Christ Dwelling within Us

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The Trinity is one God with three separate personalities and functions – our Father, His Son and their Holy Spirit. It is often confusing when we think about Jesus. Why did He pray to the Father, if He and the Father are one (John 10:30)?

 

Jesus, as the Word, was with God from the beginning (Genesis 1:1). As part of the Godhead, He took part in Creation, and he has no beginning or end (Genesis 1:26).

 

However, He is also the only begotten Son of the Father – conceived when the Holy Spirit entered Mary’s womb and joined with her seed. Every Born Again Believer is adopted into His family.

 

As a human being, Jesus suffered everything that we endure; He was tempted in all points, just as we are, but without sin (Hebrews 4:15). He is the firstborn among many brethren; and He can relate to us in our trials and tribulation on this earth.

 

As descendants of Adam we all sinned; but in Christ, we are all redeemed (Galatians 2:20-21). When we repent of our sins, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are saved for eternity (Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:9). Jesus is our High Priest and our Advocate with the Father.

 

The Trinity joins, in a spiritual union, three entities who all dwell within each other. By the Spirit, the fullness of the Godhead dwells within us (1 Corinthians 6:17). We are complete through our union with Christ.

 

Jesus is the head over every ruler and authority (Colossians 2:19). Nothing can touch us or affect us, apart from Christ giving them permission, or by us opening the door by our own unwise or sinful choices.

 

If we are not born again, we experience our trials alone. However, in Christ, we are never alone, and He never forsakes us (Hebrews 13:5). We are not separate, but one with the Trinity. We are assisted by the Trinity in every trial that ever assails us.

 

Prayer:

Father God, thank You that Your Trinity abides in our spirit permanently once we ask for forgiveness of our sins, and ask Your Son Jesus, the Word, to richly dwell in our heart (Colossians 3:16). As our divine fortress, You protect us from the evil in the world, and You walk with us through every trial that we ever experience.

 

Your grace enables us to meet all of life’s demands in Jesus’ name. As we come to truly know You, we find a warm, committed relationship growing between us that is built on Your faithfulness and our trust of You. You prove to us all day long that You love us. We want to spend our whole life doing the same for You.

 

Thought for the Day:

It is not enough just to know that God loves us, because His love is a gift to be felt continually, moment-by-moment as we walk in His presence and act on that love throughout the day; in the face of the worse trials life offers us, we never lose hope, because it is simply light and momentary affliction when compared to the incomparable, unseen weight of glory, which God has prepared for us in eternity.

– 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 

 

 

 

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