Common Link

Colossians 1:26-27

…the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (ESV)

Our Common Link

Jesus Christ is the common link that eventually will unite all mankind.

Today there is division between those who acknowledge HIM and those who distain HIM. There are those who have now accepted HIS authority in their life and have come to realize HE is alive and living in Spirit with them. On the other hand, there are those who look upon the man as a religious do-gooder without any relevancy or practicality for current world affairs. And therefore, refrain from living under HIS domain.

More has been written and discussed about Jesus Christ than any other person who has every lived. His impact on the people of HIS day resulted over time in a drastic cultural change in human affairs. Those who have come to believe in this sole person’s claim have witnessed a change with their own heart, mind, and soul. When they meet others who have likewise experience similar transformation, they rejoice and acknowledge their King and God.

To become a follower of Christ is sacrilegious in countries whose nationalistic faith is atheistic or political. Yet many choose to follow HIM at the price of their own life. What makes HIM so attractive?

He never wrote a book, held public office, led an army, nor built a historic empire. Yet HE is held in esteem and acknowledged to be a King and Savior of mankind! Kings of nations, presidents, and leaders of vastly different institutions and organizations have acknowledged HIS influence and leadership in their lives.

His teachings have led to the flourishment and development of the western world in areas of human rights, education, and governmental structure. His ways have also led to the building up of social structures, hospitals, and family roles within society.

Historians have taught the evilness of what happens when people disregard HIM and pursue their carnal desires at the destructive expense of the masses. More people have died fighting to destroy HIS teachings rather than live out HIS Kingdom way. People always want the benefit of HIS ways without answerable to HIM. They can’t acknowledge that the source of everything good is because of HIM.

Yet one day that will all change, and humanity will finally witness how ONE person will operate a Kingdom where everyone will have the opportunity to flourish in freedom and find fulfillment serving each other. I long for HIS Kingdom to fully function on earth as in heaven. But till then, I rejoice that there are little colonies throughout this planet where HIS Kingdom is active. Wherever you and I stand, we have the honor and privilege of sharing God’s way of life with others. At home, among friends, and in the marketplace, we are fortunate to share HIS Good News with others; and at times we may even use words.  

When you are rooted in Jesus Christ, you stand on solid ground. You are linked with HIS Father and Spirit and a host of other angelical beings. And you are connected and belong with other saints who likewise share in the life of the God-Man who makes all these things possible. One day everyone alive will also personally come to know HIM – for HE is our common link.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Author of e-Books

 *  Dancing With God: Life-Giving Theology Explained
 *  Great Business Emulates a Good God
 *  Be Radical…Follow Christ!
 *  Simply The Messenger
 *  Unequally Married

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