A quick comment on Jesus Manifesto (Book by Frank Viola)
Wow what a Jesus!! Well thats the quick summary… Jesus Christ is soo unique and special. I have discovered so much more about Jesus on Nazareth. I never truely understood the whole movement of “what would Jesus do” as it just didnt do justice to the Christ that I knew. I discovered that if we truely want to be like Christ we have to not just ‘be like him’ or ‘model ourselves in his image’ but actually realise that Christ Lives in Us! To truely know God the Father, is to know Christ… and to know Christ is to allow him to function ‘THROUGH’ you, and ‘IN’ you! Remember that Jesus is living and real… we are made ‘Alive IN Him and Through Him’….
Consider the words in Galations 2:19-21
19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”[e]
I just cant fathom how Christ wants us to be part of His Body.. He designed us to function togther in complete harmony and unity, through love and encouragement. It makes me feel soo unworthy knowing what the creator of the universe was willing to do… He loved us sooo unconditionally that he sacrificed himself on the alter so we may be Holy and Blameless in Gods eyes. What a Precious, Loving Saviour we have and oh how undeserving are we!
Think about this “Greater is He that is in ME, than he that is in the world”… ‘IN’ me!!! ‘IN’ me…! He (The Holy Spirit is a living person who wants you to be activated into Gods Will, through Christ Jesus.)