“Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on The Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh to gratify its desires” (Rom 13: 13, 14)
As believers, we are associated with Christ in two basic ways. He is the Savior and Lord, dwelling internally: ‘Christ IN YOU the hope of glory’. The Holy Spirit witnesses in your human spirit that you are saved. Then Christ can also be ‘put on’ outwardly, as a garment or an armor of light. Just the way we dress in the morning to go out for the business of the day, we take the garment of righteousness given by Christ Himself. All sinners are naked spiritually, easily predictable. But as a believer, as you put on Christ, people see that we are not naked, foolish and exposed. Our choices and actions are witnessed by others and they remind them of Jesus.
This holy garment allows the body to behave normally, as God created it to be. But the evil desires are quenched under the garment of Christ. For example, we pray for our daily bread, we pray for healing when sick, we pray for a marriage partner…all these are acceptable prayers to bless the body created by God. But if we desire sexual lusts, opportunities to quarrel or intimidate others, that is praying amiss and is provoking God to become angry (Ps 78:18).
Do not make plans even in your secret heart on how to steal, kill or destroy. Do not allow your imagination to be wild and dream ugly. Under any circumstances, do not indulge in pornography on the internet. Do not go to parties with men and women who are immoral and wild. Let your happiness be clean, always!
The Holy Spirit is able to kill the evil desires of the flesh daily. Led and filled by the Spirit, your life becomes easier, simpler, like that if a child. Your conscience will not bother you anymore. In this world of sin, a free conscience is a great achievement, and points to the power of the Blood of Jesus shed on the cross. A free conscience gives God room to do miracles in your life.
Stay simple! Put on Christ daily…walk like Him, speak like Him, laugh like Him, pray like Him… The night of spiritual blindness and ignorance is over! The morning breaks…there is a change in the spiritual atmosphere…are you not seeing it?
Let your light so shine among men that they may see Christ in you and give glory to the Father! ‘And you shall be My witnesses to the end of the world!’