The Unity of Faith

Col 1:4  Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

Both the faith and the love are treasures found in Christ and are revealed by us.  As we die to and come out of ourselves, we learn to find ourselves living out of another Person whom we reveal, mainly the Person of Christ. He is living His own life. He becomes revealed by us step by step. We learn to minister not only out of that other Person, but to minister that Person to others. We progress from ministering a word of knowledge or a prophecy, to ministering a Person who in turn is doing His own perfect ministry as He lives His perfect life through us and to the others who we are ministering to.

It all happens by faith and our dying to self, until we are dead and buried, and we find ourselves living in that other Person, mainly Christ. This is what Paul says when he says that He finds Himself living out of Christ. The Christian life is encountering states of revelations and finding ourselves more and more living in them.

Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Col 1:4  Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

The measure of faith and love that we operate in are exactly the measure of faith and love which Christ Himself operates in. This is called the unity of faith.

Eph 4:13 Till we all come ( KATANTAO) in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

Unity of faith is finding ourselves operating in the same faith that Christ has. It is the unity or oneness of identity with all of the same riches of perfections which Christ is and has.

Till we all come (Katantao).  Katantao is to arrive at, have an encounter with, and find ourselves in.  Unity of faith is an anointing which allows us to enter into the same onenesses or unities with all that Christ has and is.

The unities of faith and of The Person of Christ are progressive states of revelations that we arrive at, have an encounter with and find ourselves gradually living in. The full maturity of the riches of the perfections of Christ and the full maturity of the Person of Christ are already here. They are at our finger tips.  All of our unities with Christ have already arrived for us. We have an encounter with them by faith and find ourselves living in them by revelation.  We must know that all is already here; everything has already arrived!

Every perfection, every power, every liberty. Think about that. As we suddenly find an object which had been lost, we expect to find ourselves living in the unity of what Christ has and is.

Php 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

When we minister, we gradually learn not to minister out of our own person, but allow the revealed Person of Christ to do the ministry. We simply exercise outwardly, what the Son of God is ministering within us. Notice in the scriptures below, that the apostles, preached a revealed person who was in turn is living His own life and doing His own thing as He ministers.

Ac 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

Ac 8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

Ac 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

1Co 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

2Co 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.

Col 1:5  For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

The expectation or hope which is laid up, just as a napkin is laid up on a table, is also found inside of Christ. What we need to get from the Lord always begins as an expectation or something which is hoped for. Faith in the expectation begins to bring manifestation. We put our expectation in The Person of Christ and not in things.

6  Which is come unto you (the expectation has arrived and is at your fingertips), as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

Our expectation in what Christ tells us that He wants to do in us results in fruit. Christ’s expectations of what He wants to do has already arrived, is at your fingertips and brings forth immediate fruit.  Fruit is the manifested completed and perfected result. The type of faith which dwells in Christ is one which knows that what Christ expects to happen brings forth manifested and completed fruit or result. Hence the confidence of faith. This is the way that we must learn how to believe. Expectation is always at your fingertips and brings forth the immediate fruit of results when obeyed.

Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Col 1:9 ¶  For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Again, as we find in verse 9, by faith, as we preach and minister Christ to others, we learn to operate in the revelation of His will or what Christ’s desires are from moment to moment. Christ desires that we come into a full recognition of what He is doing or living out from moment to moment in us and for others.

10  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Literal Greek: in every Spirit led work bringing immediate and concrete results by your faith, and being grown up in the full perception or recognition of who is the Person of Christ is living in you and being ministered by you.

The Person of Christ in you brings forth immediate results to what He ministers. This is the goal of the faith of Christ revealed in you. Secondly, the goal of Christ’s faith is that we become grown up in the full perception or  recognition of that other Person in us, mainly Him, how we works, His power ,and how He talks in us.

11  Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power ( according to the dominion brought by His glory), unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Greek: Christ has every ability to perform anything and everything. The word for “might” is dunamis power, or power in ability.  Paul tells us that by faith we learn to minister in a fashion that we have ability to succeed in everything that we minister in.  Christ has every ability.

Every ability in Him is the result of dominion or dominating power that is found in the body of His glory formed in us. The Person of Christ in dwells in glory. Glory is also likewise revealed by our faith. A component of revealed glory is dominion power. Where there is glory, we find Christ’s dominion. Where there is absolute dominion, there is absolute ability to perform. This is the Person whom we minister to others. We must know what we are ministering and who we are ministering. When we minister Christ, we are ministering to others, absolute dominion and ability over all things.

12 ¶  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Greek: Who has made us sufficient or fully qualified to fully receive the lot or inheritance that God has for us.  We are already been qualified to possess the full inheritance of what belongs to God. Our inheritance is in the Person of Christ and must be revealed by our faith.

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