John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and
cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.
38 He that believes into Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe into Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
It’s in the drinking of Jesus, and Him entering into you, is where the glory comes. Remember Paul said, “Christ in you is the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). He is not glorified until He is flowing through you.
Submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is important. To appropriate what He is is important. But then to think that we can do either one in ourselves is completely absurd, because it has to be something Christ works in us. If I am submissive to Him, it is because He is the submission in me. I cannot claim the submission to His Lordship as something of me. He is my submission! Hear what is said of Jesus our Lord. When He came into the world, He said: Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, Behold I have come – in the volume of the Book it is written of Me – to do Your will, O God. Hebrews 10:5-7. He was in complete submission to the will of God at all times. He is what we cannot do. Paul says, There is none righteous, no, not one… There is none who does good, no, not one (Romans 3:10,12). We are learning that we have nothing to boast about. We cannot give ourselves credit for anything. He is our righteousness! He is our holiness! He is our appropriation! He is our believing! He is our all in all (Ephesians 1:23).
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