“To live is Christ” is never about giving to God. It’s about receiving the best Gift you could ever get, from the best Giver ever – the love and life of our God and Savior Jesus. Now may we live lives as the givers of his love as Christ lives and loves in us.
“To live is Christ” means that we have been much more than “born again.” We have been born from above. God’s life our life. Christ’s eternal love and holiness ours in him. God’s Spirit in us as the person of Jesus Christ. This is the glory that all of scripture and every promise of God has brought us to see- Christ on a cross, lifted up for us, so that his eternal life may be ours in him.
“To live is Christ” is life in the kingdom of God that only comes through repentance and belief. And that is good news! No more trying to figure out the Christian life. No more “just tell me what to do.” Instead, just tell me what Christ has already done. That’s all we need to know.
“To live is Christ.” The end of all our confusion. The answer to all our questions. The fulfillment of God with us.
“To live is Christ” means the Spirit of the great Prophet, Jesus, is now prophesying through us as we speak the gospel to all we meet in this valley of decision. God’s message of love and light displayed on the cross on the day of the Lord, is now the only message that can save this world from the gloom and darkness of the day of the Lord that is to come.
“To live is Christ” means trusting the reality of your fire proof life. And as you trust Christ’s life more and more, your faith will prove to the world the grace and faithfulness of God in Christ. The world will see you walk around unbound in the midst of the fire with Jesus and they will declare like Nebuchadnezzar, “there is no other God who is able to rescue in this way.”