Jesus Christ In You


Colossians 1:26

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Jesus Christ In You

To them, God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27, NKJV)

The wonder and glory of the abiding, indwelling Jesus are not clearly revealed in the Old Testament, especially that He would abide in the Gentiles. Therefore, this aspect of the work of Jesus in His people was a mystery that wasn’t revealed until the time of Jesus and the apostles.

This is the crowning wonder to Paul that God had included the Gentiles in his redemptive grace.” – A.T.Robertson

Jesus Christ In YouThis means that God is revealed to us in Jesus. Classic theologians use the Latin term deus absconditusto refer to the “hidden God,” the God then cannot be clearly seen or known. The Latin theological term deus revelatus refers to the “revealed God.” In Jesus, the “hidden God” has become the revealed God.

This is the Christian’s hope of glory. It isn’t our own hard work or devotion to God or the power of our own spirituality. Instead, it is the abiding presence of Jesus: Christ in you.

Amen and amen!


Lord God Almighty, grant us wisdom to understand that God lives within us as believers. What an incredible truth You have revealed to us. Be our strength to walk in the awareness of the presence of God this and every day. In Jesus name, Amen.

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