TEXT: John 14:20
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
There’s no gainsaying the fact, friend, that this world is full of many oppositions. Life daily presents challenges. The world is experiencing various challenges now. The devil tries every day to rob the saint of his faith either by luring him through lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life; or by intimidating him through trials that may come as sickness, financial challenges or even death.
Good news dearly beloved, Jesus lives in you! Do you know what that means? He is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Heaven. All the Host of Heaven are at His command (Rev 19:10-14). He’s so auster, all Hell cower before Him. Yet so loving children climb up his shoulders. He’s not even trying to win any battle now. He has already won all battles on your behalf once and for all. “…Through death [Jesus has destroyed] him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb 3:14-15).
This Jesus is the one “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
This is the person that has now taken abode within you. He has made your heart His dwelling place. How can you ever be disadvantaged? You can walk with your head up, and smile at every storm. That is why the Holy Spirit says through John: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” Whatever the devil hurls at you in this world is already defeated. You have overcome them! Is it sickness or failure or threat of death? Fear not, because Jesus is in you. Once you begin to walk in the consciousness of the presence of Christ you will experience the victory that His presence brings
In a world full of many trials and tests, living a Holy life seems impossible. Your imperfections and habits might be making it all the more difficult. But it is not. Fine, you don’t have the natural ability to live Holy by yourself, but Jesus, the epitome of Holiness lives in you. He will work it out in your life. All you need to do is to yield to Him and give Him full control of your life. You’d be amazed how easy His yoke is. You’d be convinced that you have come into rest and not to labour.
Father thank you for the presence of Christ in me.
Christ lives in me. He’s taking me from victory to victory. I have victory over every lust, and pride. I have victory over sickness death and poverty.
I walk in perfect holiness by the working of the Spirit from within me
Father I yield myself to you, let your Spirit manifest the life of Christ in me everyday
Keep me from sin and every tribulation oh Lord
Cause me to walk in your ways all the days of my life
Father let your church grow in the Knowledge of you continually