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CHRIST IN YOU
Col 1v27; “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”. The scriptures say ‘Christ in you’ is a mystery. Mystery is a hidden truth and can be accessible only by the Holy Spirit. It is something that every Christian cannot access in a common way.
There are two important stones that you need to handle in your salvation. One is “You in Christ”. This is the baptism of the Word, baptism of the Christ. You know Him as Christ our Saviour, Christ our Lord and Christ our all in all. This is salvation. Another one is ‘Christ in You’ which is transformation. The word “transformation” is taken from the thought “metamorphosis”. It is not a one-time transformation or instant transformation. “You in Christ” is instant transformation. Why? Because that is legal executed work of the redemption of all human race by the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They have finished it. Nothing is left undone. But “Christ in You” is the vitality of the redemption. It is the spiritual vitality of your faith in Christ. Vitality is like vitamins that you need for day to day living. So, without Christ in you, you will not live a vital life. Many believers will die poor because they have not understood this mystery.
‘Christ in you’ is described in this verse as ‘riches of the glory’. These riches do not denote salary or money or inheritance from the grandfather or your status on the earth. That is a small problem. Real poverty is not lack of money or facilities but real poverty is when you don’t know what God has done for you and how to get it. So, there are rich folks who are poor in this light. The scripture describes ‘Christ in you’ as riches of the glory. How much have you unlocked Christ in you? You have known the Christ the one in you is the hope of glory, which is the answer to your problems, who is the answer to the dilemma of the world etc. It is producing the new generation in Christians. It is not the Christ you heard or you believe. Christ in you develops the consciousness of Christ, not ‘you in Christ’.
Christ means anointing. And it also means anointed one. So, the ‘anointing in you’ is the hope of your glorious life. Didn’t He say in Ephesians 3v20; “God able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us". Now that power works from ‘Christ in you’. Christ hosts you and you host the world. You invite the world to see the light of God. When you make this statement, you don’t mean ‘you in Christ’. It means ‘Christ in you’. What did He say about Himself? He said “I am the light of the world”. So, when He said “You are the light of world” it is not in the realm of ‘you in Christ but is in the realm of ‘Christ in you’.
Christ in you gives a mentality, a personality. The things you hear can affect the way your talk and can affect the way you respond or react to the situation. The things you hear about God also can do the same. That is the mentality of Christ that develops the Christ consciousness. Consciousness is what is ever with you; you quickly remember. When we receive Christ and receive the life of God, there is an understanding given to us. It is not far-fetched. It is like when you get an appliance, you get a manual. Understanding of the appliance is in the manual. Similarly, when we receive the life of God, there is an understanding given to us by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the manual not the Bible. The bible is manual quite well but to unlock it, we need the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit rightly divides the Word of God. So, we divide the word righty by the Holy Spirit.
1 John 5v20 (KJV) says we have received this life and He did give us the understanding. Christ in you starts to operate in knowledge level. People always use the word “Wish” to convey their thoughts like “I wish you Happy Birthday or I wish you have a good life” etc. Words, information can influence the way you talk, the way you carry yourself etc. Staying with word of God, learning the word of God, Apostle Edmonds started to see that “wish” is not faith. Before he decoded the word “wish”, his spirit was uneasy about it. A wish is not definite. A wish is not a prayer. There is a general saying “If wishes were horses, beggars will ride on them, so there will not be any beggar”. So, don’t wish. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Apostle Edmonds came to this understanding by Christ consciousness. Christ never says “I wish you to be well” or “I wish you have a good life” etc. He says “Receive life”. He never wishes because in Him is life and life everlasting. He said; “I’m the resurrection and the life (John 11v25)”. So He does wish in life. He gives life. Hence, your disposition can be affected by Christ in you. Christ in us affects the way we speak. We don’t wish. We greet, we announce, we proclaim, we declare etc. This is the anointing we have received from Christ.
In ‘You in Christ”, you tell Christ to do something but when Christ is in you, you declare the word. The former is experience and latter is transformation (reality). Christ in you is the hope of glory. Christ in you is the concentration on the life of God. Many people are in Christ which is a general level. But there are some of us where Christ is in us. ‘Christ in you’, you speak less.
In Ephesians 2v6, the Bible says we are seated with Christ. And when you are seated with Christ, you do what He does. Proverbs 13v20(a) says; “He who walks with the wise grows wise“. So, if you are seated with Christ, you are like Christ. Christ in you can rise to the extent that when you stop praying for a situation, without any support you will stand up because the Spirit can control the flesh. And so when spirit is concentrating on Christ, ‘The Life’ like perfume starts to come out of you and you stand by yourself without any support. Christ in you will shake dead bodies. When you start to dwell on this, you start to see the riches of mysteries that we have in Christ. You start to decode it one after the other the truth and the knowledge He has given to us.
There is a place to believe, a place to confess and another place to become. When we first met Christ, we believed. When we walk with Him, we confess. When He comes into us, we become and consciously we start to do things because of the mentality and personality, Christ has given to us. Do you want to unlock benefits in this realm? Then you need to dwell in Christ consciousness ‘Christ in me”.
When people come to know that Christ is in us, the opposition walks for their position. Have you faced opposition recently? Show your ID. In Christ it is possible to fear. So, in any situation, stop and realize who is in you?
When you are in Christ, you can gossip but When Christ is in you, He sees with your eyes and talks with your mouth. So, you are jealous of what you say. When wrong words come out of your mouth, instantly you stop it. People talk about artificial intelligence. Ours is actual intelligence.
How to maintain this consciousness?
1 John 2v27 talks about abiding in Christ. Abiding in Him means we have to meditate but the meditation must have an entrance. Some people meditate but there is no entrance. When your meditation does not come to the place of entrance then you are not able to feel and know that Christ that is in you. Believers are saved but their glory will not manifest in a spectacular way. They will not know that Christ in them, that comes out in the form of healing, prosperity, transformation of the lives of the people. People who have Christ in them are world changers.
His anointing teaches us all things. Just as His anointing taught you, you abide in Him. He said you have His anointing in you. It is like an onion that has fragrance in it. When you see it, it looks like any other vegetable. But when you peel it, then you will know. It has in it scent that can make your eyes feel pepperish. Ants can go on it but after you peel it, ants will not go. This is why many believers go through what they go through because they are like onions that are not peeled. When you start to peel, it looks like nothing is happening. This is how sometimes you feel when you pray and that is why you have to keep declaring who you are. But after you peel it, that smell will drive out anything that should not be there. In the same way, in Christ we peel ourselves and Christ comes out and becomes aroma – the fragrance of our lives. People say certain things are dangerous. What is dangerous? When Christ is in you, you are danger for things that are not good.
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