“Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked” 1 John 2:6, ESV.

Repeat it again, with me. “WHOEVER says he ABIDES IN HIM ought to WALK in the SAME WAY in which HE WALKED” (1 John 2:6). Do you know how powerful this message is? This is life-changing! God is saying that right here, right now – those who say that they accept Jesus Christ as their savior and abide by God’s commands are to be just as FEARLESS, COURAGOUS, and FREE as Jesus is.

Amen to this word!

The context in which John writes chapter 2, verse 6 clearly alludes to the following of Gods commandments with regards to walking upright. Now, we all understand that the commandments are those that express the denial of sin, yet we never express the sovereignty in which these commandments provide. It is FREEDOM in walking with God. There is COURAGE and there is CONFIDENCE in His word.

This is what I am saying. As you begin walking into 2017, you have to change your perception of God as simply a Father who tells you what you cannot do and begin to follow in the POWER of Jesus by breaking the mold. If Jesus is the son of God and you are also His Daughter, what more will He do for you? God’s word says that, “One who has many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18.24). God is closer than your brother! This is BIG! Listen, God is ALL that you need in order to walk into GREATNESS in 2017. He is your FIANANCES, He is your FAMILY, and He is your FREEDOM. It is time to LET GO of your past, your worry, and your comfort zone. You need to understand that time waits for no one, God is calling you deeper into His word and taking YOU higher than you ever been.

But, you must understand Him on such a level. Again, repeat after me, “Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked” (1 John 2:6). You are to WALK just LIKE CHRIST himself. He was CONDEMNED, people through SHADE at him, He was CURSED AT, and he was JUDGED. . . But did he allow that to stop him? Did he put his mission to side to GET HIS LIFE? Did he put his purpose on hold so that he could master a passionless job or career? The answer to all of these questions is NO! So this is a New Year, who will YOU BE?

Ask yourself. New year, who’s this?

Be blessed,

De’dria Bynum


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