GLORY TO GLORY
February 24, 2012
JESUS-A COVENANT PERSPECTIVE- “He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Mathew 16:15, 16)
TO ALL: TAKE YOUR LIFE AND LIVE IN JESUS
In today’s scripture, Jesus asked Peter who he (Peter) said that Jesus was. Peter responded that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God. In verse 17 Jesus then told Peter that the only way that he could know this is that God had to have revealed it to him. At that moment Peter had a covenant perspective of who Jesus was.
I want you to meditate on this and ask yourself, “Who is Jesus to ME?” Exactly how do you see Jesus and what exactly is He to you? Close your eyes for a moment and go back to that black day at Calvary. See Christ hanging on the tree. See Him beaten beyond human recognition and bleeding from His head, feet, hands and the terrible wounds on His back, sides and stomach. See Him deserted by His Father. See Him bearing all the sin, sickness, disease, addictions, pain, grief, and all darkness as His very life (the life He chose to lay down for you and me) is draining away.
Who is this Jesus to you and what is He in your life?
Now I want you to see the Jesus of Ephesians 1:20-23. “Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places], Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church], [Ps. 8:6]. Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself].”
Who is this Jesus to you and what is He in your life? Also read Revelation Chapter 4 for a look at the glory of Jesus. Who is this Jesus to you? Is Jesus ALL to your life as He is characterized in the Word of God? The Word declares that Christ, the “HOPE OF GLORY” is inside of you. What does that mean to you? As a result of the covenant, you have everything that Jesus ever was, is or ever will be at your disposal. Either He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords or He is not. Either He has defeated Satan and given you and me the victory or He has not. He said those that believe in Him would do greater works than He did. Either we will or we won’t. Either He lied or told us the truth.
I won’t speak for any of you, but I NEED TO elevate Jesus in my life to His rightful position. How dare I let fear, worry, doubt, unbelief, strife and everything else that is contrary to the truth of the RESURRECTION POWER OF JESUS take over the position that The MASTER should hold in my life. Many times we forfeit the rightful position of Jesus without a fight and before we know it, we are wondering around in our own self made wilderness.
Lets us agree to stop wondering around in the wilderness and submit totally to Jesus Christ, The Son of The Living God. Let us draw a line in the sand that says no more will we give the things of Satan the place in our lives that Jesus must and should have. Let us let the power of the resurrection and the blood so totally and radically recreate who we are that we won’t even recognize ourselves anymore! Let us let the Glory of WHO JESUS IS so permeate our being that it flows out of us everywhere we go and into everything that we do!
WE LOVE YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS- WALLY & JAN
TREASURES OF WALKING WITH GOD: “O GOD,YOU ARE MY GOD, EARNESTLY I SEEK YOU.” (Psalm 63:1) It is only when I am wholly surrendered to the Spirit that I will be able to live according to God’s will.