Who Are We in Him?

April 21, 2017 | Tags: ,

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.

-Ephesians 5:25-27

We have no better picture of Christ’s love for the church than the picture of marriage between a husband and a wife, as God created mankind, in the garden of Eden. Just as a husband’s role in marriage is to love his wife, care for her, protect her, and give his life for her, so is Christ’s love for all believers that have surrendered their lives to Him. At the moment of conversion, a new believer is sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit where a believer is conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, a process known as sanctification. A believer who places herself under the influence and power of the Holy Spirit, intentionally allowing herself to grow in Christ by submitting to Him, will look more and more like Jesus every day. She will see strongholds in her life come down and peace take over. She will see her life overflow with love for others who are otherwise unlovable. She will display His strength and His wisdom in times of darkness and uncertainty. She will be able to do things beyond her own capabilities. And God will be glorified through her life.

This is the honor and privilege bestowed upon everyone who follows the Lord Jesus Christ. Much fruit will be borne when we remain in Him, and He in us (John 15:4). Jesus says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me” (John 15:5). God can work in us and through us to accomplish amazing things we could never even imagine doing without Him. We have much spiritual power remaining in Him. And we remain in Him and He in us by dying daily to ourselves and living to please God.

If you have yet to experience this kind of walk with God, would you consider praying that He reveal Himself to you so that you can experience Him in this way? If you need help in understanding the free gift of His salvation, please visit our Knowing Christ page. Ask God for wisdom and discernment on how you can better surrender your life to Him. He longs to have you fulfill every plan and purpose He created you for. And while walking the road with Jesus is difficult, you know you will never walk alone. He is with you always. And any sacrifice of yourself and your life for His glory will always be more than worth it in eternity.

By Courtney Silberman

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