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Daily Bread - November 7, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 08:05
John 6:56 - He that eats My flesh, and drinks My blood, dwells in Me, and I
in him.

Mutual Indwelling - Part 3: Jesus, Our Life & Ability!

As we give ourselves to dwelling in Him, recognizing that He also dwells in
us, we understand we live by His life presence. We grow and mature in
knowing He not only supplies the life, but also the power God desires to be
revealed through our lives. We come to fully recognize that He is not only
our Savior and life giver, but also our ability and power. When healing
needs to take place, Christ Jesus is present to heal. We do not look to
ourselves as the source of the miracle needing to be done; but rather, we
know the miracle worker is in us, and we are in Him; and He will do the
miracle through us even as the Father performed miracles through Jesus!

Believing on His Name takes on an entire new dimension when we recognize it
is the same as believing it's the living presence of Jesus that will act on
our behalf. Thus, we do not wonder of the power we may have, or look to
ourselves in any way for the faith to cast out devils; but we live in the
living faith of Christ Jesus, Who dwells in us, and we in Him. The faith of
the New Covenant is Christ in us (Colossians 1:27; Galatians 2:20; John
17:21-23). And to be convinced of Christ Jesus living in us is to be
certain that He not only has the power to do the work, but is also present
to do it. Yet, the condition is simply to believe the Good News and accept
that He dwells in us, and in response dwell in Him (John 15:4). What could
speak louder of our need to recognize this divine opportunity and credit
every part of all God does in our lives to Christ Jesus?

Our continual consecration should resound with "its not me that does the
work, but Christ Jesus Who is in me." It is only in this realm of
relationship that the fruits of the faith can be manifested through our
lives (John 15:4-7) -the faith that both speaks and reveals, "the life that
I now live, I live by the faith of the Son of God." The reality of this
opportunity given to the believers must be highly valued above all other
things and properly attended to everyday for the union to find its full
revelation and expression through our lives. Through the acceptance of the
gift of union with Christ Jesus and the accompanying word of faith that
Father is in Christ Jesus, we are made perfect in one (John 17:23). Through
not only receiving this union, but living it out, the world will know Who
Jesus is!

Refuse all vain and deceitful philosophy after the elementary forces of
this world, and instead live by the faith of the Son of God! (Colossians
2:6-10; Galatians 2:20)
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