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The Shell of You

6 Jan

The Shell of You…

Jesus said you must be born again. One of the symbols of being born again is the butterfly because in nature, it goes through the first part of its life crawling – as a caterpillar.

And then it becomes a heavenly creature – a beautiful symbol – the butterfly. But in between the worm stage and the butterfly stage is the stage called the chrysalis. The caterpillar wraps itself around; it becomes entombed in this shell that has the shape of the caterpillar.

But inside that shape of the caterpillar something’s happening; it’s metamorphosis. It’s a heavenly creature being born.

It’s the same with you. You’re born again. But you find yourself with the old ways; the old lusts sometimes come up. That’s the chrysalis; that’s the shell. It’s not you anymore. It’s the outer man. The outer wasn’t born again.

The new you is the inner man. It says, “live in the inner man.” And what does the butterfly do to become a butterfly? It breaks open the old shell. So break open the old habits, the old thoughts, with the power of God, with the spirit of God which is new in the inner man. Break the shell.

 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:16

Pray and ask God for strength, for help to break out of the old you, and live in the new by His spirit in the inner man, and start breaking out of the shell.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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