by Renée Berry
1 John 4:17 (AMP)
17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.
I am one with Christ! Now isn’t that an infinite thought?!?
What does it mean? Here is my finite list…
- As Jesus is (nature, characteristics, attributes) so am I everyday (I John 4:17b).
- I am His new creation (I Corinthians 5:17).
- I am a branch attached to the vine (John 15:5).
- I am a fruit bearer—real Holy Spirit fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).
- I produce fruit because my identity is in Christ.
- I already have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control).
- Because of Christ in me, I am patient and kind (1 Corinthians 13)
- I do not envy. I do not boast because I am not proud.
- I do not dishonor others nor am I self-seeking.
- I am not easily angered nor do I keep records of wrong.
- I do not delight in evil but I rejoice with the truth.
- I will never fail because Christ never does (2 Corinthians 3:5).
- I have the strength of Christ (Philippians 4:13).
Colossians 1:27 (ESV)
27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Christ in me:
- always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres
- provides the very best for me
- is always Enough to be Who I need Him to be in the moment (Father, Mother heart of God, Husband, Wife, best friend, companion, love, acceptance, worth, security, etc.)
Well, that is a minute start. There is infinitely more to tell! Jesus is the Fountain of Life. Invite Him In! That’s New Covenant Living!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMP)
17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
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