Is Jesus your LIFE?

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4

You may think many things about Jesus, and He may be many things to you, and you may have much admiration and respect for Him, and you may sincerely believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, but i want to ask you one thing – Do you relate to Him on the terms that now He is your LIFE?

Or do you relate to Him in terms other than this, that He exists separate to your existence – that He has His life and you have your life, and only sometimes do these two lives intersect (during “spiritual” or religious times)?

Is your life now defined SOLELY by who He is, and not by who you are, and neither by what you have done, or have not done?

This is what it means for Christ to be our LIFE!

Resurrection LIFE only comes thru death. Christ can only be your LIFE if you are no longer your life (pardon the grammar). If your life is still YOU, then Christ is not yet your LIFE.

(Galatians 2:20)

And when Jesus is a person’s LIFE it will become patently obvious to all.

3 Responses to “Is Jesus your LIFE?”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    A quote from John Yates : “One of my great griefs is to have been in a variety of Christian meetings where what was said or done did not sound or look like Jesus. I am convinced that much contemporary Christian spirituality has substituted idolatrous projections for the face of the Lord. Speaking openly about such gross errors has always seemed to reduce my popularity. We are all probably familiar with the expression “If it looks like a duck and walks/quack/flies etc. like a duck, it is a duck.” Somehow however common sense is often switched off when it comes to recognising the manifest presence of Christ; or perhaps we simply have forgotten what Jesus looks like (James 1:22-24)! “

  2. ian vincent Says:

    If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
    (Col 3:1-5)

    Christ is now your LIFE.

    Therefore seek those things which represent His LIFE and shun anything which opposes His LIFE.

    For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

    LIFE conquers DEATH. Law does not conquer the power of sin.

    You now think in terms of LIFE or DEATH – things are either life to you or death to your spirit. Things which attract the carnal are like poison to your spirit.

    You now LIVE OUT OF YOUR SPIRIT and not merely out of your mind or bodily appetites.

    You understand what Paul said: Seek those things which are above.

    Concerning the world you are dead. Concerning heaven, you are alive.

    But God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Gal 6:14

    By the Cross we are dead to the world and the world dead to us.

    Your life now is a hidden life, hidden in Christ. This is the exact opposite of the self-exaltation of the world.

    Now it is Christ who is exalted. The person who exalts Christ will never exalt themselves.

    And how can the world exalt those who are dead to the world?

    They can only exalt those who, like them, are dead to God.

    They are of the world: therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
    (1John 4:5-6)

  3. Jesus Wins Says:

    Like the post. Too many people see/treat the Lord as a ‘spare tyre'(to quote my pastor).

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