PAULINE REVELATIONS   28

KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”.

One of the amazing revelations that Apostle Paul had from the Holy Ghost was Galatians 2:20. This had to do with the life of the flesh of the Christian.

Before the Lord Jesus died no one was a Christian. After His death we all died with Him (2 Corinthians 5:14). Apostle Paul through the revelation by the Spirit (Ephesians.3:3) came to understand that the life which he lives in the flesh he lives by the faith of the Son of God. This implies it is not his own natural life that keeps his flesh active and alive but rather the Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:15). It is Christ who lives in him. We have the Spirit of Christ living in us. Our life is Christ.

Every Christian is a supernatural being. Whatever happens to you on earth happens directly to Jesus Christ as he sits presently in Heaven. When the Apostle Paul used to persecute the church before his conversion, the Lord appeared to him and said …Saul, Saul why persecutest thou me? (Acts 9:4b). He did not say, why are you persecuting my followers?  The Christian is not just a follower of Jesus Christ, but Christ in a person. This is the reason you should not walk in sin anymore because the Lord Jesus carried away our sins. (John 1:29). In a similar vein the Christian must   not carry sicknesses in his body because the Lord Jesus carried away our sicknesses in His body. Isaiah 53:4 “surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried away our sorrows (pains)…” He bore and carried away these things. If we suffer them then we are bearing what he carried on the cross. Remember He is our life, and the Lord must not be stricken twice (Hebrews.6:6)

Colossians 1:27 explains Christ in us this way, “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles which is Christ in us the hope of glory”. Christ is in you, He is in me and this is the hope of glory. It is the answer to the human questions. Man was taken captive by his former master Satan. When Jesus died and came to live in us, we became masters over the devil. No Christian needs to be afraid of Satan and his works, no matter how frightening it may appear. It is the Master of the masters, Lord of lords and King of kings who is at home in us. No demon, family alter or deity is too strong to mess us up. Christ in us is the answer to overcome all these.

CONFESSION

It is Christ in me. He is my life. The greater one lives in me. Nothing threatens me any longer. I overcome all.

FURTHER STUDIES:

1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”.

Colossians 2:15 “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”.

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