Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Have you ever received an eMail from a friend who asked you to consider a new “revelation word” given to him? If you’ve gone to a Bible Conference and signed up to receive periodic communications from the guest speaker, you may have gotten something like it as well.
I got such an eMail the other day. “Rick,” he started out, “I’ve got an exciting word to share with you that Christ, Himself, revealed to me to give to YOU!” I took the time to read it and afterwards, I thought to myself that, even when he talked about our blessed Savior, he was more at the center of the conversation than Jesus was!
It just got me thinking about how important it is that Christ is the center of everything we do—the focal point. In the New Testament, you often find the word “midst” […in your midst…in the midst of you, in the older translations].
The Greek word translated "midst", is mesos [pronounced meh-sauce]. It means, “the middle." It can mean the center in a positional way — the center of the room; or it can mean the center in a focal way — the center of attention.
In a study I’ve been teaching on the book of Revelation and what happens in the eternal kingdom, Jesus is the center of everything—the focal point of heaven. If all heaven is centered on the Lamb of God, how much more should our lives be centered on Him now? Let’s not get distracted with anything in which Christ is not the center.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. Revelation 5:6