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“As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow” (1 Peter 1:10-11).

The Spirit of Christ?  Yes, the Spirit of Christ.  Before all worlds, the Lord IS.  We are not talking about something that has been made up along the way, but about the way, truth, and life that has been revealed to us once for all.  Do not think that we are to become religious when, in fact, we are to follow the person of Christ and become like Him.  The Spirit of Christ dwells in those who believe.

What then?  Faith is not something you figure out, but something God has given you that you may have the power to become a child of God.  Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind in the hope of glory which is yours in Christ.  Do not worry about times or seasons but place your hope in the One who has saved you by grace through faith.

Lord Jesus, grant that Your Spirit would dwell richly in me and that I may be conformed more and more each day to Your image.  You are leading me along the path of salvation.  According to Your goodness and mercy, help me this day to focus upon what You would have me do.  Show me the steps to take and what You would have me say so that I may listen to You and not to the world.  Amen.