Priestly Worship

September 30: Christ in You

Philippians 2:13

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

1 John 4:4

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

 

1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

The onion and genius of Christianity is Christ in you. God’s habitation in man is the height of the substitutionary work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. In the beginning, God made man in His image and after His likeness. God made man in the image of His glory and of His Person. Man was made to reveal and reflect God unto all His creation. The invisible God made man to reflect His visibility; man was made to be the visibility of the invisible God. When God made man, He breathe into Him the breath of life, and he became a living soul. God crowned man with His glory, and that enabled man to function like God.

However, when sin came into the human race, the glory of God departed from man. Sin separated God and man. God and man were to be inseparable and organically one forever. Therefore solving the sin problem is the solution to the separation of man from God. Jesus Christ’s substitutionary work at Calvary has solved the sin problem. He paid the full price for the penalty of our sin. Death, which is the penalty of sin, a grave consequence of separation from God, has been defeated; and now man and God can live together in unbroken harmony and oneness eternally. Hallelujah!

Jesus did all that He did in His substitutionary work for humanity that we might have the legality to be God’s living temple again. He paved the way for the Spirit of God to come indwell us as His children once again. Jesus Christ has made it possible for the tabernacle of God to be with men again.

This is the crux of redemption. This is the goal of salvation; to bring man and God back into perfect harmony, inseparable and eternal. The greatest fear of the devil is to see man operate as God, and God operate as man. Oneness of God and man is the perfection of God’s redemptive plan; it is the perfection of creation. Indeed, Christ in you is the hope of glory. Beloved, you are of God, and have overcome them (devils): because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am of God; the Holy Spirit lives in me. I am not ordinary. By the Spirit in me and the Word, I live in perfect oneness with God. Amen.

 

Further Meditation: Ephesians 3:20; John 7:37-39.

 

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