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Christ Is All
"Christ is all, and in all" (Colossians 3:11).
by Katie Stewart
Whatever problem or question you have in this physical life, Jesus
is The Answer. "The preparations of the
heart in man, and The Answer of the tongue, is from the LORD"
(Proverbs 16:1). And in every negative situation you could
possibly find yourself in, Jesus is your Escape.
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is
Faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will
with the temptation also make a way to Escape, that ye may be able to bear it" (1Corinthians 10:13).
When ANYTHING GOOD ever happens to you, whether you want to give Him credit for it
or not, Jesus did it for you, or gave it to you. "Every
good gift and every perfect gift is from Above" (James 1:17).
There is not a single detail of your life that He doesn't know about. "The very hairs of your head are all numbered" (Matthew 10:30). There is no circumstance He wouldn't
help you out of, if you would only trust Him for it.
"For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy
life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in Me, saith
the LORD" (Jeremiah 39:18).
His solution may not be what you expected, but it will always be better than what
you imagined. "Now unto Him that is able
to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the Power
that worketh in us" (Ephesians 3:20).
His answer may not be what you agree with, but it will always be the right answer.
"For the WORD of the LORD is right; and
all His works are done in Truth" (Psalm 33:4). His Opinion, though usually not sought, is the only opinion that matters.
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole
matter: Fear God, and keep His Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclessiastes 12:13).
Whatever worldly thing you think, based on whatever worldly thing you
know, and whatever worldly thing you've experienced, can only increase your
hold on hell. "Woe
unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" (Isaiah 5:21). "Be
not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:7). "For
the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the
wise in their own craftiness" (1Corinthians 3:19).
To His People, "Christ is all, and
in all" (Colossians 3:11).
What does that specifically mean? "19 And what is the exceeding greatness
of His Power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His Mighty Power, 20
Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised
Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the Heavenly Places, 21
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that
is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22
And hath put all things under His feet, and
gave Him to be The Head over all things to the Church, 23 Which is His Body, the fulness of Him that filleth all
in all" (Ephesians 1:19-23).
Why is what Jesus did on earth so important? "He
that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that He might
fill all things... 12
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work
of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ: 13 Till we all come
in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect
man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:10,12-13).
How can we know Jesus in this way? "And
to know the Love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with
all the fulness of God" (Ephesians
What is the Father's part in this relationship?
"And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself
be subject unto Him [the
put all things under Him, that God may be all in all" (1Corinthians 15:28). "And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same
God which worketh all in all" (1Corinthians 12:6).
- The LORD Jesus is our:
- "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for
God is Love." (1John 4:8)
- "The LORD did not set His Love upon you,
nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people... Know therefore
that the LORD thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth Covenant and mercy
with them that love Him and keep His Commandments to a thousand generations." (Deuteronomy 7:7,9)
- "The LORD had made them joyful." (Ezra 6:22)
- "The joy of the LORD is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10)
- "Now The God of Peace be with you
all." (Romans 15:33)
- "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you
through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our LORD." (2Peter 1:2)
- "Now The God of Hope fill you with
all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power
of the Holy Ghost." (Romans 15:13)
- "That they might set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God, but keep His Commandments." (Psalm 78:7)
- "For after that in the Wisdom of God
the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching
to save them that believe." (1Corinthians 1:21)
- "Christ the Power of God, and the
Wisdom of God." (1Corinthians
- "Endeavouring to keep the Unity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace." (Ephesians
- "Till we all come in the Unity of the
faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure
of the stature of the fulness of Christ."
- "Safety is of the LORD." (Proverbs 21:31)
- "I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:
for Thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:8)
- "The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety
by Him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell
between His shoulders." (Deuteronomy
- "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why
art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise Him, Who is The
Health Of My Countenance, and my God."
- "Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the
LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow
to thy bones." (Proverbs 3:7-8)
- "My son, attend to My Words; incline
thine ear unto My Sayings. Let Them not depart from thine eyes; keep Them in the
midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find Them, and health
to all their flesh." (Proverbs 4:20-22)
- "I will love Thee, O LORD, my Strength.
The LORD is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my Strength,
in Whom I will trust." (Psalm 18:1-2)
- "Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed;
He will hear him from His Holy Heaven with the Saving Strength of His Right Hand." (Psalm 20:6)
- "The LORD is my Strength and my Shield;
my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly
rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him."
- "Save now, I beseech Thee, O LORD:
O LORD, I beseech Thee, send now prosperity." (Psalm 118:25)
- "They shall prosper that love Thee." (Psalm 122:6)
- "The LORD is my Strength and Song, and He
is become my Salvation." (Exodus
- "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation
of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my Strength, and my Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14)
- "Their righteousness is of Me, saith
the LORD." (Isaiah 54:17)
- "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD... He
hath covered me with The Robe Of Righteousness, as a Bridegroom decketh Himself
with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels." (Isaiah 61:10)
- "This is His name whereby He shall be called,
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." (Jeremiah
- "Now the God of peace, that brought again
from the dead our LORD Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood
of the Everlasting Covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will,
working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ;
to Whom be glory for ever and ever." (Hebrews
- "Who are kept by the Power of God
through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." (1Peter 1:5)
- "For if after they have escaped the pollutions
of the world through the knowledge of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, they
are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than
the beginning." (2Peter 2:20)
- "According as His Divine Power hath given
unto us all things that pertain unto Life and Godliness, through the knowledge
of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue."
- "And this is Life Eternal, that they
might know Thee the Only True God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent." (John 17:3)
- "Yet the LORD will command His lovingkindness
in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the
God of my life." (Psalm 42:8)
- "For whosoever shall do the will of God,
the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother." (Mark 3:35)
- "Wherefore in all things it behoved
Him to be made like unto His brethren." (Hebrews 2:17)
- "For both He that sanctifieth and they who
are sanctified are all of One: for which cause He is not ashamed to call
them brethren." (Hebrews 2:11)
- "A friend loveth at all times, and a Brother
is born for adversity." (Proverbs
- "13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down
his life for his friends. 14 Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the
servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for
all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you." (John 15:13-15)
- "And I say unto you My friends, Be
not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can
do." (Luke 12:4)
- "It is Christ that died, yea rather,
that is risen again, Who is even at the right hand of God, Who also maketh intercession
for us." (Romans 8:34)
- "For there is one God, and one Mediator
between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus."
- "Wherefore He is able also to save them to
the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession
for them." (Hebrews 7:25)
- "For Christ is not entered into the holy
places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into Heaven itself,
now to appear in the presence of God for us."
- "If any man sin, we have an Advocate with
the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous." (1John 2:1)
- "We have such an High Priest, Who
is set on the right hand of the Throne of the Majesty in the Heavens." (Hebrews 8:1)
- "10 We are sanctified through the offering of the
body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest
standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can
never take away sins: 12 But this Man, after He had offered One Sacrifice for
sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13
From henceforth expecting till His enemies
be made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He
hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified." (Hebrews 10:10-14)
LORD & KING
- "He is LORD of lords, and KING
of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful." (Revelation 17:14)
- "Thou art my King, O God: command
deliverances..." (Psalm 44:4)
- "For God is my King of old, working
Salvation in the midst of the earth."
- "For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD
is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us." (Isaiah 33:22)
- "The bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride,
so shall thy God rejoice over thee."
- "He that hath the bride is the Bridegroom." (John 3:29)
- "The Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet
Him." (Matthew 25:6)
- "The Bridegroom came; and they that were
ready went in with Him to the Marriage: and the door was shut." (Matthew 25:10)
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by C. G. Finney (1792-1875)
"Faith simply receives Christ, as king, to live and reign in the soul. It is
Christ, in the exercise of his different offices, and appropriated in his different
relations to the wants of the soul, by faith, who secures our sanctification. This
he does by Divine discoveries to the soul of his Divine perfections and fulness...
I have often feared, that many professed Christians knew Christ only after the flesh,
that is, they have no other knowledge of Christ than what they obtain by reading
and hearing about him, without any special revelation of him to the inward being
by the Holy Spirit. I do not wonder, that such professors and ministers should be
totally in the dark, upon the subject of entire sanctification in this life. They
regard sanctification as brought about by the formation of holy habits, instead of
resulting from the revelation of Christ to the soul in all his fulness and relations,
and the soul's renunciation of self and appropriation of Christ in these relations."
Fulness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ
by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Isaiah 32:2 "And a man shall be as an hiding-place
from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place,
as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land." In these words we may observe,
1. The person who is here prophesied of and commended, viz. the Lord Jesus Christ,
the King spoken of in the preceding verse, who shall reign in righteousness..."
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by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
"That the creature should have so absolute
and universal a dependence on God, provision is made that God should have our whole
souls, and should be the object of our undivided respect. If we had our dependence
partly on God, and partly on something else, man's respect would be divided to those
different things on which he had dependence. Thus it would be if we depended on God
only for a part of our good, and on ourselves, or some other being, for another part:
or if we had our good only from God, and through another that was not God, and in
something else distinct from both, our hearts would be divided between the good itself,
and him from whom, and him through whom, we received it. But now there is no occasion
for this, God being not only he from or of whom we have all good, but also through
whom, and is that good itself, that we have from him and through him. So that whatsoever
there is to attract our respect, the tendency is still directly towards God; all
unites in him as the centre."
"The writer of these pages knows
what it is
to hang on the bare arm of God,
and he bears his willing witness
that no trust is so well warranted by facts,
or so sure to be rewarded by results,
as trust in the invisible but ever-living God."
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