Who We Are In Christ

February 5, 2021
“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”

Colossians 3:3-4

The Holy Spirit works within us daily to renew our hidden life with Jesus Christ because of our Faith in Him.  With sin atoned for at the Cross, we die daily to our old self and come alive in the Resurrecting Spirit of Jesus.  Faith allows us daily to be Baptized with Christ while being Resurrected in Christ.  This allows us to live in the fullness of what was accomplished for us at Calvary.  

     

“With Christ” speaks of our position with Him. We are:

  • Dead with Christ
  • Buried with Christ
  • Quickened with Christ
  • Risen with Christ
  • Hid with Christ
  • Appear with Christ

“In Christ” speaks of our possession in Him.  We are:

  • Alive in Christ
  • A Saint in Christ
  • Reconciled in Christ
  • Redeemed in Christ
  • Able to Walk in Christ
  • Complete in Christ

Being a follower of Jesus Christ is not about who we are, but who we become in Him.  If we can understand who we were as sinners with Christ (For ye are dead), who we are in Christ (Your life is hid with Christ in God), then can we come to know who we will become with Him as a Resurrected Saint (Ye shall appear with Him in glory.)   The life of Christ is “with us” here on Earth while our life is “in Him”at the Throne of God.  In the flesh, or in Glory, we will have Jesus Christ forever with us in this life and in the promised life to come.

Jared Gibson

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