I Corinthians 1:30 nlt
God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus.
For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself.
He is the one who made us acceptable to God.
He made us pure and holy, and He gave Himself to purchase our freedom.
Colossians 1:27 nlt
For it has pleased God to tell His people that the riches and glory of Christ
are for you Gentiles, too.
For this is the secret:
Christ lives in you, and this is your assurance that you will share in His glory.
Christ in You, You in Christ
As a child of God, you are in Christ and He is in you.
Each is significant in the following ways:
Being in Christ means that you receive the benefits of all that He has done for you
through His death, burial, resurrection and ascension;
Christ being in you means that you receive the benefits of His presence,
His character and His nature within you.
Being in Christ changes your position before God;
Christ being in you changes the inward condition of your heart.
Being in Christ brings you into heavenly realities;
Christ being in you brings heavenly realities into your earthly walk.
Being in Christ opens your eyes to the beauty of God’s love;
Christ being in you floods your heart with that same love.
Being in Christ allows you to see what God wants you to become;
Christ being in you means that you can become what God wants you to be.
Being in Christ means that He is the atmosphere in which you live your day;
Christ being in you means that each day
His strength is your strength,
His peace is your peace,
His power is your power,
His victory is your victory,
His life is your life.
Christ in You
When grace happens, Christ enters.
Christ in you, the hope of glory!
For many years, I missed this truth.
I believed all the other prepositions:
Christ for me, with me, ahead of me.
But I never imagined that Christ was in me.
I can’t blame my deficiency on Scripture.
Paul refers to the indwelling Christ 216 times.
John mentions his presence 26 times.
No other religion or philosophy makes such a claim.
No other movement implies the living presence of its founder in his followers.
Muhammad does not indwell Muslims.
Buddha does not inhabit Buddhists.
Influence? Instruct? Yes. But occupy? No!
The mystery of Christianity is summarized in Colossians 1:27, “Christ is in you!”
The Christian is a person in whom Christ is happening!
Little by little a new image emerges! All because of God’s Grace!
by Max Lucado