Tall order! However we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
Tumult and dead hovers around me, and could not move with this body of dead, I sought for Jesus and I found Him. Should I boast in what He has given me as mine own strength? Jesus have died for me and present me spotless before the Father Not I but Christ! The spiritual savory of this song keeps heightening day by day as one meditate on the seasoned lyrics of this hymn.
Not I, But Christ
I was reminded again of this wonderful hymn which I learnt in the 60's when the Bishop of Sheffield came to preach at our Church. Oh to be more like Christ.
If everyone prayed the Words of this song through until we lived these truths, what a Heaven on earth we would experience. Christ only in every thought, action look and word!!! Powerful song! May I decrease and may He increase in me and in everyone. To have the rings without the overlaying gold is to be poor in gold.
It is to have the Triune God as the rings but not as the gold overlaying the boards.
To be in such a condition is to be poor in God. We need to learn to confess that we sometimes are poor in God. We may be rich in the self but quite poor in God. Therefore, we need the initial Spirit to spread throughout our being; that is, the initial gold must spread out in order to overlay us. As we grow in the Lord, the Spirit spreads within us and overlays us with Himself.
The gold did not overlay some inferior or corrupt material; it overlaid acacia wood. Although the acacia wood was very good, it was not the purpose of the tabernacle to express the wood. This indicates that God does not want man to be expressed; rather, He wants to see the expression of Himself. God desires for Himself to be expressed upon man. This requires that man be covered with God, even overlaid completely with Him. In our hymnal there is a hymn entitled "Not I but Christ.
To be lost in the Lord is to be overlaid with Him and to be hidden in Him. When we are concealed within the Lord Himself, He becomes the expression. When the apostle Paul was Saul, he was a very aggressive young man. Everything with him was "I, me, my, and mine. The Lord said, "I am Jesus" v. The Lord was saying, "I am the great I Am. I am the One that is.
You must believe that I am and you are not.
Saul was over, and Paul came up Acts and note 1. This Paul was the one who told us, "It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. Nothing can make the unique God happy except one thing. That is faith. Faith is to believe that God is. Then I would check with you, "If only God is, where are you? You are in the tomb. Today who are you?
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Not I, But Christ by Jason Henderson
The song reminds us that the emphasis in our lives should be not on self but on Christ. We should honor the Son even as we honor the father: Jn. When we soothe others who are in sorrow, we are doing the will of Christ: Matt. When we lift the weary burden we are fulfilling the law of Christ: Gal.
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We must look to Jesus Christ alone through whom God will supply all our needs: Phil. Thus, only through Christ will God preserve our body, soul, and spirit: 1 Thess. No show, no ostentation! Christ, none but Christ, the gatherer of the spoil. We should always strive to be abounding in the work of the Lord: 1 Cor.
However, there must be no show or ostentation because we are His workmanship: Eph. Someday only Christ will fill our vision because we shall see Him as He is: 1 Jn.
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