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What Jesus the Christ has done for us 6

‘To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,

and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father

- to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.’

[Revelation 1:5b) - 6]

 

If we have realised the wonder of what Jesus the Christ has done for us

then surely we are led to ask what must we do for him!

 

Two general but vital thoughts spring to mind.

We must:

  • give Jesus the Christ all the glory;
  • give Jesus the Christ full dominion over our lives.

“To him be the glory!”

A Christian when reflecting on the way Christ led him (or her) to himself; considers Christ’s great love for him - how he awakened in him his need of Christ; how he was drawn to Christ; washed by the blood of Christ; renewed by Christ; made to be a king and priest in Christ - responds by declaring, “To him be the glory!”

 

Paul writes in 2 Timothy about ‘the crown of righteousness’ that Christ will give to him and ‘to all who have longed for his appearing.’ [2 Timothy 4:8]

Such a ‘crown’ can be laid at the feet of only one person, Jesus the Christ.

God’s first Commandment states, “You shall have no other gods before me.”                   [Exodus 20:2]

Neither in this life, nor in the life to come will a Christian lay his crown at the feet of any created being or thing; nor will he give the glory to any but Christ!                   [cf. Revelation 5:6 - 14]

 

“To him be dominion for ever!”

The old saying is valid: “Unless he is Lord of all, he is not Lord at all.’

Christians are called to give their all to Christ.

 

Imagine yourself to be a house with many rooms.

There are some rooms you will happily let people in, and others you will wish to keep private. We must give Christ access to all rooms if he is to be truly our Lord.

It may take a bit of time for us to truly open up all rooms to Christ but this is essential. After all he knows all things about us, but by willingly throwing open the doors to all our rooms we show our trust and faith in him!

The more closed doors there are the less you are trusting him, the less you can truly say, “To him be dominion for ever!”

     Yours in Christ,

    Douglas

     

     

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