Putting on Christ as our Clothing by Living out Christ to Magnify Him in our Living

Although we have been baptized into Christ and are already in Christ (Gal. 3:27), we must still put Him on; to put on Christ is to live by Christ (Gal. 2:20) and to live out Christ (Phil. 1:21), thus magnifying Christ (v. 20). Witness LeeBefore we can work for God as priests we need to take care of our living; Christ is everything to us for our living as priests. Christ is our food – He is the reality of all the offerings in a specific and detailed way, and He is the bread of the presence to nourish us and sustain us.

Furthermore, Christ is our clothing, our covering, our garments. The priestly garments were very special: they were particularly detailed in how to make them and wear them, and they were very beautiful. The priests wore a very particular set of garments, and this qualified them for the priesthood and distinguished them from among people to be priests to God.

As believers in Christ we have been baptized into Christ and we are already in Christ, but we still need to put Him on! This means that even though we were baptized into Christ and have put on Christ, daily we need to put on Christ by living by Christ, living out Christ, and magnifying Christ (Phil. 1:21; Gal. 2:20).

Nothing pleases God the most than having Christ lived out of His people. Our garments are our expression, our daily living; when we express Christ and magnify Christ, God is happy and we live as priests to God, a particular kind of people who wears a particular kind of garment for God’s expression.

According to the Bible, no one was clothed more beautifully than the priests – they stood out, and they expressed God in their living and attire. These priestly garments were for glory and beauty (Exo. 28:2), both of which refer to Christ; the priestly garments we put on are Christ in His divinity with His divine attributes (glory) and Christ’s humanity with His human virtues (beauty).

We need to allow Christ to work Himself into us in His purity, divine nature, heavenly nature, redemption, kingship, and dignity, and others will see Christ being expressed through us in these aspects. Hallelujah, Christ is being wrought into us day by day to become our garment, our expression, for our daily living as priests!

Putting on Christ as our Clothing by Living out Christ to Magnify Him in our Living

Gal. 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.The priests wore a very peculiar set of clothes; they were not common but holy, specifically designed and ordained by God to be made of certain materials and be worn in a certain order. The clothing of the priests is a type of Christ as our clothing, our garment; Christ is the clothing of the spiritual priests of God.

As believers in Christ we are priests of God, and we have been baptized into Christ – we are already in Christ (Gal. 3:27); however, we must still put Him on by living by Christ (Gal. 2:20) and by living out Christ (Phil. 1:21) so that we may magnify Christ in our daily living (Phil. 1:20).

When we believed into Christ we put on Christ as our righteousness (typified by the best robe put on by the father on the repentant prodigal son in Luke 15); when we were baptized we were put into Christ; now we need to continue to put Christ on as our garment in a practical and subjective way daily by living Christ and expressing Christ so that we may magnify Christ.

Garments refer to our expression – the way we dress expresses how we feel and who we are. By nature we express ourselves in our natural disposition and make-up, but as believers we need to put Christ on so that we may express Him and not ourselves.

The garments of the priests were composed of the robe made of white linen covering their whole body, the ephod (something like a vest) upon the robe, the turban (the head-piece, something like a crown), and the breastplate with twelve precious stones and the Urim and the Thummim.

In typology garments signify expression (see Isa. 64:6; Rev. 19:8); the priestly garments signify the serving priests’ expression of Christ, and this expression is most beautiful! Maybe to us today according to our “modern fashion” the garments of the priests are not that beautiful, but in God’s eyes these garments are beautiful, because they are Christ’s expression!

We need to take off anything else we wear and put on Christ by living Christ to magnify Him in our living. If we are not wearing the priestly garment, we are disqualified from serving God; if we don’t express Christ, we cannot serve God as priests.

The main thing qualifying a priest for service was the garment. Therefore, the more we express Christ, the more we live a priestly life, and we shepherd others also to live Christ, beautifying them with the Lord Jesus. Christ is our beauty and our glory; we need to put Him on and live Him out, and we will have a proper clothing as priests.

Some believers may be naturally kind, good, just, and meek; others may appreciate how approachable and kind they are, but unless they deny themselves and live Christ, their natural kindness and meekness is not a priestly garment.

Our daily living needs to have the flavor and sweet odor of Christ being lived out, and not our natural kindness, meekness, patience, or humility. We need to learn to reject our natural “good” disposition or virtues and let Christ have a way to flow out of us and be expressed through us to be our priestly garment.

Lord Jesus, thank You for being our clothing as priests to God. We choose to put on the Lord Jesus as our garment and make no provision for the flesh. Lord, work Yourself into us until You are lived out of us as our priestly garment. We want to continually put You on subjectively and practically by living by Christ and living out Christ so that we may magnify Christ. We take You as our covering, our protection, our beauty, and our glory, and we just want to live You out so that we may magnify You in our daily living.

Our Garments are the Expression of Christ’s Divine Glory and Human Beauty

Exo. 28:2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.The holy garments that the priests had to wear were for glory and for beauty (Exo. 28:2). These garments are mainly for glory and for beauty, signifying the expression of Christ’s divine glory and human beauty. Glory refers to Christ’s divinity, His divine attributes (John 1:14; Heb. 1:3), and beauty refers to Christ’s humanity, His human virtues.

There’s no other person in human history like the Lord Jesus Christ, full of glory and beauty! He expressed God in His rich divine attributes filling and being expressed through His aromatic human virtues, and His whole living was God being expressed in man for glory and beauty.

When people touched Him they saw God’s glory and real beauty; His beauty was not outward but inward as a result of God being lived out in man. Christ’s divinity – typified by the gold of the priestly garments – is for glory, and His humanity – typified by the blue, purple, and scarlet strands and the fine linen – is for beauty.

The ephod is made of five main items: fine twined linen, gold, blue, purple, and scarlet. This is very interesting. Linen signifies the purity of Christ; gold, the divine nature of Christ; blue, the heavenly nature of Christ; scarlet, the redemption of Christ; and purple, the kingship and dignity of Christ. All these things must be Christ wrought into us and expressed through us. Others should see upon us the purity of Christ, the divine nature of Christ, the redemption of Christ, the heavenly nature of Christ, and the kingship, headship, dignity, and authority of Christ. They will see these things in us when these aspects of Christ have first been wrought into us. Then we will have a rich and beautiful expression of Christ. (Witness Lee, The Priesthood, p. 501)

Phil. 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I will be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.Wow, how wonderful Christ is! He is pure, divine, and heavenly, and He has the redemption, the kingship, and the dignity. Such a One needs to be wrought into us and experienced by us.

Furthermore, He is the reality of the turban worn by the priests – He is our crown, our head covering to be our boast and glory. We have nothing to boast except Christ. Hallelujah, Christ is our glory, beauty, and boast!

We need to live a life that expresses Christ with the divine glory and human beauty so that we may be sanctified and qualified to be the priesthood (see Phil. 1:20; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Gal. 6:17; cf. Acts 6:15). Our daily living must back up our function and service for God; when we have a living that expresses Christ with the divine glory and human beauty, we are sanctified and qualified to serve God as priests.

How we need to experience and enjoy Christ in detail according to all these types and figures, so that He may be wrought into us and expressed through us as our priestly garment!

Lord Jesus, work Yourself into us in Your purity, Your divine nature, Your heavenly nature, Your redemption, and Your kingship and dignity. We want to experience You and enjoy You as the reality of our priestly garments so that we may express You in our daily living. May our living be one that expresses Christ with the divine glory and human beauty so that we may be sanctified and qualified to be the priesthood. Work Yourself into us, Lord, so that we may emanate You in Your purity, glory, beauty, divine and heavenly nature, kingship and dignity!

References and Hymns on this Topic
  • Inspiration: the Word of God, my Christian experience, bro. Minoru Chen’s sharing in the message for this week, and portions from, Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1966, vol. 1, “The Priesthood,” ch. 10, as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on, The Recovery of the Priesthood or God’s Building, week 3 / msg 3, Christ as Food, Clothing, and Dwelling of the Priests.
  • All Bible verses are taken from, Holy Bible Recovery Version.
  • Hymns on this topic to strengthen this burden:
    # All the clothing of his service / Is the beauty of the Lord; / Glorious splendor do his garments, / Breast and shoulder-piece afford. / O how blessed is the priest’s life, / Christ to him is all in all. (Hymns #911)
    # I want that adorning divine, / Thou only, my Lord, canst bestow; / I want in those beautiful garments to shine, / Which mark out Thy beauty below. (Hymns #402)
    # Thou God of power, Thou God of love, / Let all Thy saints Thy mercy prove; / Our beauty this, our glorious dress, / Jesus the Lord, our Righteousness. (Hymns #295)

the all-inclusive Christ as the Spirit of Jesus Christ is our daily moment-by-moment salvation!

Wow, every day this wonderful Christ becomes richer and richer, fuller and fuller, and more enjoyable! This morning I enjoyed that in the book of Philippians Christ is everything to us in our experience to be our salvation not just eternally, for the long term, but also day to day, moment-by-moment! I don’t know about you, but I need to be freshly saved in every moment of the day! God’s salvation is not just eternal, but it is also daily – we daily experience Christ in His many aspects as our practical salvation! In every chapter in the book of Philippians we see some aspects of Christ as our salvation:

  1. In Philippians 1 we see that salvation is to live Christ and magnify Christ in any circumstance. Christ is our long-term salvation!
  2. In Philippians 2 we see that this salvation is to reflect Christ by holding forth the word of life. In this chapter Christ is our daily salvation!
  3. In Philippians 3 we see that salvation is the righteousness of God, who is God Himself embodied in Christ.
  4. In Philippians 4 we see a life that is true, honorable, righteous, pure, lovely, well-spoken of, and full of virtue and praise. This life is Christ – Christ is all the virtues of our humanity.

All we need to do today is to enjoy this wonderful Christ as our life, our living, our pattern, our expression, our goal, our seeking, our strength, and our secret! How do we enjoy Him as such a One? Paul gives us the key in Phil. 1:19-21 where he says,

19. For I know that for me this will turn out to salvation through your petition and the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
20. According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I will be put to ashame, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.
21. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

This all-inclusive living wonderful Person of the Lord Jesus Christ today is in the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ – in time, the Triune God passed through the process of incarnation, human living, crucifixion, and resurrection, and He became the life-giving Spirit – the Consummated Spirit, as the Spirit of Jesus Christ! As such a Spirit He is bountifully supplying us to live the divine life in the human life, to be saved daily, and to express Christ in our living! Paul here admits that it is the Spirit of Jesus Christ who became his salvation – and this salvation is not “salvation from his chains/from prison”! This salvation was being saved from being weak so that he may magnify Christ in his body whether he lives or dies! Paul didn’t ask the Lord to save him from his environment(which was: prison!), but he just desired to experience this bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ so that he may magnify Christ without being defeated! This is salvation to the highest level – being saved into magnifying Christ in whatever situation or circumstance we are in!

We take Christ as our life for our living by this Spirit of Jesus Christ – when we enjoy the Spirit with our spirit, we take Christ as our pattern for our expression and we take Christ as our goal and pursuit in our seeking! By enjoying this wonderful Christ as the Spirit today we become able to do all things in Christ who strengthens us – and this is our secret! It is not of us, it is not from us or in ourselves, but it is all of this wonderful Spirit in our spirit as the bountiful supply and as our daily salvation! How much we need to be saved more today by enjoying this bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ so that we may live Christ and magnify Him wherever we are, with whomever we are, and whatever we do! [short enjoyment from, The Experience and Growth in Life, by brother Witness Lee] [Read this portion also in Spanish / Puede leer esta porción también en español, El Cristo todo-inclusivo como el Espíritu de Jesucristo es nuestra salvación diaria, en cada momento]

Lord, keep us enjoying You today! Thank You for becoming the Spirit of Jesus Christ as the bountiful supply for our daily life! Save us from not living and magnifying Christ! Keep us turning from anything and anyone else unto You – and taking You in as our continual supply! Lord, we need to be saved much more today! Be our salvation today that we may magnify You! This is what we desire, Lord – Not for You to take us OUT of our situation, but for You to supply us that we may not fail to magnify You! Be magnified in us, Lord!

in nothing I will be put to shame, but in all things Christ will be magnified in my body!

This is what Paul says in Philippians 1:20,

According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I will be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.

This morning we were also enjoying two verses in Isaiah that speak about Christ being a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to His people(Isa. 28:5) and then the people of Israel being a crown of beauty in the hand of Jehovah and a royal turban in the hand of their God(Isa. 62:3). On the one hand, Christ is our beauty and our glory, and on the other hand, as He works Himself into us day by day, we become His beauty and glory! He beautifies us with all that He is, and then we express Him in His glory and beauty! There’s nothing of ourselves that can express God or glorify Him – only as He works Himself into us by us enjoying Him day by day we can become His expression and His glorification among the people. And this is our reality today: in spite of the things happening in our environment and with us / around us, we are those who enjoy the Lord, get into His Word, fellowship with Him, and live by the spirit. In this way, Christ as the Beautiful and Glorious One is being worked into our being and we become His beautiful and glorious expression.

This was the case with the apostle Paul who, though he was imprisoned in Rome, had this earnest expectation and hope that in nothing he would be put to shame. Rather, instead of being put to shame(though everything in his environment was working together towards this), he was expecting to spontaneously glorify and magnify Christ! This means that Christ is many times “small” in the eyes of the people today, so He needs to be magnified, enlarged, lived out, expressed. This is what Paul did – he magnified Christ to such an extent that even some from the house of Caesar heard the gospel and received the Lord! This should be the same with us today – Christ is becoming everything to us in a practical way little by little so that we may express Him, magnify Him, enlarge Him in front of the people we are with!

This is why we should feel NOT ASHAMED that we are Christians – rather, we should feel glorious about being a believer in the Lord! When we talk about Christ and when we tell people that we are Christians, we should consider that Christ is our crown and diadem, our glory and our beauty! Christ is so Wonderful! He is our real beauty and our real glory! Lord, keep us enjoying You as such a One and to this extent, until we magnify You and we glorify You! [enjoyment from the life-study of Isaiah, as quoted in the crystallization-study of Isaiah(1)]

Christ as the sprout becomes the banner, and as the branch He becomes the standard for all the nations

Today we have a foretaste of what God wants to accomplish fully in the next age – the restoration of life, the restoration of all things to Himself, and the restoration of Israel to God. Through the restoration of Israel, Christ will become a banner to the peoples and a standard to the nations! When people see what God does in the church and with His people, they will need an “explanation” – Christ becomes the banner full of explanation, description, and instruction. Actually even among us in the church life – when Christ among us grows bigger and bigger, eventually we will have Him as the banner. Christ grown-up and matured in us becomes a “Banner” to describe, to designate, and to explain His wonderful work done in the church. He as the banner will instruct people concerning the revival and the restoration of the church. This is how the church is the pillar and the base of the truth: we enjoy the Lord, we grow in Him, and He grows and develops in us – with the result that He is magnified and expressed in us in full. What others see is just Christ as the explanation and definition with instruction – of what He is to us, what He desires, and what He does in us and among us! He started as the sprout – a tender sprout from the stump of Jesse, and He grows and develops until He becomes a full definition and explanation! When we have Christ as a sprout growing among us, this growing-up sprout becomes a banner which describes, explains, designates, and even gives some instructions concerning what Christ is to the church! Lord, Amen, grow in us more!

On the other hand and at the same time as He grows in us as the banner, Christ as the branch from the root of Jesse becomes the Standard for all the nations! In Isaiah 11:10-12 we see that,

10. And in that day the root of Jesse, Who stands as a banner to the peoples – Him will the nations seek, And His resting place will be the glory.
11. And in that day the Lord, By His hand for the second time again, Will recover the remnant of His people Who remain, from Assyria and from Egypt, From Pathros, Cush, and Elam, From Shinar, Hamath, and the islands of the sea.
12. He will lift up a standard
to the nations, And will gather the outcasts of Israel; And the dispersed of Judah He will assemble From the four corners of the earth.

Hallelujah, Christ becomes a standard to all the nations – drawing all the people to Him! A standard is for gathering people from wherever they are to the place where the standard is. Christ grows and expands in us until He has the influence of the calling and gathering power – in that day, He will draw all the people to Himself(John 13:32)! He is the branch out of the root of Jesse with the power to bear fruit and grow, and He increases, grows, and becomes a standard to the nations! The day will come when all the peoples of the earth will turn to seek after Christ and will be happy to be His people! We are expecting that day, and we are hastening it by enjoying the Lord, growing in His life daily, and being built up with the saints in His Body! Lord, increase in us! Become the great magnet drawing all the peoples to Yourself! [inspired by the Life-study of Isaiah as quoted in the Crystallization-study of Isaiah(1), week 7] [read this portion in Spanish via Cristo como el vástago llega a ser el pendón (bandera, insignia) y como la vara llega a ser el estándar para todas las naciones]

What is your boast, your glory, your crown? Is Christ the one thing you pursue and desire to gain more every day?

This sharing is based on what I recently enjoyed in the Crystallization study of Isaiah(1) – the summer 2010 training, from message 10 entitled, Christ as a Crown of Glory and a Diadem of Beauty for the Reward of the Overcomers; a Foundation, a Tested Stone, and a Precious Cornerstone for the Building of God; and a Supplying, Caring, and Covering King for the Kingdom of God. These questions stayed with me:

What is your boast, your glory, your crown? Is Christ the one thing you pursue and desire to gain more every day? What do you want to accomplish, to be known for, to achieve?

People try to accomplish great things, and actually we human beings want to achieve success, become somebody / something, etc. But in Isaiah 28:5 we see that Christ will be a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people. This crown of glory does not refer to kingship but to glorification, magnification, exaltation, or boast. What is our boast? Do we boast in our achievements? Do we take pride in our position in the society / a company that we tried so hard to get and now we have? What is your most distinctive feature about you? Is Christ what others see as your most outstanding feature? What is your beauty? What dignifies you and makes you special / outstanding? Is Christ your real royal clothing and appearance?

The women / ladies love to wear some jewelry to beautify themselves. If you’re in the army and you achieve success, you’re being promoted, and you get “stars” and medals, badges. What is your “medal”, your “star”? Is Christ your “jewelry”? Is your degree, your Ph. D., your CEO position – your star? Paul was in prison and had nothing outwardly to glorify him / beautify him, but he was wearing a crown in that dungeon: his crown was Christ Himself! Paul was magnifying Christ even in prison, so that even those of the house of Caesar(the Roman emperor) heard of the Lord and believed into Him(Phil. 1:20). Even while in prison, Paul was magnifying Christ and boasting in Christ.

All our accomplishments and our achievements here on the earth avail to nothing after we die. What will people say about you after you die? Will they remember you because of what you achieved in your human life / social life / family life / work, or will they remember the Christ you enjoyed, digested, assimilated, expressed, and magnified? What would you love to have for your crown? What is it that you consider it makes you beautiful? The Christ we enjoy is the best wrinkle and spot remover(see Eph. 5: Christ is washing the church in the water of the Word, to present her to Himself spotless, glorious), beautifying us and preparing us as Christ’s perfect Bride!

Christ is our Crown of Righteousness: yes, we have Christ as our righteousness, but we want Him to be subjectively worked within us as our subjective righteousness that is lived out of us! We want Christ to be our crown of glory: He is our glory and the only thing/One we boast in, the One we magnify, and in His image we are being transformed every day as we behold Him and reflect Him from glory to glory(2 Cor. 3:18)! And even more, Christ is the crown of life, given to us at the end of our life from the Great Shepherd – if we shepherd the saints according to God, living by the divine life and ministering the divine life to the Lord’s sheep. Yes, we all have Christ as life, and we enjoy Him as life daily, but we want this life to be saturating us until it is being fully expressed in us, manifesting Christ to everyone around us! May our distinctive feature and unique characteristic, even our highest accomplishment while we are here on the earth be Christ Himself!

Lord, make us those who do not seek outward glory and achievements apart from seeking You, glorifying and magnifying You, and expressing You together with the saints You have placed us with! May we gain You more as we pursue You out of a pure heart with those who call on Your name!

our work is actually our living, and we live to magnify Christ!

These days, whenever someone speaks about working for the Lord, everyone thinks of a great work, something he does in a special way in a special time set apart for this, etc. The phrase “working for the Lord” has been so spoiled from what the Bible says about it. Paul says in Phil. 1:22

But if I am to live in the flesh, if this to me is fruit for my work, then I do not know what will I chose.

Here we see that Paul’s work was actually his living. The same with the Lord Jesus: He lived according to the Father’s will, fulfilling the Father’s plan, and He expressed God in His living at all times. It’s not like at one point He took a break, took a short nap/a vacation, and then He returned – full-time, non-stop, Christ lived and expressed God. Paul also said in Phil. 1:12

Now I want you to know, brothers, that the things concerning me have turned out rather to the advancement of the gospel.

Even when he was in prison, though he was very limited in what he could “preach” or do outwardly, Paul’s living and being was a factor for the advancement of the gospel. It was not about what he did in an outward way, or what he accomplished humanly – it was his practical life and living with the Lord that was his work. In Phil. 1:20 he said

According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I will be put to ashame, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.

And even more: when Paul went to the city of Thessalonians, he didn’t just “preach the gospel“, or “evangelize” – we see in the epistle he wrote back to them that he and the other apostles had a certain kind of living before the Thessalonians, a certain living and magnifying of Christ – and he was reminding them of that! Paul didn’t remind them of his works of power, miraculous healings and other supernatural things that occurred through him(though these may have happened), but he wore in 1 Thes. 2:1

For you yourselves know, brothers, our entrance toward you, that it has not been in vain.

This should be our normal Christian experience, our Christian life and living – magnifying Christ in our body whether we’re limited and restricted, or we live at large and we’re not persecuted by the others. Our work, which is our living, is to enjoy Christ every day and then minister Him into the believers / the ones around us. What do we give others when we meet them? We can only minister into them what has been constituted into our being, what we enjoyed and experienced personally. When we enjoy Christ by spending time with Him, eating Him and drinking Him, fellowshipping with Him, being in the life-practices, opening our being to be infused with Him, turning our heart to the Lord, etc – we will spontaneously experience Him and magnify Him! Our living will be our preaching of the gospel, and our work will be what we are & live every day in our normal day-to-day life!

May the Lord recover us to be normal Christians, normal Christ-enjoying and Christ-magnifying believers. Believers who, just like Paul, lived and expressed Christ, and magnified Him in everything.

just as in Paul’s case, it should matter to the church whether we live or die

Paul was a normal Christian: one who lived Christ, magnified Christ, ministered Christ, and infused Christ into the others. Whether he was traveling and preaching the gospel/strengthening the saints/the churches, or whether he was in prison: he simply magnified the Lord Jesus Christ(Phil. 1:20)! In all he did/said the others saw Christ living in him, so that he could even tell the Thessalonians to remember his “entrance” – his way of living(1 Thes 2:1). Paul was a person full of Christ – when he spoke, he spoke Christ; when he lived, he lived Christ; when he worked, he worked with Christ and for Christ – he ministered Christ to the saints / the new ones for the producing and building up of the church!

Being such a person, when he was in prison he knew that this will turn out to his salvation because of the petition of the saints and the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ(Phil. 1:19). Paul lived in the Body, for the Body, and he was a channel of supply, much supply, to the other members of the Body. Because he was such a channel of supply, it really mattered to the saints/the church whether Paul lived or died. His desire was to depart and be with the Lord; but for the sake of the saints, for their progress and joy of the faith, he knew that he will continue to live in the flesh(Phil 1:23-25). What a living and what a person!

We should also be such persons – it should matter to the saints / to the church whether we live or die. We need to be channels of rich supply to the saints. This depends on our experience of Christ, on our living and magnifying Christ. Whether our person/living matters to the saints/the church depends on the degree to which we live Christ, minister Christ, and infuse others with Christ. We need to experience and enjoy Christ, be constituted with Him, and minister Him from the depths of our being into the saints. Wherever we are, whomever we are with, whatever the conditions and the environment is, Christ needs to be magnified and expressed in us! Lord, keep us enjoying You and experiencing You, and make us such channels of supply to the saints and the ones around us!