... ~ Put On Christ ~ ...
"And do this, knowing the time, that now it is time to awake out of sleep;
for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is
far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of
darkness, and put on the ARMOR OF LIGHT...put on the Lord Jesus Christ...
..." Romans 13:11-14. And so doing "I want to know Christ and the power
of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings...."
Philippians 3:10...[and read all of chapter 3].
When, we put on Christ, who is, our armor of light, we are able to expel the
sin and darkness that seems to grip us, quite often. By sharing in Christ's
sufferings, we develop the reflective, characteristics of the perfect, image
of the Son of God/Son of men. It is in getting to know, Jesus Christ, at a
deeper level, through His death and resurrection that we, acquire a more,
intimate communion with the King of Glory. And when we acknowledge
Jesus, Christ as Lord while surrendering our lives over to Him, in absolute,
reverence to Him alone, we give Him the freedom to change us from within.
It has become vividly clear to me that we are to be perfectly aligned
vertically, in faith and horizontally, in trust, with the portrayal
of, the cross of Christ, in order to attain the hope that is very much
active and alive in the shed blood of the Lamb of God. This fact in itself is
what's so significant about the Spirit of God who dwells within us, who
sanctified us, and who calls us His jewels, His special treasure. What more
can we ever want from the ONE who has opened His floodgates from
heaven and pours His abundant blessings upon us? I must say, we a such
privileged group of people to be counted among the elect.
"They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "on the day that I make them
My jewels" Malachi 3:17 ... [read all of chapter 3]
Lamb of God, Thank You for the great love you have bestowed upon me/us
when You willingly went to the cross for my/our sake. There is no greater
love than the One who gave up His life for His friends, John 15:13. Yes,
Lord, You did it with the Joy that was set before You, enduring the
cross, despising the shame...Hebrews 12:2, You, accomplished this act of
sacrifice for the sole benefit of those who would, humbly call upon, the
Name of the Lord. Thank You, for our future hope of glory with You that is
forever and ever. We, fall down in worship and sing: Blessed be the Name
of the Lord, for He is my/our ROCK, He is the Lord. Amen!
~ An active faith with trust keeps hope alive as you rely on the Lord ~
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"For nothing is impossible with God" Luke 1:37. All in His will, His way, His time, His purpose, and under His control. The Lord is so good.