There are some inexplicable things that belong
wholly unto God.
The deepest mysteries into the
majestic things that belong only unto God are found in the words in Christ.
The recorded Word says that we were created in Christ Jesus
unto good works (Eph. 2:10), and of Him are you in Christ Jesus (1 Cor.
1:30). We were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4).
And we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ (1 Jn. 5:20).
In Christ. Let those words sink deep into your heart.
Every born again believer is in Christ. It cannot be otherwise.
The Lord God through His Spirit has entered into a most holy union
with every Christian in order to reproduce His life through us. We are
members of His body.
If one is in Christ, he must be justified
by grace through faith. He cannot be "in Christ" and under the
condemnation of a holy and just God at the same time. Moreover, if one is in Christ, he must have
sanctification; for a holy God cannot remain in vital connection with
is unholy. If one is in Christ, he must one day be glorified because
God cannot abandon a part of His redeemed body in the grave of
The world is waiting to see what God is doing in your life. That is
the only way it will ever be convinced that He is real. Sinlessly perfect, no. Saved by
grace through faith in Jesus Christ, yes.
All that we are as Christians is found in Christ. We are
dependent in Him. We receive our strength in Him. Of Him you
are in Christ, says the apostle Paul. Christ in taking man up into
Himself, takes all that belongs to him.
Christ in bringing us into a vital union with
Himself brings us into a relationship with all that belongs to Him,
in His divine life. We enter into a partnership with His divine work.
He has given us his life. We are now seated with
Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus and He lives His live in and
This is our new life in Christ. We enjoy a vital union
in Christ. All that Jesus Christ is now belongs to the believer, and all that
we are is now His.
How often we try to do great and mighty things for God
and fail. All that He asks of us is to make ourselves available to Him and allow Him to
reproduce His life in and through us. The Christian life and work is inseparable from our
Saviors. Then we stand back and say, I saw God do it! We become the
instruments that He uses to impact this world.
Christ in you is limitless in application. How can we
have a ministry and not burnout? I in you. Christ in you is a well of
water springing up into eternal life (Jn. 4:14). How can you sustain a daily life
under constant demands upon your inner resources? I in you. Jesus is the Bread
of Life and we must feast upon Him daily.
Jesus said, Without me you can do nothing. You can
do nothing. That is the secret to a vibrant, mature spiritual life and ministry. It
is not legalism. It is not doing deeds and fulfillment of laws to become a Christian. Our
personal relationship with Jesus Christ determines our faithfulness in Christian ministry.
Lord Jesus, all that I am I make available to You. Here, live your
life in and through me to do as You please.
Made in Christ. That
is the only genuine Christian product. Are you in Him?
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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