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Jesus Isn't Just History, "Somewhere, Out There"!

5/7/2000

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope—in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (2Cor. 3:18)

Of this church I was made a servant according to the assignment from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the proclaiming of the word of God. This word from God is the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints. To these chosen God willed to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me. (Col. 1:25-29)

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written,

“For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:31-39)

God has SPOKEN. He Himself has ordained for all Believers a life that is “hidden with Christ in God.” What, or who, can diminish or destroy such a Life? What can affect or shake THIS Life? Just as Christ is unshakable, we also are unshakable—as we gaze upon HIM rather than ourselves, and ignore the fake “facts” of this fallen realm of illusions.

Jesus, the Christ, is the only real Truth, you know?

2Cor.3:18 is ALIVE with your future, if you’ll grab it, and Him! Our standing before God is the same as Christ’s standing before God. We must never tolerate a tarnished record for Jesus as a possibility, by thinking that we are destined for weakness and failure. It is HIS victory, and you are HIS trophy! There is no room for negative, loser thoughts for a Christian. I’m not speaking of “positive thinking”, but rather of utter dependence upon Jesus and trust in His Wisdom and Goodness and Power.

Life, hidden in the Son, is very good, for “the Father loves the Son.” It is HIS Spirit, His Life within us—which is the Hope of Glory! As we turn to Him, we GUARANTEE HIS FUTURE in us and for us. Forever. No matter what.

True? : )

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