Galatians 1:16 (God was pleased v.15) to reveal His Son IN (en) me, that I might preach Him IN (en) the gentiles….
Romans 10:20: Isaiah is very bold (courageously laying it all on the line) and says: I (God) was found IN (en) those not seeking (Hebraism meaning worshipping) Me; I manifest Myself IN those not inquiring after Me.
Colossians 1:27 tells us that the mystery of the Gospel… God’s good news is — Christ IN (en) you, the hope of glory.
God does not reveal Himself TO man… but IN man.
His Son is IN everyman… regardless of the outward behavior of the man.
Acts 9 tells us that Paul (Saul) was breathing out murder and hatred against Jesus and His followers. He was not a person sitting on the fence… He had made up his mind to be against Jesus and all He stood for.
Paul did not ask Jesus to COME INTO his heart after he repented of his sins……… God revealed that Christ was already IN Paul — in this one who hated Jesus and murdered His followers — in this one who had NOT repented, who had NOT believed or confessed that Jesus was Lord
The revelation of the Son IN Paul defined who Paul was and always had been in the Father’s eyes and so Paul began walking and living out of that reality
Will we be as bold as Isaiah and Paul… courageously laying it all on the line, or as Ellicott’s commentary says “coming forward and telling the naked truth”…… boldly preaching Christ IN all men?
#simpleGospel… #reveals…. #Christ… #IN-ALLmen