CHRIST WILL DO IT IN US
"He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it" (I Thess. 5:24).
How do you do what you need to do in the Christian life? John tells us that Christ is our life, "for he who hath the Son, hath life" (I John 5:12). The key focus of this verse is the Son. For there cannot be a son without a father. The Son speaks of a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father fully intends to have a son-Father relationship with us, and that is fully accomplished through His Son in us to be life and the connection to fellowship with Him. For Spiritual and eternal life is in the Son (I John 5:11). Paul declares that, "it is no longer I who live, but Christ" (Gal. 2:20). These are strong words led by the Holy Spirit to provide us the liberating secret of successfully living the Christian life. No, It will not be us, who live the Christian life. It will be Christ in me, living the Christian life as me.
This statement has proven to be true in life,
"When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds!" When we are always
thinking and trying to do something to make things work,
somehow things just seem to fall apart and fail. However, when by
faith I trust Christ, somehow Christ seems to be successful in me.
There is only one Christian life, and that is Christ! My Father did
not plan for me to be rebirthed with His most precious and holy Son placed
in me by grace, for me then to attempt to live the Christian life in some
sort of separated state from Him. When I was joined to the Lord, I
became one Spirit with Him (I Cor. 6:17).
The Father intended that I live a shared life with Christ. I am a
member of the Body of Christ (I Cor.
12:27) I am an old clay pot or a vessel to carry the life and light of
the Lord Jesus Christ in me to others (II Cor. 4:7). We don't go to
the store to buy a fancy milk carton. We just go buy a container of
milk that holds the precious milk we drink. Religion has spent too
much time attempting to promote us to do things in the flesh, that
our Father never intended us to do. We are the vessel.
We need to learn from the Holy Spirit, how to more effectively let
be and do
all things in and
Written by Dwight Davis
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