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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

Ponder the Preposition: In

God Is In You

Jesus indwells all his followers.  He truly lives in the hearts of all those who receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Some theologians call it a union life with Christ. You are in Jesus; he is in you.

Jesus’s presence is not only with us but pulsates in us.  Over time, his life conforms us to his image (Romans 8:29).  More and more we think like he thinks and live like he lived.  We come to possess the mind of Christ.

Paul wrote, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16).  In another place, he wrote about “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).  Our bodies are the buildings in which Jesus lives and moves and has his being.

More specifically, union life with Jesus means that wherever he is, we are there too.  Where is Jesus right now? He has ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father, ruling over the entire universe.  Therefore, if we are in Jesus and he is in us at this very moment, doesn’t that mean that we are presently ruling and reigning with Jesus over everything in the universe as stated in Ephesians 2:6?

How, then, could any Christian be anxious about anything?  Alongside Jesus, we presently rule over all things. And, by extension, over our anxieties.

Jesus is in us.  He is our hope of eternal glory.  We are in him, never forsaken or forgotten.  We rule with him in all his power over every life circumstance right now. Over the coronavirus.

Ponder the preposition in when it comes to your faith in Jesus.  And watch anxiety flee.

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