FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN.
||IF I DIE IT WILL BE LUCRATIVE.
|This particular scripture is a powerful piece and I have always found it as per usual
typical of St.Pablo in all his writings and attitudes....selfless.
Always heavenward orientated, brother Paul's mind was above where the Christ is
seated at the right hand of Father, majesty, glory!.glory!.glory!...Colossians 3:1, 2.
It appears and is blatantly clear that St Paul tells all readers that he has no material
visions or plans on the now earth but has a lucrative future elsewhere. And the beautiful
thing here is that Pablo doesn't mind one little bit, in fact he is rather taken up with
the whole lot......click!.......click!
St Paul is not to be seen anywhere here, if he does live it will be the Christ but if he
dies he will be in another sphere. Paul saw death as gain not as a tragic thing but gain.
And this is true for all spiritual men and women who follow the Christ/Messiah. No
disciple of Jesus is looking for anything of this world.
In today's world we have peoples, men, women, old, young, rich and poor all so frantic,
fearful, resentful and in dread of dying, all because they love this life, world and the
things of this world more than they love the Christ, Jesus. They fight tooth and nail, day
and night till every dollar and dime they have is spent to stay alive in this sin cursed
earth and live on in the flesh in their sin.
But St Pablo says....to die is to gain!...Every limited world-lover would frown
at this and could even consider Pablo a saddest, an anti-social type, a man who hates life
even suicidal. But the truth is Jesus the Christ is Life. The way and also the
So enjoying life has nothing to do with self esteem, prosperity-financially or materially
or whether people get along with you or not. Neither does life or happiness or success
depend upon you doing anything outside of....fearing God and keeping (doing, clinging
to and cherishing his) the Christ's Commands......selah!
When you esteem Jesus the Christ to his rightful position as God, King, Lord, Master,
Saviour, Shepherd and Infallible Friend your self-esteem will be soaring on eagles wings,
you will be an instant success and you will be established and perfect in the eyes of
Father, a man of holiness and full of strength, able and capable of escaping all
temptation by the unctioning of the paraclete.....can you say yeah?.....1 Corinthians
10:13, Philippians 2;12.
So let me say this, I want you to hear a real bonifide biblical flesh destroying statement
that Father gave me while on the battle field under attack, now listen...
||"Every man and woman in the world and every single
circumstance that I am involved in no matter what the flavour or colour, no matter if it
be cardinal or venial...all things seen and unseen are working for me (are my unpaid
employees) hired by Father whether they be good or evil, they will work for me and my
good, all because I love Jesus the Christ."
(to love God is to do what he says.....John 14:23, Luke 6:46)
Bible Ref....Romans 8:28, 2 Corinthians 12:7.