“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”
March 24, 2023
How is the world going to know the Lord Jesus Christ? Through His body. Through us. That’s kind of frightening, isn’t it? When you think about it, how is this world going to know the Lord Jesus Christ? God is spirit, and a spirit is invisible. My spirit, the real me that lives inside this earthly body, is invisible. Jesus lives in His body, which is the Church, and Jesus is manifested by His body. We are here to tell our communities what Jesus Christ is like. We are to manifest the Lord Jesus. In a body, there is a manifested person. The Church is the visible part of the invisible Jesus, and Jesus is the invisible part of the visible Church. As His body, we manifest the life of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, there’s only one who’s ever lived the Christian life. Do you know what His name is? It’s Jesus. If Jesus’ life is being lived behind my pulpit, it’ll be Jesus in Adrian doing it. It won’t be Adrian; it’ll be Jesus in me. If Jesus is manifested in your home, it’ll be because Jesus is manifesting Himself through you. If you try to imitate Jesus in your own power, all you will be is a cheap imitation.
Call the person that has been a manifestation of Jesus to you. Encourage him or her regarding the impact this person has made on your life.