THE UNSEEN CHRIST

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Key Verse

  •  Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Acts 9:4 NKJV

Affecting Christ

1. Hungry, Thirsty, Stranger, Naked, Sick & In Prison

  • And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.’ Matthew 25:40 NASB
  • Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it for one of the least of these, you did not do it for Me, either.’ Matthew 25:45 NASB

Context 

  • I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’  Matthew 25:42-43 NASB
 Reference: Matthew 25:40-45 NASB

2. Christians

  • Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” Acts 9:1-5 NKJV

Persecuting Christians is Persecuting Christ.
Visit: Open Doors
Visit: The Voice of the Martyrs

3. Work

  • Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serveColossians 3:23-24 AMP

Rationale

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