The Christian is not “ordinary”
The Christian calling is the contrariness of ordinariness. When one professes the Lordship of Jesus Christ after believing in the heart that Jesus was raised from the dead by the glory of the Heavenly Father, there is a metamorphosis in the person’s life. The glory of God tends to fill the person’s life. Paul, who acceded to the reality as a blasphemer, murderer, profaner and opposite to all that the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ stood for, after encountering the Lord never lived an ordinary life again. The testimony of the Galatian church attests to the new life Paul was living. And they glorified God for me (Galatians 1:24)
In 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul said, “For we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God but not of us”. The scripture proves the inherent power that lives inside of the Christian. The treasure inside of the Christian is equated to divine power not mechanical or man power. In Proverbs 25:2, the writer said, “it is the glory of God to conceal a matter and it is the glory of kings to search out the matter “. Scripture points to the reality that God has placed something unique and at par with divine power that segregates the Christian from others. It is with this understanding that makes the Christian manifests his preordained lifestyle of excellence and virtue.
When Peter fell into a trance and was asked to eat something he considered unworthy, he questioned God and passed judgment on the meat. God in return rebuked Peter by saying, “ do not call that which I have sanctified as unworthy “ (Acts 10:15)
This vision was about Cornelius who was about to receive salvation. The Christian is not an ordinary being; he is a holy nation, a peculiar people, chosen generation called forth to manifest the virtues of Him who called him unto Himself.