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CONCLUSION – The Significance of CHRIST IN YOU As Your DAILY VICTORY

We have reached the conclusion of this blog series.  There is now a very critical decision you must make.  I have shared an abundance of life-changing and life-transforming information.  This information is definitely the key to your victorious living in Christ.  After all, there is only one keyJesus Christ.

There is ONLY ONE key – JESUS CHRIST.

The decision you must now make is: “How will you live the remainder of your earthly life in Christ?”  You will live your Christian life either as:

  1. 1. Spiritually alive in Christ with the fruit of His love as evidence that He is truly alive as God in you or
  2. 2. Spiritually alive in Christ, but still living as though you are spiritually dead.  (Your Christian life may appear fruitful on the outside.  However, within yourself, you know you feel like “death.”  You feel lifeless, dried up, and out of gas.  You are a wilderness Christian.)

Reflect in prayer what your choice will be.  You will basically either “get busy living” or “get busy dying.”  Yes, life does go on – even your Christian life.  Therefore, how will you choose to live your life in Christ?  Will you permit Jesus to live through you so you will truly be alive?  Or will you permit your flesh and the devil to influence your life and actions?  The latter choice truly reflects death as your lifestyle.  You must make this choice – now and everyday.

The wise choice is definitely the road to Calvary.  It is the road Jesus chose when He lived on earth as a man.  Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

Few Christians choose this road because few permit Jesus to truly be Lord over many areas of their life.  Few choose this road because it is a very painful road.  You must always remember that Calvary symbolizes death. This is why it is very painful.  When you choose to follow Jesus, guess where He leads you?  He will not lead you around His cross at Calvary.  Instead, He will take you through it.

The main part of death that Jesus is crucifying through you is your flesh (sin nature.)  It is your daily crucifixion to your old way of thinking.  Jesus is removing the weeds and thorns within you that have shut down His love in you.  Your death to self is a very productive death. You must see it this way.  His resurrected love is about to shine through you.  To be alive in Christ means to die daily to flesh so the resurrected life of Christ becomes real, evident, and deeply rooted into your daily life.  Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Remember: only His love is to be your primary reason and motive for living.  You must clearly see your flesh as dead so His love truly becomes pure and evident as your new nature.  You can never absorb enough of His love.

Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

To really “get busy living,” you must spend as much intimate time as possible with the Lord.  You must come into His presence in silence.  Train yourself to become quiet within your heart.  This is where your Lord resides.  This is where your Lord speaks to you how deeply He loves you.

Yes, more than anything else the Lord wants to tell you everyday that He loves you.  He desires you to become so convinced that He loves you so much.  Neither how much you mess up nor how much you sin will cause this special love He has for you to change.  You must absorb this love in silence.

Think about it.  Can all the things summed up in your entire life even come close to experiencing daily how much Jesus personally loves you?  This is a very significant part of making Jesus’ love overwhelm your life.  This is how Jesus gets you “busy living” in Him.  His life takes over your life because you consistently absorb His love.

Recall the story of the Samaritan woman at the well whom Jesus asked for a drink.  (It is found in the gospel of John 4:1-42.)  Read the story again now with the perspective that Jesus is speaking to you in place of the Samaritan woman.  Specifically, Jesus is telling you how much He loves you.  Just absorb His drinks of living water of love from His heart to yours.  Remember: Jesus is speaking directly to you to show you the depths of His love that await you.

John 4:1-15 “When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (though Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples,) He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.  And He must needs go through Samaria.  Then cometh He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.  Now Jacob’s well was there.  Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus at the well: and it was about the sixth hour.  Then cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me a drink.  (For His disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)  Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, How is it that Thou, being a Jew, asketh drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?  For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and Who it is that saith to thee, Give Me to drink; then wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.  The woman saith unto Him, Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast Thou that living water?  Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  The woman saith unto Him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” Do you see the unceasing “fountain of love” waiting for you everyday?  The fountain is within you alive because He is the fountain residing in you now and forever.  He truly is “Living Water.”

Only His personal love becomes deeply absorbed and deeply rooted in you, you will begin to understand the following:

  • Jesus Christ died for you then so He could live in you now.
  • Jesus desires you to be a visible, living representation of the invisible, living God in you, everyday of your life.
  • Jesus only wants everyone you encounter to only see Himself as God in you.  They are to see Jesus as God living through you.

You do not deserve the gift of Jesus Christ.  Neither do I.  You become worthy of it because of the finished work of Jesus on His Calvary cross.  He became a substitute for your death due to sin.  However, He crucified it forever and, then, rose victoriously over sin and death.  Because He is God, death and sin could never kill Him.  Through His resurrection, He has now planted the very life of Himself as the Holy Spirit in you.  This is what becoming born again truly means.  This now is you.  (If you are not born again in Christ, you must make the choice to receive Him.  He is a free gift for you.  You either accept Him or reject Him.  Do you want to make this choice?)

This is how much Jesus loves you.  Never lose sight or focus of this.  It is totally due only to God’s grace.  Focus on His grace often as you reflect on the final and finished work of Christ’s death and resurrection – personally just for you.  Yes, make it very personal.

GRACE is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.  Magnify His grace more in your life.

Pray with your heart to Jesus to:

  • know Him more intimately, and
  • appreciate His grace for dying on the cross and for rising from the dead – all for you.
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