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The Normal Christian Life, (part 3 of 3)

“For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life . . .” (Colossians 3:3-4) does not record Paul’s ideas, gang. This is God speaking to you. God Himself is the Source at work through the speaker, Paul (Romans 15:18).

God says in the verses above that your life is “hidden.” This means that you must see this via your spiritual eyes, by faith. It’s fine if you understand it, but you can obey it regardless of whether you understand it or not. If you need more understanding, you can address God: “Sir, if there is something here that I need to understand, show it to me. I’m not simply curious. I want to know so I can have a better relationship with You.” Paul writes, “The life which I now live in the flesh [in the body] I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20). For years I knew I would die embracing my faith in Christ, but I never knew I was to live by that same faith in Him. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Somehow the key is to live like the branch on a vine lives, depending upon the life of that vine. Now hold that thought.

– by Bill Gillham

About the Author

Bill founded Lifetime Guarantee Ministries to encourage people to experience the reality of Christ as life. His transparent, humorous, down-to-earth style and sense of humor made him one of the most effective teachers of his time. He communicated with great clarity the full extent of what God accomplished in Christ and what that means for the Christian identity. Although Bill passed away in June 2011, his messages are timeless and will continue to impact generations to come.