For by him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before
all things, and in him all things hold together. So that in everything he might have the supremacy.
Christ is all, and is in all. – extracts from Colossians 1:16-17, 3:11
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. – John 1:1-4
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” – John 14:6
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. And we are in him who is true – even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. – extracts from 1 John 5:11, 20
The glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present
everyone perfect in Christ. In order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.– extracts from Colossians 1:27-28, 2:2
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God. – Galatians 2:20
To live is Christ. – Philippians 1:21
In these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. – Hebrews 1:2-3
Which he purposed in Christ…. – to bring all things in heaven and earth together under one head, even Christ. – extract from Ephesians 1:9-11, study 1:9-13
God exalted him in the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:9-11 _
It is all about Jesus! Father God says it is all about Jesus. If God said it, that settles it. Christianity in reality is Christ. All that now remains is for us to be aligned to that, and to live in line with that.
These questions need to be prayerfully and seriously asked about everything of our daily living:
Are our thinking and choosing in line with ‘It is all about Jesus’?
Are our time, energy and money spending in line with ‘It is all about Jesus’?
Are our talking, praying and loving in line with ‘It is all about Jesus’?
Are our Bible studying, applying and teaching in line with ‘It is all about Jesus’? Are our gospel, evangelism, discipling, church and Christianity in line with ‘It is all about Jesus’?
May the Holy Spirit grant us an honest assessment and truthful answer to each of these questions. Any ‘no’ answers call for an urgent reformation! Every Christian and everything of Christianity need to be reformed by the Holy Spirit to ‘It is all about Jesus’. We are in dire need of a Jesus himself is All and in all revival! The church desperately needs a world-wide reformation from self-based Christianity to Jesus self. The Holy Spirit needs to reform us to Jesus self is our God Life and He is our Godly living. Meditate sufficiently on Revelation 1:8, 22:13; John 1:1-4, 11:25, 14:6, 14:12-15, 20, 15:4-5, 17:26; Colossians 1:27-28, 2:6-12, 3:3-4, 9-11; Ephesians 1:22-23; Philippians 1:21; 1 John 2:5-6, 5:11-12, 20-21; Romans 8:4-11, 13:14; 2 Corinthians 4:7-11, 13:4-5; Acts 17:24-28.
May we grasp that our Father God has one intention: Jesus Christ. May we understand that the Holy Spirit has only one implementation: Christ Jesus. May the Holy Spirit graciously work it that we in turn will have but one aim and one application: Jesus Christ. Our hearts, minds, choices, words, actions, time, possessions, money, relationships – yes all! – need to be set on Jesus himself. Privately we need to have all of our hearts, minds, choices, words and actions reformed to ‘It is all about Jesus’. Publically we need to have all of our relationships, possessions, occupations, churches and ministries reformed to ‘It is all about Jesus’. Just Jesus…operating in God’s way, truth and life of Jesus himself IS all, and He works all. All Jesus self – loving, knowing, and living Jesus Christ.
What in essence needs to be done to get us in line with our Father God’s purpose and practice of ‘It is all about Jesus’? The Holy Spirit works these three things which are essential to ensure that Christ Jesus himself will be the all and in all of us, Christianity, church, and Christian ministry:
- Continuous repentance to Jesus self (= presenting everything of us to Jesus – all the time)
- Committed relationship with Jesus (= focusing all on loving Jesus, living in unison with Jesus)
- Complete reliance on Jesus self, thus allowing Him to fulfil all of God’s will, Word and work (= living from Jesus self and through Jesus self – ever by grace through faith in obedience).
Before we continue, we need to understand that no study guide can reform us to ‘It is all about Jesus’. The Holy Spirit must do it. He will do it by using His main reformation tool. What led to the church reformation in the middle ages? It was based on a return to God’s Word! How will we be reformed to ‘It is all about Jesus’ in this current age? Our reformation to Jesus is All and in all will have to be led by the Holy Spirit and fed by the Word of God. The centrality of God’s Word in the work of the Holy Spirit makes it absolutely crucial that we should sufficiently meditate on all Scriptures presented in this article, ever confessing them and taking them fully to heart and life. The Bible is God’s primary instrument to reveal Jesus and to reset our thinking, choosing and living to ‘It is all about Jesus’. All Jesus, who is the Living Word. Jesus as the Living Word came to live in us. He is our God-level enablement so that we can actually live in line with God’s Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. – Colossians 3:16; emphasis added
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. – Romans 10:17; emphasis added
For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. – Revelation 19:10
Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Colossians 2:2-3
Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. – Matthew 22:29; 1 Corinthians 1:24
You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that in them you possess eternal life.
These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. John 5:39-40; emphasis added
Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. – John 6:45