Conversionist - Christian Daily Devotions - April 2 2006

Conversionist - Verse of the Day :
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began."
-Acts 3:19-21

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Morning : Acts 3

Evening : Joshua 16-18

You Are A Conversionist

In the Scriptures, God reveals Himself by His name. More than just revealing His ability, the names of God reveal His character. God introduces Himself for the first time in Genesis 1:1 as Elohim. the Creator. As the Creator, He is full of creativity, ability and productivity.

When God created man, He put that same nature into man. Adam was created with God's creativity, ability and productivity inside of him. When Adam sinned against God, his fall didn't nullify those gifts. He still had them except that they were now corrupted.

For example, consider his son, Cain. In Genesis 4, Cain was able to build a whole city (4:16-17), provided employment (4:20), music and entertainment (4:21), manufacturing, and the building of weapons (4:22).

Cain was able to singlehandedly accomplish great feats out of the same creative potential God had deposited into the entire human race, albeit that they were now perverted and self-serving.

Herein lies a very important concept: When man fell, God didn't plan for the elimination of men, society, culture, or the whole world. Insteal God sought to bring about the restoration of fallen humanity.

April 2 - Conversionist - Christian Daily Devotions

Elohim God started to reveal Himself by another name--Yahweh, or God the Redeemer (Ex. 3:13-14). The essence of redemption is taking that which is broken, fixing it, and restoring it back to its original purpose and intention.

Jesus came to be our Redeemer--to bring about the conversion of fallen man from darkness to light, and from death to life. But Jesus also seeks to convert the creativity, ability and productivity that God has put inside man back to its original purpose.

Acts 3:19-21 says that this conversion is not just the restoration of man from the sin problem, it is the restoration of all things in life. People, family, marriages, businesses, education systems, culture and arts must all be born again.

You are not called to hide from the world. As a follower of Jesus, as a christian, you are now a conversionist. You are to use your creativity, ability and productivity to redeem everything you see in your world back to God's original purpose and intention.

This is so that they could be used for the cause and glory of His kingdom. Start being a conversionist in your world today!

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