Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Financial Prosperity; The Communal Life


This is an addition to a series on financial prosperity. I believe no topic in Christianity is complete without talking about the communal aspect of it all. You might also want to read the full series.

"But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift." (Eph 4:7).

There are various grace in Christ and each of this grace is meant to benefit the whole body of Christ. Christ has set some with the gift of healing, so that through these ones those who do not have enough faith to receive healing directly from Christ can receive it through these gifted ones. Christ wants to ensure that each of his member benefit from the things he has won for us. He has won healing for us, for by His stripes we are healed (Isa 53:5). And to ensure that all benefits from this healing he has placed in the body the gift of healing — men who supernaturally draws healing from him.


"Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving... For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." (2Cor 8:7,9).

Just as he was wounded so that we might be healed, he also became poor so that we might be rich. This means, in his body he has given riches that all might benefit.

"Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." (Rev 5:12).

He was slain to receive riches in his body. And to ensure that his whole body benefit from this riches he has place some in his body with the supernatural ability to make wealth. We can see the evidence of this truth in the Old Testament.

“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day." (Due 8:18).

The Old Covenant is a shadow of the New Covenant, and in the Old Covenant we see a gift of the ability to make wealth. If this is found in the shadow, the lesser covenant, why would it be missing in the perfect covenant, the reality of the shadow. There is no need to argue about it, in the New Covenant there is a gift, an ability to make wealth. This ability is accessible to everyone by faith, yet not all may operate in it, because there are those that are not mature enough in this area. Just like healing, it is there in the body but sometimes some people can't access it, and they need help from the rest of the body, especially from those who are well gifted in this area.

In his body, Christ has set men that are gifted with the supernatural ability to make wealth. Yes, there are men who have this special gift where angel work with them, they receive supernatural help from God and things just supernaturally fall into place when it comes to making wealth. You may not know them but they exist and as the body of Christ grows into fullness we would see more of these people. Yes, this ability to make wealth is available to all in the body, yet there are some that have it more than others, and these ones — like those with healing gifts — are supposed to allow other member of the body benefit from this wealth. They are suppose to share their wealth with the rest of the body, this is the reason Christ gave them this gift. He became poor so that his body might enjoy wealth, the wealth belongs to the whole body.

The healer do not have the gift of healing for himself, the prophet do not have the gift of prophecy for himself, whatever gift that any member has is for the whole body. This is the life of the body, it is a communal life, they life for each other, share everything with each other. The riches of the wealthy is not for the wealthy, but for the body. God did not give him wealth so that he can live an extravagant life. It has given him this grace so that those who have not been able to draw directly from Christ, the wealth he has won for them, will receive it through these special ones. Because of the Individualism that has plagued Christianity we have emphasize financial prosperity in an individualistic way, but it is not individualistic. The body of Christ is one, they live a shared life, everything that one own belongs to all.

Not all can have the gift of healing, not all is a prophet, not all can performs miracle, so also not all would become supernaturally wealthy. Lack of this understanding is the fault plaguing the prosperity preaching of today. We preach that all can be supernaturally wealth, but this is not often so. Many struggle and struggle yet they can't enter this grace and they get frustrated and disillusioned. Some have been able to mature in this area, while Christ has given some this special gift of making wealth so that they can share with those who cannot enter into this grace, this way all will benefit, whether mature or immature — one way or the other, all will partake from the riches that Christ has won for them.

"If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance." (1Cor 12:26).

The body is one, when one suffer then all must come under that suffering. If a brother is suffering poverty then the rest must come under that poverty or else give whatever they have to bring that brother out of the poverty. It is better they suffer the poverty together than one is suffering and the other is enjoying — that is body life. This is how the body of Christ is expressed.

"Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal." (2Cor 13-14).

You do not give and become poor so that your brother would be rich, rather you give to maintain that equality. What I am trying to say is that if you have a loaf of bread and your brother has non, you are not suppose to give your brother the whole bread and then stay hungry. Rather you break the bread into two halves, so that you the brother can have the same measure. That equality of the body must be maintained. If you are flourishing then all your brethren must flourish with you or else don't flourish at all.

That attitude that when you get supernaturally blessed by God financially then the best you can do for your brother is to tell him the principle and leave him to continue to suffer until he presses upon God and receive the same financial blessing, such an attitude is not Christian. What is Christian is refusing to enjoy the blessing until your brethren comes and enjoy it with you, you are to share with your brother — the Christian life a shared life.

You share your knowledge of the principle and also your blessing (the wealth) with the brethren, that is Christianity. The body of Christ is a community and every resources in this community should be evenly distributed. The Life that comes from the Lord must be evenly distributed, the healing that comes from the Lord should also be distributed, so also is the wealth. Everything must be shared, all must partake of the fullness of Christ.


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Sunday, 12 August 2018

The Manifestation Of The Sons; INTRODUCTION


"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3:6).

This scripture talked about two birth, one by the flesh which is our physical body, and the other by the Spirit which is also spirit. We understand that we are made of spirit, soul and body. And as Christians our body is flesh, looking from that scripture we can tell where our bodies came from, it is born of the flesh. But what of our spirits? The new birth in Christianity is that of the Spirit, it is spirit. Hence, our regenerated spirits as Christians is born of the Spirit of God, it is the sons of God. It is the sons that must manifest.

"For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body." (Rom 8:19-23).

This scripture talks about the manifestation of the sons, and it also talks about the redemption of our body. Somehow it has indicated that the sons is different from our body, and that the manifestation of the sons will not only result to the redemption of creation but also the redemption of our body. Notice that it uses singular 'our body', rather than 'our bodies'. It is talking about the physical bodies of all those who has the son living in them, joined together as one collective body, one man. Just as husband and wife joined together becomes one body, so does all the believers joined together is one man, one body.

"having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity." (Eph 2:15-16).

One man, one body, and the sons in this body must manifest. The verses also mentioned, "glorious liberty of the children of God". We know that the children of God is that which is born of God, it is our spirits that is born of God. Now it says, these children of God (our spirits) must enter into a glorious liberty, it must break out of this body and manifest. Somewhat indicating that the body is some kind of shell that the sons must break out of in liberty, for the sake of manifesting.

"It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory."" (1Cor 52-54).

Our body will break into a new body, a spiritual body, and there the sons will manifest in bodily form. This body will be consumed by the life of the sons and will burst forth into a spiritual body, a redeemed body. The scripture says it will happen in the twinkling of an eye, at the sounding of the trumpet — the sons will find full expression as life consumes this dead body (this one inherited from Adam, the fallen man). Our dead body will be swallowed up by life, resulting to a spiritual body. But in-between the time the body gets transformed and now as the sons struggle for freedom, are series of sparks of glory breaking forth out of the progressive cracks of the shell (the body) that contains the sons. This outlet of glory can be seen all over the history of the Church. And at this final days where the cracks are more, there will be more glory let out to mark the eve of the manifestation of the sons.

"‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts." (Hag 2:9).

There is a great glory coming as the cracks become more pronounce. In these last days we would see more of the glory of the sons as they push for manifestation. Those who would not be harden, who will give way for the Lord will see this greater glory manifesting through them as we come closer to that final day. Oh, that our eyes may be open to see the sons in us pushing like chicks trying to hatch, trying to come out into the outside world and find expression. Yes, the sons are seeking to manifest, where are who are awaken to see these glorious beings pushing to find expression? Where are those who are groaning with the Spirit and aligning themselves to his in-working to conform us and bring about the manifestation of the sons? For these ones shall be the glory of the bride in these last days.

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Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Life Of The Sons; Utter Dependence On The Father


When God use the word son, He refers to one utterly dependent on the source of his life. The word son doesn't stand alone, once you hear "son" you know that there is a father somewhere. The father is not just the origin of the son's life but also the sustainer. He (the Father), birth the life, and he alone is responsible for taking care of that life, nurturing it, sustaining it, until it grows into it fullness. And the fullness of that life is the very nature of the father; by the life, the son grows into the nature of the father. All of this principles is what God has in mind when He calls us His sons.

To be sons of God do not simply means you have access to the power of God, even that is based on life. You are sons not by your earthly life but by the life from above, by that life which Jesus came to give. Whenever you operate by that life, you are operating as sons, and when you operate outside of that life you are operating as the carnal man. The Christian life is the life of the sons, lived and expressed in this physical body.

This life is from the Father and can only be lived in utter dependency on the Father. To be sons means to be detached from your life — the life birth by your earthly parents, the life that you have always lived. You must start living by the life that comes from God. This life cannot exist independently from the Father. It must continue to flow from the Father, to be refreshed and sustained by the Father. It is like a tree with branches, the branches continue to flourish in its life as long as it remains connected to the tree. The moment the branch is cut off from the tree, it begins to die because it cannot, on it own, sustain its life. The life within it will continue to fade away until it is completely dead. It cannot sustain it own life, it is not independent or self-sufficient, it needs the tree to continue to live. To continue to live as a son, to continue to experience and express the life of sonship you must live in utter dependence on the Father. You need that life to continue to flow from the Father into you, you need Him to help sustain that life.

The idea that all is needed is to be born again and then it's up to you to live the Christian life, is false. That life that came into you when you get born again will slowly fade away except through close relationship with the Father. You need Him to help sustain that life, to keep it burning, to cause it to grow and overtake you. Do not assume that you can do it all by yourself, but fall in utter dependence on the Father. Your eyes must be open to see that you are in great need of the Father. Cry out to Him, become desperate, pursue Him, and learn to live the Christian life only through extremely close relationship with the Father.


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Friday, 4 May 2018

The Battle For Harmony: From Ephesians Chapter Four


From the prayer in John chapter seventeen we see how passionate our Lord is concerning the unity of his people. Anyone who truly know the Lord would also be greatly concerned about the unity of the Church. We could see this concern reflected in Paul as he pen down what we have as the book of Ephesians chapter four. In this article we would look very closely at the epistle to the church in Ephesus, we want to properly understand what Paul was trying to say in this passage of scripture.

"Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace." (Eph 4:1-3).

Here we see Paul begging the people to make every effort to ensure unity in their midst. Yes these people are from different backgrounds, and they may have faults but this faults should not affect their unity. Rather they should find a way around it in the name of love, just so there can remain united. If you truly loves someone you will over look the person faults, you will not run away from the person because of the fault. We are to leave together in unity despite our faults, just because someone is different from you doesn't mean he is not a Christian. It is pride that makes one thing that everybody must be like him or be condemned. Humble yourself, be gentle and embrace the people of God despite their faults. Be patient with those who are growing, the truth is that we are all still growing. So be patient, do not get irritated by the immaturity of a fellow brethren, let love constrain you.

"For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all." (Eph 4:4-6).

In the battle for unity and harmony, Paul puts further the bases of our unity. We must be united on which bases? On the bases of denomination? On the bases of pastor? On the bases of nationality? No, a big NO. Rather, we must be united because we are one body, we are all pursuing one goal, we have one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one God and Father. We must be united because this is the reality in Christ, it is who we are. Freedom is freely being who you are, and we are one body. We are a unit, it is who we are, let us be free. Do not allow anything make you become what you are not, that is slavery. You must take your freedom and yield to the unity in Christ. Look inside of yourself, there is something in you that wants to enjoy unity with the rest of the body of Christ, and not just with some segment in the body. You want to go anywhere and enjoy fellowship with any Christian, it is how you are designed in Christ. So be free, freely express yourself, you don't need to tame that desire for unity, express it freely.

"However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.” Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do the work of the ministry, and to build up the church, the body of Christ." (Eph 4:7-12).

Although we are one but we have different gifts, why do we have different gifts, he went further to explain. Christ has a mission on earth, he was given a ministry and he came, dead and resurrected in order to fulfill this ministry. What is this special ministry given to him by the Father? He descended and ascended "so that he might fill the entire universe with himself". His special ministry is to fill all things with himself.

"that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself." (Eph 1:20-23).

This scripture is saying that God raised Jesus from the dead, seated him with Himself far above everything, putting everything under his authority, why? For the benefit of the Church, the very instrument that he would use to fill all things with himself. Jesus came to earth, went through all that, and ascend to heaven, just so that he can, through the Church, fill all things with himself. The Church is the vessel through which he is to fulfill this special ministry. But first the Church must grow in unity and maturity in order "to do the work of the ministry" (Eph 4:11). Without harmony the Church cannot work together to fulfill this ministry. No community can work together to fulfill a goal without harmony. There must be harmony in the body or else Christ will fail in fulfilling his ministry. Hence, Christ has give gifts of special ministers. These ministers are gifts to the Church, to enable the Church do the work of the ministry. The ministers were sent for no other purpose but to enable unity and harmony in the Church.

Look at the church today, and look at our so called ministers, are they truly uniting us. Look at them dragging for sheep, each running away with a segment of the people, dividing the body into many pieces. Who will save us now, the very ones sent to unite us are tearing us apart. This is not what the Lord intended, how would he fulfill his ministry now. The pastors, prophets and the rest, they are not sent to help you live a happy Christian life. They were not given to help you prosper and live happily, rather they were sent so that you can freely express that unity in Christ. Their purpose is to help you grow into Christ and be mature for the sake of the ministry.

"Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love." (Eph 4:14-16).

We are to grow beyond immaturity where there is all kinds of confusion and recklessness. The ministers were given so that we would not be running up and down in confusion, but with focus and maturity doing the work of the ministry. Look at us, so divided, so confuse, how can we achieve anything this way. The devil will not let us be united, we would not have us working in harmony for our Lord. This is where the battle line is drawn, the Lord must have a united people working in harmony to fulfill his ministry. We must therefore yield to the Lord and fight vigorously for this unity.


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Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Church And The Ministry Of Christ


There are many ways to look at the ministry of Christ, but in this article we would focus on how Paul demonstrated it in Ephesians chapter four. Yes, we would be looking strictly into the book of Ephesians chapter four, to uncover the essence of Jesus coming and what exactly the Church is.

"Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself." (Eph 4:9-10).

Here Paul clearly stated that the reason Jesus came, died, resurrected, and ascended to heaven is so he might fill the entire universe with himself. His goal is to have all things filled with himself; all that exist will be filled with Christ.

"Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all." (1Cor 15:28).

He subjects all things to himself by filling all things with himself, and when he has achieved that he would now subject himself to the Father so that God might become all in all through Christ. This is the goal, this is the essence of everything he is doing, to become all in all. He would be supreme over all things, he would be the center of all things, and he would be the circumference and the essence of all things. Now the next question is what is the Church in all these?

"And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all" (Eph 1:22-23).

This Christ, is the one that fills all things with himself, and the Church is his body. This means that the Church is that which has been filled with Christ. As this man moves on filling the whole universe with himself, the Church is that part of the universe that has been filled with Christ. But Christ want more for the Church, he wants to utterly filled the Church with himself. His goal is not to partially fill all things, but to completely fill all things. So he must have the Church completely filled with himself.

"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;" (Eph 4:11-13).

The Church must be filled with the measure of the fullness of Christ. No, not with the measure of a portion of Christ, but with all of Christ. The Church must grow in the in-filling of Christ until she is completely filled with Christ, and there is nothing in her but Christ. This is why she is called, "the fullness of Him who fills all in all". She is his fullness, for she is completely filled with him. Her true purpose is to get herself completely filled with Christ, and to also serves as a vessel through which Christ fills all things with himself.

We would not ignore verse eleven and verse twelve. There it stated that Christ has given special gifts to the Church, to enable her get herself utterly filled with Christ. To fulfill his ministry Jesus gave birth to other ministries in the body. Through these ministries Christ will get the Church filled with himself, and he would also get the Church to fill all things with himself. We see that Paul mentioned the evangelist, this is a special ministry dedicated to reaching out beyond the body, to get others things filled with Christ. The prophet can also be seen as another vessel through which Christ would reach out of the Church in his ministry of filling all things with himself. Hence, the ministry is divided into two; one part is to completely fill that which has somewhat be filled, and the other part is to reach out to other things in the universe that has not been filled at all. However, all things must be filled, completely by Christ. This is his goal and pursuit, it is the ministry of Christ.


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Monday, 23 April 2018

The Last Is The First


"So the last will be first, and the first last.” (Matt 20:16).
This is the principle of the life in Christ. Those that are first are last and the last are first, it is wisdom in a mystery.

"Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages (1Corinthians 12:25-28).

Paul said, "First are apostles". The apostles are first because they are last. As long as they are last they would be first. The moment they stop being last they would stop being first. Their position of first only remains because they are last. Paul later explained how the apostles are last.

"For it seems to me that God has given the very last place to us apostles, like people condemned to die in public as a spectacle for the whole world of angels and of human beings. For Christ's sake we are fools; but you are wise in union with Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! We are despised, but you are honored! To this very moment we go hungry and thirsty; we are clothed in rags; we are beaten; we wander from place to place; we wear ourselves out with hard work. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure; when we are insulted, we answer back with kind words. We are no more than this world's garbage; we are the scum of the earth to this very moment!" (1Corinthians 4:9-12).

Do you see that in actuality the "first" means they are the highest servant. They are the servant of the servant, the least of the least. They are greater slaves, the lowliest, because the yoke placed upon them is great. Paul's statement is like bringing a group of poor people in order to rank them based on their level of poverty. They are to be ranked from the poorest to the least poor (i.e. the ones that are not too poor). Hence, you say, "the first is Tom" i.e Tom is the poorest, he is at the top of the hierarchy of poverty-stricken people. It would be foolish to crown Tom and call him king. He is the poorest, it is not a thing to celebrate or boast of. In Christ those who are first do not boast, for it is not a thing to boast about, instead it humbles you. You are the least of the least, a servant to the servant, such a position would do nothing but humble you.

The first are not found on the high table, rather they are at the door, washing the feets of those coming in. They carry a greater burden to care for the whole Church, to wipe the feet of even the least of the least in the Church. They serve everyone; they are the servants of the servants, the slaves of the slaves. These are those who are last and that is why they are first. And they will continue to be first as long as they are last. Today's Christians have this mentality that apostles occupy the highest rank and they sit like kings among the people of God, clothed with royal robe. Some Christians call themselves apostles carrying their shoulders high and feeling like they are at the top of the world. The true apostles are the greatest least i.e the least of the least, the servant of the servant. According to the Bible, the apostles are followed by the prophets who are next to the least of the least, and then we have the evangelists, the pastors and teachers.

As a body we are all mutually serving one other. We are one big family caring for one other and carrying out services for one another. Those who serve the most, those who come down to the very bottom of service are those who are the first.


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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Out Of The Belly, Flowing The Rivers


This post belongs to a series and in the previous posts we have talked about how the living water in heaven has come down to the world, and how he has gotten for himself a body through which he would pour out himself to fill the whole world with life. We have also mentioned how individual Christians receive the living water as it gets settled in us, and how we must learn to constantly draw from the water in us, until the whole of our being be filled with life. And now we must move on to the last topic of this series.

"On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, 'If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.'” (John 37-38).

It is not enough to have the living water filling you with life, we must also desire to see the life flowing out of us in rivers of living water. As a Church we are the vessel for the rivers of living water and the world must come to experience this living water through us. The water must gush out of us filling everywhere it touches with life.
"And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.” (Eze 47:9-10, 12).

The water must flow out of us and give life to our surrounding environment. This is who we are, we are the vessel through which the rivers of living water would flow, we would never be fulfilled until this life is flowing out of us. As a Christian you will never truly experience the fullness of the Christian life until you learn to let this life flow out of you. I use to think the Christian life is simply about you and your relationship with God. But if you continue to drink from this life and have yourself filled with life you will not feel fulfilled. The life that you are filling yourself with needs to also go out of you and touch others. You will continue to experience this frustration and restlessness in your spirit until you learn to allow the life flow out of you in rivers of living water. Water cannot be trapped in a place, it continuesly looks for ways to flow out. The living water in you is looking for ways to find expression and touch the life of others.

You must let it be free, release the life in you, let it flow freely and you will enjoy satisfaction in your Christian life. Paul said we feel more blessed and happier when we blessed others (Act 20:25). The most happy Christian are those who are being a blessing to others. But do not seek to bless others by the flesh, the flesh can only produce dead works and giving people death will do them no good. You must learn to draw from the life in you and let it, by the Spirit, flow out in rivers of living waters. God has called you into that fellowship of pouring out life to the world. He wants you to join Him in His mission to pour out life into this dead world. You will never enjoy the fullness of relationship with God until you learn to fellowship with Him in this area. Come to the Father and let Him teach you how to pour out the Son in rivers of living water, that the world might come in contact with the Life.

This post belongs to a series, and here's the full series:
Christ Is The Living Water
The Well Springing Into Life
The Vessel For The Rivers
Out Of The Belly, Flowing The Rivers


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