'Christ in You...'
by Dale Krebbs
There are many ways we relate to Him, and also many ways He relates to us. We relate to Him within these ways. Jesus wears many "titles" as He relates in multiple ways to each of us. He has many crowns and diadems of rulership and service. On our behalf He is: Savior - King - Employer - Brother - Friend - Counselor - Judge - Confidant - Leader - Director - Manager - Provider - Intercessor - Defender, and Comforter through the Holy Spirit. It is no wonder that He has been given authority over all things - in heaven and in the earth! (Matthew 28:18)
Don't miss out on many of the joys of fellowship you are being created to have with Him. Understanding these relational modes will help you to pray, to study His words, and to walk with Him closer and more intimately. Imagine a Being who can be all things to you, all at the same time. How can you possible feel neglected, or ignored by Him! In all of His offices for relating to us, He knows how to minister to every need, every feeling, ever failure, every sin, every desire, every doubt, every fear, every hope - all things, all times, day or night, awake or asleep (Psalm 4:7-8).
In all of these offices that Jesus fills, the connecting link by which we relate to Him in each one is prayer. As there are many ways to relate to Him in His many offices in serving you, the connection to them all is prayer. Prayer is simply talking with God, not just to God. There are many kinds of prayer as there are many offices Jesus fills on your behalf. His job on your behalf is a full time job. Our connection with Him is all also full time. There are prayers of praise, petition, intercession, which are special categories.The types and occasions for prayer are endless.
Since He is able to relate to us on any level, we are free to express our feelings, our heart, even our doubts. He does not rebuke us, or condemn. He understands all things human. He can because He was human. We can come to Him about anything (Hebrews 4:15-16). Every moment, every heartbeat, every breath, of your life and mind He hears and knows in filling His offices on our behalf. Perhaps the crowns He will be wearing when He returns also symbolize all the ways that He can know and relate to us, and finally al His return, to all the world (Revelation 19:12-13).
The Holy Spirit, if you have surrendered to Him, now dwells in you (John 14:17). The Holy Spirit articulates to Him according to your need (1 Corinthians 2:10-12). Therefore, there is nothing about you that God does not know completely, all the time. This is why He is able to respond anytime, anywhere, to your need, no matter what it may be. Every thought, every word, every act connects to Jesus Christ in some office that he fills for us. He is all things, at all times, in all ways to you and me.This is how He becomes one with us, and we with Him. He lives in us, and we in Him, and also the Father, and the Father in us (John 17:20-23).
He knows you through and through.He knows you in all areas of your life, every moment. Since He fills so many offices on our behalf, He is sufficient in you no matter where you are, no matter what your need is. In return for His complete commitment to you, He expects complete commitment from you to Him. That is how we become one with Him and the Father and the Spirit (Romans 8:10).
His ministry to you and in you in all these offices is unlimited, and unending. He is with you now. He will be forever. Draw closer to Him. He is very close to you in everything... closer than you can imagine.
"I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be)." - Matthew 28:20 AMP
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