Here is a Mystery:
There is a Power which exists that is able to transform your life, so radically, so completely, so thoroughly, that those who knew you beforehand, would hardly recognize you afterwards. In fact, you would hardly be able to recognize yourself when the process is complete.
You might even have to ask yourself, “Can I really be that man or that woman who went about under my name before?”
You are, in one sense the same person, but in another sense, you will have become someone utterly different.
This intensely real power, can pick you up today – right now – from the midst of loneliness, failure, ruin, misery, despair or any difficulty, and in the twinkling of an eye, as Paul said, begin to solve your problems, smooth out your difficulties, cut you free from entanglements and place you clear, safe and happy upon the highroad of freedom and opportunity.
Really??? (tell me more?)
It can lift you out of a bed of sickness and make you sound and well.
It can set you free so you can go about your life to shape it as it should be.
It can thrust open the prison door and liberate the captive.
It has a healing balm for the bruised and battered heart.
This Power can teach you all things you need to know, if only you are receptive and teachable.
It can inspire you with new thoughts and ideas, so that your life’s work may be truly original, meaningful and lasting.
It can impart new and wonderful kinds of knowledge, as soon as you really want such knowledge – glorious knowledge – strange things not taught in schools or written in books.
It can find your true place in life, and put you into it, too.
It can find the right friends for you, kindred spirits who are interested in the same ideas and want the same things that you do.
It can provide you with an ideal home.
It can provide you the type of prosperity that means freedom. Not as the world knows prosperity, but the type of prosperity that means true Freedom. Free to be and to do and to go as your soul calls.
What is this Power?
Paradoxically, this Power is nothing, in and of itself. But, It’s True Value is hidden, like a treasure. Hidden within the Person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus the Messiah is the only One who can possess this unfathomable Power. And He gives it freely, to anyone who will believe and ask.
“Oh”, you say. “I have heard all of this before. I am already a Christian”, you say.
But, did you realize that you must actually POSSESS the Person of Christ before this Power can be yours?
Jesus is saying that this can only happen, “If you abide (live and find your being in) Me and My Words abide in you”.
Jesus said that a person must “eat His Flesh and Drink His Blood” in order to experience this Power.
Jesus is saying that you must leave everything every behind and follow Him in order to experience this Power. That means everything you know, everything you are, everything you have; every title, every accomplishment, every accolade, every degree, all your influence, all your friends – EVERYTHING.
Jesus said you must deny yourself of your personal desires, your wants, your lusts, deny yourself earthly relations and pursue Him, for this Power to be yours.
You will lose nothing of real value. He will make all things NEW and you will PROSPER even as your soul prospers!
Jesus is saying we must forget what this world has to offer – and spend all of ourselves on Him and His Calling.
Ephesians 4:17 ¶ So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
20 But you did not learn Christ in this way,
21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,
23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Jesus is saying that once He possesses you and you possess Him – you are IN Him and He and His Words are IN you – you may ask ANYTHING you will and It shall be done unto you.
Thus, this Power and His Promises are yours.
Let’s remain In His Grip!
Your Brother and Friend,
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