Embrace The Paradox And Mystery Of Christ In You

Neil Vermillion —  December 22, 2017 — Leave a comment

I have prepared you. I have taken time to make you ready, and done so at great expense. Why would you now think I would forget you, or abandon you? I am the originator and perfector of your faith. Surely I will see the good work I have initiated in you come to its full completion. I do not grow tired, my eyes do not sleep, I do not slumber, so abide in the assurance that I will not become weary, nor give up on what I have started within you. (1)

Trust I have seen all these things since before the beginning. Before you ever breathed your first breath I saw it all – and when I say all, I do mean all. There is nothing I have not seen. For everything is uncovered and laid bare before my eyes, and there is nothing that has not been disclosed to me. Do not feel as though you have made any kind of mistake that has overwhelmed, nor surprised me, for there is nothing that could ever surprise me – nothing in all creation, nothing in the present, nothing in the future. (2)

Because you become overwhelmed you presume I do too. Because you are taken by surprise, you presume I am too. Because you are limited, you presume I am also limited. Because you learn new things, you presume I do too. But I have never learned anything knew. I have made no discoveries, nor acquired any new knowledge. I possess it all always. And while you understand this in your mind, you do not fully comprehend it in your heart, so let me assure you there is no reason to fear. (3)

There is no reason to fear any kind of performance whatsoever, for my plans have never been contingent upon your performance, your figuring it out, your cooperation, your talent, or any kind of contribution whatsoever. I have created you, but also saved you and redeemed you single-handedly. My plans have always been, and always will be, all about my son, The One who completed my work, and is abiding in you and with you, the great mystery of Christ In You, the hope of glory. (4)

Rest assured in this identity, for this will alleviate your stress, fear, and worry. But also allow this truth to provoke you and awaken you to a greater glory, and greater manifestation of a greater dimension in which you abide with me in all things. For you have been seated with me in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, though this does not resonant with your mind in terms of understanding of time and space. (5)

Embrace this paradox and embrace this mystery, for there is still so much you do not know or understand. Embrace this eternal truth, for I am in all things, even that which you do not, or cannot, understand or perceive. Embrace it though you do not understand it. Embrace it though you cannot explain it. Embrace it though you are confused by it, and cannot control it or manipulate it. Embrace it knowing it is true, and knowing it is eternal.

(1) Hebrews 12:2, Philippians 1:6, Psalm 121:4 (2) Luke 8:17, Hebrews 4:13, Romans 8:38-39 (3) Numbers 23:19, 1 John 4:18-19, Revelation 22:13, Colossians 1:16-17, Revelation 1:8 (4) John 19:28-30, Colossians 1:27 (5) John 14:12-14, Ephesians 2:6-7

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