Seeing Him Who Is Invisible

Posted June 20, 2015 by SandreS
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Every man in the Bible who saw “Him Who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:24-27) was a man of heartache. He was a man of loneliness. He was a man who bore reproach. These three things accompanied those in the Bible who saw Him Who is invisible.

Jack HylesJack Hyles (1926-2001)
Seeing Him Who Is Invisible, page 7

The Exact Same “All”

Posted June 3, 2015 by SandreS
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For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive (I Corinthians 15:22).

This is another of the early verses that captured my heart and attention to the fact that God would be victorious in bringing His entire creation back to Himself. I saw that the “all” who die in Adam are the EXACT SAME “all” who will be made alive in Christ Jesus. I realized that the passage did not say what I thought it meant, that “all who are ‘in Christ’ shall be made alive.” I saw that it said, “even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” I found my heart rejoicing! Paul was teaching that God will have the ultimate victory in winning His whole creation back to Himself.

I slowly began to realize that what Paul was teaching was that the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ was for every man – not potentially, but effectually.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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Christ Is Greater than Adam

Posted June 3, 2015 by SandreS
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Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came on all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came on all men to justification of life (Romans 5:18.)

Christ’s work on Calvary is greater than Adam’s “fall.” All of God’s creation will be gloriously saved by the successful work of “the Savior of the world” (John 4:42).

Salvation is not dependent on us at all. Salvation is ALL about Christ and His work alone. Paul taught that the exact same “all” who are condemned in Adam are the exact same “all” who are justified in Christ (Romans 5:18); and that the exact same “all” who die in Adam are the exact same “all” who are “made alive” in Christ (I Corinthians 15:22). What a victorious Savior we have!

Christianity has an Adam that is greater than Christ; however, it is Christ who is greater than Adam.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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Holding the Head

Posted May 30, 2015 by SandreS
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Holding the Head” [Colossians 2:19] is a succinct expression of our duty as members of the Body of Christ. A conscious connection and subjection to Him as our Head will sever us from the things of the world, whether it be its religion (however divine its origin) or its philosophy. Any attempt to improve our position before God by physical means, whether it be an appeal to the senses or a curbing of its normal needs, denies our completeness in Christ.

KnochA.E.Knoch (1874-1965)
Concordant Commentary on the New Testament (page 305)

All in Father’s Design

Posted May 28, 2015 by SandreS
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Father’s purpose in us is to awaken and enlighten us to the truth that this world and life are not our reality. It is His way of reminding us of who we really are, and what we really are, in Christ as part of His grand design for the ages, that He has a wondrous plan, purpose and place for us against which the things of this life pale in comparison, about which Paul said that all of this life is really nothing compared to the “far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory …” (II Corinthians 4:15-18) which one day will be “revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).

Just think: One day Dad will use what the world sees as our pitiful imperfections – our brokenness, our divinely implanted flaws – as the display of His “abundant grace” (II Corinthians 4:15). Even in this life the outworking of death (“the dying of the Lord Jesus,” :10) in us has a glorious purpose: that the “life of Jesus might be manifested in our mortal bodies” which will eventually (and even now in some measure) “through the thanksgiving of many super-abound to the glory of God” (:15).

We read in :6 that God “commanded the light to shine out of darkness,” taking us back to Genesis, and in the same way God’s light “has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of His glory …” Imagine that! The same creative power of God that brought all of creation into existence is at work in us for the purpose of revealing “the light of the knowledge” of His Glory to the world around us, illuminating, as it were, “the face of Jesus Christ” to others!

When we read in :7 about “treasure in earthen vessels,” we are taken back to when God used just a very few of His people to defeat a huge army arrayed against Israel. These few had a light in earthen vessels, and then when the vessels were broken the light shone forth to reveal God’s awesome work. In the same way, God is working in His “not many” (I Corinthians 1:26) vessels of service; and it is in our brokenness that His light, “the light of the glorious gospel of Christ” (II Corinthians 4:4), shines forth to the world to reveal God’s awesome work!

This ministry spoken of in :1 is in the continuing context of chapter 3, and is a ministry of our being living, walking “epistles” (3:3), the purpose of which is to give “life” (:6). Our wonderful Father uses the troubles, perplexities, persecutions – all of the trials and tribulations of this life (4:8-9) – to deliver us to death, for the marvelous breaking of His vessels. Thus, while the world is busy attempting to show off their supposed superiority of supremacy, God ultimately reveals the futility of the “darkness” of their “blinded minds,” demonstrating the “excellency” of His power through us.

What a wonderful and glorious privilege and benefit it is for us that our Awesome Father has chosen us to use as weak, flawed, broken vessels in His service, so that ultimately the whole creation will see and understand the amazing knowledge and wisdom in all that He has done and said He will do.

Oh! the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to Him, and it shall be repaid to him again? For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory throughout the ages. Amen! (Romans 11:33-36).

AndréAndré Sneidar

Co-Regents of the Universe

Posted May 27, 2015 by SandreS
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… We shall also reign with Him … (II Timothy 2:12).

The Greek word used to translate “reign” here is sumbasileuo, meaning “to be co-regent.”

By God’s measureless and matchless grace, one day we will rule as co-regents with the Lord Jesus Christ, because the Father has made us one with Him, as our Head. As a part of Christ’s Body – His governing Body – we will reign from the “heavenly places” in the “ages to come.”

This reigning is predicated on our suffering with Him here, in which all members of His Body participate as well. This should serve as a great encouragement to the believer as they endure the daily trials of this temporary life.

If we are enduring, we shall be reigning together also (CLNT).

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

Participation in Christ’s Allotment

Posted May 19, 2015 by SandreS
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Yet if children, enjoyers also of an allotment, enjoyers, indeed, of an allotment from God, yet joint enjoyers of Christ’s allotment (Romans 8:17, CLNT).

In Christ we have been made partakers of the allotment of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the Son, we have been brought into union with all that the Father has. We never could have dreamed up such a thing in our wildest imaginations. As with all that we have through our union with Christ, if it was not the record of Scripture itself we must surely oppose it as pure blasphemy.

We will not take full possession of our allotment until the resurrection. We must not forget as we labor through our days that we are sons of the Father, and that He is the “possessor of heaven and earth” – of all things.

We currently live in “this present evil age,” but we have a divine calling on our lives. We are to walk here as God’s Own sons – shining as lights – and doing so changes our approach to and outlook about the many diverse details of our earthly lives.

The nations are to be joint enjoyers of an allotment, and a joint body, and joint partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus, through the evangel (Ephesians 3:6, CLNT).

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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