Believer Is A Container 

Dr. Donald J. Ralston

I AM GOING TO GIVE THE TESTIMONY OF NORMAN GRUB. 

AND HOW GOD BROUGHT HIM INTO THE UNDERSTANDING 

AND RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST

AND CHRIST RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM

AND I HAVE TITLED THIS MESSAGE, "THE BELIEVER IS A CONTAINER"

I WILL SPEAK IN THE FIRST PERSON AS NORMAN GRUB

HE BEGINS HIS BIOGRAPHY WHERE HE IS GOING TO BE A MISSIONARY IN AFRICA

WITH THE FAMOUS C. T. STUD. MANY OF YOU HEARD OF C. T. STUD. HE WAS HIS SON-IN-LAW

HE SAID, I WASN'T IN AFRICA VERY LONG BEFORE I FELT MY OWN INADEQUACY

IT WAS THAT I WAS LUKEWARM FOR JESUS

I WAS HIS SERVANT TO INTRODUCE MY AFRICAN BROTHERS TO HIM

THE INADEQUATE I HAD IN MYSELF WAS THE NEED TO LOVE

AFTER I WAS AMONG THEM A WHILE I FELT A GREAT NEED FOR NOT ONLY A LOVE FOR PEOPLE

BUT I SENSED A NEED FOR FAITH AND POWER

AND HE SAID, THIS WHOLE SENSE OF INADEQUACY,

LOVE FAITH POWER AND THE NEED FOR THESE THINGS WERE ALL LINKED TOGETHER

THE RESPONSE TO THE GOSPEL MESSAGE IN AFRICA WAS QUITE LARGE

MANY NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WERE COMING TO JESUS CHRIST

THEN HE SAID THAT HE SOON FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS MORE PROFESSION THAN IN POSSESSION

DOES THAT SOUND LIKE AMERICA?

THEN I BEGAN TO SAY TO MYSELF, ARE WE BRINGING THE AFRICANS ANYTHING WORTHWHILE?

AM I ONLY BRINGING THEM A CODE OF ETHICS THAT MOST DON'T FOLLOW ANYHOW

OR DO I HAVE SOMETHING TRANSFORMING THAT I CAN TRANSMIT TO THEM

AND HE SAID, I MADE THAT A PERSONAL QUESTION FOR MY SELF

THEN HE SAID THAT SOON HE DISCOVERED THAT WHEN YOUR MINISTRY GETS DISTURBED, IT

 DISTURBS YOUR WHOLE LIFE

YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, YOUR FAMILY LIFE

THEN I FOUND MYSELF I RATABLE WITH MY WIFE

AND THEN CRITICAL OF OTHERS

WHEN YOUR CRITICAL OF OTHERS IT TO COVER YOUR OWN FAILURES

I STRUGGLED WITH MY ATTITUDES, MY NEEDS AND BECAME CRITICAL AND IRATIBLE AS ALL THESE

 PROBLEMS CAME IN

AS I DOUBTED AND STRUGGLED I BEGAN TO SEARCH MY BIBLE FOR ANSWERS

AND I FOUND SOME AMAZING ANSWERS

I DISCOVERED ONE OF MY DEEPEST PROBLEMS WAS THE ATTITUDE THAT GOD WOULD IMPROVE ME

ALMOST EVERY CHRISTIAN STARTS AT THIS POINT - WE THINK AFTER WE RECEIVE CHRIST THAT THE THING

THAT GOD IS GOING TO DO IS IMPROVE US TO MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON

HE SAID I WAS A SERVANT OF CHRIST, REDEEMED BY HIS GRACE

I THOUGHT HE WOULD GIVE ME SOME LOVE IN MY HEART AND PROVIDE ME FAITH AND POWER

THIS IS WHAT I WANTED FROM HIM

I WAS EXPECTING GOD TO CHANGE ME AND MAKE ME A BETTER CHRISTIAN

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT PHRASE I WANT TO BE A BETTER CHRISTIAN"?

IF YOU THOUGHT THAT GOD IMPROVES US

---- GOD HAD TO TEACH ME THAT SELF IMPROVEMENT IS BOTH A SIN AND AN IMPOSSIBILITY

I HAVE REACH ED THOSE YEARS OF 50 THAT I CAN SAY THAT GOD DOESN'T IMPROVED YOU

AND WHEN THAT REALIZATION CAME TO ME, IT CAME AS A REAL SHOCK AND IT COULD TO YOU TOO

YOU MAY BE STRUGGLING WITH THIS IN YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW ABOUT IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT

BECAUSE THE NATURAL THOUGHT IS GOD IS GOING TO MAKE ME A BETTER CHRISTIAN

BECAUSE YOUR FOCUS IS ON WHAT? ME, MYSELF, I

----GODS FOCUS IS NOT LIKE THAT

THOUGH MY IDEA OF GOD AND HOW GOD SHOULD ANSWER MY PROBLEM WAS COMPLETELY WRONG

MY SENSE OF INADEQUACY  WAS GOOD. IT SENT ME TO THE BIBLE

THE BIBLE VERSES WE WILL READ WERE THE VERSES THAT GOD BEGAN THROUGH THE NEED AND THROUGH HIS PAIN

TO BRING NORMAN GRUB INTO THE LIFE THAT HE EXHIBITED THROUGH HIS PERSON

HE SAID IT ALL BEGAN TO UNFOLD IN ONE SIMPLE VERSE THAT WE ALL KNOW

1 JOHN 4:16

1Jn 4:16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him (NASB)

WHAT WAS MORE AWAKE TO HIM WAS "GOD IS LOVE"

NOTICE THAT THE THING THAT STOOD OUT TO HIM WAS THIS SIMPLE PHRASE GOD IS LOVE

BUT THEN HE SAID A SINGLE WORD STOOD OUT TO HIM IN THE SENTENCE

YOU WOULD OF THOUGHT THAT GOD WOULD HAVE SPOKEN TO ME THROUGH THE WORD GOD OR THROUGH THE WORD LOVE

BUT HE DIDN'T. HE SPOKE TO ME THROUGH THE WORD IS GOD IS LOVE

IT DOESN'T SAY GOD HAS LOVE BUT GOD IS LOVE

IF SOMEONE HAS A THING ON THEM SELF, IT ISN'T HE HIMSELF BUT SOMETHING ATTACHED TO HIM

LIKE A COAT OR HAT OR GLOVES

YOU HAVE IT AND YOU CAN SHARE IT

IT CAN BE DETACHED FROM YOU AND GIVEN TO ANOTHER IF ITS SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE

THE BIBLE DOESN'T SAY GOD HAS LOVE BUT THAT GOD IS LOVE

LOVE THEREFORE IS NOT A THING THAT I CAN HAVE AS SOMETHING DETACHED AND STANDING BY ITSELF THAT I CAN GET FROM GOD LIKE A PIECE OF CANDY FROM ANOTHER PERSON

I REMEMBER ONE TIME I HEARD NORMAN GRUB SPEAK, HE SAID "WE SOMETIME THINK OF LOVE AS A PIECE OF CANDY THAT GOD HAS TO HOLD OUT TO US APART FROM HIMSELF".

GOD DOESN'T HAVE LOVE TO GIVE THAT WAY

GOD DOESN'T HAVE LOVE, GOD IS LOVE

IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS  IMPRINTED --- THROUGH HIS PERSON

LOVE IS EXCLUSIVE, GOD IS THAT PERSON, AND HE SAID." THAT WAS A REVELATION FOR ME

LOVE IS AN EXCLUSIVE PERSON AND CHARACTER OF ONE PERSON

AND I WAS NOT THAT PERSON OR YOU

THE VERY THING THAT WE SO MUCH DESIRE- THAT MY LOVE IS INTANGIBLE

BECAUSE IT ISN'T INTANGIBLE AND IT ISN'T SOMETHING THAT WE CAN PURCHASE

LOVE IS A PERSON. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE , YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE THAT PERSON

HE SAID I THOUGHT LOVE COULD BE IMPARTED TO ME LIKE A SHOT IN THE ARM, AND THEN I WOULD LOVE

BUT HE SAID GOD REVEALED TO MY MIND THAT DAY THAT I WOULD NEVER HAVE LOVE

GOD WAS SAYING TO ME, "I AM LOVE AND THAT'S THE END OF IT .NORMAN, IF YOU WANT LOVE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE ME.

YOU CANT GET IT FROM ME, SOMETHING DETACHED THAT I HAVE TO GIVE TO YOU. ITS GOING TO HAVE TO BE YOU AND ME"

HE SAID LOVE IS ONE PERSON LIFE AND THAT LIFE INST YOU OR ME

I DISCOVERED GOD IS LOVE AND LOVE IS THEREFORE GOD LOVING

ONCE I DISCOVERED THAT , GOD REVEALED THAT TO MY CONSCIENCE

THEN A WHOLE NEW TRAIN OF THOUGHTS STARTED IN MY MIND

I RELATED THIS WHOLE IDEA TO MY OTHER NEEDS OF FAITH AND POWER

I FOUND A VERSE IN 1 COR. 1:24

1Co 1:24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (NASB)

WHERE IT SAYS CHRIST IS THE POWER OF GOD

I HAD ALWAYS THOUGHT THE POWER WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME

-AND THAT I AS A RESULT TO THAT WOULD BE A POWERFUL WITNESS OF JESUS CHRIST

AND SO HE LOOKED AT POWER AS SOMETHING DETACHED; SOMETHING THAT WAS TO BE GIVEN AS SPIRITUAL INTANGIBLE

I SUDDENLY FOUND THAT POWER IS ALSO A PERSON AND THAT PERSON IS EXCLUSIVELY JESUS CHRIST

AND THEN HE SAID I CAME TO WHAT EVERY BELIEVER CLAIMS TO HAVE

EVERY CHRISTIAN EXCEPTS THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE

OUR IDEA OF ETERNAL LIFE IS THAT FROM THE MOMENT THAT WE LIVE FOR CHRIST THAT WE LIVE ON FOREVER

THAT THIS LIFE IS A NEVER ENDING PLAY

AND THEN WE GO FROM HERE RIGHT INTO HEAVEN AND THEN ON AND ON

SO WE THINK OF LIFE AS IN TERMS OF DURATION AND NOT _______

THE SCRIPTURE THAT GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

BUT I FOUND THE ETERNAL LIFE IS NOT SOMETHING I HAVE ,

FOR JESUS DID NOT SAY I HAVE THIS LIFE TO GIVE TO YOU AS ITS SOMETHING APART FROM HIM

BUT HE TELLS US AN INTERESTING THING IN   JOHN 14:6

Joh 14:6 Jesus *said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

AND THE DEFINITE ARTICLE IS IN THE _GREEK

THAT POINTS TO "I AM " AND IN THE ENGLISH VERSION IT READS "I AM THE WAY TRUE AND LIFE"

BUT IN THE GREEK "I AM" THE WAY, THE LIFE

AND THERE IS NO LIFE APART FROM JESUS

SO JESUS MADE IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT HE IS LIFE

SO THEN I FIND THAT ETERNAL LIFE IS ONE PERSON ONLY AND I AM NOT THAT PERSON

I FOUND THAT LOVE IS A PERSON, GOD IS LOVE

I FOUND THAT POWER IS A PERSON , JESUS CHRIST- THE POWER OF GOD

I FOUND THAT LIFE IS A PERSON , JESUS CHRIST IS THE LIFE

JESUS CHRIST IS "THE ETERNAL LIFE"

THE SCRIPTURE BURST OPEN TO ME, EPHESIANS 1 - CHRIST IS ALL

NOT ONLY GOD IS LOVE , GOD IS LIFE , GOD IS POWER, CHRIST IS ALL

COL.3:11 CHRIST IS ALL AND IN ALL

Col 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all. (NASB)

IN THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS PAUL SAYS THE SAME THING OF THE CHURCH

THAT IN THE END OF CHAPTER ONE OF EPHESIANS I START WITH THE 22ND VERSE WHERE HE SAYS

Eph 1:22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, (NASB)

THAT HE IS HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, VERSE 23 WHICH IS HIS BODY

Eph 1:23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (NASB)

THE FULLNESS OF HIM WHICH FILLS ALL IN LOVE , THE FULLNESS OF HIM WHO FILLS ALL AND IS ALL

NOW, NOTICE CHRIST IS ALL AND FILLS ALL

IF CHRIST IS ALL WHAT IS LEFT FOR ME

AND THEN HE SAID THIS IN HIS TYPICAL BEAUTIFUL BRITISH HUMOR, "NOT MUCH BY MY MATHEMATICS."

THERE IS NOTHING LEFT

IF CHRIST IS ALL, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME?

I THOUGHT I WAS SOMEBODY THAT HAD SOMETHING. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SOMEBODY THAT HAS SOMETHING?

NOW, I HAD FOUND PUT THAT GOD HAD TAKEN IT ALL

REMEMBER JESUS SAID AN INTERESTING WORD?  JOHN ---- WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO HOW MUCH?

I DON'T HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE TO YOU. I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU POWER, I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU LIFE

I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU FAITH , I WILL DO ALL OF THAT, BUT IF I AM IN A PROPER RELATIONSHIP TO YOU

AND THEN NORMAN SAYS," I GOT THE LINK-- FOR THE FIRST TIME, I BEGAN TO REALIZE THIS

THAT THE WHOLE REASON FOR THE EXISTENCE OF THE ENTIRE CREATION IS TO CONTAIN THE CREATOR

THE REASON FOR THE EXISTENCE OF THE OF ALL OF CREATION IS TO CONTAIN THE CREATOR

CHRIST IS ALL AND IN ALL, OVER ALL, ABOVE ALL, THROUGH ALL, IN ALL

THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNIVERSE INCLUDING US IS NOT TO BE SOMETHING

BUT TO CONTAIN SOMEONE

THAT IS THE OTHERS SPIRITUAL NUISANCE, THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

GOD DOESN'T NEED TO BE ANYTHING, BUT TO CONTAIN SOMEONE.

HE IS EVERYTHING.

THE EXISTENCE OF CREATION IS TO CONTAIN AND MANIFEST GOD

THEN THE REASON FOR MY EXISTENCE IS THE SAME THING,

AND THAT'S WHY I AM TITLING THE MESSAGE THE BELIEVER IS A CONTAINER

HE GOES ON TO SAY, "AN IMPORTANT PROOF THAT DAWNED UPON ME.

YOU HAVE BELIEVED THE WRONG CONCEPT AS TO THE EXISTENCE OF SELF

THERE IS REALLY ONLY ONE INDEPENDENT SELF IN THE UNIVERSE

AND I AM NOT THAT PERSON. YOUR NOT AN INDEPENDENT SELF, YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT

WHEN YOU GET SICK AND DROP OVER WITH A HEART ATTACK , ARE YOU INDEPENDENT?

NO YOUR DEPENDANT ON DOCTORS, AND MACHINES AND SHOTS. YOUR DEPENDANT.

YOUR DEPENDANT IN YOUR LIFE, YOUR DEPENDANT ON YOUR CAR

YOUR NOT INDEPENDENT. DON'T EVER THINK THAT YOU ARE

BUT OFTEN WE FEEL THAT WAY. THERE IS ONLY ONE INDEPENDENT SELF IN THE WORLD

EVERY OTHER SELVES IS DEPENDANT.

WE ARE TOLD THAT THE END OF HUMAN HISTORY IS- IT IS GOD MOVING ALL AND IN ALL 1 CO 15:28

1Co 15:28 When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.  (NASB)

AT THE END OF TIME, GOD SUMMARIZES EVERYTHING AND GIVES IT TO HIS SON

AND HIS SON GIVES IT BACK TO THE FATHER THAT GOD WOULD HAVE IT... IS THAT INDEPENDENCE?

BY ALL MEANS... THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON

THE HUMAN CREATION IS REALLY MEANT TO BE BROUGHT INTO A LIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM SO THAT HE CAN MANIFEST HIMSELF THROUGH US

THE SUN DOES ITS JOB AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

THE HEAVENS DECLARE WHAT? THE GLORY OF GOD

THE FIRMAMENT SHOWS HIS HANDY WORK THAT THE WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL CREATIVE GENIUS ABILITY OF GOD

THE WHOLE WORLD DOES ITS JOB TO CONTAIN GOD

THE UNIVERSE, STARS AND ALL OTHER THINGS AND THE HUMAN CREATION IS CREATED FOR THE SAME REASON

TO CONTAIN TO MANIFEST GOD

THE WHOLE CREATION EXIST BECAUSE SPIRIT MUST HAVE A BODY FOR WHICH HE MANIFESTS HIMSELF

EVEN WHEN THE PLANET IS EMPTY AND HAS TO BE BROUGHT ABOUT, WHAT DID THE FATHER DO?

HEB. 10:5

Heb 10:5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME; (NASB)

 NOTICE WHEN GOD CAME TO DO THE BUSINESS OF REDEMPTION, SACRIFICE HE SAID ----HE WAS GOING TO MANIFEST REDEMPTION THROUGH A BODY, IN A PERSON

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE WHOLE WORLD IS FULL OF HIS GLORY PSALM 19:1

Psa 19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. (NASB)

SO GOD IS GIVING US A SECRET, ALL OF CREATION WAS TO BE A CONTAINER OF DEITY

THIS BODY THAT YOU AND I LIVE IN IS ONLY MEANT TO BE A CONTAINER

YOUR NOT TO BE SOMETHING BUT YOUR TO CONTAIN SOMEONE

AND ALL OUR LIFE WE ARE STRUGGLING TO BE SOMEONE, THAT IS FRUSTRATING

SO QUIT TRYING TO BE

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT CHRIST DESCENDED THAT HE MIGHT FILL ALL THINGS

NOW, IF HE FILLS ALL THINGS, THAT MEANS THAT ALL THINGS ARE MERELY CONTAINERS FOR HIM

HERE WE HAVE THE HEIGHT AND DEPTH OF HUMANITY

THE HEIGHT IS THIS- THAT THE REST OF CREATION CONTAINS MANIFESTATIONS OF GOD

A PERSON CAN NOT MANIFEST HIMSELF AS A PERSON THROUGH ANYTHING OTHER THAN ANOTHER PERSON

SO THAT WE CAN LOOK AT ANOTHER PERSON AND SAY THAT IS JESUS IN YOUR FORM

ITS NOT JESUS AS JESUS

WHEN HE COMES TO LIVE IN ME AND MANIFEST HIMSELF THROUGH ME , HE DOES DO IT JESUS AS JESUS--

HE COMES INTO ME JESUS AS ME

HE DOES IT THROUGH MY PERSONALITY , THROUGH MY FORM, THROUGH MY LIFE

SO IT IS JESUS AS YOU , WE CAN POINT AT YOU AND SAY GOD IS IN YOU

THERE IS GOD, NOT HIS DEITY BUT GOD IN HIS FORM , GOD IS INDWELLING IN HIS PERSONALITY

GOD IS LIVING IN HIM, BUT NOTHING THAN A CONTAINER BUT THE VERY PERSON OF THE UNIVERSE

BUT THE DANGEROUS DEPTH OF HUMANITY IN FORCE AND TO THIS I SAY

PERSONALITY MEANS FREEDOM , INTELLIGENT TRUST

THE PEOPLE GOD CAN CREATOR  AND TURN AROUND AND SAY TO GOD, "THANK YOU BUT I DONT WANT YOU TO LIVE IN ME

I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE , I WANT TO BE WHAT I WANT TO BE "

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED, THAT'S WHAT WE SEE IN THE UNIVERSE

WE SEE INDEPENDENT BEINGS, HUMAN BEINGS, THINKING BEINGS, RUNNING AROUND AS LITTLE GODS DOING THEIR OWN THING

AND THESE ARE FALSE GODS... EVEN AS BELIEVERS MANY TIMES WE HAVE REFUSED TO LET GOD BE GOD IN US

AND WE RECEIVED HIM AS SAVIOUR BUT NOT LORDSHIP; DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT LORDSHIP MEANS

I RECEIVED HIM IN THIS CAPACITY THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT THIS MORNING

I RECEIVED HIM TO BE IN ME AND THROUGH ME AND FOR ME TO BE A CONTAINER AND A MANIFESTED OF HIS PERSON

AND OUR WHOLE TROUBLE IN LIFE IS RUNNING OURSELVES

YOU AS CHRISTIANS DO THE SAME THING

YOU CAN RECEIVE JESUS RUN YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND NEGLECT THE WHOLE CONCEPT THAT IS BROUGHT TO YOU THIS MORNING

YOUR STARTED SELF...SELF OUT OF GEAR...THAT'S OUR PROBLEM

AND ONCE WE KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THE HUMAN SELF AND PUT IT BACK WHERE IT BELONGS

THEN WE'VE LEARNED THE KEY TO LIFE IN HIM ...AND ONLY THEN

SO THE POSITION OF A HUMAN BEING IS TO BE A CONTAINER OF THE PERSON WHO IS LORD OF THE UNIVERSE

THAT'S ALL

THAT'S WHAT GOD MEANT IT TO BE

WHAT WAS THE VERY TERM THAT THE LORD HIMSELF SPOKE OF PAUL, TO PAUL?... OF PAUL SPOKEN OF PAUL?

THEY WERE ALL CONCERNED ABOUT PAUL BEING SUCH A WICKED MAN AND BEING SAVED

THE LORD SAID TO THEM THAT HE IS A CHOSEN WHAT?.....VESSEL TO ME

A CHOSEN VESSEL

WHAT IS A PURPOSE OF A VESSEL?

TO CONTAIN SOMETHING

 WILL YOU GIVE HIM BACK THE PERSON THAT YOU CALL YOU?

PUT CHRIST FIRST

WILL I GIVE HIM ALL?

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS YIELD

AND MANIFEST IN WHAT EVER WAY HE CHOOSE TO DO SO.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO NEVER RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU

SO THAT YOU COULD COME TO UNDERSTAND WHY JESUS CAME TO DIE

JESUS DIDN'T COME TO ONLY PAY FOR YOUR SINS AND HE DID DO THAT

HE DIDN'T ONLY COME TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THE PENALTY FOR ALL THE WRONGS THAT YOU HAVE DONE

JESUS CAME TO PAY THAT PENALTY AND FORGIVE THOSE SINS AND CLEANSE SO THAT HE COULD PUT HIMSELF ON TRACK FOR DIVINE GLORY IN YOU

SO HE CAN CLEANSE THE HEART SO THAT HE COULD COME IN AND LIVE AND DWELL IN A VESSEL

THAT IS WHAT REDEMPTION IS - IS GOD COMING BACK TO LIVE IN HUMANITY THAT HAVE TURNED AWAY

SO WHEN YOU RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST

WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS YOUR RECEIVING THE SAVIOUR INTO  YOU , INTO YOUR BEING

AND GIVING YOURSELF BACK TO GOD, THE SAVIOUR HIMSELF COME IN

AND SO I INVITE YOU TO JESUS CHRIST

2ND THING IS FOR YOU AS BELIEVERS

ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR LIFE?

MAYBE YOU MISSED THIS TRUTH

BUT MAYBE YOU'VE MISSED IT

But NOW YOU SEEN IT FOR THE FIRST TIME THROUGH A TESTIMONY

I SEE ... THAT'S THE TROUBLE ALL ALONG (YOU MAY BE SAYING THIS)

I HAVE TO LET JESUS RULE IN THIS VESSEL

I HAVEN T SEEN MYSELF AS A VESSEL

I HAVEN T SEEN MYSELF AS A CONTAINER -- CONTAIN THE LORD OF THE UNIVERSE

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE YOURSELF BACK TO THE LORD AND BECOME CONTAINER OF HIM

I INVITE YOU TO COME:

CHRISTIANS TO GIVE YOURSELF BACK TO GOD, TO SEE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO BE NOTHING BUT A CONTAINER

CAN YOU LET GOD BE GOD IN YOU?