CAN YOU GRASP THE AWE OF WHO JESUS IS...? CAN YOU FATHOM WHAT HE DID FOR US..?
This morning as I was spending time in the word, I realized how much God wants us to know... TO REALLY GRASP that JESUS CHRIST has already paid the debt for our sins, Christ has reconciled us to God and gave us a complete outline, the full pattern we need to follow to help us grow spiritually...
Christ lives the complete fullness of God, and when we learn what Christ is like, we see what we need to become, and since Christ is Lord over all creation, we should crown him with our very lives, we must nurture our connection to Him...He is the head, we are the body… We get to live and move and have our being in Him...
Let's learn a little more about what we have available to us as the body of Christ....
The following is Paul's teaching...
Colossians 1:9-14New Living Translation (NLT)
9 We ask God to give you COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL and to give you SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce EVERY KIND OF GOOD FRUIT. All the while, you will grow as you learn to KNOW GOD better and better.
11 We also pray that you will be STRENGTHENED with all his GLORIOUS POWER so you will have all the ENDURANCE and PATIENCE you need. May you be filled with JOY,12 always THANKING the Father. He has enabled you to SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE that belongs to his people, who live in the light.13 For he has RESCUED US from the kingdom of darkness and TRANSFERRED us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our FREEDOM and FORGAVE our sins.
Paul was pointing out that we can have all the accumulation of knowledge available to us, but that knowledge in itself is empty if we do not have a close personal relationship with Jesus... through Salvation, through the blood shed of JESUS, we were transferred out of the darkness and into the light of Christ and all that that entails…We must long for more, we must go deeper and seek spiritual understanding like never before...
There are many, many people who can quote scripture and know the Bible cover to cover… But have NO FRUIT in their lives… They are like empty vessels… They have head knowledge, but no heart knowledge... we must seek God's understanding of how to apply his word to our lives… We must seek him daily for guidance and wisdom as we allow the Holy Spirit to gain access to our innermost being… We must surrender all, allow him to move in us, to cleanse us, and to change us from glory to glory.. seek Him to direct our every step... we must get a grasp on understanding who our HEAVENLY FATHER IS! Salvation must lead
to a changed life and right living....
This prayer is two dimensional… Paul wanted people to have complete knowledge of God's will for them, have great spiritual wisdom and understanding… We must be able to understand what the word means for us and be able to apply it… He was also pointing out, that our lives when completely devoted to Christ could produce EVERY KIND OF GOOD FRUIT and that the more we learn and as we get to know God better, the better our knowledge and understanding will be..God's Word is not just to be accumulated, but applied as the direction we need for correct and right living… We are to seek wisdom in our understanding and use our knowledge to bring about change for his glory!
The knowledge of God is for all of us, not just for a secret few...it is open to everyone who desires and longs to learn more about God and to those who diligently seek intimacy with Him!
His word supersedes the fabric of time and reality. There is unlimited creativity, unfathomable Love ..
He was not created, not made but always exsisted, our minds can not even ponder His majestic glory..
He is the beginning, the end, the alpha, the omega,
HE IS FIRST IN EVERYTHING
HE IS SUPREME !
He existed before anything else,he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church which is the body, he is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. He is first in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself!
My friends because Christ is spiritually supreme in the universe, Surely we must give him first place in all of our thoughts and activities, our lives... we must seek Him first!
Because of Christ's death on the cross, he has been exulted, elevated to the status that was rightfully His..
Christ has always been God and always will be..
When we have Christ in our lives, we have all of God in human form we have his complete humanity and his complete divinity!!!
Glory to God what an amazing Father we have that gave us all things pertaining to life and godliness… Why should we ever worry, why should we ever fear? We have all we will ever need… WE ARE BLOOD BOUGHT.. RECONCILED AND MADE NEW IN HIM! Can you grasp it?
God bless you all!!!
Love and blessings..Nina❤️
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ This is the true God and eternal life.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.