To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Col. 1:27 NAS)
God has called us into His own very glory. The glory of God is the radiance of His beauty and excellency. The scripture above teaches us that a mystery in the kingdom of God that was not known to the saints that preceded us was “Christ in you the hope of glory“.
Christianity is Christ living in a man, and produces His life and works through that man. Christianity is not a religion or human efforts to please God. It is a life driven by power. When we get born again, God creates in us a new spirit. That new spirit is made in the very holiness of God, and able to be a dwelling place for God. He then comes to dwell in us within our bodies as His Temple by His Holy Spirit. These are two distinct experiences, which are clearly depicted in this prophecy “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes.. (Ezek. 36:26-27 NAS). The Christ that dwells in you is the Holy Spirit. As He leads your life, the glory of God will shine forth. He is Shekina of the Old Testament living in you, and shining forth through you right now. He is God’s guarantee that we will share in His glory when Christ returns. Your life is from glory to glory. Christ in you the hope of glory today and tomorrow!
Take a moment and meditate on the verse above. Ponder upon the truth-Christ in you the hope of glory. Has this really become your consciousness? Refuse to make this a religious statement that your accept. It is a spiritual reality. Mutter it again and again all day.
Thank the Lord for bringing us into His glory. Pray that God will soften your heart more and more each day, and make you open so that Christ will live freely in you.
Be conscious of Christ living in you today. He is not living separately from you, but living in you as you! (Gal 2:20). He lives as you talk and act. You yield to the Spirit of God by acting and doing the Word. When the Spirit lives through you, Christ is sin. When we (the flesh) lives, sin results. Do not yield your bodies to sin today, but to the Spirit so that the glory of God will be revealed in your life.
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