~ Jesus Christ Meets All Our Needs—Consider The Implications ~
Christ Is The Savior Of Mankind (receive Him) ~ “has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10).
Christ Is The Door (enter and be saved) ~ “Then Jesus said to them again, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture’” (John 10:7-9).
Christ Is The Way (walk in Him) ~ “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6).
Christ Is The Light Of The World (walk in the light) ~ “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life’” (John 8:12).
Christ Is The Bread Of Life (eat and be satisfied) ~ “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst’” (John 6:35).
Christ Is The Smitten Rock (drink of the living streams) ~ “Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ” (1 Corinthians 10:1-4).
Christ Is Our Peace (rest in Him) ~ “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both [Jew and Gentile] one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation” (Ephesians 2:14).
Christ Is Our Shepherd (listen to His voice) ~ Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
Christ Is Our Example (follow in His footsteps) ~ Jesus said, “For I have given you an example [of serving others], that you should do as I have done to you” (John 13:15).
Christ Is Our Priest (look up to Him) ~ “For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever” (Hebrews 7:26-28).
Christ Is Our Lord (obey Him) ~ Jesus said, “You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am” (John 13:13).
Christ Is The King Of Kings (wait for His appearing) ~ “And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW