Recently, we have not only been talking about the position Jesus holds, but the position that we hold with Him. We have been made exactly like Jesus now, in our spirit (Hebrews 12:23).
The beautiful thing about this is that Jesus died to provide everything He has to EVERY person. And if you have believed on Jesus, you’ve been created exactly like Him. And not just you, but everyone else who believes on Jesus with you. This is what we would call an equalizer.
Galatians 3:28 (NKJV) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
The reason why jealousy, envy, inferiority, or covetousness no longer have a place in the church is because each believer has been given the exact same likeness, through the same cross. If we all received what we have through the same cross, then how could we have different things? The beautiful thing about the church is not our diversity one to another, but the “sameness“ that we collectively have with Jesus.
The “gifts“ that the Bible speaks about that differ, one believer to another, is simply speaking about the different jobs that people hold in the church (read 1 Corinthians 12:4-7). That way we are not all doing the same task. That does not mean that one person has something that another does not. If that were the case, then how could we all be joint heirs with Jesus? That would be a contradiction (Romans 8:17).
We were all equally desperate. And most importantly, we all received through the same cross, and have been given the same things as Jesus.
This last point is very important. Don’t leave this Quick Read simply thinking, “Oh, I have the same things as my fellow believer.“ You will get WAY off track thinking like that, because your eyes are still on your fellow believer. Instead think, “I have the exact same things as JESUS — as do all my brothers and sisters.” Then you’re comparing yourself to the right person.
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