The Dynamics of Faith and Receiving from God
All good is in God, true, but how shall we come to partake of that good? There is such a distance between you and God that, were not Christ in the middle, you would never come together.
But Christ has come between and joined you together so that all is yours because you are Christ's and Christ is God's. Think of God as the Fountain of all good, and Christ, as it were, the Cistern, and from Him are pipes converged to every believer. Faith sucks at the mouth of every pipe and draws from God, but it comes from God through Christ.
The Father fills the Son with all good and so it comes from the Father, through the Son, by faith unto the soul of every believer.
Excerpted from Christ Is All In All.
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