We bring forth the riches of Christ every morning with short, simple messages designed to encourage and challenge you in your daily walk with Christ.
The difference between a theoretical walk with Christ and a practical walk with Christ hinges upon being able to differentiate between the Law of Life and the Law of Death.
For too long we who claim a heavenly calling, a heavenly citizenship, and a heavenly birth have lived as earthly men.
We do not need to mull over every dream, vision, word, or prophecy, trying to exegete its hidden meaning, struggling to extract some spiritual significance where none exists.
We may pray for revelation into a great many matters, but only one thing is important to God, that is, that we may have revelation into the Son.
We are accepted only in the Beloved; we are saved only in the Beloved; and only in the Beloved can we be raised from the dead, ascend and be seated in the heavenlies.
Can we commit our spirit into His hands and give up Self, looking beyond the present suffering to see the joy that is set before us?
We think having the victory means eliminating all tribulation. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Christ, the Master Conductor, seeks a spiritual harmony among all His disciples: “that they all may be one… that they also may be one in Us” (John 17:21).
A person who knows he is no better than the rest will not be easily lifted up above his brothers and sisters. But this meekness does not imply lack of power, or spineless passivity.
The issue is never what we have or what we are doing, but rather, do we have the Lord’s blessing?
We must see that everything God has done, everything God is doing, and everything God will do is for the purpose of INCREASING Jesus and DECREASING everything that is not of Him.
If we share in His death then we will share in His life. How could it be otherwise? What is true of the Vine is true of the Branches that are part of the Vine.