Understanding Spiritual Math

Following is a lesson in divine mathematics. A one and a zero can equal one. One what? It depends on the relationship of the zero to the digit one. Consider Christ is the one. Aligned with Christ, we become something. Our alignment with the  one digit makes a difference. If the one is placed before the one is diminished to .01 or one one-hundredth. It isn’t much, but it is something. Put two zeros before one and you have .001, or one one-thousandth. The more zeros added before the one, the less the value of the one. The more zeros before Him the more He is reduced.

Reverse the figures: instead of putting the zeros before Christ, the divine one, place them after the one. Nothing, zero, has now become 10, and ten-fold increase. Add another zero after the one and you have another multiple, one hundred. The more zeros placed after the one, the greater the increase. 

“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30) said John the Baptist.

We decide on which side of the one we live.

“We are laborers together with God.” That is, “We are God’s fellow workers.” We should be so busy recommending Jesus to others we don’t have time to split hairs.

Together with Jesus we can achieve more than if alone.

When we are properly placed to the right of the one we have:

A better understanding of God’s Word, the Bible.

We make better judgments following Him.

We have godly sorrow over sin.

We not only condemn the bad, we commend the good.

We have a more joyous lifestyle.

We have strength to do with Him that which we can’t do alone.

For example, if there were a cube of pure gold measuring 13″ X 13″ offered to you would you accept it? If you were told that for it to be yours all you would have to do is come pick it up personally and take it with you, would you do it? A thirteen inch cube of pure gold!  Would you like it? It is yours if you simply take it. Most people would love to have such a quantity of gold.  Regardless of how badly you would like it, you could not meet the requirement for obtaining it. You could not pick it up for it would literally weigh one ton. You couldn’t meet the standard of picking it up.

God has made it possible for you to pick up the gift of salvation, more valuable than gold, by providing it for “whosoever.” (John 3:16) All that is necessary is faith in Christ.

Jesus invites you to share your load with Him. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

To obtain this rest spend time alone with the Lord and pour out all the burdens in your spirit by prayer until all of them have left.

Talk about your blessings more than you talk about your burdens.

We are reminded, “The Lord deserves praise! Day after day he carries our burden, the God who delivers us. Our God is a God who delivers; the Lord, the sovereign Lord, can rescue from death.” (Psalm 68:19-20)