It takes The Resurrected, Reigning, Creative, Redeeming Life of our Lord Jesus Christ being Lived ‘IN’ us ‘AS’ us to please our Father God. “Be ye therefore Perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.” Matthew 5:48. We can never attain The-Christ-Life, only Christ can and must Live it for us!
Norman Grubb states this Revelation fact by Col 1:28 “Presenting every one perfect in Christ Jesus.” How thankful I was when, as a young missionary, longing to be ‘improved’–to love more, to have more faith, the Spirit said to me, Drop that. You can never be improved. You are just a vessel. ‘And then He showed me that simple fact that God is Love, not has love, and I saw for the first time that Love is a Person, God Himself, and it was not a matter of my being loving, but of me being the vessel which contained Him who is Love. I learned then to change from the false idea of becoming something to containing Someone.”
This is the fact that we must learn, in order to never be exalted, or to give anyone the idea that we are saying and teaching that we become Christ. No, we are always only a vessel in which He has chosen to Live while He completes His work. 1 Cor.15:22-28– “And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.”
By Jay Tircuit