We Live In Christ – Pastor Chris
Friday, December 1, 2017
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him (Colossians 2:6).
The New International Version’s rendering of our opening verse says, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him. ” Notice the underlined expression; it let’s us know that Christ is a place. You were born into the place called Christ when you were born again. He’s your home. Hallelujah!
The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ , he is a new creature…” (2 Corinthians 5:17). 1 Corinthians 12:13 says, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…” and that body is Christ. In the New Testament, wherever the word, “Christ” is used without “Jesus,” understand that the reference is beyond the person of Jesus Christ. Christ is a person and Christ is a place.
The Bible says God made Jesus to be the head of the body of Christ, and the Church is His body. So, you’ve been born into Christ; that’s where you live now and this must be your consciousness. Nothing that’s inconsistent with Christ and the Christ-life or nature should have a place in your life. The life you’ve received is one of absolute mastery—a life of righteousness, dominion, power, glory and excellence.
In Christ, not only have you been made righteous, you’ve also been made the righteousness of God. Therefore, living the righteous life that He gave us has become our natural way of life. In Christ—our home country—we express and manifest the righteousness of God. We bear fruits and produce works of righteousness.
In Christ, there’s no sin, sickness, disease, failure, poverty, defeat, weakness or death; all we have is health, joy, peace, success, strength, prosperity, beauty and life forevermore! We reign and rule over Satan and his cohorts of darkness. We’re more than conquerors. We’re forever triumphant. Nothing can defeat or put us down. That’s the life we have, and live in Christ. So, when you say, “I’m in Christ,” you ought to understand the import of that statement, for it means that’s where you live; your address is Christ!
Christ is my life. Having received Jesus Christ as my Lord, I live triumphantly in righteousness, glory, health, dominion and authority! I walk, conscious of my oneness with the owner of the universe; therefore, the whole world is mine. Blessed be God!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 1:30 2 Corinthians 2:14 Acts 17:28
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 John 2:15-3:1-10 Ezekiel 45-46
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 16:23-33 2 Chronicles 3-4
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