Today’s Encouragement is Colossians 1:27b NLT And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.
Christ lives in you –
We recognize that Jesus is, He was and still is, both fully God and fully man. No lack of either in Jesus.
We recognize that Jesus prayed for those of us who follow (serve, choose, believe in) Him… that ‘I may be in them as You [God] are in me’ (John 17:22-23)
Is it possible that just as Jesus was both God and man… so we who follow Him, who believe in Him as Lord and Savior… are also… fully man and fully God?
Bear with me friends as we explore this… Of course, we aren’t Christ! We clearly are not the only begotten, firstborn of God. What we Are, however, is humans… who because of our faith in Him, who are filled with the exact same Holy Spirit who was also in Christ. Can we deny that?
This passage says that this secret, this mystery, this hidden truth… is Christ in us.
Since we accept this idea that Christ is in us… consider, is there just a little bit of Him in us? That is, are we mostly human with just a teaspoon of Christ? Or are we filled with Him? I suggest that a teaspoon of Christ, a drop of Him, a single molecule… is more than enough to transform any mere human… into His image!
Is it possible? Christ in you and me! This is the assurance, the hope of glory!
Father grant us, your chosen adopted and loved children an understanding of Christ in us.
Hope of Glory
New Creation Church