Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 8:1-2 (KJV) Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Jesus Christ is the true minister of the tabernacle that was pitched by God and not man.
Some people are pre-occupied with what they are doing for this minister of the sanctuary and not what He is doing in them.
But, you have the choice to pattern your life to understand how to flow with this minister or how to look at yourself simply as one ministering to this minister.
Some people have patterned their lives after ministering to God while others have patterned their lives after yielding to the minister of the sanctuary to work in them.
Christ’s primary ministry is not through you but to you. It does not mean He does not work through you; it means that He does not want to work through you when He has not worked in you.
If you are only at the place of ministering to Him, you might run this race in vain. That is why Paul speaks of beating his flesh into subjection (1 Corinthians 9:27). He does this so that his flesh and soul yield to the spirit of God to work in him.
He understood that the total sum of any man’s qualifications in the life of the spirit arise out of the things that Christ has done IN that man.
The total sum of your Christian walk ought to be what God has done in you.
FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 1:6, Psalms 139:23
Christ’s primary ministry is not through you but to you.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord that by this word, you have re-aligned my destiny. I understand the minister of the sanctuary and the rules of the tabernacle. You work in me more than ever before; you deal with me every day. You humble me, break me and bend me. I am a vessel truly consecrated for your service. In Jesus’ name. Amen.