Actuation makes the risen Jesus real (to you)

got actuation? When you actuate Jesus, His water park breaks out inside you:

  • “Rivers of living water will flow from within,”
  • “A spring of water welling up to eternal life,”
  • “Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert,”
  • “Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”

Actuation is the aha that makes a concept come alive to you. Christian actuation moves your understand of Jesus 18 inches–from your head to your heart.

Then ongoing, direct, and personal revelation of the actual presence and reality of the living Jesus begins to overflow from within you and makes you gloriously aware that “Christ in you” is genuine, living, and immediate reality, not just a doctrine. An inner river running over with awe-filled revelation gives you both the hope and the experience of being supernaturally changed from glory to glory into Jesus’ very own image and lifestyle.

“He is risen indeed!” To actuate your faith, passionately surrender to, continually obey, and joyfully bask in Jesus’ real presence and transforming power. “Quench not the Spirit.”

To focus Christianity on “going to church” often interferes with Christian actuation. It distracts many people from having a rich relationship with Jesus in their own heart.

If we won’t let the living Jesus be the literal and actual Head when we meet as Christians, we’re only pretending to be the body of Christ. For Christians to gather as the body of Christ there can be only one Head–the living ever-present, but too often ignored, Jesus!

We don’t need inspiring descriptions of God’s spiritual fire. We need to continually experience it and pass it on to others!

Guilt is your check-your-life-light–your wake-up call to actuation. When guilt happens, the risen Jesus can tune-up your mind, align your life to God and forgive your guilt.

People may proclaim a behavior to be innocent, but in actuality it still may be “evil in the eyes of the Lord.” It’s interesting that people who want to “live like Hell” don’t want to actuate its existence. They don’t want Hell and that side of the Gospel to be real in their consciousness.

Whatever, good or bad, is growing in your life you’re probably actuating it:

You actuate
The thoughts
On which
You meditate,
The feelings
On which
You concentrate
And the desires
Toward which
You gravitate.
Focus on
The living Jesus!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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