IMMERSED IN CHRIST – Pastor Chris
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Galatians 3:27)
This verse refers to two different phenomena. Firstly is baptism into Christ, and secondly, putting on Christ. Baptism into Christ is like water into water; inseparable oneness. Putting on Christ is living in His new environment and character. You’ve been completely immersed in Him that Christ is all there is about you and seen in you.
This is your reality now; you’ve put on Christ by virtue of the New Birth; you’re in Him and He is in you: “…we dwell in him, and he in us…” (1 John 4:13). Colossians 3:3-4 says your life is hid with Christ in God, and Christ is your life. Hallelujah! Make this your consciousness and confession. Every so often, you say, “Christ is my life. Christ is my dwelling place. I live in the environment called Christ.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If any man be in Christ….” That’s the place; it’s the habitation of glory. Sickness, disease, infirmity, fear, unbelief, and darkness of any kind can’t be found in Christ. When you came into Christ, the depraved, defeated, and broken human life was supplanted with the God-nature; you came into righteousness, honour, peace and glory. You were dead, but came alive in Him.
Think about it: since you’re immersed in Christ, and everything about your life is Christ, how then could you be said to have an incurable disease? How could you have a blood or heart condition? It’s not possible! The problems, the darkness, misery, pains and challenges that were associated with your natural human life, have all passed away in Christ.
The latter part of 2 Corinthians 5:17 in NKJV says, “…behold, all things have become new.” God wants you to see, reckon, and have the consciousness that you’re in a new enclave, a new home called Christ, where everything about your life is transcendent; excellent and full of glory! Therefore, walk boldly and fearless, full of faith and confidence, because you’re in Christ; divinely protected from all evil and made victorious. Hallelujah!
My life is hid with Christ in God; I’m totally immersed in Him. Everything about my life is transcendent; excellent and full of glory! I walk bold and fearless, full of faith and confidence, divinely protected from all evil and made victorious in Christ. Glory to God!
Colossians 3:3-4 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING:
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 2:1-20 & Deuteronomy 11-12
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Acts 28:21-31 & Psalm 83-84