Remember the day that you gave your heart to Jesus? That day, you surrendered everything to him and were a “living sacrifice”. This is literally what Jesus did when he surrendered to the Father’s will and laid his life down for us.
However, Jesus didn’t do it just one day, every day of his life, his goal was to “be about my Father’s business”. He literally lived by every word that proceeded from the mouth of God the father.
“For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” - John 12:49-50 (KJV)
Therefore he is the highest example of a “living sacrifice”.
Jesus surrendered his will and even his words so that The Father could use his body soul and spirit as a weapon against all the powers of darkness. We have a command from God through the apostle Paul,
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”: - Phil 2:5 (KJV)
When we obey this command, the powers of darkness cringe and scatter and God can use our body, soul and spirit even as he used Jesus’. As the Day draws nearer, let us sell out to God and “let his enemies be scattered”. As we do God has promised that He will show forth through us his “manifold wisdom to all the principalities and powers in the heavens”.
“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,” - Eph 3:10(KJV)
Consider what one perfect “living sacrifice” accomplished. Now imagine God’s children offering their bodies as Christ offered his, surely “his glory shall fill all the earth”
May God help us to remember the day we surrendered to Jesus and make it a daily exercise that this world may truly see the glory of God among us.
God bless, Orval