RHAPSODY OF REALITIES
Thursday, June 18th .
For it has pleased God to tell his people that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. For this is the secret: Christ lives in you… (Colossians 1:27 NLT).
Christianity is the living, pulsating life of God in a human person; it’s Christ at home in you. Christianity is divinity at work and alive in and through you; it’s the relationship between a human being and a living God.
Christianity isn’t a religion at all. Religion is man’s work towards God; his ways and efforts to reach out to God. Christianity, on the other hand, is God’s work in man. It’s a call to oneness with Divinity; a walk with God in righteousness; a call to the transcendent life of glory and love. Colossians 1:27 says Christ in you, the hope of glory. That’s Christianity: Christ alive in you.
Someone once said, “I’m now very religious, since I became a Christian”; no! That’s a complete misunderstanding of who a Christian is. A Christian is one in whom God dwells; a partaker of the divine nature – an associate of the God-kind. This makes Christianity so sublime! God wasn’t satisfied to merely be with or live amongst us, He chose rather to take up His abode in the quarters of our hearts! That’s the beauty and glory of Christianity! It’s the life of God lived out through you. It’s the unveiling of the Living Word in a human life!
Until and unless this becomes your understanding of Christianity, all you have will be mere religion. The essence of Christianity, the reason we go to church, pray, preach the Gospel and do the things we do as Christians isn’t because we’ve embraced a religion, but because we’ve received God’s nature – His life. That’s what Jesus brought to us. He made it possible for us to receive eternal life – the indomitable, impregnable, “uninfectable” life of God: “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:11-12).
I’m an associate of the God-kind, the effulgence of God’s glory, and dispenser of His goodness! I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ; therefore, the world belongs to me. Greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world. I’m the glory of God!
Further Study: Psalm 87:2-3 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. ;
Hebrews 12:22-24 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 7:54-8:1-8,
2 Chronicles 31-32
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 2:8-20,
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