HAVING NOTHING—AND YET POSSESSING ALL THINGS

Possessing all things

HAVING NOTHING—AND YET POSSESSING ALL THINGS

J.C. Philpot

“As having nothing, and yet possessing all things.” [2 Corinthians 6:10]
How can this apparent contradiction be reconciled? It is resolved thus—”having nothing” in self—”possessing all things” in Christ. And just in proportion as I have nothing in self experimentally—so I possess all things in Christ.

My own BEGGARY leads me out of self into His RICHES. My own UNRIGHTEOUSNESS leads me out of self into Christ’s RIGHTEOUSNESS. My own DEFILEMENT leads me out of self into Christ’s SANCTIFICATION. My own WEAKNESS leads me out of self into Christ’s STRENGTH. My own MISERY leads me out of self into Christ’s MERCY.

Having nothing—and yet possessing all things. These two branches of divine truth, so far from clashing with each other—sweetly, gloriously, and blessedly harmonize. And just in proportion as we know spiritually, experimentally, and vitally of “having nothing” IN SELF—just so much shall we know spiritually, experimentally, and vitally of “possessing all things” IN CHRIST. – Hallelujah!

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