KEY SCRIPTURE: Col 3:4 KJV “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
In our last two studies, we learned that, we are mysteriously united to our Lord Jesus, so much that we are, and have whatever He has. This is what the bible calls abundance of Grace, by which we rule in life or in this life. Rom 5:17 KJV For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Our key scripture also shows us that, our Lord Jesus is our life. This picture is clearly revealed in the parable of the vine and its branches John 15;1-10. The branches have the same life as the vine. Whatever power, glory, ability, and protection the vine has, the branch also has the same.
The relationship between Christ and the children of God is called grace. John 1:16 KJV” And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” The Lord Jesus is grace personified. He lavished on us, a superfluous supply of immeasurable riches our minds can’t fathom. Eph 3:8 KJV Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; Our Lord Jesus is the bodily revelation of God in His fulness. Col 2:9 KJV “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” In Jesus are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge of God.
We are one with Jesus. He is our life. Rom 8:17, And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. To be joint heirs mean, joint owners. This means whatever is Christ’s is also ours. After talking about we being joint owners of all that He has, it said we must suffer with Him. This means we must do whatever He would have done. We must live like Him, and endure what He would have endured. Jesus was focused on winning men from Satan’s clutches and bondages. Go everywhere knowing that Jesus baptizes you with His abilities, for you have put Him on. Gal 3:27. May we be more aggressive in deputising for Him. He would work through us as He did for the first disciples.
Hallelujah, I am one with Jesus, who is the manifestation of the power of God. His victory is my victory, His holiness is my holiness, His glory is my glory, and what riches of His glory in His grace.
Col 1:27 KJV” To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
John 15:4 KJV “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.”