Day 7 Hid In Christ

Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.  5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:  6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

‘…For ye are dead…”  Do you see, saints, that you are dead? Have you reckoned yourself dead to the old man, to the bondage of the world, to law of sin and death, to the pattern of this world? Paul, in speaking to Christians, says “Ye are dead.” We know physically they weren’t dead, but rather, were buried with Christ, with him in his death, that like as Christ was raised, so also we might walk in newness of life. Now our “life is hid with Christ in God.”

The Devil’s primary goal when attacking a Christian is to get him to reckon himself subject to something other than Christ, out of that place of hidden refuge and back into ourselves. In Christ we cannot be defeated. In Christ we are always victorious. That is why Christ urges us to abide in Him. Only in abiding in the safety of his death, burial, and resurrection are we able to walk as Christ walked.

As you continue to abide, you will find what we know to be true of Christ will supernaturally become true of us.  The longer we abide on the vine, the more like the vine our fruit will be.

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