“God willing, we will move forward to further understanding.” (Hebrews 6:3 NIV)
“Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.” Psalm 31:23
We seldom hear the term “saint” used anymore when talking about the people of God. I was speaking to a friend a month ago and mentioned this thought to her. I recall saying to my friend, “I wonder if Christians would act differently if they were called saints instead of Christians.”
Then I received an email from Addison Bevere, son of John and Lisa Bevere of Messenger International, promoting his new book Saints: Becoming More Than Christians. In the book he encourages us to put on our identity as a saint and live in a relationship with Jesus. I
haven’t purchased the book yet, but knew this was a confirmation from the Holy Spirit that as Christians we need to know that being a saint is who we are called to be as Christ followers.
As saints, our old life has been crucified with Christ. Our identity and new life is hidden in Him. “Your crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ. And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory! (Col. 3:3 TPT)