Today I thought about what to write that would inspire and encourage you to keep pressing forward. The word that resonated in my heart was “Christ lives in you”. You can go on living a normal life, day in day out forgetting that Jesus Christ is alive in you and His demonstrating power is at work in you.
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
You are the image and likeness of Christ Jesus, Because you are a living being ( not dead being) in Christ Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit that is at work you within you, your actions, reactions and works should display His empowerment and enablement to fulfil His works on earth as it has already been established in Heaven (Acts 17:28, Matthew 6:10)
“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:19-21
You in Him (Christ), I (Christ ) in you, what a strong connecting relationship we have. It does not end there, it extends to our Heavenly Father, I (Christ ) in My Father, means that Jesus Christ had an intimate relationship with our Father in Heaven that thought Him to be obedient to His Word, even on the cross He was still obedient. He accomplished all that He was called to do on earth and said “It is finished ” (John 19:28-30 ). Because of His sacrificial love for you and me.
Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father are one, they work in unity. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one that bears witness in Heaven (John 10:30, 1 John 5:7). The Holy Spirit is the guarantee that we have direct access to our Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit is our Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby who guides us in the whole truth received from Heavenly Father (John 16:13). As Christ lives in you, the Holy Spirit helps you to walk the journey of faith and perseverance through it all. For you are not meant to do it alone.
Therefore do not work in your own effort but the with help of the Holy Spirit by His grace, walking in obedience to every instruction revealed to you by our Heavenly Father .
MY PRAYER FOR YOU
I pray that you will come to a solid understanding of the heights and depths of the love of Christ. His glory shall be unveiled in you so that we might understand His abundant grace. My He continually empower, enable you to walk in complete obedience by His grace fulfilling all that He has called you to do. May you have a perfect knowledge and understanding of how to walk in the boldness and authority of His power is at work in you because Christ lives in you. May you walk from strength to strength, glory to glory and faith to ever increasing faith and grace for grace every step of the way. Amen
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