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Many Christians do not fully understand what they have been given in Jesus else their lives would reflect the fullness of Him they have inside of Him. 2 Peter tells us that He have given us all things necessary for life and godliness. Colossians 2:10 tells us that we have been brought to the state of fullness of Him. We have not been half filled, we are complete in Him. When we have such a reality in front and yet if we do not see the manifestation or the proof of it what then is really wrong? As far as God is concerned He has done all that He could do in and through Jesus. And He has commanded us to renew our minds and fill ourselves with the word of Christ abundantly. Friends, can you imagine what it would look like if our minds were fully renewed to the truth we have been brought into and if we will be filled with the word of Christ inside us, thinking like Him, talking like Him, behaving exactly like Him?

When we have come into such a dimension of living in Jesus we surely have been filled with the advanced experiential knowledge of His will. Can you imagine knowing the will of God for any situation and exactly pinpointing where His heart is for a person or a matter? This is how we can operate in Him. This is how we can know how to respond in any given situation. However, this dimension doesn’t come without settling some truths in our heart. We have to settle in our hearts what the truth of our lives is and why we are alive. We have to settle in our hearts that we are living for the Faith and no matter what comes to distract or stop us we must move forward in Him. We must settle in our hearts that we have died and now are alive in Jesus that whenever He is manifested through our lives that is when we appear. We must settle in our hearts to position ourselves and dive deep into this union we have with Him. When these aspects are in place in our lives we will arrive to an unshakable position in life which will give us that stability needed to respond like Him in life.

This is not a distant wish for us to one day have. This can be a reality for us right now. God sure has made that way so what stops us from diving deep into what He has for us? Friends, there is one sadness as Christians we will surely not want to have, the sadness that will result out of knowing all the things God made available for us in Jesus and we did not even show willingness to step into them. Let us keep that in mind and whatever it may be that is holding us back from stepping into our inheritance and this gift of Jesus is absolutely not worth holding onto because of the great reward there is in pursuing this.

Friends, in all your getting get understanding!

Every gift Jesus gave to His Bride the Church is exquisite and exceptional. No matter which gift of Jesus we unwrap each one seems as if one can spend an entire lifetime exploring the beauty and essence to that gift. One of such gifts, the reality of which we see instantly is His family we get to be part of. This is unlike any family system we have experienced in this world. This is a family that is primarily made up of Heavenly Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit, whose love, union and fellowship is what we enter into. Jesus takes us into this a relationship with His Father. And because of Him we get new brothers and sisters who are equal co-heirs with Him. Holy Spirit actually connects us all together. If we ever step into the reality and momentum of this family connection we will see how an entire spiritual ecosystem exists thriving all because of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 6 encourages us believers to constantly offer up prayers for the saints. In fact, when we are tapped into His heart as a lifestyle, we will see His thoughts passing through our minds which may seem too random if we are not careful but He rather means them as reminder points to pray for a brother or sister in need or who is in a struggle. In this place of oneness with Him when we pray in tongues and receive the interpretation we will realize how intercession is taking place from the Holy Spirit. There is a spiritual and a very tangible reality to this family engagement. If everyone of us was truly operating in oneness with Him, what we would see upon this earth will be an army that our Heavenly Father always prophesied about through the prophets of old.

In this family we have immense diversity and variety that is beautiful and apt in its own place. It is something like a real human body where each part, cell or organ operates in its own functioning and capacity and does what the will of the Lord. If we ever feel as if we are alone, it’s a blatant lie of the moment because spiritually we are connected to a family that is knit together in love. If we do not see the reality of this family in our circles for whatever reason we must shift gears so that this reality of family in Christ becomes more real. How we do this is very simple: start talking about Father and His wondrous works, acknowledge truth and lift it above anything else, making sure that we do not look at ourselves or the people but rather purely at Him and His goodness. This positioning of oneself alone will transcend us to the reality of the family of Christ. Unity of the faith is simply founded on Him and when we stop looking at ourselves and instead look at Jesus there is that unification that can settle in. Try it out next time and see how it shifts you and the people into this reality of His family. Truth be told this reality of family in Christ is always there but we need to be willing to step into it and live as a family.

We know that many times due to whatever reason we see friendships in Christ fall apart. And truth be told the underlying reason is also a self centered one. No one can separate over an issue that concerns the glory of God or to uphold His great name in alignment with the word of God. It just is not possible. If we are following the same Spirit, He will never divide us. The most that can happen is that Holy Spirit can give the two people a different focus or function but He will never cause division. If we consider the example of Paul and Barnabas, as far as the Holy Spirit was concerned He called them both together for the purpose He set out before them. But along the way the disagreement happened between the two men of God and all along the Holy Spirit never changed His mind from the original order, and He was not consulted in this matter either. Thousands of godly friendships fall apart because of fleshly perspectives and self seeking at some level. But as far as Holy Spirit is concerned He is the Spirit of unity. Therefore, this reality of the household of God is a the truth to experience and live in but can only be done so when stepped into. To achieve this reality, self must be put off, denied and Jesus and His glory must be lifted high. Friends, if you find yourselves to be the one who has taken distance from the godly friendships accept the facts and the motives which made you do that, work with the Holy Spirit to accept the truth and follow His instructions. If you find yourself to be the person who was upholding Jesus and His name but your friend decided not to, wait and be loyal to that friendship just as Jesus would. But in no situation let us justify any reason for not seeing this reality of family of Christ with the people we are currently with. Remember this friends, if it won’t matter in heaven it doesn’t matter now either. We encourage you all to make this truth of the household of God an experiential reality for the Body of Christ as a whole. Let us make this desire of Jesus our Beloved a reality. How else will the world know Jesus came if we do not love one another?

Each of us born again has an independent standing with God. We present ourselves individually to Him and give our service to Him as priests of God. None of the other Christians even if related by blood or marriage will represent us in front of God. We individually have been given a ministry to fulfill: ministering to God and ministering God to people. Although we do not have to always be in front of people we are in front of God 24/7. What a privilege it is to be given such a place in Christ to be able to minister to God! We are free to worship Him as much as we want. We do not have a pharaoh in our lives who is holding us back, in fact no one can hold us back from worshiping. We are free to present ourselves as the living sacrifice, free to give Him thanks in all circumstances, free to obey Him in truth. NO situation or people can hinder us from ministering to God. This is the freedom that Christ made us step into by laying His life down. We are created to be worshipers of God and Jesus restored us back to that place. Now we are freely set apart for Him alone. Nothing can hold us back unless we purposefully let things hold us. It really is now our choice whether we want to worship Him or not.

Friends, be encouraged with this that you as a believer have a ministry you have been given by Jesus and till you fulfill it you wouldn’t be content with your living. The truth over your life is that you have been made to worship God. Seek Him with all your heart and fulfill your ministry in Him by the Spirit.

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