A Systematic Expository Study of the Word of God
UNLIMITED BLESSINGS FOR CHRIST-INDWELT BELIEVERS
Revelation 3:20; John 14:20,23; 15:5; 17:23
This study focuses on an aspect of the life of a believer. A believer is one who has the unconquerable Christ living inside him. Having accepted Christ into his heart as Lord and Saviour, Satan flees. As light and darkness cannot stay in the same room, Christ and Satan cannot live in the same heart. A heart that is occupied by Christ cannot accommodate Satan and evil spirits. It is a great privilege to have Christ, the God of mercy, love, and power living inside us. And because we have the Creator – the One who sustains and maintains the universe – inside us, all our needs are supplied.
Christ creates more hunger for godliness in everyone He indwells (Matthew 5:6). He makes us heirs of God. God accepts, possesses and loves us as His living temples (Romans 8:17). As joint-heirs with Christ, if we ask anything according to the will of His Father, He gives us. Christ, our Saviour has provided unlimited blessings for all heirs of God whom He indwells. So, Christ in us is our hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
THE MIRACLE OF CONVERSION AND CHRIST’S INCOMING
Our unlimited blessings and inheritance in Christ start with our conversion. Without conversion, no one is qualified to enter God’s Kingdom. “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven”. But with the coming of the King of kings into our hearts, we are made ready for heaven. If Christ, the Lord must inhabit us, our hearts must be cleansed and converted; and sin must not reign in our lives. Without Christ, the Scripture teaches that no one can enter the spiritual, millennial and eternal Kingdom of God.
The miracle of conversion changes everything about us and our character. When Zacchaeus encountered the Saviour, his life was transformed and he made his restitution without any delay. Conversion should produce a change of heart in us like it did in Zacchaeus. With Christ in our hearts, we experience love, peace and joy. However, to be saved and converted, one must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins on the Cross at Calvary. After conversion, all our guilt and sin become a thing of the past. The Lord is calling everyone to receive the miracle of genuine conversion: a condition for Christ’s indwelling.
THE MEASURE OF CONSECRATION AND CHRIST’S INDWELLING
2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 3:17,20
The Lord has promised to dwell in everyone who is converted. “…For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” When Christ indwells us, good health, wisdom, prosperity, success, peace of mind etc., become our possessions on earth. With Christ, the power of God in us, we need not be fearful, lonely and dejected; neither should we feel hopeless. Grounded and rooted in the love of God, we cannot be crushed by any enemy. As a result of Christ’s indwelling, every believer has the power to overcome temptations and lead a victorious Christian life. And this is “the power that worketh in us”.
THE MINISTRY OF COMPASSION AND CHRIST’S INFILLING
Christ loves us and has provided for our infilling. He wants us to “be filled with all the fullness of God”. In Christ there is joy; and being the Prince of Peace, He wants us to experience peace in our lives on daily basis. No believer who has the fullness of God can contemplate suicide. With Christ in us, we have a bright future. And with the fullness of God in us, we have the power to possess our possessions.
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