Dearest brethren,

          Romans 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  NKJV

Through His resurrection, Jesus gave us a new life that is not subject to defeat, failure or death.  It is a life of glory.


Ephesians 2:1  tells us:  “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins…” NKJV

We’ve made alive in Christ.  The life of Christ is at work in your system; every fiber of your being is inundated with divine life.  So now, all we need is to live up to God’s dream by walking in the life of glory He paid for in His death, burial and resurrection; acknowledging that divine life.

          Look at 1 Peter 1:10-12  Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven — things which angels desire to look into.  NKJV

The life that we have been given is one that the prophets of old and even angels wished they had.  The suffering of Christ paid for us to walk in great glory.  The newness of life that we enjoy today is the greatest privilege of any creation in the entire universe.

Therefore, we need to maximize this privilege that we have been given by walking in our newness of life.  For one, we need to acknowledge how special we are.  God gave birth to us.  We’re that pearl of great price talked about in Matt. 13:45-46.  God specially gave birth to us.

James 1:18  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. KJV

It is absolutely impossible for God to give birth to unworthiness, weakness and failures.  God reproduces after His own kind.  We are the crown of God’s creation, the best of all that He made.  So looking down on yourself is not walking in the newness of life.  What does 1 Peter 2:9 say?

          In the Amplified version it says: 1 Peter 2:9  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. AMP

A clear understanding of who you are, what He’s made you, and your inheritance in Christ will boost your confidence and faith in Him and your opinion and perception of yourself.  It will enable you to display His virtues and excellence in this world.

Be bold to affirm who you are and what you have in Christ:  your real personality of royalty, a king-priest that is appointed to rule and reign in this earth.  You are special; acknowledge it and walk in that consciousness.