Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Friday 6th August 2021
“Christ in you” refers to all that’s in the character, personality, potency of the glory and graces of Christ embodied in you. And that’s done by the Holy Spirit. Recall the words of Jesus in John 14:23 “...If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” This was before His death, burial, resurrection and ascension to heaven. He had said in John 14:16-17, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter... ye know him for he dwelleth with you, and shall be
He made good on His promise, and on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and indwelt the disciples. Today, being born again, we’ve become His living temple He’s set up His abode in us. This was a mystery in the Old Testament the prophets and even the angels wondered how it would be possible for God to make His home in men’s hearts.
But it was ever God’s desire He said in Proverbs 8:31, “...my delights were with the sons of men.” Paul, by the Spirit, eventually writes and unveils this mystery as read in our theme scripture. So, when we say, “Christ in you,” we’re looking at the character, the beauty, all of the glory, power, and the righteousness of God encapsulated in a man.
Ephesians 3:17 says, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith....” That word “dwell” means “settle” so, you’re one in whom Christ has settled. He has made His home in your heart by faith there’s a mingling a oneness of spirit. His very life, the very quality of His personality and the characteristics of His glory are all in you today. Glory to His Name forever!
Blessed Lord, thank you for setting up your abode in the quarters of my heart. You sanctified me, and made me your living tabernacle, with your very life—the very quality of your personality and the characteristics of your glory—resident in, and expressed through me. What a blessed reality for this, I’m forever grateful.
1 Corinthians 6 19
19 - Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own,
John 14 16-17
16 - And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, so that He may be with you forever,
17 - the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him nor know Him. But you know Him, for He dwells with you and shall be in you.
1 Corinthians 3 16-17
16 - Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
17 - If anyone defiles the temple of God, God shall destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.
1 Year Bible Reading Plan
Romans 9 1-29,Psalms 74 1,Psalms 77 1
2 Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 13 22-30,Judges 12 1