Christ had to come, die and be raised for there to be any hope for man’s reconciliation to God. John 1 teaches us how God clothed His Word with flesh and sent that Word to dwell among us. Jesus dwelled among us to teach us about the Kingdom of God.
God’s plan was for Christ to be in us. In order for Him to accomplish that Jesus had to carry the sins of the world, die and then be raised so that when He went to sit at the right hand of Father God, the Holy Spirit could come and indwell us. God’s plan was that God would be in us – both Jew and Gentile. That is the mystery that was initially hidden but is now revealed according to Colossians 1:25-27.
When you get the revelation that Christ is in you, it changes your outlook, your language and gives you a boldness that is no match for the devil and his imps. Christ in you means that within you are the answers you need for the problems of life, clear definition of your purpose and the vision for your life. It means in you is the creativity of the true and living God. When you receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, He comes and dwells in you and shows you things to come and gives you God’s wisdom for the challenges of life. What a blessing!
Are you aware that the true and living God is in you? That’s why you get a sick feeling when you are about to do something outside of the will of God – and some of us say something told me I shouldn’t do that. That something was the Holy Spirit inside of you talking to your recreated human spirit trying to get your mind and body to line up with the Word of God and not let the flesh do whatever it wants.
Romans 12:1-2 teach us that we are to renew our minds to the Word of God. Renewing your mind to the Word of God shouldn’t be much of a challenge when we realize that the Word (Jesus Christ Himself) is alive on the inside of us. He is not there to force us to do God’s will but He is there is to unction us as to what God would have us do in situations that we face. God always has an answer for us. He always has direction for us. Realizing that He lives in us should help us walk in love and in peace and give us the wisdom we need to carry out His purpose in our lives.