The Essence

Philippians 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Essence is the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.

The creative power of God is indispensable. The reality of His existence never fails those who put their trust in Him. The wisdom of God complements the will of God to those who believe its content. Jesus made the profound statement in John 14:12 where He says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

With this announcement, a whole destiny opens to those who believe these words of Christ. When we look at "essence" and its definition, we can contextualize the fullness of the life that we live in Christ. Galatians 2:20 helps us to deeply examine the reality of the spiritual power that lies within us, as we are transformed into the likeness of Christ Himself. 1 John 4:4 declares, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

In another instance, Luke’s writing in Acts 4:12 states that there is salvation in no other name under heaven, but by the name of Jesus are we saved. When we look into the deep truths of God’s word, we cannot help but reflect upon His promises and the witness of His life that became a living sacrifice of obedience. Therefore, let us begin this journey, following after the calling of Christ. May everyone who puts their trust in Him recognize and realize the essence of His life in them.

So then, John chapter 15 and specifically verse 7 gives us a clear picture of our relationship with Christ. He says if we abide in Him and His words abide in us, that we have the right to ask what we will in His name and His Father will give it to us. This paramount discovery gives way to anyone who has the courage and the faith to take God at His word and allow Him to prove it in every area of their lives. Here lies the essence of everything pertaining to Christ.

Bishop Michael Cole

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jorgen j TOLLEFSON - January 24th, 2021 at 10:42am

Look at Acts 1/8 key in on the word shall. God said it this is FACT. God gives us power we need to have faith and tap into the power we are given. God has made us his Son He has us always in his hand. What a great God we serve. God bless you always Your friend in Christ Jorgen