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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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; [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]