John 17:23 – I in them, and You in Me, so that they may be perfect in one; so that the world may know that You have sent Me and loved them, just as You have loved Me.
Part 1 ~ The Living Reality Of Jesus In Us
Imagine for just one moment that Jesus Christ would come and live on the inside of you. The glory and the splendor of His presence can be experienced by you right now. Now, this is a living faith! This is the miracle of salvation described in the Bible whereby the Holy Spirit will come upon you and form the life of Christ in you (2 Corinthians 13:5; John 14:23, 17:21; Colossians 1:27; Galatians 2:20, 3:27, 4:6; and Ephesians 3:17, 4:24; Romans 6:3, 8:10, 13:14; 1 John 4:13).
He will give you a new heart and a new spirit, creating in you His nature. He imparts the divine nature of Christ Jesus and makes everything about your life totally new – a complete new creation (2 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18). You will be able to say, “Christ is in me,” because it will be a living reality and experience. You will have the proofs that Jesus Christ is in you and that you have been given the same glory He possesses (John 17:21; Colossians 1:27). You will find yourself abiding in Him, and you will find that He is dwelling in you (John 15:4-5). You will discover oneness with the Almighty and call God your Father, and Jesus Christ your Brother (Romans 8:29). This is a living faith – not concepts and philosophies. This is the miracle of salvation that will make you a new creation. All you have to do is call upon the Name of the Lord, and God the Holy Spirit will come upon you and change you into another person!
Jesus has come to dwell in us by the Spirit which He has given us (1 John 3:24; John 14:16-20, 26, 16:13). This is the faith. It must be in your mouth and in your heart. It should be the confession you hold on to and do not let slip. One of the most important fundamental Christian realities is: “Christ in us, the confidence of Glory” (Colossians 1:27). The result of Jesus coming and bringing the Father with Him to indwell the saints would prove to the world how Father’s family love was available to those who would believe Him. Will you accept this unspeakable gift and believe the good news: Christ Jesus is alive in you if you have been begotten of God!
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen