Magnify Christ in Your Body
…according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. (Philippians 1: 20) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12: 1)
Paul’s goal was to magnify and exalt the Lord Jesus Christ. Magnify is an interesting word. There are two kinds of magnification. There is the magnification of the microscope and the magnification of the telescope. The microscope makes little things look big. The telescope makes big things look larger.
Warren Wiersbe says, “Magnifying Christ means being a lens that makes a small Christ look very big and a distant Christ look very close.”
Paul’s desire was that people see Jesus in all His grandeur and glory.
How can you magnify Christ?
o Magnify Him with your lips as you testify of Him.
o Magnify Him with your hands as you happily serve Him.
o Magnify Him with your feet as you walk with Him and march to His orders.
o Magnify Him with your knees as you pray for others.
o Magnify Him with your shoulders as you carry a brother’s burden.
I beseech you therefore, brethren…. magnify Christ in your body! Dr. Roger D. Willmore is a major contributor in both volumes of Real Victory for Real Life and a popular conference speaker at America’s Keswick
Keswick, America’s (2012-12-13). Real Victory for Real Life Volume 2 (Kindle Locations 3427-3452). . Kindle Edition.
Think About This: Your Father is as near when you journey through the dark tunnel as when you journey under the open heaven! Author Unknown
Verses to Memorize: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7