Like Begets Like
Focus: 1 John 2:28-29 - KJV
28. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 5:1-18
The tree is known by its fruit, just like parenthood is determined, prior to the scientific discovery of the DNA, by semblance. There was a rich man in Nigeria who liked women so much and had children by a myriad of them. When a woman came to tell him a child was his, he checked the ear-lobe to see if it resembled his. And, true to type, every one of the children that was his had large ear-lobes like his. Invariably, the offspring takes from his progenitor.
In like manner, no one names the name of Christ without acknowledging that He is righteous. As He is acknowledged to be righteous, He is the firstborn in righteousness and therefore, everyone that is found righteous after Him, takes from Him. Simply put, everyone that lives a righteous life is born of Him and therefore reckoned as son of righteousness.
It is however, somewhat to see people who claim they are His but have no iota of righteousness in them. They do things that they never heard or read that Christ did and keep pretending they are His. The difference is, those who are true to sonship of righteousness are the ones that do know their God, who are strong and do exploits. For, like Christ Himself said, the works that Christ did, they do and greater works than such that He did, they do also.
Have you started manifesting the works that follow righteousness? Congratulations, for by them we know you are Christ’s. if, however you are yet to do, please verify whether you are truly born of Him. How? Well, those He gave birth to He dwells in for exploits, and if He dwells in you it shows in your conversation and actions as they all point to love/righteousness. Your living a righteous life by the proof of love is the evidence that you are born of Him.
SOLUTION: opt for righteousness: it is the proof of having Christ’s DNA. Living otherwise is a pointer to the enemy’s genes and it tends to evil works. Believe in Jesus by following His footprints.
Father, we have scanned your life and found you righteous. We seek to be like you in all things so that we may not dwell like bastards. Please give us the grace and enablement to walk in your footprints, never to depart from it, in Jesus’ name. We regret every unrighteousness we had been identified with and pray that you please forgive us, in Jesus’ name. Please strengthen our inner beings that we may always reflect your being in us in Jesus’ name, and let us start to manifest greater works than you did in the mighty name of Jesus.
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