a Christian first takes the position of a servant, and Jesus left us an example for you and me to follow. Listen to this, “Church unity comes from corporate humility. L. Ravenhill. In other words, “I am a Christian first” is a demonstration of humility. “The secret of Christianity is in being. It is in being a possessor of the nature of Jesus Christ.” John G. Lake.
Father in Heaven, I give thanks to You with a grateful heart. I give thanks to You, the Holy One. For you gave me Jesus Christ – “And now He is our God-given wisdom, our virtue, our holiness, and our redemption.” Read 1 Corinthians 1:30 (TPT). And for this Lord, I am eternally grateful and indebted to you.
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