Christ in you is the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
What is hope?
We all have hopes, in one way or another.
According to Dictionary .com the ordinary meaning of hope is, “a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen”. “Hope” is commonly used to mean a wish: its strength is the strength of the person’s desire. But in the Bible “hope” is the confident expectation of what God has promised, and its strength is in His faithfulness. It is real and gives us confidence.
God sent His son the Lord Jesus Christ to die for us and to redeem us from the bondage of sin. Christ died on the cross and rose again and gave us a new existence, a new life and a new call, to live in a higher form of existence, in a higher plane. Every true believer receives all these blessings freely. We have it, because we have accepted and believed in Him. He wants us to live victoriously facing every fear, every obstacle and every struggle, boldly trusting Him.
What does Christ in you mean?
It means that, He dwells in us. That is, we are in Him and He is in us, the mighty God, the creator of the universe. We belong to Him. We are His possession. We are well looked after by Him.
Let’s ponder on some of the blessings we have received in Him.
1.We are free, we are no more under curse, no more under the rule of the devil, for He has set us free. Let us enjoy this new found freedom. Scripture says “If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed”. He takes care of us. He sustains us, and always be there for us
2.We have been made new, and have become new creatures in Him. We are no longer the old self, we are elevated to heavenly realms. Bible says “We are kept in the heavenly places’. Therefore, we need to operate from that realm. His power is available to flow in and through us.
3. We never, need to feel lonely, because He is in us and with us. He is our loving companion. He says we are His friends. Scripture confirms “I will never leave you neither forsake you”. (Hebrews 13:5} So fear not. Be strong.
4.Being in us, He supplies all our needs. “My God supply all I need according to His riches in glory” (Philippians 4:19). We lack nothing.” See the birds and the flowers in the field the Lord provides for them.
5.He fights our battles, for He is victorious, He defeated Satan our arch enemy. “No weapon set against you shall prosper”. (Isaiah 54:17) Fear not be assured of His help always.
6.He renews our strength through His spirit. We are no more the same, we are transformed by His spirit to live above the fleshly desires. He helps us in our times of infirmities.
7.His presence overshadow us, covers us, shields us, from the evil plots of our enemies. “Even if you walk through the valley of death He is there”. (Psalm 23)
Whenever fear, anxiety and uncertainty, prop up, let us focus on Christ who is in us. Let us meditate on our true position, declared by His spirit. Confessing and calling His name draw His presence to us, who are His redeemed.
The more we meditate and think of Him, we will be lifted up in the spirit and we will be filled with joy and the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Let’s invite Him to our lives and let Him reign in us.