But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. (1 Cor. 6:17 KJV)
The believer’s union with Christ is a mystery of mysteries of the kingdom. We have become one with Him. The verse above teaches us that when we become born again, we become one spirit with the Lord. We share one life. This is a mind-blowing truth. We are simply overwhelmed with awe for God’s grace in bringing us into such a unity with Him.
Our union with Christ is better captured from a practical perspective with the verse “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him (Jn. 6:56 NAS). We are in Him and He is in us. We are one. We have become partakers of one life and one body. When you live, it is no longer you living but Christ living in you, though it is you living! This is the mystery Paul was explaining in Galatians 2:20. “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me”. When you talk, people hear your voice but God is the one speaking through you. Your voice has become His voice on the earth. Your hands have become His hands. Your body has become His body. He lives in you, as you. Be conscious of this reality at every instant, every second of every day. Make way for God to live through you as you act on the Word. Also, enjoy the benefits of sharing in His life-He is never a failure or defeated in anything and that now applies to you. You are one with Him!
MEDITATE-union with Christ
Ponder upon the verse above. Do you know God speaks when you speak? Are you conscious that your hands have become His hands? His life has also become your life. His nature has become your nature. This is the mystery of our oneness with Christ. Ponder and mutter this verse to yourself.
Take a moment to thank the Lord for His grace in bringing us into such unity with Him.
Be conscious today that God lives through you, as you. You create the way for him to live by understanding and believing in your union with Him. Yes, we can obstruct Him from living fully in us when we act contrary to His Word. In this case, it is no longer God in us acting but the flesh in us. Act on God’s Word today. It is the way to let God live fully through you.
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