I want you to think in this BOND.
Think of the Messiah as a symbol. Not an idol but a symbol; a reminder, a renewal of the mind, a minded result, a conclusion of well-calculated strides to redemption.
Think of the Messiah as the redeemer.
Think of the Messiah as the chart, as the means by whom you chat with GOD. Think of the Messiah as GOD, the cord between you and GOD. The broad view of GOD that stipulates a narrow crossing (way). Think of the Messiah as THE cross, a sacrifice, the greatest of all sacrifices.
Think of the Messiah as the heart, beating even until death for the sake of others like it – to beat to life. Think of the Messiah as someone who cannot be discarded and that would get you to discard the many manipulations you might have thought of (before now) about the conception and perspective of the MESSIAH.
Think of the Messiah as the present: from GOD to you.
The Present of the Messiah
Our second chance at creation, our second shot at getting life right, at knowing our right life and our right to life. While you are at it, think of the Messiah as the marker of the second creation. I always like to say it this way, instead of starting this new Genesis with , “In the beginning…”, we may freely start with, “In the beckoning…” because it is indeed GOD calling us home from playing – like children – and getting lost or getting mud stuck between our toes or getting dirty from the wiles of sin towards dirt (I mean) death.
Think of the Messiah as the present, not in the past and not futuristic – as in someone who is yet to come. That’s far from us now. The Messiah is here and now, present, time-bound to us, here. Think of the Messiah as always with you: not leaving nor forsaking you. And when you think of the Messiah as the facilitator of salvation, then think of salvation being with you, always.
The Messiah is Salvation
So think of the Messiah as the presence of GOD on Earth.
The Presence of the Messiah
As the presence of GOD in you. When you think of the work of the Messiah, think of GOD at work in humanity, at work on humanity. Think of GOD – ably represented in the recovery of humanity.
Think of the Messiah as the entity of GOD; how we can receive GOD. To the rich, GOD Is in the wealth; to the poor, GOD is dwelling
amidst in spite of the poverty; to the sick, GOD is in the sickness – causing it or making it better. To the human, GOD is human in humanity.
Think of the Messiah as GOD with us (Immanuel).
Hold that thought closely as you can because you’ll need it, always: knowing that GOD has never left you to be left alone. Knowing that GOD, alone, is aware of the left and the right of all you do and is in the midst of it all.
Think of the Messiah as the preeminence of life.
The Pre-eminence of the Messiah
Think this way: that before anything, the Messiah is there. Taking centre stage, taking the higher role and priority. Taking control, storming the violent waves (with peace), giving life to dead or dying bones, calling forth the unknown to be known. Before life, is the Messiah; before death, is the Messiah; before all things, is the Messiah.
The Messiah comes first.
Let your thinking be so. When you think of the Messiah, as salvation, you’ll realise that your salvation comes first. Your world-view of life is directly influenced by the dictates and template of salvation. Salvation comes first and then life comes best.
For every element of life – good, bad, bald, ugly – wear the helmet of Salvation.
When the world leaves you naked, think of the Messiah as clothing – covering your shame; being eminent to the tussle in that when the world looks at you, the world sees the Messiah and the work of the Messiah, first, before you.
Think of the Messiah as glory and ascension and enlightenment; you would see that you are covered in all these and more.
Think of the Messiah as the Messiah – saviour, to save or nothing; to save your soul.
The Messiah; the Messiah
Think of the Messiah as more than the rhyme of words and then words begin to rhyme to one beating entity of supreme peace and rest in the finished and finishing work of the Messiah.