Christianity is living the God kind of life which is Christ centered and evident.
Take away Christ, His birth, life, crucifixion, death, burial and ascension from the Christian faith and there will be nothing Christian about that life. It is not just professing with the mouth but letting our creed become of reality.
The blessedness of His sufferings and price paid is what we claim and cling to as our prize which He won for us, that also assures us of an overcoming life, and eternity with Him.
Ephesians 1:11 explains the inheritance we’ve obtained in Him being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will. Yes His will for us.
He has called us as men who have been confined in darkness to come out and become partakers of the promise in light through His eternal spirit by which He poured out Himself to cleanse and to make atonement for us all. Hence, we longer grope in darkness because now the day dawns and the day star is risen in our hearts.
Jesus has laid down His entirety for us , He’s sent us out as light in this dark and perverse world, and as sheep amongst wolves.
Do not be frightened, He sends you, He equips you with sustainable grace for the journey, an unction to function.
Despite these, there are greater demands and responsibilities placed on us. Ephesians 1:18 goes further to illuminate our minds of the fact that obtaining a promise and inheritance in God is not all, but there is a greater expectation and longer trail to blaze which leads to greater glory. That is… God’s inheritance in us.
The book of Hebrews 11 tells of men who have given their lives to the course of following God and giving back to God by faith, yet they received not the promise in the person of the Holy spirit. There are also men who have received the promise and have made impact in their world because their lives were governed by the passion of giving back to God in great measures as much as they could.
Do not say it is impossible because there are still men presently giving back to God what is His (God’s) inheritance in them. Like 2 Corinthians 4, they are daily hard pressed on every side, persecuted, cursed, stricken, yet they are not distressed, not forsaken, blessed,not destroyed, and carrying about in their bodies the dying of the Lord, so that the fullness of the life of Jesus will be manifested.
What does carrying about death of Christ actually mean?could it mean that He expects us to share in His pain, so that we will empathize with people who are pained, caged and damned? To live as people of whom His death is made significant in our daily living? Ask yourself and let the Holy spirit teach you.
It further explains by saying that we live our lives as those who are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake. Death is working in us but life in you. There are people who willingly give up themselves,their plans and their wills, so that you can have life, the life that is in God. Do not fail to pray for such men, they might not be directly connected to you, just know that they labour for Christ on your behalf . They daily die in the flesh, not attaching much importance to what you count as consequential.
God is looking for men who will join the force and be willing die in their bodies that the life of Christ may exude and lighten the lives of men. This is His inheritance in you, what are you waiting for? It does not mean you literally have to die.
Let our prayers be that our eyes of understanding be enlightened, that we may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in you and I ( Ephesians 1:18).
Let’s pray it with utmost sincerity, knowing fully well that we have just a short time left to prepare ourselves and to get others prepared.
Put on your guard…
God bless you
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