“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
2 Corinthians 5:17
A certain young man attended service one day and during the sermon, the pastor shared a divine experience that he had and this young man being overwhelmed by the experience asked the person next to him, “How can a man have such an experience?” The person next to him respond “We are different. Get used to different.”
Most Christians fail to realize that they are different from the rest of the world. You’d hear them say “We are all humans”. That’s not true! In medicine you get taught that the human body is subjectable to various amount of diseases and disorders but it’s not so with the new creation.
Read about Paul’s divine experience, “Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.” But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.” Acts 28:3-5
The Bible says Paul suffered no ill effect. You have that same nature even now. Hallelujah! All you have to do is renew your mind with the word of God and refuse to conform to this world (Romans 12:2). Stand strong in the word of God.
Remember,“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13.
You’re different! Refuse to conform to this world and the lies of the devil. Stand strong in the word of God and live out your difference. Do not seek to do things the way the world does it. You’re different! Get used to different!