Who's That Knockin' at My Door?
Revelation 3: 20
One of the greatest discoveries that I have made is that of the Christian life. For, I have found that the Christian life is nothing more, nothing less than the 'Christ life.' It originates with Christ, it permeates with Christ, and it consummates with Christ. It is a life that is imparted by Christ, and one that is empowered by Christ. It is all what Christ has done for us, to us, and in us. It is Christ Himself. Thus, for one to say that he is a Christian, is to say that he/she is a "Christ"-Ian! It is Christ who is working on the inside so that it may be Christ who is working on the outside. It is not affiliations, it is not denominations, and it is not participations. It is Jesus Christ Himself!
Now, as you examine scripture you find that all throughout that Christ plays various roles in our lives. I like how one described the roles of Christ. He said:
? TO THE ARCHITECT HE IS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.
? TO THE ASTRONOMER HE IS THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.
? TO THE BAKER HE IS THE LIVING BREAD
? TO THE CARPENTER HE IS THE MASTER BUILDER.
? TO THE DIPLOMAT HE IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
? TO THE DOCTOR HE IS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN.
? TO THE EDUCATOR HE IS THE MASTER TEACHER.
? TO THE ELECTRICIAN HE IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
? TO THE FARMER HE IS THE LORD OF THE HARVEST,
? TO THE FLORIST HE IS THE LILY OF THE VALLEY AND THE ROSE OF
? TO THE GEOLOGIST HE IS THE ROCK OF AGES.
? TO THE HORTICULTURIST HE IS THE TRUE VINE.
? TO THE JEWELER HE IS THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
? TO THE JUDGE HE IS THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE.
? TO THE LAWYER HE IS THE CHIEF ADVOCATE.
? TO THE PHILOSOPHER HE IS THE WISDOM OF GOD.
? TO THE PUBLISHER HE IS GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY,
? TO THE SCULPTOR HE IS THE LIVING STONE.
? TO THE SINNER HE IS THE LAMB OF GOD WHICH TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD 1
Thus, it is Christ who meets us as we are, a ...
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