He Dwells In You – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 23rd

(Christ Is At Home In You)

TO THE BIBLE: Colossians 1:26-28 NIV
“The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

When we say “Christ is in you,” we’re referring to all that’s in the character, personality, potency of the glory and graces of Christ embodied in you, made possible by the Holy Spirit.

Before His death, burial, resurrection and ascension to heaven, Jesus said in John 14:23, “…If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”

He made good on His promise, and on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and indwelt the disciples. Today, being born again, we’ve become His living temple; He’s set up His abode in us.

This was a mystery in the Old Testament; the prophets and even the angels wondered how it would be possible for God to make His home in men’s hearts.

However, it was always God’s desire to do so; He said in Proverbs 8:31, “…my delight was with the sons of men.” Paul, by the Spirit, eventually writes and unveils this mystery as read in our opening scripture.

So, when we say, “Christ in you,” we’re looking at all of the character, beauty, glory, power, and righteousness of God encapsulated in a man.

Ephesians 3:17 says, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith….” The word “dwell” here means “settle.”

So, you’re one in whom Christ has settled. He has made His home in your heart by faith; there’s a mingling, a oneness of spirit. His very life, the very quality of His personality and the characteristics of His glory are all in you today. Glory to His Name forever!

Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 6:19; John 14:16-17 AMPC; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

Blessed Lord, thank you for setting up your abode in the quarters of my heart. You sanctified me, and made me your living tabernacle, with your very life—the very quality of your personality and the characteristics of your glory—resident in, and expressed through me. What a blessed reality; for this, I’m forever grateful.

Daily Bible Reading
Mark 6:1-29, Leviticus 24
Acts 21:1-9, Psalm 37

Spend some time to fellowship with the Holy Spirit today. Talk to Him about your plans and goals for the next month, and get ready to write down His response to you.

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