Emanna for 11/04/2020

Christ Our Portion

Bible Verses

Col 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you for a share of the allotted portion of the saints in the light. Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.

Words of Ministry

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In contrast to many Christians today, Paul did not give thanks for things such as healing, health, housing, family life, or a job. Rather, he gave thanks to the Father for qualifying us "for a share of the allotted portion of the saints in the light." The book of Colossians concerns Christ, the Head of the Body. Hence, the portion of the saints here is the all- inclusive Christ for their enjoyment. We can boldly declare that Christ is our all-inclusive portion. The Greek word rendered portion in this verse corresponds to the Hebrew word used for the allotment of the good land. After the children of Israel had entered into the land of Canaan, each of the tribes was given an allotment of the land
[their inheritance]
. Of course, our portion, our allotment, today is not a physical land in Palestine; it is the all-inclusive Christ. How we must thank the Father for giving us Christ as our divine allotment! Each of the tribes had an allotment of the good land, and the members of each tribe had a share of this allotment. In the same principle, we have a share of the portion of the saints. This means that we all have a share in Christ.
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Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Colossians, pp. 23-24. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/20/1999) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.