Friday, August 13, 2010

You will never hunger or thirst

He [Jesus] is saying that if we know whom we are in union with—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—if we know and live from that, there's no such thing as hunger or thirst. You're never hungry. You're never thirsty.

Do you get the implications? Jesus is your total spirit sufficiency. We need to know that if we are going to be light to others. We need to know that our light bulb isn't going to run out of juice, or else we will constantly be worried about satisfying our own hunger. For the person who knows he is in Christ and Christ is in him, there's no occasion for a sense of lack. Jesus says, “I am your total sufficiency.” You and I come to know that by revelation.— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, page 176

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Too many people "in ministry" don't get that. They are always trying to fill their own cup so they can fill others. But, it already is filled in Christ. Of course, it isn't just limited to those in ministry; think about those who are continually running around looking for the latest blessing to be poured out on them...
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