(Unveil The Christ-Life From Within You)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “…The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message."
(Colossians 1:27 MSG)
As a Christian, you’re essentially the image of Christ; you’re the Christ that your world sees. Every step you take should be the expression of the divine life in you. Your words and actions, the life you live, and the way you do the things you do should express the Christ-nature in you. You’ve been called to show off God’s glory. That’s how Jesus lived when He walked the earth. He was the manifestation of God, the expression of the divine life. You’re Christ alive to your world, your family, neighbourhood, school, city, and country; therefore, when people look at you, they should see the glory of the new creation.
Think about a fashion model who adorns exquisite dresses and shows them off to an audience, a magazine or other media platforms; You’re a God-carrying vessel and you ought to show off this Christ-life to your world so they could glorify your Father in heaven. True success is God manifesting and expressing Himself in and through you; it’s how much His personality and character are revealed through you. Your goal, therefore, should be to reveal Him always. Everything you do should be about one thing only: the manifestation of the Christ-life in you, His perfection and righteousness expressed through you. Hallelujah!
Go Deeper: 2 Corinthians 6:16 MSG; Romans 8:19 RSV
Speak: Christ is alive in me and has settled and made His home in the quarters of my heart by faith. His nature, personality and character are revealed through me; my thoughts, words and actions are the manifestations of His perfection and righteousness. Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading ONE YEAR Matthew 15:29-16:1-12, Exodus 3-5
TWO YEAR Acts 11:15-30, Job 17
Act: How are you going to express the Christ-life in you? Prayerfully write out five (5) of such ways and be diligent to do them