You Are Already…with Christ
Today’s Scripture Reading
‘For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Wow!!! Just WOW!
This verse should comfort all Christians, providing encouragement and the assurance we need to stand and overcome the never-ending spiritual attacks brought on by satan and his minions.
Side note: Cute quotes, words of encouragement from mankind, and words of wisdom from so-called spiritual leaders are meaningless. We have the Word of God. And God says man’s ways are not His ways and man’s way is foolishness. God doesn’t care what some man has to say about spiritual things. So why should Christians? “For what saith the Scripture…”
Let’s take a look at Colossians 3:3 and compare Scripture with Scripture to unpack the tremendous truths in this passage.
For you died,…
So what does “For you died…” mean? It means exactly what it says!
Scripture teaches us that when we believed the gospel we identify with Christ in His death and in that death our sin nature or old Adam (Romans 6:6) was nailed to the cross and put to death (Romans 6:3).
‘Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? ‘
Not only did we die with Christ, we were buried (Romans 6:4) with Christ and praise God Almighty we were raised with Christ (Romans 6:5), and because He lives we live.
And it keeps getting better, now the remainder of verse three.
…and your life, hidden with Christ in God.
In our new life (2 Corinthians 5:17) comes a new home and position. We are hidden in Christ in God.
That’s where we are right now in God. (see image below)
We are hidden in Christ, and Christ is hidden in God, and there is no way possible for you to get out, or is it possible for anyone or anything going through God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit to get to you.
A couple passages come to mind…
‘For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’
Amazing how all Scripture fits perfectly. The reason nothing in the Universe can separate us from the love of God is because where we are, “hidden in Christ in God”.
Knowing this as Christians we should have NO FEAR!
and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
More than Just a Fire Escape
Our salvation is more than just avoiding the lake of fire.
The moment we believed the gospel God severed the chains of bondage in which we were held by Satan because of sin (Adam’s Disobedience in the garden Romans 5:12) and delivered us into the kingdom of His Son Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:13).
That is where we are “right now” even while we’re here on earth ‘hidden with Christ in God’…
Do you believe it?
Then live every day of your life with No Fear.
Believers are with the Lord now, our home is in heaven even while we are present in the flesh on earth. (Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:6).
While on earth God indwells us with His Spirit the Holy Spirit as a guarantee that we are His and either by death or rapture we will be with the Lord forever (Ephesians 1:13,14; 2 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17).
What an amazing prospect! What a promise!
Absolutely mind-boggling and impossible for anyone to comprehend but it’s true and we take it by faith because the Lord said it.
Thank you for reading.
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