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 respectsÃ‚Â seasoned professionals who contend earnestly for the faithÃ‚Â that wasÃ‚Â revealed in and through ChristÃ‚Â JesusÃ‚Â (Jude vs 3/Acts 26:18e/Phil. 3:9);the faith thatÃ‚Â overcomes the wisdom of this worldÃ‚Â (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 aroundÃ‚Â our trueÃ‚Â lifeÃ‚Â (Col. 3:4 – Christ),Ã‚Â which remains so precious that it had to beÃ‚Â HID IN HEAVENLY PLACES,Ã‚Â IN GOD! (Eph. 1:3/3:9)
- 3:4WheneverÃ‚Â Christ, who is ourÃ‚Â life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
The simple secret toÃ‚Â sightingÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â inheritingÃ‚Â ourÃ‚Â trueÃ‚Â lifeÃ‚Â is losing the self-seeking Ã¢â‚¬Å“lifeÃ¢â‚¬Â that an unbeliever or a carnal believer celebrates (Jn. 12:24-25/Phil. 2:4-5/Rev. 12:11).Ã‚Â A man who is LOSING Ã¢â‚¬Å“HISÃ‚Â LIFEÃ¢â‚¬Â, is being empowered to KEEP GODÃ¢â‚¬â„¢SÃ‚Â LIFEÃ‚Â (Lk 11:27-28/Rev. 14:12),Ã‚Â 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 INÃ‚Â YOU, WHICH WAS ALSO IN CHRIST JESUS:
ToÃ‚Â looseÃ‚Â what the world calls Ã¢â‚¬Å“yourÃ‚Â lifeÃ¢â‚¬Â,Ã‚Â youÃ‚Â needÃ‚Â aÃ‚Â continuousÃ‚Â empowermentÃ‚Â of not just the introductory aspect of the gospelÃ‚Â (Mk. 11:22/Heb. 6:1-2), butÃ‚Â the core of the gospelÃ‚Â (Rom. 1:16-17/1Tim. 1:5) which isÃ‚Â the actual power of GodÃ‚Â (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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“ourÃ‚Â lifeÃ¢â‚¬Â, 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,Ã‚Â become disciples of truth, graduallyÃ‚Â continue in the SonÃ‚Â (1Jn. 2:24) andÃ‚Â end in the father like the Son didÃ‚Â (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 thisÃ‚Â lifeÃ‚Â tutorial only commences after we have partook of the sincere milk provisions ofÃ‚Â faith in the Lord JesusÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â love unto all the brethrenÃ‚Â (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 usÃ‚Â KNOWÃ‚Â whom we have previouslyÃ‚Â BELIEVEDÃ‚Â 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: forÃ‚Â I knowÃ‚Â whomÃ‚Â I have believed,
Also, the Faith in focus here is that which till date remains unpopular among believers; such that wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 toÃ‚Â make our souls to be as saved as our regenerated human spirit isÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s commitment to this would continue even unto the unveiling of manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s actual world (Heb. 2:5/2Pet. 3:13/Rev. 21:1-2)
Amidst the tactical distractions within and without the church (youÃ‚Â and I) today, we must find the grace of the Lord Jesus to subscribe to this less-costly-process that would make us Ã¢â‚¬Å“NOBODYÃ¢â‚¬Â before the world but Ã¢â‚¬Å“SOMEBODYÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â in GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sightÃ‚Â (Act 8:21/1Tim. 2:3/1Pet. 3:4/2Cor. 2:17/4:2)