Tuesday, October 11, 2011

To Live is Christ!!

We would be hard pressed to find a stronger confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ than that the Apostle Paul declares in Galations 2:20:

"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Jesus Christ is our life, not only now but also in the eternity to come! Because of this, we can proclaim boldly (Col. 3:4, Heb. 4:16) that our life, as believers is really His "risen from the dead" empowered life within us!! Because He lives --we to live!! Praise God!!

Daily hallelujah's ring loudly round the world because of His life glorifying praise within us! Jesus stated so thoughtfully, that when He departed to heaven He would not leave His disciples as orphans but that He would send a helper and comforter to indwell within us; One who would guide us into all truth bringing back to our rememberance the awesome words that Jesus taught. That He does faithfully and 2000 years later, still, He empowers us through all our difficulties and struggles.

Sometimes, daily and hourly, we must reach for His strength to empower us, and that is not an impossible task, for He has given us as protection the Breastplate of His Righteousness which is able to snuff completely the lies of the enemy as he tells us we are not worthy to be a child of God. Then there is the Sword of the Spirit--the word of God, which we are then able to wield against all that would try to destroy that faith!

Oh blessed Jesus come be by our side this day, as we seek to honor You in the presence of our enemies! May our lives be filled with joy as we see Your mighty hand working in those who so badly need your healing and uplifting touch. It is You that we hold high and extoll in the sight of the blind and the unbelieving! May Your church continue to live and grow victoriously even in the darkest areas of the world. To You oh Father, we give glory, honor, and praise even as we breathe the breath that You alone provide in Your grace and longsufferring! In Jesus Name, Amen

Oh hear this my friend, today if you will, you too can know this Jesus whom we highly extoll and magnify. You too can have the life of Christ that Paul spoke of and that I and millions of others have secured through faith in the Son of God who died to give His life to you as a substitution in exchange for your your currently sinful life. Through a simple confession of faith in Him and a recognition of your unclean life in His presence, and a desire for His pure life in you, it can happen, Rom. 10:9-10. What is it that hinders you from receiving so great a gift?

Trust Him today! As He tugs at your heart do not resist, just say "Yes" to Him, and you too will be able to enjoy the precious life of love that all true believers bathe themselves in daily!

God Blesss
Bro. Mike