Christ In You
The only hope we have of spending eternity in Heaven is to have Christ in us.
Colossians 1:27: 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:
For several months after I received Jesus, I grappled with the idea that He was in me. At first there wasn*t much evidence that He was in me but the Lord provided several radio preachers that focused on that wonderful truth. They brought messages that included many Christ in us passages from the Bible. And the Lord began blessing other people through me. . . . THROUGH ME! What a joyful privilege!! Things were happening for which there could be no other logical explanation than that CHRIST WAS IN ME!! Some people with whom I had friendly relationships before Christ was in me wanted nothing to do with me after He came into me. At first I was fascinated by the IDEA that He was in me and it wasn*t long before I was thrilled that it was REALITY. I still get a thrill when I encounter what I call the Christ in me passages.
Ephesians 3:17a: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; . . .
Galatians 4:19: My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
1 John 5:11-12: And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Philippians 2:13: For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Hebrews 13:5: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
2 Peter 1:4: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Charles Haddon expressed delightful truth about that phrase partakers of the divine nature in this devotional: