I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
As a new creation, you have access to God’s wisdom, strength, provision, protection; you have access to everything God has through what Jesus Christ has accomplished. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Philippians 1:6 – “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” -Isaiah 43:18-19
It’s possible that we can learn to please God. Jesus said “My Father has not left me. He is always with me because I always do the things that please Him.” In Christ, we already please God because we believe in His Son. Here are some definite ways to please God.
Abraham was the first person who believed that God could raise someone from the dead. He believed that God would raise his son from the ashes of the offering. In doing so, he paved the way for us to believe that God could raise Jesus from the dead. Abraham came from a land of idols, where people sacrificed their children to false gods. God stopped him from harming Isaac, and told him that He Himself will provide: a prophetic statement that God would provide an offering for the reconciliation of mankind.
Jesus told his apostles “I give you the keys of the Kingdom.” We are part of the eternal Kingdom. These are keys that will help you to live the kingdom lifestyle, learning meekness and humility from Jesus, operating in rest and bearing fruit to the glory of God.