Colossians 3:3 - "For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
When Christ died, we died. When Christ rose, we rose with Him. Christ is now seated at the right hand of God and us with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). All the work is finished. When we hideaway with God we become absorbed into His very life. With our hearts yielded to the Holy Spirit, we become conduits of His presence into the earth. God will use us in power because we are simply vessels. It is Christ in us, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
Just as Paul said in Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me," his life was absorbed into Christ. We move from the position of visibility into a position of being hidden with Christ in God.
TRUE FAITH WILL NOT BE DISCOURAGED
Have you been impoverishing the ministry of Jesus so that He cannot do anything?
"How can you give me "living water?" - John 4:11
True faith walks and believes in what Jesus has already accomplished and will not be discouraged by the appearances of the temporary realm.
It is very possible that your first message from Jesus will not be words but an urgency you feel. You are starting to care about something beyond your own life. You are being influenced by the yearnings of God. He is depositing in you His grief and His love so you can respond to a specific need.
PRAYER: Flow out of me, Oh, well, with living water from the river of God. AMEN
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY