Topic: Be Conscious That He Lives In You [Thursday, August 3rd]
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 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 (Colossians 1:26-27).*_
In 1 Corinthians 3:16, the Bible says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” Here, the Apostle Paul wasn’t talking about some imaginations or a fable, but a reality: You’re the temple of God and the Spirit of God lives in you. Who is this awesome, wonderful Holy Spirit that lives in you?
In the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah described Him as the angel of God’s presence: “In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old” (Isaiah 63:9). The word, “Angel” means, “Messenger.” The Holy Spirit is the messenger or the conveyor of the presence and blessings of God. He’s the One that takes God’s presence from place to place. God Almighty is on His throne, but the Holy Spirit takes His presence and His power wherever God wants it.
Think about the fact that the conveyor of eternal verities lives in you! This means no defeat; no frustration; no lack; no failure, but excellence and glory all the way! We read in our opening scripture, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” In other words, the Holy Spirit living in you means glory, excellence, strength, victory, joy, peace and prosperity in your life.
Now that you know this truth, affirm it always, because the power of the Word of God works through knowledge and proclamation. Until and unless you live with the consciousness that Christ is alive in you, you’ll live an ordinary life! Christ lives in you. He lives in your spirit, soul, and body. He lives in every fibre of your being—in every bone of your body, and every cell of your blood. He is your life. Blessed be God!
God has made me His operational headquarters; therefore, I’m not ordinary. I’m a God-carrying vessel, a conveyor of eternal verities; I can do all things. Christ in me means glory, excellence, and victory in life.
FURTHER STUDY: || Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. ||
|| John 14:17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 7:7-25,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 12:49-59,