Possessing All in Christ
Salem Author Services, 2007 - 456 pages
The Apostle Paul says in 2 Cor. 6:10c, "as having nothing and yet possessing all things." The message of the Gospel is what could be called the "Great Exchange!" When we are in a state of humility before God and confess our sin, He exchanges death for life and eternal salvation. To posses the reality of God's kingdom on earth is just the beginning as He works in our lives to empty us of "self" so we may be full in Him. Jesus Christ says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3). To be poor in spirit is to have nothing in and of ourselves, in other words, to be empty. To be poor in spirit means to have nothing, but in Him to have everything. The Christian life consists of God's work of emptying us of ourselves, as His fills us with Himself - His love, His joy, His peace, His will and vision for our lives. He gives us His purpose for our lives This book is written as a weekly devotional that will help guide you towards Christ in your daily life, and can start reading them at anytime of the year. The reader will find in this book that God has a special purpose for your life even in the midst of adversity. Richard Arillotta is a gifted Christian Speaker and Writer and uses these means to challenge and exhort the body of Christ to draw closer to God. Richard has a condition called Cerebral Palsy, but God has used it to touch thousands with his message of hope and encouragement. Richard is a living testimony of the power of God's grace.