We used to wear the uniform of the enemies of Christ. We were born into that army. It was our very nature to be at odds with God. Through Christ we put off that uniform and put on the uniform of God’s army. We are His now. Our allegiance has changed. Our identity has changed.
We are ambassadors not spies. We aren’t supposed to continue to look like the enemy. We are to stand out, to be different. We are to bring God’s rule and reign into this fallen world. Too many Christians are trying to be spies. Hiding in this world. Pretending to be of the world. But we are in the world not of it. We are to shine like stars in this dark world. We are to be salt and light.
Notice in verse 12 that we don’t stay buried. Just like Jesus did not stay buried but rose to life again, we are to be alive. Christians are to be marked by life and a resurrected, super-natural, spirit filled, powerful life at that.
Does your life shine with the resurrection power of Jesus Christ?