Friday, July 26, 2013

Confess Christ the Word

The Word of God is greater than any threat, judgment, or epithet which man may give us:

"1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)

Jesus Christ now lives in every believer:

"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:" (Colossians 1:27)

We are also in Christ, too:

"1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." (Colossians 3: 1-4)

Christ is our Life, and we meet Him in the Word:

"31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8: 31-32)

This life is not about doing more, or even thinking more, and certainly much more than having more. It's about believing more, it's about growing in grace and knowledge of the Lord.

"Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." (John 6:28-29)

There is "one work", not many, and that one work is to believe on Jesus Christ.

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." (2 Peter 3:18)

We want to know Him more, not just because Jesus is the very image of God (Colossians 1:15, He is the creator of all things (Colossians 1: 16 ), and all things are consisted of Him (Colossians 1:17), but because He is our life (Colossians 3:1-4), and in all things we identify with Him:

"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4: 17)

Let us confess the Word of God, for Jesus the living Word is our Life, and in Him we have all things.

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