Embracing Your Specialness is a MUST!

Why? Because Jesus, the Son of God made flesh, accepted His Specialness from within our humanity, and he shares his life with you – with all of humanity!

And believe me, my brother and my sister, there is no more compelling reason than that! When Jesus revealed the Love of God in His own human body he also revealed in word and in deed that he was permanently related to, and united with, God the Father and God the Holy Spirit! (John 16:4-15).

Think of how special the relationship is between Jesus, His Father, and the Holy Spirit! Good Gravy!!!

Can there be anything more unique, beautiful, distinct and lovely than that? Hardly! I mean this One God declares that His Triune Relationship IS LOVE, not that They simply have love (even though They obviously do! 1 John 4:7-16).

I mean the Father is so Special that he not only has a Distinct name, “Father”, but is so Awesome and Worthy of the most fitting responses that Jesus did (and does!) everything this Special Father asks of him in his human flesh! (John 5:19-30).

The Son is so Special, Unique and Exclusive that He not only has a Distinct name also but when the Father wanted to adopt and include all of humanity into the Life of the Trinity, he chose only His Son to become Incarnate and pull it off! (Matt 1:18-23. Eph 1:3-10).

The Holy Spirit not only has a Distinct name, too, but is so Specialized, Select, and Earmarked that Jesus said it was important for him to high tail it from earth in his human body for a temporary time in order that the Spirit would be here with us in a Special way to help us know the Father and Son better! (John 16).

Think, especially, of how Special Jesus must have considered His Human Life, (in Relationship to His Father in the Spirit) that he did not sin at all in body, mind or spirit! Hebrews 4:15.

Do you HONESTLY think Jesus could have pulled off this tremendous feat if he did not believe that he was the Special One of the Father?

Do you really believe that Jesus would have attempted and effectively healed others in all kinds of ways if he hadn’t embraced how Special he was? How could Jesus have resisted the Evil one, evildoers and death unless he knew without a doubt how Special he was? Isn’t that what he in essence said in his human flesh, to the Evil one? (Matt 4:1-11) And how could he have possibly embraced the humility of becoming human forever and served those lower than himself if he had not embraced his Matchless, Special, and Unique Personhood? (Phillipians 2:1-11) (I am honestly being brought to tears as I write and reflect on this! Good Gravy! How Beautiful and Special he is that I can literally experience his personal presence while writing of him and reading words in scripture!!)

Think of how nurtured, supported, encouraged and uplifted people were in the presence of Jesus because he embraced his Specialness, his Uniqueness, his Distinct Splendor? (Wowsa and Good Gravy! – I am tasting it right now!!! Ha-Ha!)

AND, this Jesus shares his life with you??? With me???  YES! That is the earth-shaking Good News of the Gospel!!

Did you notice that this Specialness and Novel Life of Jesus doesn’t occur apart from but in Distinct and Mysterious  Union/Inclusion with Everyone and Everything around Him? Jesus is so Special that He is not everyone else and They are not Him, but he is never without them! And if He couldn’t live without Embracing his Specialness, how are you going to REALLY live without embracing yours?!

This is too much for me! I must stop writing now and go relate more personally with this Special One in my own Specialness! Ha-Ha! You, me, we, are so in union with this Special One, Jesus, that scripture makes the following statements in various verses taken from Colossians 1:

13 God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, 14 the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating. 15 We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. 16 For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels – everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. 17 He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment…. 19 So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. 20 Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe – people and things, animals and atoms – get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the Cross…  22 But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. 23 You don’t walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. There is no other Message – just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same Message…. 26 This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. 27 God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. 28 We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less.

Quoted from Colossians 1:13-17, 19-20, 22-23, 26-28, The Message Bible

~ by Timothy Brassell

3 comments so far

  1. Roland Stanley on

    Tim: A very inspired and inspiring posting. Thanks, Roland Stanley

  2. tjbrassell on

    Thanks Roland! All Jesus’ best to you in your Specialness! Peace, Love and Blessings!

  3. Paul Kurts on

    Great Post Tim. I want to invite all of you to read my latest blog on Why Many Christians HATE Grace. Just go to

    http://www.pastorpaulsinteractiveblog.blogspot.com

    blessing,

    Paul


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