I realized that fear remains one well-fed white-lie on earth that was procured on behalf of unborn generations by Adam. Through the reign of sin and death, it mutated over the last millennia, and it only respects seasoned professionals who contend earnestly for the faith that was revealed in and through Christ Jesus (Jude vs 3/Acts 26:18e/Phil. 3:9);the faith that overcomes the wisdom of this world (1Jn. 5:4)
So long before fearful conversations leaps out of our mouth and while it still seeks to find an abode in our hearts, our meditation all day long should be centered around our true life (Col. 3:4 – Christ), which remains so precious that it had to be HID IN HEAVENLY PLACES, IN GOD! (Eph. 1:3/3:9)
- 3:4Whenever Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
The simple secret to sighting and inheriting our true life is losing the self-seeking “life” that an unbeliever or a carnal believer celebrates (Jn. 12:24-25/Phil. 2:4-5/Rev. 12:11). A man who is LOSING “HIS LIFE”, is being empowered to KEEP GOD’S LIFE (Lk 11:27-28/Rev. 14:12), and heaven recons with such a saint as powerful, faithful, true, righteous; just to mention a few qualifying adjectives.
- 2:4-5Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU, WHICH WAS ALSO IN CHRIST JESUS:
To loose what the world calls “your life”, you need a continuous empowerment of not just the introductory aspect of the gospel (Mk. 11:22/Heb. 6:1-2), but the core of the gospel (Rom. 1:16-17/1Tim. 1:5) which is the actual power of God (Rom. 16:25-26/1Cor.2:9/2Cor.4:6). The perverted power of a cherubic power (Acts 26:18C/Eph. 2:2) bundled together what we have branded as “our life”, and it would take a superior divine power to liberate us from it (Rom. 1:16/Lk. 4:18). Only then would we graduate from continuing in his word, become disciples of truth, gradually continue in the Son (1Jn. 2:24) and end in the father like the Son did (Jn. 13:3/14:2-3/17:21).
So the Power in focus here is that which God designed our souls to learn of at his feet; the walk that conquered death (Lk 10:39/Eph. 4:20/1Cor. 15:25/Matt. 3:11c), and this life tutorial only commences after we have partook of the sincere milk provisions of faith in the Lord Jesus and love unto all the brethren (Eph. 1:15/Col. 1:4/1Thes. 1:3). This is where we qualify for the help of the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation that would enable us KNOW whom we have previously BELIEVED in (Eph. 1:18/Col. 1:9/2Tim. 1:12)
- 1:12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed,
Also, the Faith in focus here is that which till date remains unpopular among believers; such that wasn’t authored by father Abraham (Gal. 3:7/Heb. 6:1D) but by Christ Jesus (Heb. 12:2/Gal. 2:20). Such that has the ability to make our souls to be as saved as our regenerated human spirit is – i.e. to cause our souls to sit (Rev. 3:21) in heavenly places like our human spirit is seated (Eph. 2:6/Rev. 3:21)
All of God’s resources has been mobilized for this great cause in the last 2000 years plus! Nothing else has earned his attention and nothing else would before the present heavens and earth is folded like a garment and dissolved ((Isa.51:6/Heb.1:10-11/2Pet. 3:10-11), and God’s commitment to this would continue even unto the unveiling of man’s actual world (Heb. 2:5/2Pet. 3:13/Rev. 21:1-2)
Amidst the tactical distractions within and without the church (you and I) today, we must find the grace of the Lord Jesus to subscribe to this less-costly-process that would make us “NOBODY” before the world but “SOMEBODY” in God’s sight (Act 8:21/1Tim. 2:3/1Pet. 3:4/2Cor. 2:17/4:2)