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Bringing the Past Into the Present
Beginning a life with Christ allows a soul to transcend from old traditions to new spirituality. Paul said, “Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Colossians 3:9-10). Jesus also informed Nicodemus that he needed to be born again if he wanted to enter into the Kingdom of God. A renewed birth process, a renaissance had to commence (John 3:3-5). Through the love of God and His grace, He extends to all humanity an opportunity for the most extreme and beneficial makeover.
Through this process of being renewed, one must be careful not to bring past dispositions and conditions into the new spiritual world. The Nation of Israel made this critical and costly mistake. Their passing through of the Red Sea is explained as a type of baptism in 1 Corinthians 10:1-2. In essence, this was God’s way of removing them from the horrible conditions they experienced in Egypt. As they left Egypt, they maintained a colonized Egyptian mind. They complained to God and demanded that Moses return them to slavery. Even after God opened the Red Sea and allowed them cross over into new terrain, they erected a golden calf, reestablishing their unrighteous connection with Egypt. They made the mistake of bringing their past into the present.
When God gives His children an opportunity to reconnect with His love and experience His Grace, Christians must leave the past in the past and walk in newness of life. How easy it is when times get rough to resort to past wicked ways. Leave the worldly colonized mindset, customs, and ways in Egypt and live a new life in Christ. God has created you for this purpose. Remember, you are the clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today.