Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kit Up!

A kit is a package containing items a person will need to be able to carry out a certain job or activity-
 Students recieve a student packet or kit when they enroll in school. Soldiers are issued a kit when they volunteer for service to their country. Inside these kits are literature about this new life they are beginning, giving them what is required of them by the school or by the particular branch of armed services they are in. The literature consists of:
  • Their personal identification- something that is exclusively theirs which no one else can legally use.
  • The history of the organization, and the current leadership.
  • What is expected of each person who enrolls or signs up with the organization.
  •  Information on how to contact authorities to ask questions or make requests for help when they run into difficulty.
  • If they have problems understanding they have been assigned an advisor, or an officer who can help them. 
  •   Access to places and valuable tools they will need in the future.
Another more valuable kit
The Holy Scriptures tell us that when each believer accepts Jesus as Saviour we are given a Guide in the person of the Holy Spirit to lead and help us through this new life. But did you know that you were also given a "kit" when you became a disciple of God? This kit is what I will explore in my blog today.
Inside this kit every believer is given:
  • A personal ID which no one else can use.
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." Revelation 2:17

You become a part of a new family and are given the family name so that you can be identified as such.
This isn't just any family that is adopting you, this is the God of Heaven and earth himself.
This bond-- this adoption is an eternal transaction. (Jn. 3:16)
    You are given a timeless and divinely inspired book
    All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for inspiration in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16,17
    -- the Holy Bible which gives you:
    •   the history of all creation(Genesis)
    •  as well as your new family(The four gospels) 
    • An introduction to Jesus who made it possible for you to be offered freedom from sin
          The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God,         which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1: 29 
    • Information on how to contact the One who can answer all your requests and who is there to give help anytime it is needed through the person of the Holy Spirit
    • Grace that  enables you to live a life that will be pleasing to God your Heavenly Father 
    • Peace that comes from knowing the will of God and submitting to it in your life
Sadly most Christians don't even realize what a valuable resource they been given,or they read through it only to decide it is something they don not want to follow--They have ways they think are more in tune with today. They feel it doesn't "apply to their situation". Do you use the "kit" the Lord has provided for you? Look for it-- dust it off-- and become familiar with it's contents and commit to obey so that you are able to truly stand as a child  the Living God can be proud of!