You Dwell In Him – Pastor Chris
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring (Acts 17:28).
When you were born again, you were born into the environment called “Christ”; you dwell in Him. The Bible says, “…if any man be in Christ…” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Christ is a place, and He’s also a person. He’s your home. In Him, you’re at rest and at peace! You’re safe, secure, and fulfilled; your joy and satisfaction overflow. What a place to be!
Ephesians 2:6 tells us that God has made us sit together in heavenly places, “in Christ”; that’s your environment; an environment of glory. It brings to mind the account of the Israelites, as they journeyed in the wilderness for forty years. The heat didn’t scorch them by day, neither did they freeze to death in the biting cold at night, because they were in the glory cloud. Exodus 13:21-22 says, “…the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.”
The Holy Spirit made this possible for them, and He does the same for us today. You were born into God’s spiritual cloud when you were born again; you were immersed into Christ; you live there now. Your life is hid with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3). Christ is your security, your defence, and your fortress. It makes no difference who or what may come against you, refuse to fear. You dwell in the secret place of the Most High, where you’re untouchable. No evil can befall you!
Psalm 91:7 says, “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.” You’re divinely protected and preserved from trouble, defeat, failure, and death, because you’re in Him. “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day” (Psalm 91:5).
Dear Father, I thank you for bringing me into the environment of glory and success in Christ! I’m at home in Him; He’s my wisdom, righteousness and strength! He’s my life; in Him I live, and move and have my being. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 1:30 Acts 17:28 Colossians 1:26-27
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 13:13-52 Nehemiah 9-10
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 5:1-11 Deuteronomy 26
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