But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light [1 Peter 2:9]
A Peculiar People
How apt this description! The members of the Body of Christ are a peculiar stock. In lineage and birth; in life and nature…in purpose and destiny; the new creation is different and loftily peculiar.
In lineage and birth, the new creation reckons the Fatherhood of God and acknowledges Jesus Christ as the FirstBorn. The person who is born again truly does not count his lineage after the flesh any more; No! His line of ancestry is traced by the crimson blood of Jesus Christ and etched in the royal colors of Deity.
The peculiar people call God – the creator and possessor of heaven and Earth- Father. They reckon the reality of the new birth…they reckon the source from which they are birthed!
Therefore, the peculiar people are not subject to the inherited deficiencies of earthly lineages…for they reckon that henceforth they are members of the household of God…citizens of Heaven and carriers of the promises of Heavens blessings.
To these ones, the blessings of the Most High God do set up themselves in array for them! Selah. Therefore, their default mode is blessing and success and favor; unlike that of the vast throngs in Adam whose default mode lean towards selfishness, fear and failure.
Glory to God!