Let’s not change the impossible gospel of Christ to make it more obtainable. The disciples asked Yeshua, “Who then can be saved?” The answer, “With men it is impossible, but with God all things are possible,” replied Yeshua. Most Christians I encounter are stuck at impossible. While it is impossible for a man to live the abundant life of Christ through his own effort, it is possible through GOD. Yeshua said, “Through God, ALL things are possible.” Many people would agree to this, but few people believe it. This is not the testimony of most believers. This is not what is taught in most churches. Most churches and Christians share a more practical gospel than that which Yeshua taught. This is also why Christianity is seen as just one religion, tossed to and fro, in a sea of diverse beliefs. The Gospel of Christ should be a light house for those seeking rest on solid ground.
Are you, as a Christian, tangibly demonstrating the superiority of your belief in Christ? Does your salt have savor? Is your candle truly lit? This line of questioning can trigger a barrage of emotions, but the number one question that comes to mind is “Are we doing enough?” This question speaks to the root of why most Christians do not standout. It takes us all the way back to the alienated mind of man, after the disobedience in the Garden of Eden. It’s not about our knowledge of “good” and what we should be doing as Christians. It’s about are we surrendering everything, including our ideas about what is good, and what is impossible, to the knowledge of GOD.
The big difference in the Gospel of Christ is resurrection life. GOD can only resurrect that which is dead. GOD will not build on any foundation other than a foundation He has laid. Our task is to tear down and empty ourselves of all that conflicts with the knowledge GOD. The Christian journey begins with belief, not understanding. This is why faith is so crucial to following GOD. When you look at those in scripture who benefitted from the miraculous power of Christ, you see it was their belief in Him that enabled them to receive, not their understanding of how He would do it. Don’t let your limited understanding of reality limit you from benefitting from all that truly is. A little belief beyond your understanding goes a long way in the eternal realm. Babies see their parents, and siblings walking, and then start moving around, pulling up on stuff, standing, balancing , and finally walking. Babies do all of this without considering how much they weigh, if they have enough muscle, if their bones are strong enough or any of that. On a very basic level, they identify that they are the same, so they can do it too. Yahweh calls us His sons and daughters, however most Christians I encounter consider sharing His attributes unobtainable.
When Christians become born again, isn’t the new life in them the life of Christ? We are often stuck in the person we use to be, instead of expecting the life of Christ in belief. We should be expecting His holiness, His peace, His faithfulness, His love, and His life. The funny thing is that the person we believe our selves to be is much less real, than the person we dare to become, in the likeness of Christ. The person that GOD is calling us to be is based on reality created by Him. The person we hold ourselves to is based primarily on the acceptance of lies and ignorance. Imagine what would happen if a baby saw his parents regularly walking on water, the same as on land. Your understanding says the baby would probably end up drowning, however the Apostles Peter that walked on water with Christ would most likely have a different perspective. I am learning, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to get out of my own way through simple belief in GOD.