The Apostle Paul makes a profound statement in Romans 1:16 -17 for I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
Romans 1:16-17; Jude 20-21; 1Peter 3:15-18; 1Peter 4:1-2; 1Peter 2:9;
There is no shame in whom we serve and especially in whom we all believe in and trust (Jesus Christ our Lord). Jude tells us in verse 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
Jude tells us where our strength comes from and how to stay steady in the love of God. The church (the body of Christ) can't let live like everyone else in the earth because we are no longer earthly because the Holy Spirit has transformed our spirit man and we are regenerated back into the original position that God created Adam to in the garden.
Peter tells us in 1Peter 3:15-18 we have a responsibility to 15 but sanctify (set apart) Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense (explanation) to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; 16 and keep a good conscience (or having a good) so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 17For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. 18For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
When these many aspects of our lives are put in to practice we will see God do many wonders in the Church that He is ready and willing to show off for His children. It is valuable for you and I to realize that we will also face suffering in this life but it is important that we do not forget that just as Jesus overcame you and I can and will overcome. 1Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
Let me help you in your understanding in what I am saying today. The Faith you have today can only be propelled in the revelation that you receive today and each and every day from the Word of God. It is the revelation that God the Holy Spirit reveals to you and I. Just as the men of old heard from God and they were moved to do great things for God. The same Spirit that dwelled in them dwells in you today. Prayer commitment, humility, love, trust and obedience these are the things that move God. he is wat to use us only we arent willing to be used for the sacrifice that it will cost us. The Cost of being used of God is small compared to the value of the rsults that God can accomplish in an obedient saint of His.
9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Follow after God with all your might and never surrender to your own strength and abilities. Yield to the Holy Spirit in all you do and He will propel the faith in your life to the place of might men and women of God.