(The Supernatural Impact Of Christ In You)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “That is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to 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 NASB)
Peter encountered a certain man named Aeneas, who had been paralysed for eight long years. He knew that the only thing that could get him well was the power of God. In that condition of paralysis, Aeneas received the Gospel and believed in Jesus Christ. Peter looked at him, and all he said was, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ makes you well; get up”; and that was it! Aeneas was healed instantly by the power of God (Acts 9:33-34). Peter didn’t pray for him; why? He realised that Christ was all Aeneas needed.
The greatest thing that could ever happen to any human person is to know and have Jesus Christ as Lord, Saviour and Master. He’s the solution to all problems and answer to all questions.
A man’s problems are “excusable” only if he doesn’t have Christ living in him; only then can his complaints and frustrations be “justified.” If Christ is in you, you have no reason for failure in life; you have no excuse for defeat.
Christ in you is not some imagination or fable; it’s a reality. 1 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” The Spirit of God, who is the conveyor of the blessings of God and of all that’s been given to us in Christ Jesus, lives in you.
Become conscious of this truth, and proclaim it all the time. Christ in you is your hope of health, success, strength, prosperity, progress, and excellence. Christ in you means glory in your life! Praise God!
Go Deeper: 1 John 4:4; Philippians 4:13
Speak: Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the grace and ability you’ve given me in Christ Jesus. I declare that by the ability of the Spirit that’s at work in me, I can do all things and walk in victory over unpleasant circumstances, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Hebrews 12:1-13, Jeremiah 31-32
TWO YEAR John 12:12-19, 1 Chronicles 15
Act: Meditate on the opening scripture, and declare that Christ is your hope for a glorious life and future.