CHRIST: GOD'S EVERYTHING TO US: Apostle Emanu-el J. McKenzie


THE GODHEAD DWELLS IN CHRIST:

Colossians 2:9-10 (AMP)

For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].10 And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].

ALL RESTORED AND PROVIDED FOR IN CHRIST:

Colossians 1:19-20 (AMPC)

For it has pleased [the Father] that all the divine fullness (the sum total of the divine perfection, powers, and attributes) should dwell in Him permanently. 20 And God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the blood of His cross.


1. We are not blessed because the Godhead dwells in Christ and Christ dwells in us, we are blessed because we recognize Christ and live in a conscious awareness of him.

2. To give unto God all of our attention and affection will rip the soul away from the rule of self-consciousness and set it free to fly above the earth with God.

3. Most people never soar in the heights because they are weighed down by the heaviness of self-rule. The soul’s rebellion must be suffocated daily by wholehearted adoration through stillness, quietness, and rest.

4. Our itch to accomplish something stems from our desire for something other than just Him.

John 5:44 (AMPC)

How is it possible for you to believe [how can you learn to believe], you who [are content to seek and] receive praise and honor and glory from one another, and yet do not seek the praise and honor and glory which come from Him Who alone is God?


5. I believe one of the greatness hinderance to connection, abiding, and union for fruitfulness is the pursuit of spiritual things, the pursuit of ministry and not Jesus Himself.


6. The pursuit of anything spiritual or natural other than Christ is idolatry.


Idolatry:

1. Blind or excessive devotion to something.

2. Excessive admiration or devotion.

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