In this short sermon, we are going to look at the meaning of Philippians 3:10 which says: that I may know him and the power of His resurrection…
Let’s quickly outline the whole bible verse before we move further.
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.(Philippians 3:10).
What is the meaning of that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection?
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection means that one is willing to share in the sufferings of Christ in order to experience the resurrection with Him.
The writer of this passage must have been trying to find the ways of knowing Christ more deeper, and for that reason God revealed the words above to him.
In today’s world, many people have known, and many still want to know Christ for so many reasons.
And it is common knowledge that majority of Christians wants to know Christ in order to gain His blessings, especially material possessions, or call it all the good things that life could afford.
And they think this is the true blessings that comes from Christ which is going to bring them peace and joy.
That is why we see so many ministers of God today wallowing in riches; acquiring earthly properties: mansions in diverse places, private jets, fleets of cars etc. and if anybody questions it their followers are quick to defend them by claiming they have suffered enough for Christ until He finally decided to bless them with worldly riches.
And they say this because these ministers have been able to mislead them by misquoting several scriptures which seems to support the fact that Christ suffered and was made poor in order for them to have liberty and worldly riches, forgetting the very words of Christ in the scripture below.
“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.Mathew 10:38.
Suffering is an essential part of a Christian life, but what we must understand is that the suffering is not going to be forever.
Because, at the end, we all hope to enjor everlasting bliss with Christ in the kingdom of God.