A LIVING EXPERIENCE…
This walk with Christ is a living experience. It is the transfusion of His life essence into men, regardless of their status in life, so that they could operate from a higher economy of God, in time. Christ has become our life, according to scripture: Colossians 3:3-4 CSB “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
This is what separates Christ believing, spiritual contact Christians from any form of religion. It is an adventure of enjoying God, and manifesting the rich and fuller life which we have outsourced through the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus. It is not a dead practice, shrouded in dead rituals. No, this is the vital life of God finding expression in our born again spirit. Any other way is not Christianity
“The vital life of God is finding expression in man, through the Holy Spirit. Any other way of life is not Christianity”
The Lord called the Hebrews “my anointed ones, my prophets” because they held a special place in God’s purpose and plans for all nations. The Psalmist records in Psalm 105:12-15 “When they were few in number, very few indeed, and resident aliens in Canaan, wandering from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another, he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their behalf: “Do not touch my anointed ones, or harm my prophets.”
Due to the special covenant touch He had with their ancestors, they were inclusive in that same transaction; corporately enjoying every benefit of that said covenant, and responding graciously to its demands. Through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the people of Israel were given clearance to make contact with God, unlike any other nation. They were truly unique in Gods story, written by His own hands, to unveil His essence to the world
GODS PEOPLE, GODS STORY
Each and every character within Gods story were peculiarly set apart, anointed, and ordained by God, to fulfill the emphasis of heaven, corporately. Not all of them were accustomed to the place they occupied in Gods heart, yet God was always faithful on His part of the deal. Through their relationship with God, they occupied a higher place and purpose in the eternal narrative of God. He did not allow the heathen to oppress them in their exodus, and strongly rebuked kings on their behalf. They occupied a place in His heart, therefore His hand was mightily upon everything that concerns them and their reality was nothing but God. Isn’t it incredible, that a people could make contact with God and experience the realities of God, more than all the people of the earth, because their forefathers made contact through covenant, given up everything their own ambitions; God being the only application that run their life?
Thank Jesus, those who have received the new birth are incorporated into the nature of God, to be able to touch deep realities of God to overrule the natural and spiritual circumstances. How deeply have you contact Christ or has Christ touched you. Our walk with God is built on the foundation of spiritual contact through regeneration. By regeneration we made contact with Christ, and His life was infused into our spirit in His resurrection. We have become His anointed ones and prophets to establish His dominion on earth. According to the Bible, we were reborn when Christ was resurrected from the dead. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us unto a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Pet. 1:3).
Just as God handpicked the Israelites, to represent Him as the embassy of the eternal kingdom, you and I have been born again to occupy a place in His heart and are included His nature and purpose on earth. We have made an eternal contact which cannot be broken. We are His people and His epistle, framed in love, for the world to capture His excellencies. We are His anointed ones and prophets, executing His will on earth. “Once we are born of God, we are eternally His children, regardless of our condition. Though we might turn away from the Lord temporarily, the birth relationship can by no means be terminated. This great fact gives us much confidence and boldness in the face of our failures and sin. No failure can terminate the birth relationship we have with God. Once our heart is turned again we can come boldly to our Father as His dear child” – Witness Lee
IF I TOUCH HIS CLOTHES…
Do you remember the woman with the issue of blood, whose account is well depicted in the gospels. Scripture records that, her life was getting worse and worse under the condition of a blood flow until she made contact with Christ? For she said, “If I just touch his clothes I’ll be made well (Mark 5:28) Her condition reveals the depravity of mankind outside of the touch of God or being willing to contact the economy of His grace. She had tried many things but none of those things (physicians) made any difference in her life. She was a dead woman walking. But God has a plan for her, for humanity
Her goal was to touch Jesus and be touched by the essence of Christ, killing her depravity, physical ailment. She was not just looking for something that will give her a temporal high. She has done that and been there but never found the fulfillment she was craving for. She was looking for a tangible thing which could link her to the divine. She was looking for a chance to be drowned in the essence of God and be transformed into same. The Son of Man was the ocean of God that came to give men the opportunity to touch this boundless realities of God. He was a conduit, to drink from the cup of God. She knew it was only by contact that she can be made whole, so she stepped out by faith and touched the economy of life, breaking her free from the many years of enslavement.
Thank God, we don’t have to travel to a location to find Jesus physically. We are transported by the Holy Spirit to access the deep things of God, and be transformed into His image. The average believer has made a quantum leap into God through new birth, but has not been enlivened by the life of God. It is very sad, how so many people press on God for mere information about God, lacking the true experience of God in the Holy Ghost. Spiritual contact, in the New Testament setting is through revelation of the Holy Spirit. We are transformed not by the many doctrines we clam up in our head, but by the encounter or contact we strive for, through the adventures of Spirit revelation. Are you being transformed from glory to glory since you met the Lord? According to the Bible, we are transformed into the same image of God we have encountered by beholding or looking; “We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 CSB
I TOUCHED HIM..
This morning I made contact with the living Christ. As soon as I woke up from bed, I felt His nearness within my heart. Maybe I desired Him so he came; a present help to me in the Holy Spirit. My spirit is inspired even to write these words, because He came to me and set my heart and soul towards the love of God, and I am drinking freely from His peace within my soul. We can all desire Him everyday; cultivating intimacy with Christ Jesus. We don’t have to travel and look for Jesus in some coded location. He is here, in us, right where you are. Just call upon His name. I am excited within my spirit, as if the Holy Ghost is performing a festival of heaven in my heart. I can even hear the sound of His heart and movement within my soul, while I press the keypads
My friend, Lets do a quick detour, back to the contact story of the woman with the issue of blood. She will help us capture the core of spiritual contact with Christ. Remember this; “Her touch was personal, because she made a decision to go beyond following Christ from afar, and her life was injected with the life of heaven, ending the chaos within and without.” That is what contact with Christ brings. The storm may blow continually but His life, appropriated by us in faith, shall sustain us. Let’s get more clarity by the help of the Spirit from this unknown woman, in accordance with the scriptures. Read with an open heart. Our goal is to see the necessity of making contact with Christ today, regardless of where you are in life today
“Mark 5:25-34 CSB
Now a woman suffering from bleeding for twelve years had endured much under many doctors. She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse. Having heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his clothing. For she said, “If I just touch his clothes, I’ll be made well.” Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was healed of her affliction. Immediately Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” His disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing against you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” But he was looking around to see who had done this. The woman, with fear and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be healed from your affliction.””
PAUSE FOR A SECOND…
Pause for a second, and answer these questions, as we wrap up. Are you willing to encounter Jesus intimately? When was the last time you heard the voice of the Spirit of Christ? Is your Christian journey built on the foundation of acquiring information about Christ Jesus or experiencing him everyday? Have you made the initial contact of being born again? Are you burning for God in His life which is infused into you or you are burning in religion, church rituals infused into you by affiliation with an organizing church? Are you tired in your Christian walk? Are you dealing with some chronic ailment? Is God too far away in your life? Are you ready for a miracle today? Are you Sharing with the world of sin the life you enjoy in Christ? Is your heart opened right now to receive more of His life for your deficiencies?
I know you’ve sincerely answered some of the questions in your heart. The Lord knows and sees your heartbeat. He want to touch you right now as you ascend in faith towards Him. I want you to sincerely talk to Him; “Jesus I want to touch you today. I want to experience you as life in a more fuller and richer way. I know you’ll also want to dine with me in a very intimate way. I open the door of my heart to you. Come, show me the fullness of yourself, for my enjoyment.” Call upon Him specifically in the dire needs of your heart and continue to do so every day of your life. I promise you, His presence will permeate your heart and soul with light, and you’ll become one in the disclosures of heaven light that shines upon you. God bless your journeys, and I’ll love to hear your experience with Christ. Lets hear from you and rejoice in your testimony. Thank you and shine for Jesus!!
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