ALL WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS (Part 2)
We are back on this subject of 'all we need for life and godliness ' or 'inside out'. Of all the teachings that I give, it seems to me that this is the one most people have difficulty grasping. Somehow people think I am teaching passivity, far from it! This is the whole message of the NT, 'Knowing that Christ is already inside of you, not out there; that is the only hope that you have to live a glorious life' (Colossians 1:20). The glory of Christ is not out there, it is inside of us. In the OT God lived in temples made of bricks and mortar, in the NT He is on the inside of you and I. What we need to do is let Him out. It is amazing how we fail to see this, it took me a long time to come to this realisation. What really frustrates me is, even when people say they get it, there is still this reluctance to live it as a concept., they don't have an experiential knowledge of it. This is obvious the way they pray , it is as if we are trying to convince God to do what He says He has already done, there is a begging and timidity in their approach, some form of uncertainty that you can almost palpate instead of a godly boldness (Hebrews 4:16)
“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
Romans 8:10-11 KJV
Romans 8: 10-11 illustrates this. Look at it, remember that this is referring to born again Christians. Verse 10 says if you agree that Christ is in you, then despite the fact that your body is dead because of sin, your spirit is alive because of righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). Now look at verse 11, the spirit of Christ that is in your born again spirit, or the resurrection power that is already in you is able to give life to your body and make it come alive. The only way this would ever happen is if you recognise the fact that this resurrection power is already in you and then release it by faith. Not by shouting or screaming ( not that there is anything wrong with shouting or screaming, as long as it is appropriately directed and done in faith). You will need to grasp this and know it in your knower, especially when it comes to ministering to the sick. This does not happen automatically. The same thought is expressed in Galatians 2:20; This is such a practical scripture, it helps to remove the burden and tedium that we at times get ourselves into. When you understand this, it puts the rituals of religion to shame. Prayer, fasting, meditation, studying the word of God would make more sense, will be a lot more rewarding and fun. The reason for this is because you're not doing them to get God to do anything, you are doing them to understand how to access, receive or release what He has already done and placed on the inside of you.
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
1 John 4:4 KJV
Don't face life like a human being, but a supernatural Human being, you must remind yourself and keep in view that thought, you are more than what meets the eyes, you are a thousand times bigger on the inside, infinitely bigger!!
INFINITELY BIGGER, ON THE INSIDE