Christianity has little to do with blessings, miracles, and all that we can get out of God.
By itself, these things are not wrong!
As a matter of fact, the Lord commands us to take all of our requests to Him.
However, if your Christianity goes only as far as having a give and take relationship with the Lord, where the focus is to get your prayers answered, obtain blessings, and believe God for miracles, you will miss out on most of what God has for you.
CHRISTIANITY COMPLETELY HINGES UPON, AND HAS ALL TO DO, WITH THE REVELATION OF THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST, OR THE FAILURE THEREOF.
OUR PERSONAL SUCCESS, AND THE SUCCESS OF OUR CHURCHES AS BELIEVERS, IS DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO HOW MUCH THE PERSON OF CHRIST IS REVEALED!
THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT TRUTH IN ALL OF CHRISTIANITY IS THAT THE UNDERSTANDING OF, AND THE EMBRACING OF THE CROSS-OF CHRIST, IS GOD’S ONE AND ONLY MEANS TO REVEAL THE PERSON OF CHRIST!
Christ is God’s Treasure Chest
In Colossians we discover that inside of Christ are hidden treasures.
In Ephesians we find that Christ contains riches.
It sounds like if Christ is some kind of treasure chest, doesn’t it?
Col 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
So if Christ is indeed a treasure chest then He must contain treasures INSIDE OF HIM, correct?
What kind of treasures can we expect to find inside of Him or “In Him?”
Let’s look at a few of them together.
But first we need to know how we get to the treasures!
It’s only through The Cross!”
The revelation of Christ can only be brought by the work of the cross
THE KEY IS OBEDIENCE
2 Cor 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
Here is the key to the puzzle!
When Christ is revealed or manifested in us, all of the treasures within or inside of Him will be manifested alongside with Him.
The more revelation of the Son of God, the more will be the revelation of all that dwells IN HIM.
It is an automatic reality.
The secret to the manifestation or revelation of the Son of God in our lives has to do with uncompromising obedience.
The more that we obey God, the more that Jesus Christ living in us will become revealed or manifested in our spirits or our hearts.
The less that we obey God, the less will be the manifestation of the Son of God in our lives. It is that simple!
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Christ’s manifestation in you will also manifest along with Him, all of God treasures, which reside in Him.
This is now the “I IN YOU”; Christ, and all that He has and is, becomes automatically assimilated in us by revelation. In other words, His reality becomes our reality. The revelation of the Son of God in us becomes assimilation, and assimilation becomes reality, and with Him comes our assimilation of all of God’s inheritance.
Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Remember; God has not given to us things! God has given us a Person, His Son! This is a very important point!
We are always asking God for things. God in turn wants to reveal His Son to us who CONTAINS ALL THINGS!
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Every last and tiniest “God given” blessing resides inside the Person of Christ.
1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
With this foundation in place we can start to partake and enjoy of the goodness of God when He gave us this one thing, His Son.
Let us begin by understanding, that when we ask God to give us His power, in reality we are asking amiss. He has given us His Son!
Jesus is the power of God. Therefore, when He is revealed in our lives, God’s power is revealed with Him, in Him, or alongside with Him.
The more that Christ is revealed in our lives, the more that we will automatically operate in the power of God.
We don’t need power; we need the Son of God to become a reality to us and the power will be ours!
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
The law of the spirit of life resides in the person of Christ. As Christ is revealed or we are conformed into his image, this law becomes more evident. When we obey Christ in the spirit, versus attempting to please God by our efforts through the law, the law of the spirit of life “kicks in” or is activated.
What is the law of the law of the spirit of life? It is the law that brings the life, the blessings, the righteousness, the freedom, and the power of God into our lives. In other words, every time that we choose to obey the voice of the Holy Spirit we activate the blessings of God according to this law.
The law of sin and death is activated at any time that we choose to follow God in the flesh, through the law, and not in accordance to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
It is of vital importance for us that we comprehend, that the law of the Spirit of life in the person of Christ is more powerful than the law of sin and death. If we always endeavor, to serve the Holy Spirit in accordance to His voice, the law of the Spirit of life will continue to set us free from all sin until we are perfectly conformed or renewed into the image of Christ within us.
Re 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony (The revelation) of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy
Please be careful to observe with me that Jesus does not give us prophecies per se. Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy! Therefore, the more that Jesus is manifested in our lives, the more that we shall automatically flow in prophecy! Let’s look at one final one.
1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
In Corinthians 1:30 we see that Christ has been made into righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Christ does not dispense these blessings! He Himself is the blessings! If we ask God to make us righteous, are prayers will be only halfway answered? If we ask God to sanctify us, we have missed God’s best.
God’s righteousness has to do with the manifested or outward qualities of God that originate from His inward holy character.
Redemption has to do with the process of our being rescued from the power of Satan, bondage, sin, and the love of the world.
Christ does not produce these things in us as separate blessings. He has been made into these attributes. As Christ becomes revealed within our lives, God’s righteousness becomes more and more of a reality in us. It is automatic! As Christ becomes more discernible in us, we automatically find ourselves more and more free from sin, bondage and the schemes of the enemy.