Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of December

Dec 24, 2019 by

Verses:

Col. 1:15 “Who is the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of all creation”

 

Excerpts:

In the Bible to be the first is to be all. According to our estimation, if Christ is the first, then something else should be the second, third. However, from God’s point of view, for Christ to be the first means that He is all. The first Adam included not only Adam as an individual, but all of mankind. Therefore, for Christ to be the Firstborn in the universe means that He is everything in the universe. In like manner, for Christ to be the Firstborn in resurrection means that He is everything in resurrection.

 

When you see this vision, you will hate everything that issues from the self. You will despise not only your hatred, but even your love, kindness, and patience. As this vision causes you to hate the self, it will constrain you to love the Lord. You will say, “Lord Jesus, I love You because You are everything. Lord, there is no need for me to struggle or strive to do anything. O Lord, You are so much to me.”

 

If Christ is infused into you, you will drop everything that is not Christ, and you will be constituted with Christ in your very being. Religion gives people doctrines and teaches them how to behave. The book of Colossians, on the contrary, speaks of the all-inclusive Christ. This Christ is already in us, but we need to see Him, know Him, be filled with Him, be saturated with Him, and become absolutely one with Him. (Life-study of Colossians, msg. 9)

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