Friday, April 2, 2010

Are You Christ-identified?

Acts 16: 31: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."

The Greek word for believe is pisteuo: "to adhere to, cleave to; to trust, to have faith in; to rely on."

Do you abide in Christ daily? Being in Christ isn't saying a salvation prayer with words (lip-service salvation) and then that's it. There is no such thing as instant salvation. I believe there is such a thing as instant justification, but we work out our salvation every day with fear and trembling. "Take up your cross and follow me": this is something that we must do every day till we come into the fullness of Christ.

Do you daily adhere to Christ, have faith in Christ, rely on Christ? We receive daily manna (revelation) from heaven by being identified with Christ (submitted to Christ). The Lord will give us the gold, silver and precious stones of revelation, if we would believe in Him every day.

Believing should be just like breathing: we stop breathing, we die physically; we stop believing, we die spiritually. Unbelief is sin.


"Enough! the Resurrection,
A heart’s-clarion! Away grief’s gasping, ' joyless days, dejection.
Across my foundering deck shone
A beacon, an eternal beam. ' Flesh fade, and mortal trash
Fall to the residuary worm; ' world’s wildfire, leave but ash:
In a flash, at a trumpet crash,
I am all at once what Christ is, ' since he was what I am, and
This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, ' patch, matchwood, immortal diamond,
Is immortal diamond."

--Gerard Manley Hopkins


Are you Christ-identified?

From The Amplified Bible: "And they answered, Believe in and on the Lord Jesus Christ--that is, give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping, and you will be saved; [and this applies both to] you and your household as well." (Acts 16: 31)


  1. Great post! Makes one really ask "am I Christ-identified?" I am Christ-identified. My concern is those who are not and are deceived into thinking they are. I pray for discernment and the fullness of the Holy Spirit so that I might not fall into deception. Thanks for the thought provoking post. God bless and Happy Resurrection Day.

  2. "Let him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east,
    More brightening her, rare-dear Britain, as his reign rolls,
    Pride, rose, prince, hero of us, high-priest,
    Our hearts’ charity’s hearth’s fire, our thoughts’ chivalry’s throng’s Lord."

    --Gerard Manley Hopkins


    Inside the Shrink:

    Thank you for your comment.

    Have a very blessed Easter. Let Him Easter in us and resurrect us, so that we can be Immortal Diamonds in His Presence. The power of the Resurrection is always there, if we would just submit to Christ and be identified with Him.