Whenever I see the Lord, in the face of Christ Jesus, I am always immersed into His glory. O’ how I quickly recognize the inadequacies that is in my flesh.
My purpose is Christ. I strive towards a life completely yielded to the will of God. Not that I have already attained. Far from that peak of perfection. The good news is that, I have already left. I have left the governmental control of self and each day i smuggle myself into the grace of Christ to give Him space to be Lord, where I am alive in self. I am like Isaiah the prophet- “Whenever I see the Lord in the face of Christ Jesus, I am immersed into His glory. O’ how I quickly recognize the inadequacies that is in my flesh.” Woe is me, my eyes has been lighted by the Lord and I see a man in my flesh who is full of complex issues, only grace can fix. Sometimes, He will tenderly whisper; “my grace is sufficient in your weakness. Ah, the secret of the kingdom is unveiled within me and suddenly I will ascend in that revelation with victory. Such organic grace will humble the heart of any man oriented by self. He broke down into tears because he has struggled in his flesh for aeons, trying to overcome that weakness. Such grace makes me vulnerable and I deeply love that state of nakednesses before the Lord. This is where our victory is loaded— In Your presence there is fullness of joy, O’ God. You’ll never let your holy ones see corruption
In that state of nakedness I am like a child in wet diapers. How can I hide from my daddy like Adam and Eve, when He always attend to us generously. He will change us up while he sings over us with compassion. We don’t run from the Lord. I know self righteousness do that. It makes you hide in shame and cover up in hypocrisy. We should always run into the arms of the refiner for him to purge us, regardless We run into the loving arms of God like the prodigal. Self righteousness is not vulnerable. It is full of pride. I have lashed myself on several occasions, for not living up to the standard. I thought I was very capable in my self righteous efforts, to overcome every hurdle. How stupid I was. I thought it is a self discipline mechanism to manage many affairs of life. How can you overcome the old serpent in your flesh? Wait until a storm threw you down on the curve and you can hardly lift yourself up. Maybe you would be humbled to give up on self, and cry to Him? This is the reason there is no joy flowing from within most of us. We are full of guilt. We are not wholly whole in our eyes, and there is this sense of inferiority in our heart when we come into His presence. Until our relationship with the Father become organic we will wear rituals everyday that makes us feel high temporarily. Once you begin to think that you are able to replicate heaven on earth by yourself, through those man made rituals, then you are on a highway to nowhere but sadness. This is a religious circus most of the folks in the church has subscribed to. It’s a departure from the organic realities of the indwelling life of the Spirit in the believer
That circus feels like the original plan of God but it lacks intimacy from the word go. Everything is centered around the economy of the soul: Where our corrupted minds, emotions and will are the engine to access heavenly realities. Oh, to be carnally minded is death. I was dead just like many others and yet death felt like life. Such life of death is sold out in most of our churches. Our mental performances, devoid of the spirit and truth makes us weary and burnout. Until it is His life flowing through us, our pilgrim journey is full an adventure of stress and many defeat
Satan loves that kind of living. Though you live, yet you are separated from the beauty of the living waters, cascading through your being like a mighty waterfall in summer. This is the scene where the thirsty run to the river, and he drinks Jesus, He us the river that makes glad the city of our God. He is that life which the believer has to experience everyday until he becomes a conduit of divine possibilities. Such expressions of life cannot be sponsored by our mere faculties. Touch Christ or rather be touched by Him as an experience. Suddenly, you will see an unfaded peace emerges like a flower from the dirt inside the utmost places of your being through your spirit. This is where confusion and chaos, which once domiciled in your heart become a restful place like the Eden of Gods. Then shadows of fear is dispelled. O’ the people who sat in the shadow of death a great light has sprout out. That peace is freely yours but it was only a gift from an organic contact with the prince of peace. My peace I give to you, not as the world gives. My savior, 2,000 years ago breathed upon His disciples and clothed them with this heavenly garment, where they defied the agitations of life and the persecution of the time? The man who denied Christ before a damsel survives the onslaught of persecution, without an iota of fear. Why? He was clothed with the peace of God that compelled him to constantly travel on the path of the gospel, contending against the faith. What a life!
The world is a wicked place, they say. No, man is not wicked. Man is under the government of the prince of the powers of the air and spiritual wickedness in higher places. Unknown to him, he has become a slave to the schemes and influence of his master, because to whom you yield your members to, to that entity you’ve become a slave, wether sin to death or righteousness. A sinner is unknowingly a slave to the purposes of Satan. The unregenerate man is a tool, an expression of the ambitions of the enemy of God. The world has become wicked place because we have an adversary and so many people are under his spell.. Thanks God, in Christ Jesus, we can ride on the victory wrought on the cross. Fear that controls the community and the nations can be brought under the obedience of Christ, even if 10 men, who understands the victory of Christ will Mann the gates of their cities and communities as watchmen of the kingdom. Is that possible? More than possible my friend. We are only tools of the exploits of Christ. We are more than conquerors through Him who triumph over the enemy and made him a public spectacle. The victory we yearned for in the midst of our fears cannot be fully achieved through our riots (it can only bring stuff to public attention but it cannot uproot the evil foundations established on evil covenants.
This is not the reality of men who are indulging in self. Since they operate from the valleys of human decisions, somethings are beyond their carnal minds. They have left Zion, the ascended place of divine expression and government. We say, let God arise, and when He leads we follow. Such enterprise is not us again. It is a life which Christ lives in us and through us. I don’t think most leaders was to make Christ the center of their religion. Why? I promise you, it will take away everything you want to showcase to the world on your own merits. The accolades, the big Boys toys, the charisma, the wealth, fame, the oratory, and all the stuff we love to boast about. True Christianity centers on Jesus not our human accessories. They are mere tools to spread life but not means to life. Let it all be about Him; Jesus Christ; the ancient monarch of Zion
If it’s not Him then that is not Christianity. Christianity is Christ because eternal life is Christ
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