And I did promise that it shall come one of the days: the Communicable Fulness of Christ. We are going to read a lengthy passage, then we shall go on. Turn with me to the Book of Colossians 1:9-19, 26-27; 2:9-10. The Lord will minister to us and the communicable fulness of Christ shall be ours in Jesus’ name.
It is God’s desire that you be like Christ. That is the purpose of God: to bring us into the likeness of His Son. And that is why Jesus became man, identified with us and He desires that we be like Him. You know the Bible declares that but as many as received Christ, God gave them power/authority to become the sons of God… It is that you be like Him. That is the mind of God and that is His purpose: to create in you the image of Christ so that when God looks at you He will be seeing Christ in you and that when the world looks at you the world will see Christ in you. In all areas of your life you be Christ-like. The Christ-likeness is God’s desire, that He multiplies His Son and we become His to the extent that He upgraded us through His Son, making us not only friends of Christ but we are co-heirs, that all that He is might be ours. That is God’s mind.
Now let’s try to understand this communicable because that word, it will make us to go to more or less the negative, something we don’t like. But it is from there we will understand it… You understand it quicker when you talk of communicable disease, because that is where we are going now. When we say the communicable fulness of Christ that is going to be yours, it is going to be through this type of communication.
Now when we talk of communicable disease, we are talking about diseases that are, that can be passed from one to another like measles or chickenpox or “apolo” (conjunctivitis). If someone has “apolo” maybe among students (let me go there) in the school, if someone is affected by “apolo,” if you allow that “apolo” man to stay in the class for too long, before you know it, it will be multiplying. You don’t need to touch it first. Before you know, whether from the sight, I don’t know. I think it will take our nurses to tell us how it jumps. If it is type of cough, there is a type of cough too, you know. It will make the doctors to separate you from among the people. Otherwise, before you know it, many people are into it.
Now when you understand it that way, the Spirit will lead you to understand this and your understanding is going to bring it to pass in your life in the name of Jesus Christ. You know that is about disease. Otherwise, the Bible tells us in Proverbs 13:20 that when you walk with wise men you become wise. In that case, whether they sit you down and teach you, I don’t know. But because you are walking with them, before you know it, you are getting wise. You see. What am I saying? That desire of God should come to pass in our lives that we be like Christ. Amen.
That is, when you read your Ephesians 4:8-11, you are going to see that Christ went into the down below and then He ascended. And the Bible declares when He came He led captivity captive and received gifts for men and the gifts He brought. You know when you read the five-fold ministry, some are given the gift of apostle. Some are apostles, some are prophets, some are evangelists, some are pastors and teachers. For what purpose? It says for the edification of the saints, to empower them for the work of the ministry. It doesn’t stop there, that we become perfect. And when we talk of perfection, perfection in the Scripture and in the life of the Christian is measured by Christ, not by the bishop. If you are humble like the bishop, you are not yet humble. If you think you are wise like the pastor, you are not wise. You need to be wise like Jesus. Jesus said be wise as serpents and be harmless as dove. You cannot compare the wisdom of serpent with that of Christ. Even in wealth, if you want to measure your wealth, measure it with Christ.
The Bible says that you know the grace of the Lord that though He was rich (He is a Lord of all. He left His glory, glorious throne in heaven and came to this world of wickedness to identify with us, to look for us that are lost and to save us, and transform us and bring us to the level where His image will be found in us), He became poor so that you through His poverty might become rich.
Source: Warri Times