Sep 20 2019

Perspectives

Have you ever wondered if you are missing some important piece of Christianity? Have you ever thought about why following Jesus today doesn’t quite look like what we see in the book of Acts? Why don’t we see more followers of Jesus doing the things he did? Is it for a select few? Or is it simply that we don’t understand who we are? Do you know that Jesus resides inside of every one of his followers? 2 Corinthians 13:5 tells us very clearly that Christ is inside of us, and Galatians 2:20 takes it even further to state that we are not even alive anymore; the only thing that gives this body life is Christ within us!

When we encounter hopelessness, we need to know that the Hope of the world is inside of us.

When we encounter chaos, we need to know that the Prince of Peace is inside of us.

When we encounter sickness, we need to know that the Great Physician is inside of us.

When we encounter despair, we need to know that the One surrounded by joy is inside of us.

And the list goes on.

It doesn’t matter what we encounter or where it comes from. Jesus is truth. Anything that disagrees with him is automatically a lie and cannot stand before him. It’s all about perspective. We don’t need more of Jesus, we need to have a greater revelation of who Jesus is and that he is already inside of us! We are called to change the world. We are ambassadors for Christ sent to represent him and his kingdom. But we cannot properly represent him if we don’t fully understand that he is living inside of us.

And it starts with love. The more we fall in love with Jesus, the less we care about the things of the world. The more we look into his eyes, the less we look into the eyes of any storm. The more we focus on loving our King, all the things that disagree with him no longer stand a chance to influence us. The third chapter of Ephesians ends with a prayer for believers to “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” When we know his love, the revelation of who is living inside of us will start to burst out into our everyday lives.

So, my challenge to you is this: study the scriptures about the attributes of Jesus and ask him to give you a greater revelation of who he is, so that you can represent him in even greater ways.

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