Meeting him as Dr Jekyll was such a delight but meeting him as Mr. Hyde was such a nightmare. It was the story of a man who had a split personality. Good and evil forces worked closely within the same individual. He just couldn’t help himself. He was weak to every nudge whether good or bad. This story aptly describes the mentality of a lot of Christians who are weak to every impulse of good and evil excusing it as the evil side of me. Some out rightly confess of an evil thing working deep down. It’s deep in me comes the humble and pitiable cry of some.
But let’s look at how God’s word describes you.
James said can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine or figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. James 3:12. Once you and I were darkness but now are we light in the lord Eph 5:8. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1st Corinthians 6:9 – 11.
Once we ran under the course of this world. Within the very core of our being was an evil too strong for any code of conduct. We were evil by nature. Sin was in every fibre of our being. When sin sneezed we caught a very, very terrible cold. But God has delivered us from the bondage of sin that we were held in so that we should now live our lives in righteousness to God. Roman 6:10 – 11. Ponder a while on this reality. Since you are now the very child of God from above, the only thing wired deep down into your system is the very spirit of God. Thank God for this wonderful Grace upon you.
Next time you want to excuse that action because of an evil thing in your being. Realise that you are walking in the greatest deceit of all time. For that is not who you are. I mean don’t you know that you are the temple of God and that the spirit of God now dwells within you.
Catch you next week
– bolaji akanni