Living In Christ – Pastor Chris
Monday, November 6, 2017
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you (John 15:7).
The Complete Jewish Bible translation of our opening text says, “If you remain united with me, and my words with you, then ask whatever you want, and it will happen for you.” This is so powerful.
What the Lord Jesus is saying is that if you abide or stay in Him, and His words dwell in you, whatever demand you make of anything that you like, prefer or desire, shall happen for you. He didn’t say God will do it, or that He (Jesus) will do it. This isn’t prayer; the verses on prayer are different. This one is about living in Christ, and His words dwelling in you—knowing your rights and authority in Christ, and learning to put that authority to work.
It’s amazing what God has made possible for us in Christ Jesus! You can say, “In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I’m going to walk in health continually; I’ll never be sick in my life,” and it shall be so. If you had problems with your body; maybe a tumour or cancerous growth in your body and you say, “In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command this cancer to die and pass out of my body”; if you say that, the Master says it’ll come to pass; it’ll happen.
It’s important to understand this and practise it in your life. The Word of God is for doing, not just for you to hear. You hear it and you do it. That’s how to walk in the glory of God. Remember the key: abide in Him and let His Words abide in you.
Have the Word of God in you in abundance, so that in every situation, in every crisis of life, in all circumstances, you’ll respond according to the Word, and not according to your senses. Words that you don’t know can’t abide in you. That’s why you must study the Scriptures. Get the Word into your system. The Bible says, “Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness…” (Colossians 3:16 AMPC).
I’m joined to the Lord, and one spirit with Him. I manifest Christ to my world, because I’m His epistle, written and read of men. I take advantage of the authority in Christ, declaring that the counsel of the Lord prevails in my life, and in my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: John 15:4-5 1 Corinthians 6:17 Acts 17:28
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 5:11-6:1-20 Jeremiah 48-49
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 10:11-21 1 Chronicles 6
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