Christ Works from the Inside Out
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.”
“The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”
God’s greatest focus and the devil’s greatest target is our inner man. The Bible declares that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. It further states that it is from the inside of a man all evil thoughts and actions are developed. No man develops a perfect photograph in the noonday sun. You have to take it into the darkroom to develop it.
True development starts within, in the inner man. Our redemption, healing, understanding of prosperity and proper self-esteem starts on the inside. So also every evil work starts on the inside. So what becomes of you in the physical realm is dependent on what you invest in your inner man.
I have come to realise that although Christ may live in a person, the person must cooperate with Christ for him/her to manifest His limitless power. You may have sugar but it is the application of the substance that sweetens things up. You need to open your self up to Christ-like thinking and mentality. Begin to see life through the mirror of Christ and suddenly your mountains become molehills.
I remember some years ago we wanted to purchase a property and when we arrived at the auctioneer’s office he asked us how much money we had to spend. We told him the amount (as at the time we were oblivious of the standard amount required to purchase a property), the guy was shocked at the low price we indicated and suggested that he would call us when something in our price range comes in. Needless to say that he never called back.
After looking around for a while we discovered that we were out of position to buy any form of property. So we backed-up to build our faith because as at that time we could not see how and where such an amount would come from. But after 8 months of faith building we had developed the mind of Christ in us to the level of seeing the possibility of purchasing the property we wanted even after the price had increased over the months.
What happened within 8 months was that we got more acquainted with Christ in us and adopted His mindset and agreed with Him. Then we stepped into a new realm in the flow of possibilities.
What is it that seems bigger than you? Step back and look inwards; begin to develop the Christ nature in you and agree with your new nature which says you can do all things through Christ who infuses you with supernatural strength.
For further study:
Personal declaration for the day:
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
Questions for you to reflect on:
What image are you developing?