*TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE LIFE YOU RECEIVED AT SALVATION*
*BIBLE TEXT: COLOSSIAN 3:3-4*
 *For ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God*.
 *When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.*
A Christian is a dead man who is on life support from Christ Jesus. The life will inherit from our parents dies at salvation and the life of God (Zoe) begins work in us at salvation. The life of God is the greatest asset of a believer because this is the same life that was in Christ during his earthly work and still with him in eternity. The life of Christ gives us access to the supernatural power of God in all circumstances. A Christian is not an ordinary man, he is far more than any mortal man. He is a representative of God on earth. He is the ambassador of Christ. He has everything it requires to live like Christ and reign like him on earth. It is unfortunate that this blessedness of Christ in us doesn’t just work because it is true but only when we are conscious of the life of God in us and speak this truth to our consciousness.
….. your life is hidden with Christ in God…..
Beloved, could you please meditate on this profound truth from Apostle Paul. Our lives are hidden with Christ. Jesus is the custodian of your new life. He is in charge and the watchman over it. Glory!
Can I ask you a few questions?
1. How can devil access to kill a life that is hidden in Christ?
2. Your life is hidden with Christ means Jesus is the bank that is keeping your life for you. He is the giver of your new life. The new life is a gift you got from him after salvation. We are all on life support from him the giver of eternal life. He owns the life, why then do you think the devil can steal the life that belongs to Christ without Christ’s consent?
3. This life in us cannot die again. It is immortal and transcends this earth. When a Christian sleeps on this earth, we are alive in the new home in heaven with God. Death to a Christian is not a cessation of life but a change of realm. Why then do Christians fear death? A dead man doesn’t live in fear of death.
Beloved, in verse 4, the Bible says:
“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear,” then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Do you notice that Christ is our life? The dwelling of Christ in believers is the eternal life. This is the life that have access to communicate with God because it is the same life as that of God. It is called the life of God (Zoe). Only men with the life of God have a direct link with God.
If then you have the life of God, when then do you live with sickness and diseases? Why are you defeated still? Why is sin still reigning in your mortal flesh? Anything that cannot be found in Jesus should not be found in your life. You have the same life as God.
1 John 4:17b says *because as he is, so are we in this world*. What Jesus was when he is in the world is what we are now. Why? Because we have received the same life of God that works in him.
Finally, in Romans 8:11, the Bible says:
*But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, HE THAT RAISED UP CHRIST FROM THE DEAD SHALL ALSO QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLS IN YOU.*
Please, meditate on all these verses and you will start your journey to victory through Christ Jesus.
Thanks for reading.
Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla