Perfect Resume

June 7, 2008

I am a Christian. However, my resume does not say that I am. It states the “Objective” of the job I am seeking to obtain. It is my personal statement of the exact job I want, displaying the characteristics of the position. Following that, the next category is my “Job Experience” which is simply a label of the past jobs I have had and how long I have worked there. Next I must defend the fact that I am educated by listing my “Education” in showing the name of the institution (hopefully accredited) by which I obtained my degree or diploma and the type it is (e.g. BA, BBA, BS, MBA, PhD).

Then or finally, depending on type of resume, I gladly list my “Skills” or “Accomplishments” that qualifies me and matches perfectly the “Job Description” or “Responsibilities.” These skills can range anywhere from “Microsoft Office skills” to “Sales skills” to “Management skills.” These are good skills to have, but what do they mean? What does it mean for me to say that I have a particular skill in at least one area of life? Honestly speaking, at the very most, it is a highly elevated opinion of myself that may or may not be true, because it is an opinion. It is not based on fact. My job experience merely lists the fact that I have had a job, or not. My education says that an admissions director, somewhere, graciously accepted my application to be admitted into the University, after paying my $25 application fee, of course.

What does my resume culminate? I am a living, breathing, walking human being, created in the image of Creator Jehovah with a soul and spirit. What do I have to stand in my defense when it comes to obtaining a job, according to the world? I have a piece of paper with words in a language comprehensible by a specific culture or ethnic group that either qualifies me or not, for a particular job. (Sad day)

What does it mean to be a true Christian? Among many other things, it means that Christ Himself has stood, on the Cross, and still stands in our defense, interceding before the throne of God Himself.
“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:4-8
I do not put on my resume as a skill, that I am “regenerated by the Holy Spirit of God through Christ,” or that I am, “A descendant of Abraham,” or that I am part of, “True Israel.” I do not put that I have been, “rescued from certain death and eternal damnation by the blood of Christ,” as part of my “Experience.” That would be a comical act in applying for a position where the hiring manager most likely has not been delivered from his/her sins. But, because these things are personal truths of revelation, based on the Scriptures, which are the promises of God, they are no less true in the world because they aren’t on my resume (obviously).

Firstly, 1 Corinthians 1:5 says, “that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,” meaning all true knowledge comes from the revelation of Christ in us, by our testimony. Therefore, because this is an infallible truth, by revelation, it is imparted by perfect knowledge because Christ is perfect. We are “enriched” with this “full knowledge,” saturating the soul, delighting in the pleasurable truths that change the former desires of the carnal mind and worldly affections into a spiritual mind and Godly affections, conforming and transforming the soul by this gift.

Secondly, we are partakers of the Divine nature of Christ. The righteousness of Christ is imputed by revelation in the illuminating knowledge of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:1-7). Being heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven, the knowledge, namely, Holy knowledge of one mysteriously changed by the grace of God in Christ, is greater or infinitely superior than the knowledge of one who is ignorant of, “the deep things of God,” or in a lost state of being, i.e. unregenerate. This righteous knowledge, which is the righteousness of Christ given to us, is an undeniable, unstoppable, impenetrable authoritative truth that displays the Glory of God in us and through us to the world, disrupting any and every systematic avenue to glorify oneself in the flesh; which are the pleasures of this world, knowing only sensation. The knowledge of God portrays the reality of spiritual warfare (in the work place, home, missions field) and supersedes all worldly knowledge in every case.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6

Thirdly, Christian, God fulfills His promises by swearing by His Own Name (Hebrews 6:13-20). If you have righteous knowledge of God, it is because God swore by His Own Name to give it to you, through the atoning death of Christ. It provides the assuredness of the promise by confirming that, “in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us” (Hebrews 6:18). There is no greater worth in the Universe, and no greater name than God Almighty. For Him to make a promise by His own name, it proves that it is impossible for it to faulter because it is impossible for God to lie; He will not break a promise or covenant that He has decreed for His purposes and Glory. He has made everything and He is good. If He made the promise to Abraham, He made it to you, infallibly, as a descendant and fellow heir. Therefore, if God is with you, who can be against you?

You may not have the “most impressive resume,” according to the world’s standards; nor may you ever. But, dear friend, if you belong to Jesus Christ, He has already written your resume for you. He wrote it with His Blood. Because of His promises, in that, He so loved you He gave His life, you are not only overcoming the world daily, but you have indeed, overcome the world.

“This hope we gave as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:20

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