Christ In You And You In Christ

Having Christ in you and you being in Christ are two descriptions of the same reality.

Colossians 1:26-27: Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Ephesians 3:16-17: That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Galatians 4:19: My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

John 17:26: And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

John 17:20-21: Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

I love the way Abigail described David*s relationship with the Lord:

1 Samuel 25:29: Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.

Oswald Chambers expresses beautiful truth about a Christian*s relationship with Christ:

If the Son of God is born into my mortal flesh, is His holy innocence and simplicity and oneness with the Father getting to manifest itself in me? What was true of the Virgin Mary in the historic introduction of God*s Son into this earth is true in every saint. The Son of God is born into me by the direct act of God; then I as a child of God have to exercise the right of a child, the right of being always face to face with my Father.

Am I continually saying with amazement to my common-sense life why do you want to turn me off here? Don*t you know that I must be about my Father*s business? Whatever the circumstances may be, that Holy Innocent Eternal Child must be in contact with His Father. Am I simple enough to identify myself with my Lord in this way? Is He getting His wonderful way with me? Is God realizing that His Son is formed in me, or have I carefully put Him on one side? Oh, the clamor of these days! Everyone is clamoring . . . for what? For the Son of God to be put to death. There is no room here for the Son of God just now, no room for quiet holy communion with the Father. Is the Son of God praying in me or am I dictating to Him? Is He ministering in me as He did in the days of His flesh?

Is the Son of God in me going through His passion for His own purposes? The more one knows of the inner life of God*s ripest saints, the more one sees what God*s purpose is . . . filling up that which is behind of the affliction of Christ. There is always something to be done in the sense of *filling up.*

Are you wrapped around Christ and is He wrapped around you? Life changing . . . direct . . . dynamic . . . energizing . . . preeminent. Those words should describe the influence upon every Christian by His Christ.

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