I Am United With God In Christ

Daily God Walk for Monday, October 24, 2011

 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. – John 14:19-20

 There is a great mystery in God that is revealed to those who seek to know him. That mystery is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself (2 Corinthians 5:19). But the mystery does not end there. Jesus said, “I am in my Father,” we get that pretty easily. Then Jesus goes on to reveal, “You are in me and I am in you.” God in Christ – Christ in believers – believers in Christ – God in believers.

While religion has been trying to train people to be good enough to become gods the Lord God himself is opening a door by which He can set up residence in believers. We may not become a god, but the sovereign God of the universe dwells with us.

God intended to have a special relationship with man. That is why he made a special garden in which he placed Adam and Eve. In Genesis three we are given a glimpse of the relationship God had with Adam and eve; “The man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (v8). It appears to have been God’s practice to walk with them in the cool of the day.

All of that is true, but Jesus was introducing a new concept. He was telling his followers that they could enter into relationship with God on a different level that man had ever been in relationship with him. Not only had God come to earth as the Christ, the promised messiah, but the messiah was promising that God himself would be in the believers.

Jesus was telling them everything that was wrong with the law was changed. Instead of man being constantly faced with the fact that he could never measure up to divine expectations, man is given the ability to live the spirit of the law by being born of the Spirit.

Today we know that the Father was in Christ, but we also know that Christ is in us and gives us a direct link to the Father.

 Prayer: Thank you Lord for being in me as I grow into your image.

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