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The Treasure Within Us

We have a treasure inside of us. People are looking for that treasure. If an anointed believer were to talk to one hundred people personally, fifteen or sixteen would recognize the treasure and take hold of it. They can see it in our eyes. Their response reveals a hunger for what we have. In this cold dark world, we have a life that shines, reflecting the treasure.

The treasure has value in itself; but to enrich another soul, it needs to be exposed. The only way the treasure will come out is if God breaks us. So, He sends trouble on every side. "…We are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body."

The treasure comes through our mortal bodies, revealing and dealing with any death in our lives, so new life can flow through us to others. The Christian life is simply accepting that the work has been done for me and acknowledging that the work has been done in me (Romans 8:4). Then, while I live in the process of growing in grace, I reveal that God is for me.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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