The last several days we’ve been looking at different aspect of who Jesus/God is. Just like I am a husband, father, son, friend…and many other things, God IS many things – and they are all good.
We never want to fall into the destructive religious trap of thinking “well, yes, God is good, BUT he’s also (fill in the blank with whatever lies you’ve been taught). God is ALL good…there is nothing bad, evil, destructive, or harmful in or about Him!!!
We’ve discussed that God is Perfect Love. Jesus Himself IS our peace. Ephesians 2:14 Jesus Himself IS our peace!
John 14:6 Jesus IS Truth, Jesus IS Life, Jesus is The Way. Jesus is Wisdom, Righteousness, sanctification and redemption…and He became those things FOR US as a result of His finished work at the cross.
1 Corinthians 1:30 God the Father is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
John 1:9 The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. That assures us that Jesus is the Light of the World – everyone’s light
He IS the good shepherd. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
He IS the resurrection and the life! John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”
Jesus IS Grace! Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
Hebrews 1:3 Jesus is the radiant and flawless expression of the person of God!
The Best, Most Accurate way to describe Perfect Love, Perfect Peace, Joy, Truth, Life, Righteousness, sanctification, redemption, wisdom, light, resurrection and Grace…is Jesus – Christ in You!!!
WHEN WE KNOW – INTIMATELY – GOD THE FATHER, JESUS THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT – WHEN WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE –AND WHAT THEY ARE —
Then instead of asking, pleading, petitioning and begging for these “nebulous” things, instead we abide—hang out with—enter into who and what we are already immersed into.
We retain our personality and Christ retains His. And as spirits – our spirit abides in Christ and Christ’s Spirit abides in us – we are immersed into each other. We have the Mind of Christ!
So we are persuaded of what is already true…persuaded of what and who we already have—and we rest in and with—surrounded by, immersed in, joined to, in union with and one with Perfect Love, Perfect Peace, Joy, Truth, Life, Righteousness, Sanctification, Redemption, Wisdom, Light, Resurrection and Grace…Jesus Christ in Us!!!
As the song goes: You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek. You are my all in all!
That’s about all I have to say about that – You are my all in all!!!