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Chosen Generation

But ye are a chosen generation, royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praise of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light – 1st Peter 29  Every believer that has been born of the Spirit of God has the privilege and the responsibility of direct access to God through our accepting Jesus as the Son of God and being our Savior, as well as allowing Jesus to be Lord of our life.  We no longer have go to a priest to confess our sins  or ask them to pray for us, we can go directly into the presence of God and make our request, God hears the prayers of the righteous.

Your Body Belongs To God

I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. – Romans 12:1-2 Our bodies belongs to God, God gave His Son, Jesus in order for us to live a life that would be pleasing to God. Jesus didn’t die for us to continue in sin, Grace is given to us so that we will not receive what we deserve. God wants our spirit, soul and body to be holy to Him. Holiness is separating yourselves from the things of the world that causes us to sin against the Word of God.

Suffering

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his suffering, being made conformable unto his death – Philippians 3:10  This could also be paraphrased as “In order that I may personally know him, that I might both experience His resurrection power and share in His sufferings, that I may be more conformed to his death”. If we  have given our flesh the death penalty; sin should have no more power over us, but we should have power over it.