Seeing Christ from a Different Point of View
In this post I am sharing something which is very dear to my heart. In fact, it’s so dear that I am in the process of writing a whole book on the subject! (But more about that later on in this post.) Knowing Christ deeply and intimately is the most important aspect of our walk with God. Therefore, it is no wonder that the enemy of God has gone to great lengths to attempt to block and steal this from us.
The Current Situation
Dear brothers and sisters, please don’t misunderstand me at this point. I am not making a judgement call here. I am simply making an observation.
Most believers do not know their Lord in a deep way! Sad to say that most believers are either steeped in religion, institutionalism, or guilt-driven, duty-motivated religious activity.
Most only know Him in an anemic, pathetically superficial way. He is not really their All in all but rather a God that you “say your prayers to” and run to when help is needed. In other words, He is a God of our convenience.
For many believers He is only a God that you ask, ask, and ask some more. He is kind of like a big Santa Claus in the sky! You want your “asking” to be answered so you go to a building on Sunday morning, sit in a pew and listen to a sermon. Then you put something in the offering plate and feel better about yourself because you actually gave something!
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am here to let you know that there is a much, much better way! You can actually know this Lord more intimately than your closest friend and even your spouse. You can actually walk in His presence all throughout your day and (in varying degrees) sense Him and touch Him continuously. He is one who sticks closer to you than any brother or friend. In fact, the scriptures tell us that if you have surrendered your life to Him then He has come to live inside of you! Wow! You can’t get any closer than that.
So I am asking you, dear reader, to open your heart, mind, and spirit to learn to see Him in (perhaps) a totally new way.
The True Diamond
He is like a great diamond. As you hold this great jewel in your hand, you begin to notice something that is quite startling. As you hold it up in your hand and begin to move it around in the light, you will see many different colors depending upon your point of view.
If you learn to view our Lord from many different angels and in many different ways then you will “behold” a Christ much greater than you ever thought possible. In fact, there are literally endless ways to see Him. You will discover many “new” aspects of this Christ as you view Him and experience Him in many new ways.
The Major Hindrance
This may sound very wonderful and all, I mean, who wouldn’t want to “behold” this incredible Christ? But you need to know that there is a problem. Paul calls it the veil.
Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,
and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away.
But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.
But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart;
but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Here the veil is referring to the Law of Moses and our own old flesh natures. In our time we can relate this to the religious (legalistic) nature of mankind and the power of the fallen soul-life.
Many Christians are driven by a sense of duty to God. They are motivated by what I call the “should” of religion.
“I should get up in the morning to pray”
“I should share Christ with people at work”
“I should go to church on Sunday morning”
“I should read my bible every day”
And on and on it goes…
Many Christians need to be set free from the “shoulds!”
The key to the Christian life is not doing things out of a sense of guilt, or pressure, or duty. This is not the Christian life!
The Christian life is simply one thing…
You and I living by the Life of Christ within us!
He IS the Christian life.
Now, you may be thinking, “yes, Milt, that’s all well and good but we need to know practically how to abide in this Christ.”
I understand. However, that would take a whole book to explain.
But, guess what? I’m writing such a book right now! It will be titled “Eyes Wide Open” – Learning to see and Experience an Indwelling Christ. In this book I am going into great detail both spiritually and practically to help believers to behold this wonderful Lord. The book is broken down into three parts:
- A life Changing Revelation of Jesus Christ
- How you can know this Christ deeply and intimately
- How groups of believers (churches) can know Him and live by His life together.
All of this help is given after over thirty-five years of experience helping believers in this way.
But we need your help!
You can help us get the word out about this unique book. You can tell your friends, relatives, home groups, bible study groups, etc.
If you would like to be notified when this book is published then all you need to do is send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line of the email type the words: Eyes Wide Open Book
We will add you to a special email list for those interested. Even though this unique book probably won’t be available until late 2020 or early 2021, you can still tell others about it. And we will work on making it available as soon as possible.
*Special Gift! Also, if you add your email to the list, I will send you a FREE copy of my ebook entitled: “Christ in 3-D.” This ebook will give you a good introduction to seeing a Christ you have never known before.