Christ In You – Guaranteed Victory
By crucifying and destroying our flesh, Christ now desires to fill that void, that God-shaped vacuum, in our hearts.
How does He fill it? He fills it with Himself, His very own life.
God created us ONLY to be dependent on HIM for every need of our hearts. He does not want us to be dependent on other people or things.
This is the victory then – the second ½ of the gospel: the resurrected Christ living in you, RIGHT NOW. Isn’t this great news? We were spiritually dead and Christ gives us life, Himself.
We have eternal life NOW, not someday. As Scripture says:
- John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou hast sent.”
- I John 5:11-12 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
Eternal life is not only when you die and go to heaven. Eternal life is NOW. Eternal life is Christ Himself living in us.
God has made you His child. When God sees you, He sees Jesus. He is very pleased with you. Don’t miss this point. The Lord is delighted with you. Why? Because you asked Jesus to come live in your heart, thus making you a child of God. God couldn’t be more pleased – all because of His unconditional love and acceptance of you.
God gives you a brand new identity as a child of God. This identity is based of what God the Father did through Jesus Christ, no by what you do or how you feel.
Too often Christians miss this point big time. We constantly pray to God for help but often none comes. It’s as if Jesus says, “I can’t help you if you keep living like a dead corpse. A corpse doesn’t need help. A corpse needs life – MY LIFE. You keep living a life that only I can live. Please just let me live it through you. Rest in my love (Matthew 11:28-30) and leave the results to me.”
CHRIST LIVING IN YOU IS YOUR DAILY VICTORY! HE, AND ONLY HE, IS YOUR NEW LIFE.
Read this again and again. There are no substitutes.
Christ lives in you so He can live through you.
So rest in His love, being fully aware of Him in you, and enjoy life being His child. Your problems are His problems. Let Him worry about them. In His eyes, there are no problems. You may have problems if you see them through your eyes, but when Christ sees them, He sees none.
God only sees His child – you – and He reflects on how much love He has for you. (That’s why it’s such a joy, with unlimited satisfaction, to be a Christian in Christ.) He merely just does not know the answer. HE IS THE ANSWER. He always points people to Himself.