Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"A Son Is Given"

"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).

Just as "by Christ Jesus" was God's provision for the beginning of salvation and relationship with Him, so is our blessed Savior the supply for all our needs. "Unto us a Son is given" foretold the prophet (Isaiah 9:6). The Word of God and the Spirit of God bear witness that the Son has been given, and that He is the abundant provision for this moment for all who will believe the promise of an all-sufficient Christ. "God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (II Corinthians 9:8).

Such sufficiency involves every aspect of our existence. From the spiritual, to the mental, to the emotional, to the relational, and to the physical, Christ is God's answer, God's fulfillment, God's solution, God's peace, and God's all encompassing supply. Again, "all your need... by Christ Jesus." This we must believe, although we will never completely understand exactly how the Lord Jesus fills every void in our lives. It is not necessary that we fathom such mystery. It is only necessary that we accept the clear truth of God's Word that when our Heavenly Father sees human need, He administers His Son as the supply through the working of the Holy Spirit upon us and within us.

Christmas proclaims a gift far greater than we can presently comprehend. That which appeared as merely a baby was actually the salvation and provision for every moment of our eternal existence. Indeed, the Lord Jesus is the more than adequate supply for this moment, whatever the nature of our need. We can trust Him to be whatever we need Him to be right now. The Word of God promises that a Son has been given for today, and whatever this time may bring. Let us believe, and with our hearts and tongues join the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures and our trusting brethren who unite in sublime harmony to sing the anthem of the ages, and of now... "by Christ Jesus."

"God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:4-7).

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