Constant, Conscious Communion
Christians are to live in constant, conscious communion with
Christ. Yes, Jesus Christ literally lives within you if you have put your faith in Him as
your personal Savior.
The heart of Christian living is found in the death and resurrection
of Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul wrote, I have been crucified with Christ and I no
longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the
Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20).
Christ lives in you (Col. 1:27). That is a fact that is true of every
Jesus prayed for you and me when He prayed, That all of them
may be one, Father, just as you are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in us that the
world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave me,
that they may be one as we are one: I in them and You in Me (John 17:20-23).
I in them and You in Me. Because Jesus Christ lives in
you, His strength works in and through you to bring glory to Him. Learn to trust Him
moment by moment living in you.
Jesus living in us is like the glove on your hand. I may say to my
glove, Pick up that Bible. That glove cannot do a thing. But when I slip that
glove on my hand it is a perfect fit. Then when I say, Pick up the Bible it
has perfect control. Jesus Christ living in you is a perfect fit. Christ in
you is the astonishing reality that He clothes Himself with us and uses you and me
for His eternal purposes. As we make ourselves available to the indwelling Christ, He
molds us and uses us as He so pleases for His glory.
Jesus said, Abide in Me,
and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it
abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me (John 15:4).
It is essential that we have this confidence in Jesus Christ who will
in His divine power, make us partakers of His work, His life, His indwelling. What you and
I cannot do, He does in and through us.
Christ our Redeemer is the Almighty One, who is everlasting and
unchangeable, and it is He who has chosen to indwell you and me with His holy presence. He
effected real cleansing and a putting away of sin, so that He can enter into our inmost
being and dwell there.
He alone is the One who can reach your heart and fill it with the
power of His eternal Word. Moreover, He can maintain without any shadow of turning in
never ceasing fashion His life with you.
Christ in you, Christ living in you by faith, has the
power to make your circumstances, no matter how difficult, a heavenly discipline, to serve
His eternal purposes for His glory and your good.
Christ in us, abiding in us, gives us new life, and fills us with
Himself. As we make ourselves available to Him, He makes our inner life the proof of His
almighty power. The apostle Paul said, I count all things but loss for the
excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. Yes, you can have a constant,
conscious communion with Christ in a living experiential heart knowledge that comes from
faith and fellowship with Him.
Christ living within us works in us everyday to lift us up and
enables us to live as those who are seated with Him in the heavenlies.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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