CHRIST REVEALED WITHIN
BY: RAY PRINZING
“It pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him…” (Gal. 1:15-16)
Everything awaits an inward revelation of Christ, which results in His central supremacy in our life. This alone enables us to preach HIM. Many try to describe His beauty, tell of His virtues, attributes, and ways; but only in the measure that He revealed IN US, can we truly speak Him forth to others.
Preach Him - not the furthering of a movement, a work, a teaching. We find people are always “giving themselves to the work,” or, contributing to the work.” All of which demands our protection and defense and support of the flesh. All the jealous factions are made because something other than Christ has become the central factor. The existence of all this simply represents the absence of an adequate revelation of Christ, for as “HE” increases, all these things surely decrease.
Now we see through a glass darkly, but the hour is coming when we shall see Him face to face. There have been veiled images, but they are so illusive. “I see Him, but not nigh,” Balaam said. He beheld, but it was afar off, and he spoke of Him as the Star that would come out of Jacob, and the Scepter that would rise out of Israel, but he lacked that supremacy in his own life, and so found it easier to compromise with circumstances at hand.
Paul had revelations so great he could not utter them, so startling and glorious he could not tell whether he was in his body, or out of his body, but he still cried out with deep desire, “THAT I MAY KNOW HIM.” (Phil. 3:10) It is that full, inward revelation that we desire. This is imperative and it is this very thing that causes us to lay down our self-life, that we might know HIS LIFE in fullest measure. “A merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” (Matt. 13:45-46) We gladly offer up all that we have, that we might receive Him in His fullness.