2. We are one with Jesus Christ (1)

Last week we learned out of Scripture that we are part of God's Kingdom, now already. We are citizens of Heaven with our main purpose in life being able to draw people into His Kingdom and glory. We need to be ambassadors for Christ. The Bible tells us clearly why we need to be ambassadors for Christ; we need to shine forth what is within us. And Who is within us? Jesus Himself.

Look at all these Scriptures testifying to this fact:

"Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God." 1 John 4:15

"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him." John 6:56

"...you are in Christ Jesus..." 1 Corinthians 1:30

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28

"At that day you will know that I am in the Father, and you in Me, and I in you." John 14:20

"But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him." 1 John 2:5

I can go on with more Scripture, but I think that you get the point. When we accept Christ as our Saviour, we become one with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17 tells us that we are one Spirit with God:

"But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him."

And in Jesus' own words, He is in the Father, we are in Him and He is in us. We are inseparable. In the Spirit we are one. And therefore it is possible for us to roam this earth like He did. Why is it possible? Because He in His fullness dwells in us. As 1 John 4:15 puts it, we abide in Him and He in us. The word 'abide' in Greek is Meno and it means 'not to depart', 'not to leave', 'to continue to be present'. Thayer lexicon goes into even more detail and says it means 'to be rooted and knitted to Him in the Spirit'.

Okay, so what does this mean for us? It means that God in all His fullness abides in us, He will never leave and will always continue to be present. We are rooted and knitted together with Him in the Spirit. We are so intertwined that in the spiritual realm it is difficult to discern where God starts and where you end. We are literally one.

Two weeks ago, we declared that Jesus is our Hero. He is mighty to save and mighty to work miracles in our lives. And this week we learned that we are one with Him. In other words we are now the 'heroes' this world needs. We are the ones walking this earth, in His body. We are the ones that need to reach out to those in need. We are the ones that need to pray for them. We are the ones that need to help where we see distress. We are supposed to be like Jesus in this world. This is a profound statement and a difficult one to accept at first, but the Word clearly tells us that we are in Him and He in us. That is why Jesus said we will do the same works as He and even greater works because He goes to the Father. And the only reason why we would be able to do it, is because He lives mightily within us.

We will spend the next couple of months discussing what is true of us because we are one with Jesus Christ. But for now, walk tall in this world with the authority that you have from Above. Reach out your hand with compassion just like Jesus did. That is what He expects of you, that is His will for your life.

Dear Father, thank you so much that Jesus is now living in me. Thank you that I am in Him too and He is in You. We are all one in the Spirit and what a privilege it is. Help us Lord not to stifle the work of Your Spirit in our lives like Your Word warns, but that we will walk in the fullness of all that You expect of us. We want to make You proud. We love You. Amen

1 comment for “2. We are one with Jesus Christ (1)”

  1. Gravatar of HenriHenri
    Posted Monday, 20 February 2017 at 10:58:55 AM

    Wonderful to know that I am rooted and knitted to Him in the Spirit!!!

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