Jesus’ Position In Us – Our Position In Him

14th October

Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else – not only in this world but in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and had made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church.”

Ephesians 1:21-22

We can be comforted by knowing that Jesus’ work of salvation in our hearts and in our lives is not due to our ‘good works’ but completely out of the grace and love of Jesus Christ; It’s His free gift towards mankind – lest we should boast in our own good deeds. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more and nothing we can do to make God love us less. He, unconditionally pours His grace and kindness over us all the time. The writer of Romans tells us that in fact it was ‘while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!’

Yet not only does God allow us into His kingdom, to enjoy the benefits of His redemption and the unlimited resources of love, kindness and grace, but He also lives in our hearts, helping us to work out our salvation, helping us know Him more and guiding us into all truth.

Moreover, Christ in us is the hope of glory. When Christ was raised from the dead, Father God exalted Him above all things, above all powers and gave Him all authority, in Heaven and on Earth. Therefore when we call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, many will be saved, set free, healed and delivered. Yes, that same Jesus, who was there at the beginning of time, who defeated sin and death, who has all power and all authority, lives in YOU because of the ‘incredible wealth of grace and kindness’ towards us. It is this reason that we have hope, because He lives, we live!

God’s Rich Love

13th October

But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the Heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.”

Ephesians 2:4-6

Sin separates us from God. When Adam sinned and rebelled against God in the book of Genesis, sin entered the Human race. God is holy. Because God is holy, He cannot tolerate sin. Yet there is and was nothing we could do to fix the problem Adam started. We became Spiritually dead. Dead to the fact that we were separated from God because of our sin. Dead, because the wages of our sin, was death.

Yet when Jesus was resurrected from the dead, that all changed. When God raised Jesus from the dead, the power of hell was broken. The shackles that sin so tightly bound around us were loosed. The burdens that weighed us down were set free. When Jesus was raised to life on that 3rd day, so were and are all who put their trust in Him. We now have access again to a pure and holy relationship with Creator God, just as Adam and Eve had before the fall. Our relationship with God is no longer that of enemies but friends. Moreover, because we are are saved and alive in Christ, we are seated with Him in Heavenly places. Our position has been elevated. We are His own children, purchased with His life and perfected by His resurrection. We share in His inheritance and live in His very blessings.

What can we do to earn it….nothing!! It is a free gift to accept. It is only by God’s grace and nothing else that we are saved. Accept it, live in it and share the good news with others.